MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY and NAILS recently launched the comprehensive 2021 State of the Industry Research Study to analyze how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted salon businesses and beauty professionals and to assess how they are recovering in recent months. While the results of the study show the industry was particularly hard-hit, it also spotlights the resiliency of the beauty industry and showcases the optimism of beauty professionals.
If you’re searching for inspiration, look no further than these shining examples of excellence in nail design. This look back at favorite Cover Tech Contest entries from years past will delight the eye and stir the creative spirit.
Read about each state's required disinfection process, handling of disposable items, and handling electric file accessories. Blank areas are for states that did not provide specific regulations. Make sure you know your state's disinfection regulations and are putting them to practice.
Most states require that you maintain a log of when you clean your pedicure spa. Use this sample as a guide (it covers all the areas required by most state boards).
Reassure clients that their safety is your primary concern by keeping updated records and talking openly about salon sanitation to your clients.
Clients love gel-polish because it lasts for weeks with chip-free, high-shine beauty. But improper removal of gel-polish can not only damage the nail plate, but can harm the relationship you have with the client, who may look at gel-polish as a carefree "natural" service. Follow these smart tips to remove gel-polish safely.
This helpful HOW-TO GUIDE is sponsored by Millenia Productions, makers of Gel II Soak Off Gel Polish
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.
Tradeshows, such as the International Salon & Spa Expo, America’s Beauty Show, and Premiere Orlando, are a convenient way to gain a lot of nail knowledge in a short amount of time.Here are some ways to help your students get the most out of their first show.