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Stay Dry!

byJayna Rust | February 1, 2009

The 60-degree days sure make winter pedis an easier sell. But when the days dip back down to freezing, convincing clients to expose their toes to the elements (or stick around until they’re dry) gets a little more difficult.

How do you help your customers keep their toes smudge-free? There are always the standard nail dryer machines. But readers of Latina are a fan of another form of drying; the editor and readers seem to like the Bootie Pies that were highlighted on Latina’s website.

The boots are available for retail, or for a cheaper sell you can add on spray-on polish dryers to your service. Some to try:

OPI Rapidry

Gena Half-Time Polish Dryer

Envi Professional Salon Enamel Dryer

Nubar Freeze Dry

Sally Hansen Shea Butter Rapid Finish

SpaRitual Andale Dry & Shine Drops

Orly In a Snap

CND SolarSpeed Spray

Essie Good to Go

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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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