Have Some Sake While You Soak

by NLS Staff | January 31, 2009

What better to accompany Salon Utopia’s Yin and Yang Pedicure than a tempting array of sushi and sake?

Two Tuesday evenings per month, this Coral Springs, Fla., salon hosts a Sushi/Sake Night where guests sample Asian cuisine while enjoying an invigorating pedicure. The Yin and Yang Pedicure is designed to refresh by alternating hot and cold sensations, explains nail tech Lori Scalzo, who delivers the soothing service alongside fellow nail tech Shelby Berman. “It’s a basic pedicure followed by a paraffin dip. After the paraffin is removed, the feet are dipped into ice water, then a chilled foot cream is applied.” Some clients opt to forgo the ice and dip in cold water instead. Owner Brenda Hunter picks up the sushi at a local restaurant, and her husband, a liquor importer, supplies the sake. Hunter charges $50 for both the food and the service, a $7 premium over the usual cost of the pedicure.

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


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.

Nails by Tracey Lee


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.

Find out why over 400,000 subscribers love our newsletters

What's The Difference? Clarifying Commonly Confused Nail Terms


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.


In our video section, watch salon professionals in action, listen to the advice of salon business experts, and tour inside the world’s top salons.

Load More