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Signature Services: Mojito Pedicure

November 1, 2006  | Article

Inspired by the Mojito — a classic Cuban cocktail that includes mint leaves, lime juice, sugar, white rum, and club soda — this service features natural ingredients that lift the spirit and energize the senses.

Keywords: citrus-themed services   cocktail themed services   mint-flavored services   minty pedicures   natural ingredients  

20 Stay-at-the-Top Service Trends

July 1, 2006  | Article

What happens when you get to the top of the industry? Everyone else wants to join you or take you down. To make sure you keep the power, make sure you are implementing some of these power-salon practices into your services and business.

Keywords: alcohol in the salon   beverages   custom nail colors   Dashing Diva   educating clients  

Nothing Artificial

January 1, 2006  | Article

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  

before and after: nail makeover gallery

July 1, 2005  | Article

Our readers perform makeovers every day. Here, we gathered a gallery of “before” and “after” photos from NAILS’ readers and manufacturers. See just what’s possible with skills and the right tools.

Cuccio Naturalé Hot Buttered Antioxidant Treatment

July 1, 2005  | Demo

The Hot Buttered Antioxidant Treatment from Cuccio Naturalé helps to diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving hands and cuticles healthy, hydrated, and soft-feeling.

Keywords: anti-aging services   antioxidants   Cuccio Naturale  

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  

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