Colored and glitter acrylics are beautiful, but many of us do not do them in the salon because it is too time consuming for us and too expensive for the clients to change the color. So we might occasionally convince a friend or very client to try colored acrylics, but this does really make us any more money.
Using reverse application for colored acrylics (and pink-and-whites) is a very quick way to replace the colored tip of the nail. Clients can choose a new color every other week, just like they would choose polish. My clients love having all the colors to choose from. They feel like they have something special and don’t mind paying extra for the service.
My business has grown tremendously ever since Heidi Bender of Scottsdale, Ariz., explained this method to me. I am able to do my client’s nails faster (“I’ve cut half-hour off my backfill time) and get more clients done in my day, which means I make more money in the same amount of time.
Before introducing the service, I first came up with many different combinations of glitters and powders. I made samples of them all on a nail disk and premix all the combinations. I have each combination numbered and the recipe I used to create it written out in case I run out and have to make up a new batch.
Here are the steps:
For some great colored acrylic and glitter combinations or “recipes” visit my site at www.christiesnails.com
Christie Lovett is the owner of Christie’s Nails in Ocean View, Hawaii. She is also a Young Nails educator. Her nail art appears regularly in NAILS.
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