As an artist, you know that 1 + 1 doesn't always equal 2. Sometimes, it equals something even greater. We've asked several nail artists to combine the most basic nail art strokes with a little bit of creative addition to create designs that are even easier than grade-school math.
Want to incorporate a nice foot and calf massage into your pedicures but unsure about your massage technique? Here's a step-by-step handout created with the help of Renee Doran, an OPI educator and experienced pedicurist at Glitz Salon in Rochester Hills, Mich.
Use the NAILS Magazine Encyclopedia to quiz your students on the following terms they should be familiar with as professional nail techs. You can also create your own vocabulary lists with definitions by using the NAILS Encyclopedia.
A neat, quick, accurate polish application is one of the most important aspects of providing high-quality service to your clients. Use this handout to help your students learn the best nail polish application techniques to increase their speed and confidence.
Most clients lean toward one of five basic nail shapes: square, round, oval, squoval, or pointed. Use this handout to help your students decide on the proper shape for each client and to learn some techniques for filing it just right.
While not required to pass the state board exam, nail art is a terrific add-on service for your students to begin learning in school. This handout includes 12 essential nail art strokes, plus 17 beginner designs for them to practice with.