February 2010 Issue

Nails: Elsbeth Schuetz, Orange, Calif. ms-management agency LA

Polish: Essie, Neo Whimsical

Photographer: Mimi Haddon

Model: Traycee King

Take a Tip from ... Olan Labs' Donna Louis

February 1, 2010

Retailing nail strengtheners is good for your clients' nails and increases your earnings.

A Tip by Any Other Name

February 1, 2010

Though many technicians prefer to sculpt, a pre-made nail tip that can be adhered to the natural nail can give newbie nail techs a nice runway to learn the delicate craft of gel and acrylic sculpting, while providing great-looking results.

Soak Off Gel Solution

February 1, 2010

Condition cuticles while soaking off UV gels.

Hand and Nail Harmony Gelish How-to

February 1, 2010

More and more manufacturers are creating soak-off gels, including ones that look and feel similar to nail polish. New company Hand & Nail Harmony demonstrates how to use its product Gelish Color Gels.

Pedicures Gone Dry

February 1, 2010

Bonnie Rios of Rio Rancho, N.M., shows how she does her waterless pedicure using CND’s Almond SpaManicure System.

Pedicure Chairs and a Draining Economy

February 1, 2010

Find out what’s new and how it can benefit you.

Tweezerman Professional Pedicure Tools

February 1, 2010

Tweezerman’s professional line of sanitizable and disposable pedicure tools can be used in the salon to give clients a perfect pedicure.

Papaya Pineapple Pedicure

February 1, 2010

Step-by-step by Jeanet Spa & Salon, Toronto

Heel Therapy for Home Use

January 1, 2010

Called the "sole soother", this heel cream comes in a handy stick and can also be used on rough knees and elbows.

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