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My B.I.F. (Best Implement Friend)

October 1, 2010 | Article

What implement can you not live without? Nail techs answer this question by describing the tools that get them through the workday. Plus, be sure to save the experts’ advice for implement purchasing, and the convenient buyers’ guide for the next time you’re shopping for new implements.

The Perfect Polish for Little Piggies

August 1, 2010 | Article

The mom of two little girls who love to get their nails done, Piggy Paint founder Melanie Hurley always hated the thought of her children putting their hands in their mouths after she painted their nails with traditional solvent-based “kid” polishes. The result of her quest for a polish with no harsh chemicals, no foul odors, and nothing that might hurt the environment was Piggie Paint, which boasts the tagline “It’s as natural as mud.”

Posture Primer

August 1, 2010 | Article

If you’re like many nail techs, you go home after a long day with aches and pain in your hands, shoulders, and back. Proper posture and improved ergonomics can help reduce these symptoms that are often viewed as an unavoidable side effect of being a nail tech.

What Is Foot Odor?

June 1, 2010 | Article

Summertime is here and that means it’s time for open-toed shoes and perfectly polished piggies. But not everybody looks forward to the time when shoes are optional. Some people prefer to keep their shoes on to cover their feet — and an unpleasant foot odor.

It's Not About Pretty, It's About Healthy

June 1, 2010 | Article

For $66 and one hour and 45 minutes of your time, the staff at Wet Paint Nail Spa in Cambridge, Mass., will inspect your feet for calluses, ingrown nails, cracks, and other symptoms of hard use, give you a fabulous pedicure, and teach you proper care of the feet at home.

Day Spa Soothes Weary Feet in the Community Room

June 1, 2010 | Article

When Briana Borten opened a second Dragontree Holistic Day Spa in the Portland International Airport, she made very few changes to accommodate the unique location. “Overall, though, we are trying to recreate the traditional day spa environment as much as possible, offering the same treatments and attention.”

Alert Clients to the Risk of Skin Cancer on Feet

June 1, 2010 | Article

Pedicurists are in the unique position of being able to advise clients of the risks and educate them about sunscreen use.

Correct Painful Toenail Woes Easily and Quickly

May 1, 2010 | Article

Heather Goodwin offers relief to clients suffering from mildly ingrown toenails and pincer nails with the application of a B/S Brace.

Massage Pregnant Pedicure Clients With Caution

May 1, 2010 | Article

A massage might seem just the thing to bring relief to pregnant clients’ swollen feet and legs, but there are acupressure points around the lower legs and feet that, when aggressively worked, can bring on contractions.

European Touch Celebrates 25 Years

May 1, 2010 | Article

European Touch is celebrating a quarter-century in the beauty industry. An active developer and manufacturer of pedicure spas since its founding in 1985, the company has built and sold such products as the Murano, Rinato, Altera, Forte, and the original Omni Spa. Now, in honor of this special occasion, European Touch has introduced the 25th Anniversary Murano Spa Limited Edition.

Extra Pampering Takes No Time at All

April 1, 2010 | Article

Looking for ways to give your clients something extra that doesn’t cost much in the way of time or money?

Floating Pedicure

April 1, 2010 | Article

Step-by-step by Nails & More Day Spa, Greensboro, N.C.

Pedi Like a Rock Star

March 1, 2010 | Article

When Shauni Kelly was creating Hot Heads Barbershop and Cool Claws Nails in Albuquerque, N.M., she wanted to take the “rock star pedicure” service to the extreme — by tying the entire pedicure room decor into the “rock star” theme.

What Are Corns?

February 1, 2010 | Article

Though a common ailment, corns can often be avoided by something as simple as changing one’s shoes.

Pedicures Gone Dry

February 1, 2010 | Article

Bonnie Rios of Rio Rancho, N.M., shows how she does her waterless pedicure using CND’s Almond SpaManicure System.

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