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Big Clients, Small Changes: How to Seat Plus-Size Clients Comfortably

December 1, 2005 | Article

It doesn’t take a lot of effort to make your plus-size clients feel at home. All that’s required is a little awareness and sensitivity — and perhaps some minor modifications to your manicure and pedicure set-ups.

Think Outside the Chair: Creative Marketing Ideas

November 1, 2005 | Article

Too often nail professionals get caught up doing the same thing day in and day out and lose sight of the incredible possibilities that exist to expand their services, businesses, and even their own professional growth, says Star Nail's Tony Cuccio.

Growing Pains

August 1, 2005 | Article

Cutting toenails improperly and wearing ill-fitting shoes may be invitations for an ingrown toenail, but there are other causes nail techs should also know about.

This Little Piggy Went to a Pedi Party

August 1, 2005 | Article

Ever thought your salon would be the first stop of a bachelorette party, or that your services would be a hot commodity for an office party? Group appointments that have traditionally been reserved for bridal parties have exploded into a must-have indulgence for a myriad of celebrations.

What Is a Splinter Hemorrhage?

June 1, 2005 | Article

n. (splĭn ‘tər hem’ər-ĭj) small areas of bleeding or hemorrhage underneath the nail bed that take the shape of straight lines; usually caused by hard impact or physical trauma to the nail; usually grows out with the nail after a few months

Pedicure Troubles Still Bubbling

June 1, 2005 | Article

An outbreak of bacterial infections linked to pedicure foot spas poses new mysteries for public health detectives. It also shows there is still a lot of confusion among nail technicians and salon owners about proper cleaning procedures. To protect yourself, do your homework!

Handle Diabetic Clients With Care

June 1, 2005 | Article

We all learn early in our nail education to use caution when it comes to diabetic clients, since diabetes affects both the circulation and the nerves in the extremities — especially the feet.

Will Pipes Become Obsolete?

December 1, 2004 | Article

As pipe-free pedicure systems gain popularity within the industry, and concerns over sanitation and salon safety preoccupy the minds of clients and nail techs, it forces the question: Are pipe-free systems a better option?

This Little Piggy…

October 1, 2004 | Article

Have you ever wondered why so many odd things happen to the little toe? One clue as to why lies within the toe’s structure — and other clues lie within our genes.

The Aging Foot

June 1, 2004 | Article

Our feet — along with our activities— change as we mature. From hereditary problems to injuries, our feet often take a pounding the older we get. Help your clients take care of their feet throughout their lifetime to ensure good foot health into old age.

The New Pedicure Boom

May 1, 2004 | Article

Pedicure services have already become a staple in the salon. Now, a new trend is pushing pedicures to the forefront of many businesses, and Asian entrepreneurs are leading the way.

Clients Take a Coffee Break

January 1, 2004 | Article

It’s the ritualistic aspect of everyone’s favorite pickme- up that draws people to the coffee-based treatments at Delphi Salon and Day Spa in Los Gatos, Calif.

Pedicure Benches Save Money, Increase Capacity

October 1, 2003 | Article

BeautyWorx salon to create more seating and accommodate small pedicure parties, but whirlpool pedicure chairs, at several thousand dollars a piece, were considerably beyond her budget. Her solution — a $700 renovation that included pedicure benches.

What's the Diagnosis: Dry Skin or Athlete's Foot?

September 1, 2003 | Article

Think someone wiht athlete's foot would never come in for a pedicure? Think again. What you and your clients desdribe and treat as dry skin might actually be a mild, but still contagious, case of athlete's foot.

Toe Woes - what goes wrong with feet

May 1, 2003 | Article

Stay a step ahead of clients' needs by learning to recognize the most common woes that may cause pain and disfigurement to clients' toes.

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