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Honey-Dos for Hands and Feet

April 1, 2001  | Article

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  

The Help Desk

December 1, 2000  | Article

The Help Desk

November 1, 2000  | Article

How to Polish a Peeling Nail

November 1, 2000  | Article

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: polish techniques  

No Need for Water: The Pros and Cons of Dry Manicures

October 1, 2000  | Article

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  

Just My Opinion: Hand Care Boosts Profits and Enthusiasm

September 1, 2000  | Article

Keywords: add-on services   hand care   Tony Cuccio  

The Help Desk

September 1, 2000  | Article

How do you keep sculptured acrylic nails looking clean and neat under the free edge?

Keywords: callus   Credo blades   hepatitis   undernail cleaning  

The Help Desk

March 1, 2000  | Article

Moisturizing Manicures: New Service Twists for the Basic Manicure

September 1, 1999  | Article

Chase away clients' summer's damage wtih salt scrubs, seaweed wraps, mud treatments, and glycolic treatments. 

Keywords: CND   deluxe manicures   paraffin   seaweed   service recipes  

Going Glycolic in Your Natural Nail Services

September 1, 1999  | Article

Glycolic hand and foot treatments give nail technicians a beautiful way to engender client loyalty, increase their average service ticket, and enjoy incredible retailing opportunities.

Keywords: anti-aging services   glycolic   glycolic acid  

Lab Reports

September 1, 1999  | Article

The Help Desk

August 1, 1999  | Article

The Help Desk

June 1, 1999  | Article

How do you rinse a color quickly from your airbrush? I

Keywords: airbrushing   Elsbeth Schuetz   fixing smudged nails   liquid-to-powder ratio   NSI  

Liven up Clients’ Dull Hands and Feet

May 1, 1999  | Article

Are clients’ hands and feet looking a little dull? Is their skin dry and flaky? Help them shed a few extra layers of dead skin with one of these revitalizing exfoliating services.

Keywords: add-on services   deluxe manicures   deluxe pedicures   dry skin   exfoliating  

The Help Desk

April 1, 1999  | Article

Sometimes the best answers to technical questions are from your peers. In this bimonthly column, respected nail veterans from across the country tackle reader questions, ranging from how to care for the natural nail after removing enhancements to preventing nails from turning yellow under a UV light, to avoiding air bubbles between the nail and the tip. Have a technical problem you can’t solve? Send it by fax to (310) 533-2504, or mail to NAILS Help Desk, 21061 S.Western Ave.,Torrance, CA 90501, or e-mail us at nails-mag@bobit.com.

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