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Blame It on Rio

June 1, 2003  | Article

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  

All Wrapped Up: A Helpful Handbook

May 1, 2003  | Article

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  

Polished to [micro] Perfection

October 1, 2002  | Article

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  

Carpal Tunnel: Take Matters Into Your Own Hands

July 1, 2002  | Article

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  

Wraps in the City

May 1, 2002  | Article

Wraps are enjoying renewed popularity fueled in part by clients’ desire for a more natural look and spas seeking a lower odor alternative to acrylic. Whether silk, linen, fiberglass, or paper, wraps may be just the right fit for certain clients.

Keywords: fiberglass wraps   wraps  

No Need to Fear [Ear] Piercing

March 1, 2002  | Article

Ear piercing: you’re curious about it, but have never really looked into offering it in your salon. This may be the perfect time to invest in this service that can mark up your net profits in as little as five minutes.

Keywords: Christine Turner   ear piercing   Juli Miller  

Airbrushing, Take Six

March 1, 2002  | Article

Whether you can’t get enough airbrushing or you’re looking for ways to transform your airbrush from a dust-catcher to an income-generator; you’ll want to check out these six airbrush services. Try one or try all — you’ll have a blast.

Keywords: airbrushed nail art   airbrushing   body makeup   international  

Unnecessary [Skin] Roughness

January 1, 2002  | Article

Dry, rough elbows may be a problem for some of your clients year-round, but winter is particularly harsh on skin and can exacerbate existing dryness in some clients and cause uncharacteristic dryness in others. Here, we detail what causes dry, scaly skin and what services you can provide to help treat it.

Keywords: dry skin   skin care   skin sensitivity  

Spa Med

January 1, 2002  | Article

When the doctor is in, client expectations go up. How will the relatively new and still-small medical spa category impact your salon or spa? Consultants prescribe advanced education, enhanced awareness, and referral relationships.

Keywords: medi-spas   skin care   spa treatments   vichy showers   working with doctors  

Show Some Skin (Care) at Your Salon

December 1, 2001  | Article

In the booming spa industry, skin and Nail care services go hand-in-hand. Some nail techs are even going back to school to get a second license as an esthetician. And with dual licenses, you’ll be coveted by salon owners and clients alike.

Keywords: double licensing   dual licensing   estheticians   skin care  

31 Service Add-ons That Increase Profitability

November 1, 2001  | Article

Just as restaurants can’t profit simply from selling entrees, salons can’t profit simply from selling basic services. In order to make more money, you need to sell add-on services that can increase your bottom-line profits in as little as two minutes’ time.

Keywords: airbrushing   anti-aging services   aromatherapy   body jewelry   callus treatments  

My European Spa Tour [From The Sublimeto the Ridiculous]

September 1, 2000  | Article

Microwaves, brain waves, ultrasonic waves Europeans are forging ahead into a brave new world of spa therapies.

Keywords: color therapy   hydrotherapy   new age services  

Scentsory Appeal

August 1, 2000  | Article

Scent sells, as witnessed in the multitude of scented products currently on the market. From soap to body lotion, all which appeals to our sense of smell is happening if you haven’t tapped into this trend, you might want to consider adding some scent into your services (or salon).

It’s All in the Hands

May 1, 2000  | Article

For years, women (and men) have taken good cans of their faces. Now, they’re also starting to realize the importance of looking after their hands. We talked to several manufacturers and salons that are taking part in this fast-growing trend for nail care professionals.

Keywords: add-on services   CND   Cuccio Naturale   elderly clients   FPO  

Just the Right Touch - Massage Techniques for Manicures

August 1, 1999  | Article

Give a client natural-looking nails and she’ll book another appointment. Give her a melt-to-the-floor” hand or foot massage, and she’s yours forever.

Keywords: massage   pregnant clients   special needs clients  

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