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The season’s forecast calls for more 3-D textures. If you’ve been digging through the craft store bins for trendy caviar beads or fuzzy velvet fibers, you may want to try your beauty supply store instead. Many manufacturers create the tiny beads and other tactile accessories specifically with nail looks in mind.
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For clients with weak, brittle nails who want extra strength to those who covet wild extensions, gels can offer something for everyone.
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Within minutes and sometimes even seconds after application, manicures and pedicures become dry to the touch.
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Declare yourself a nail artist after using these embellishments intended to inspire creativity. With advanced technology, the decals’ ultra-thin quality allows for product layering, and you can even incorporate them into your own designs. They’re easy to use and a great way to give your clients exciting nail art with reduced service time. Ranging from full-coverage to subtle trimmings, there’s a decal out there for everyone.
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Take a look at these pedicure systems available to nail techs and see what will keep the clients coming back.
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The cornerstone of the nail industry’s foundation, acrylics helped build the manicuring business into what it is today. Manufacturers are still continuing to innovate and improve upon the products and techniques. With support from manufacturers and with die-hard acrylic clients, the art of an acrylic sculpt and 3-D design is thriving among the latest generation of acrylic nail technicians. Here are some of the latest acrylic products.
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Here are some of the top e-files on the market and the latest videos online to help you stay on top of the game.
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Why limit your artistry to nails alone? These techs found another outlet for their creative juices by decorating their smart phone cases..
Mastering an e-file is no simple feat, but with so much education coming out now with hands-on video tutorials, nail techs have a better chance than ever to become e-file top guns at their salons. Here are some of the top e-files on the market and the latest videos online to help you stay on top of the game.
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To meet the soak-off needs of all of the gel-polish lines, manufacturers have begun to release their own brands of soak-off solutions and remover wraps to help techs get an effective and thorough soak for clients. These gel-polish removal liquids have added hydrating emollients to keep the removal process soft on skin, while still effectively removing all the gel.
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To meet the soak-off needs of all of the gel-polish lines, manufacturers have begun to release their own brands of soak-off solutions and remover wraps to help techs get an effective and thorough soak for clients. Here are some of the latest wraps to hit the market.
Is upgraded equipment your salon’s New Year’s resolution? View this gallery for 16 great options.
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Here are a few photos from the 3-D Fantasy Nail Art competition during Premiere Orlando 2012. Congratulations to Catherine Wong for winning first place in the veteran category.
From liquid pumps with anti-fungal properties to jasmine-tinged fizzy tablets that refresh and rehydrate feet, here’s the latest on the nail industry’s top pedicure soaks.
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In the The Hunger Games, protagonist Katniss Everdeen’s nails were described vividly as having flame designs. Here are a few The Hunger Games-inspired designs that you’ve painted on your client’s nails.
The art and science of cosmetic treating and caring of the skin; estheticians are licensed to treat the top layer of the skin.
What’s the cause of the pinkish-red oval area on the pad of my client’s toes?
Am I losing my touch applying acrylics?
Should I have a TV in my salon?
Is perfectionism on the job a blessing or a curse?
What’s the best way to recruit techs for a new salon?
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