June 30, 2011
Robin Moses from Florence, Ore. shares step-by-steps on creating her summer camp-inspired art.
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June 29, 2011
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With all the little kiddies heading off to camp this summer, we asked three nail artists to give us their take on the summer camp theme.
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June 28, 2011
Semi-custom colors and designs created via layering are increasingly showing up at trade show booth demos and continuing education classes. Clients love walking out of your salon owning a look no one else has, plus this technique can breathe life back into older shades your clients have gotten bored with. You can layer with so many different mediums. Here are a few to try.
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June 16, 2011
If you’re an Essie Cosmetics fan, then the summer 2011 collection is a must-have to add some fiery brights to your salon’s polish selection.
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May 19, 2011
Dawn McRoberts is the owner of the mobile nail tech service High Five Nails in Tullibody, Scotland and she created this polish display so she can nicely show her polishes to customers wherever they may be
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March 8, 2011
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It’s OK if your client can’t pick just one color. It may even be preferable. Use these products to give her a nail look that changes with her surroundings.
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March 7, 2011
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In contrast with last year’s bright, bold colors, this year, we’re seeing a more muted palette — think vine-ripened fruits and fresh-harvested veggies. Let your clients sink their teeth
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into this fresh crop of color.
February 15, 2011
March can be a tough month for football-loving families, especially for the die-hard Sunday males. So to help fill the football void, offer clients these special Super Bowl sets in their hubby’s favorite team and see if you can “go for two” on pricing.
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February 10, 2011
OPI reviews the new Sorbet-like look achieved with 6 of the Texas collection shades. Displayed here is "Guy Meets Gal-veston, one of the season's hottest corals.
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October 1, 2010
You’ve just thought of an awesome new signature service you want to add to your spa menu. So why not go that little extra mile and make a nice music playlist to go along with it?
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September 7, 2010
Redbook magazine shares seven tips for making a manicure last for 10 days.
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September 1, 2010
Nothing quite rings in the fall season like the toll of school bells indicating that class is back in session. So pull out your trusty highlighter and be sure to take notes during this lesson on the new fall colors. (Your clients might surprise you with a pop quiz later.) With reds, blues, purples, and grays all on the syllabus, you’ll want to keep these polishes on your supply list until at least winter break.
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August 1, 2010
The mom of two little girls who love to get their nails done, Piggy Paint founder Melanie Hurley always hated the thought of her children putting their hands in their mouths after she painted their nails with traditional solvent-based “kid” polishes. The result of her quest for a polish with no harsh chemicals, no foul odors, and nothing that might hurt the environment was Piggie Paint, which boasts the tagline “It’s as natural as mud.”
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August 1, 2010
Don your berets, because Orly’s new Instant Artist Collection promises to help you achieve clean, precise, and colorful nail art designs at every skill level. The collection features 24 water-based shades that each come with a tapered brush for exact placement. The collection also includes four tools: a detailer brush, striper brush, dotter duo, and design tear-off cards that offer suggested step-by-steps.
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July 28, 2010
Lucky magazine reports that juicy purples and magentas should be on your radar for summer pedicures.
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