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All Wrapped Up

June 1, 2007  | Article

Can’t wrap your mind around doing wraps? Follow along for information on performing the classic service as an enhancement or a repair.

Keywords: fiberglass wraps   linen wraps   silk wraps   wraps  

Should You Add Skin Care?

June 1, 2007  | Article

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  

Nail Art by the Numbers

March 1, 2007  | Article

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  

Know Your Spa Treatments: Watsu

October 1, 2006  | Article

Watsu combines elements of massage, gentle stretching, acupressure, and movement therapy while the therapist cradles the client in mineral water that’s been heated to 96 degrees.

Keywords: add-on services   watsu  

Catch Some Sprays

May 1, 2006  | Article

Airbrush tanning services are among the fastest-growing salon offerings we’ve seen in the last few years. This easy-to-learn and inexpensive-to-implement service can round out your salon menu. But what is involved, and is it right for you?

Keywords: spray tanning   sunless tanning   tanning  

Taking the Foot Massage One Step at a Time

January 1, 2006  | Demo

A properly performed foot massage provides a welcome add-on to your professional pedicure services as well as soothing your client's aching feet.

Keywords: massage  

Rock Your Clients' Services

December 1, 2005  | Article

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  

SpaRitual Chroma Guide Color Harmony Ritual

March 1, 2005  | Demo

Use this distinctive system to harness the power of color in your client's life.

Keywords: SpaRitual  

Expand Your Repertoire by Learning to Create Fabric Nails

March 1, 2005  | Article

Elaine Watson, a nail tech and educator based in Tarzana, Calif., describes her technique for French fabric tips.

Keywords: fabric nails   nail art  

10 New Tech Troubles

January 1, 2005  | Article

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   gel troubleshooting   lifting   time saving devices  

Look Who’s Talking

July 1, 2004  | Article

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  

Healing Hands: Helping Clients With Cancer

March 1, 2004  | Article

Respect, a sympathetic ear, and human contact are among the many gifts you can offer a client with cancer. Your gentle touch and professional skill can help her to feel pretty and feminine when feeling that way may be a struggle.

Keywords: cancer   clients with cancer   massage   natural healing  

Spa Clients See the Light

January 1, 2004  | Article

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  

Backscratchers Accélawrap Fast Brush-On System

January 1, 2004  | Demo

A brush-on application allows for ease-of-use and quick application, while the aerosol dryer is fast and provides a supersmooth finish.

Keywords: Backscratchers   competition products   fiberglass wraps   manicure accessories   nail prep  

Launch Clients Into Deep Relaxation

November 1, 2003  | Article

Zero-gravity recliners allow clients to have an astronaut-like experience.

Keywords: alternative services   ergonomic furnishings   massage   pedicure spas  

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