June 1, 2007
Absolutely! Complete knowledge on what to budget for, what to spend on, what to build out, what types of products and equipment to purchase, how to hire, what to charge, and when to look for professional advice are all vital to success. By understanding all these pieces to the puzzle, you’ll be well on your way.
Keywords: adding new services skin care
March 1, 2007
An impressive 92.2% of nail techs offer nail art to clients, according to a survey conducted by NAILS.
Keywords: nail art techniques reader surveys
January 1, 2006
A properly performed foot massage provides a welcome add-on to your professional pedicure services as well as soothing your client's aching feet.
December 1, 2005
Once used mostly in massage, stones (both hot and cold) are gaining a wider audience and appearing in manicure and pedicure services. Find out why these stones can be a therapeutic experience for your clients — and for you.
Keywords: hot stones manicures massage massage products natural healing
March 1, 2005
Use this distinctive system to harness the power of color in your client's life.
March 1, 2005
Elaine Watson, a nail tech and educator based in Tarzana, Calif., describes her technique for French fabric tips.
Keywords: fabric nails nail art
January 1, 2005
Think nobody knows the troubles you’ve seen? In fact, the problems facing new techs are predictable and preventable. Read on for the cures to 10 common newbie nail woes.
Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting BeautyTech.com gel troubleshooting lifting time saving devices
July 1, 2004
Have you ever wondered who the person is attached to the voice on the other end of the telephone when you call a manufacturer for technical support? Meet four manufacturer’s educators and learn what a typical day is like.
Keywords: Backscratchers CND OPI products Star Nail Products techniques
January 1, 2004
Chromotherapy, also known as color light therapy, is a technique with roots in ancient Egypt, Babylon, and India that uses different-colored lights to evoke different physical and emotional responses.
Keywords: add-on services light therapy new age services
January 1, 2004
A brush-on application allows for ease-of-use and quick application, while the aerosol dryer is fast and provides a supersmooth finish.
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November 1, 2003
Zero-gravity recliners allow clients to have an astronaut-like experience.
Keywords: alternative services ergonomic furnishings massage pedicure spas
June 1, 2003
Ever since the take-it-all-off Brazilian wax was introduced stateside, waxing has become one of the most requested - and talk about - services in the salon. If you’re thinking about expanding your menu, waxing is one of the cheapest - and most profitable - services you can get into this summer.
Keywords: add-on services brazilian waxes toe waxing waxing
May 1, 2003
While not nearly as pervasive as gels or acrylics, wraps represent a lucrative niche service. Here we give you some background information to get you started, as well as some troubleshooting and application techniques to help you along the way.
Keywords: fiberglass wraps linen wraps silk wraps step-by-step wraps
October 1, 2002
Taking a cue from a recent skin care trend — microdermabrasion systems — salons prove that having smoother; youthful-looking skin applies to other parts of the body as well, including the hands. And that’s a definite plus for nail technicians looking to enhance their services and profits.
Keywords: add-on services hand care hand facials manicure add-ons microdermabrasion
July 1, 2002
Once viewed as “ New-age alternatives,” massage, acupuncture, and the Alexander techniques are gaining ground as conservative approaches to preventing and alleviating the painful and sometimes debilitating symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome ergonomics massage