March 1, 2007
Your clients look to you to keep their hard-earned natural nails in tip-top shape. With a little help from your favorite nail products, you can handle common natural nail problems easily and prevent them from recurring.
Keywords: learning new techniques natural nail care natural nails
January 1, 2006
Ten years ago any nail tech would have called you crazy if you said you were opening a salon that offered only natural nail services. Today, successful natural nail salons are servicing a growing clientele, and most are doing it with very little marketing.
Keywords: boutique nail salon nails-only salons natural nail care service recipes
July 1, 2005
Like any habit, biting the nails is tough to stop. Some people never completely conquer the urge. But you can help, with a regular program of manicures and a supportive attitude. Here are two programs you can try — tailor them to the needs of your women, men, and children clients.
Keywords: nail biting
February 1, 2004
One of the best-selling retail items in most salons, nail strengtheners remain a bit of a mystery to clients and nail techs alike. Here we tell you how the different types of strengtheners work and when you should use them.
Keywords: brittle nails nail dehydration nail strengtheners
December 1, 2003
For all the work you do to get your clients’ polish to last — from buffing to using the best in top coats — something keeps making it chip and tear away. Frustrated? Read on for tips from some of the trade’s utmost experts on how to make polish longer-lasting.
Keywords: nail prep polish polish adhesion polishing techniques
November 1, 2003
A man's desire for buffed nails is providing a growth opportunity for salons.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes building your clientele men's services Orly
February 1, 2003
As long as it’s done properly and with the right tools, an electric file on the natural nail can be just as safe as a regular nail file.
Keywords: electric files filing techniques natural nail care
February 1, 2003
Getting the nails ready for a full set is one of the most important steps in artificial nail application.
Keywords: electric files electric filing techniques enhancements filing techniques nail prep
June 1, 2002
Active, sports-minded clients put extra wear and tear on their hands and feet and need more attention than the average client. Learn to cater to them and help keep their nails and skin inactive working condition.
Keywords: athlete's foot sports pedicures
April 1, 2001
Cleopatra was onto something with her milk and honey baths. According to the National Honey Board, honey has antioxidant properties that protect and rejuvenate the skin, while its hydrogen peroxide properties aid in cleansing.
Keywords: honey ingredients service recipes
December 1, 2000
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November 1, 2000
To get polish to stay on peeling nails, Karen Hodges, a nail tech at Salon Key West in Key West, Fla., says she’s had good luck using a layer of brush-on resin as a base coat.
Keywords: polishing techniques
October 1, 2000
Nail techs have been taught to do manicures the old-fashioned way: with some water and a good soak. But many say that the age-old technique has become a little dry. Find out why waterless (or dry) manicures can help you do a faster service, among other benefits.
Keywords: dry manicure male clients manicures natural nail care waterless manicures
September 1, 2000
Keywords: add-on services hand care Tony Cuccio