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Elizabeth Arden Red Door Nail Care Enters Professional Nail Market

July 1, 2005  | Article

A new product line has entered the professional nail industry with a well-known name. Elizabeth Arden Red Door Nail Care is a full manicure and pedicure line that includes nail lacquer, service treatment kits, and a full complement of nail treatment products.

Keywords: Bill McMenemy   Del Labs   Elizabeth Arden   Elizabeth Arden Red Door   production introductions  

You Can Reform a Nail Biter

July 1, 2005  | Article

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  

Nail Strengtheners: What’s in the Bottle?

February 1, 2004  | Article

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  

Getting Polish to Stay

December 1, 2003  | Article

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   polish techniques  

Behind the Scenes: More Men

November 1, 2003  | Demo

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  

Electric Filing Techniques: Working on the Natural Nail

February 1, 2003  | Demo

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  

Electric Filing Techniques: Prepping for a Full Set

February 1, 2003  | Demo

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  

Catering to the Sports- and Fitness-Minded Client

June 1, 2002  | Article

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  

Spa Services for Summer

May 1, 2002  | Article

This summer, why not treat your clients to some signature spa-like service (and make more money while you’re at it)? Besides offering the tried-and-true basic pedicure services, try mixing it up by tailoring your services to match the weather’s mood!

Keywords: deluxe manicures   deluxe pedicures   dessert theme services   floral-scented services   fruit-flavored services  

Troubleshooter: Reviving Dry, Cracked Cuticles

February 1, 2002  | Article

Who hasn’t suffered from unsightly, ravaged cuticles at one point or another? Hectic work schedules and cold weather can all wreak havoc on cuticles and hands. 

Keywords: cuticle care   cuticle treatments   cuticles  

When the Weather Outside Is Frightful…

January 1, 2002  | Article

These cozy add-ons to your services will be delightful. 

Keywords: ameniti   hot stones   pedicures   winter pedicures  

Troubleshooter: Strengthen Weak Nails With Wraps

January 1, 2002  | Article

Applying silk wraps to clients with weak, thin, or bendable nails can help them to grow stronger, enabling clients to grow and maintain their nails.

Keywords: natural nail care   natural nail repairs   wraps  

Strategies for Handling Nail Biter Clients

November 1, 2001  | Article

Nail biting clients can be the most challenging, difficult, and frustrating clients a nail technician encounters. Instead of throwing in the towel and letting them continue to chew and pick, you can help your clients to reform while creating a loyal, long-term customer in the process.

Keywords: male clients   nail biting   nail makeovers   nail reconstruction   nail repairs  

31 Service Add-ons That Increase Profitability

November 1, 2001  | Article

Just as restaurants can’t profit simply from selling entrees, salons can’t profit simply from selling basic services. In order to make more money, you need to sell add-on services that can increase your bottom-line profits in as little as two minutes’ time.

Keywords: airbrushing   anti-aging services   aromatherapy   body jewelry   callus treatments  

It’s Only Natural [Nail Care Services]

October 1, 2001  | Article

With all of the media hoopla focused around natural nail care, can you afford to not have it on your service menu? Find out what to offer and how much to charge.

Keywords: deluxe manicures   natural nail care   service menus   service pricing  

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