January 2009 Issue

Nails: Jessica Hoel of Bothell, Wash.

Products: Akzentz Gels

Photographer: Jessica Hoel

Model: Nicole Thompson

On My Mind: Great Expectations

January 1, 2009

This month's editor's note is written by 2008's #1 competitor, Lynn Lammers of Redlands, Calif.

Sell Those Gels

January 1, 2009

Converting acrylic clients to gels can be an uphill battle.

Bio Sculpture Gel-USA Free Form Gel Technique

January 1, 2009

This technique works especially well on short, bitten, and broken nails that would normally require extensions with forms.

Take a Tip from ... EnVogue’s Joanne Millar

January 1, 2009

EnVogue educator Joanne Millar explains how to make a perfect pink-and-white gel nail.

Callus Compassion: Filing Feet

January 1, 2009

Themed Pedicures

January 1, 2009

Services like the chocolate pedicure, or even hot stone massages and reflexology, are great ways to keep clients coming back for more.

Could It Be Gel Toes?

January 1, 2009

Those subtle classy toes peeking out beneath a sandal may look like they’re flashing just ordinary polish, but in fact they could be secretly showcasing the newest trend in feet — gel toes. Here's a step-by-step.

Callus Compassion: Filing Feet

January 1, 2009

It’s important to pay extra attention to callus filing, because when clients go home and feel the refreshing softness of their feet, they’ll realize that the only way to repeat this wonderful sensation is to go back for another pedicure.

Quick Tips: French Manicures

January 1, 2009

Some tips on how to make this service run quicker and smoother and have a better-looking finish.

The Perfect French Manicure

January 1, 2009

Kala Bastion of Sophisticuts Salon and Day Spa in Princeton, Ill., gives some quick tips on how to make a French manicure run quicker and smoother, and have a better-looking finish.

BB Couture for Nails Manicure System

January 1, 2009

Candles create a relaxing ambience for this service.

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