October 1, 2009
Paraffin waxes are renowned for their healing and pain-relieving properties. The wax was first used by doctors to help relieve arthritis pain but has since become a standard in nail salon services. Here’s a quick dip into the world of paraffin, from different warmers to proper cleaning procedures, as well as a wax roundup.
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April 14, 2009
The Depilève Paraffin Wax Warmer features wrap-around heating coils for quick meltdowns and precise temperature control for client comfort.
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March 1, 2009
Step-by-step by The Nail Bar, Hermosa Beach, Calif.
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January 31, 2009
What better to accompany Salon Utopia’s Yin and Yang Pedicure than a tempting array of sushi and sake?
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December 1, 2008
Nail Fetish Inc. in Chicago does a great Shea on Me Pedicure with oatmeal, sugar, and OPI Avojuice Juicie (in vanilla spice).
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November 1, 2008
The Nail Station in Huntington, Indiana uses an assortment of cranberry inspired products for a nourishingly tart pedicure service.
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July 1, 2008
The Hive of Beauty Spray Paraffin Therapy System uses a spray-on application to soften and condition hands.
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February 1, 2008
This vinomanicure by Zi Spa in Couer d’Alene, Idaho includes a hot stone massage that will warm you up like a glass of Cabernet.
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July 1, 2006
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.
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September 1, 2005
With so many sets of hands and feet dipped in the same paraffin bath day after day, should cross-contamination be a concern? The risk is actually low and we’ll show you how to keep it that way.
Keywords: paraffin salon sanitation Therabath
December 1, 2002
Pedicures serve many purposes from the therapeutic to the beautifying to the pampering. Here we show you how to customize your services to the special needs and desires of pedicure clients in need of a touch up, an overhaul, or simply an hour of luxury.
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June 1, 2002
As nail techs strive to be perceived as highly trained professionals with unique service and retail offerings, they need to consider the message they send out by using a retail unit.
November 1, 2001
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.
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May 1, 2000
For years, women (and men) have taken good cans of their faces. Now, they’re also starting to realize the importance of looking after their hands. We talked to several manufacturers and salons that are taking part in this fast-growing trend for nail care professionals.
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September 1, 1999
Chase away clients' summer's damage wtih salt scrubs, seaweed wraps, mud treatments, and glycolic treatments.
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