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Patrón Paraffin Gives Pedicures a Twist

by NAILS Staff | April 12, 2018

iMagic Nails in Sacramento, Calif., offers a premium twist on the pedicure. The salon’s popular Patrón Pedicure features a tequila-infused paraffin dip. Nail techs begin by performing a standard pedicure: submerging the feet in hot water, trimming, filing and buffing the toenails, and performing cuticle care and callus removal. After a sugar scrub and deep tissue massage, Patrón tequila is mixed with the paraffin wax, and clients relax as their feet soak for 10 minutes. After the paraffin dip, polish is applied. “This service is highly recommended for people on the go who suffer from callused feet, cracked heels, or a busy lifestyle,” says salon owner Patricia Gomez.

Nail tech Melba Mosley demonstrates reflexology techniques on colleague Apryl Moore, while...

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Foot Forward Summit 2019

by Staff

NAILS' second Foot Forward Summit was held in Atlanta August 11-13. Nail techs gathered for speaker presentations, advanced education, and networking.

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Up Your Acrylic Skills: Mix Ratio

by Tracey Lee

Even though mix ratio is fundamental to learning about liquid-and-powder acrylic application, it’s still one of the biggest challenges for nail professionals in the salon. The performance and longevity of our product is hugely affected by an incorrect mix ratio.

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What's The Difference? Clarifying Commonly Confused Nail Terms

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What's The Difference? Clarifying Commonly Confused Nail Terms

by Holly Schippers

You probably know the essential differences between the products and nails terms you use in the salon every day — like soft gel versus hard or LED light versus UV. But could you provide a clear explanation to a curious client? And what about those fuzzy terms that can mean different things to different people? Here's a terminology "cheat sheet" we hope will help keep us all on the same page.

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