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Invigorating Thermafuse Pedicure

August 1, 2009  | Demo

Step-by-step from Medusa Salon, Springville, N.Y.

Keywords: pedicures   salt scrub   Signature Services   ThermaFuse  

Trendy Nails Unlimited Application for Acrylic Nail

August 1, 2009  | Demo

Trendy Nails Unlimited (TNU) offers a brand-new way to design stylish and eye-catching nails. The pre-made designs work with any acrylic or gel system for an artistic French look. Just apply the pre-made TNU designs underneath your acrylic or gel of choice to get a complicated-looking design in a fast and simple application. TNU has many designs to fit any client’s preference, and new designs come out monthly on the company’s website, www.trendynailsunlimited.com.

Keywords: acrylics   adding new services   French nail art   gels   nail art  

Nail Labo Presto LED Soak-Off Gel System

August 1, 2009  | Demo

Nail Labo introduces its new LED soak-off gel system, Presto. Using the latest technology in the dental industry, Presto takes just five seconds to cure, making a full set of gel nails in under 20 minutes a reality. The LED lights have an almost infinite lifetime, says the company, so techs will likely never have to change the bulbs.

Keywords: gels   LED lights   Nail Labo   product removal   soak-off gels  

The Waxing of the Toe

August 1, 2009  | Demo

Toe waxing can be a great add-on for pedicures. It gives the client that little extra pampering so they know their entire foot will be smooth and clean for uninhibited bare feet flashing. Experienced pedicurist Cyndi Grohowski of Polished From Head to Toe in Haddon Heights, N.J., offers these five steps on how to do a flawless toe waxing.

Keywords: add-on services   foot care   waxing  

Champagne & Rose Luxury Manicure

July 1, 2009  | Demo

Rose petals included in this manicure created by Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique, Marietta, Ga.

Keywords: champagne theme services   cocktail themed services   deluxe manicures   fruit-flavored services   Repechage  

Swirl Girl

July 1, 2009  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Jennifer Mather, Polished Nail Design Group Inc., Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Keywords: abstract nail art   CND   colored gels   gels   marbleizing techniques  

Behind the Scenes: Shooting for the Star(s)

July 1, 2009  | Demo

Elaine Watson, Star Nail International vice president of marketing and global education director, created our July cover’s fabric with resin and UV sealer-encapsulated nails. You can use just about anything — have your client bring in their old favorite piece of clothing.

Keywords: fabric nails   nail art   pedicures   polish alternatives   Star Nail Products  

Eucalyptus Ice Spa Pedicure

July 1, 2009  | Demo

Step-by-step from Zoe Nail Salon and Spa, Charlotte, N.C.

Keywords: adding new services   Haken   mint-flavored services   pedicure products   pedicures  

The Lammers Method

July 1, 2009  | Demo

This method for backfilling pink-and-white enhancements takes only a few seconds to learn, but it can save minutes on your service times and give you beautiful, laser-crisp smile lines. Lammers says once you’ve mastered this technique, you’ll wonder why you did it any other way.

Keywords: backfills   electric filing techniques   fills   Lynn Lammers   pink-and-whites  

Light Elegance Fiber Gel

July 1, 2009  | Demo

Light Elegance has re-released an old favorite, Fiber Gel. Fiber Gel is a UV-cured gel that contains fiberglass mixed into the gel. The fiber is strong and can be used on fills and full-sets, and it is a self-leveling product. When cured, the fiberglass becomes locked together to form a blanket of strength.

Keywords: fiberglass wraps   French manicures   gels   Light Elegance   pink-and-whites  

Flower French

June 15, 2009  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Jayne Berger, Cissna Park, Ill.

Keywords: colored gels   floral nail art   French nail art   French twists   gels  

The Benefit of Going Waterless

June 1, 2009  | Demo

If you’ve never done a waterless manicure before, here’s a quick guide to going without the soak.

Keywords: waterless manicures  

E-file Extraordinaire

June 1, 2009  | Demo

Step-by-steps for doing a backfill, smoothing calluses, surface shaping, and natural nail work. Plus, e-file tips and tricks.

Keywords: drill bits   electric files   electric filing techniques   files   learning new techniques  

NSI Balance UV Gel System Body Builder Cover Pink

June 1, 2009  | Demo

The Balance Body Builder gel has a thicker viscosity that allows for easy building of the upper arch. It cures to a high shine in 90 seconds and is perfect for warmer environments. Here’s how to do an extreme nail makeover with the Body Builder Cover Pink.

Keywords: French manicures   gels   NSI   pink-and-whites  

Nail Evolution by Star Nail

June 1, 2009  | Demo

Star Nail’s Nail Evolution, consisting of a liquid monomer and bonding acrylic powder, is engineered for maximum bonding of acrylic to natural nails. Primer is not required,and Nail Evolution is guaranteed to not lift or yellow.

Keywords: acrylics   French manicures   pink-and-whites   Star Nail Products  

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