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State-by-State Guide to Disinfection Regulations

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.

Pedicure Cleaning Log [in Vietnamese]

Bản mẫu ghi chú về cách giữ vệ sinh bồn pedicure sau nhằm giúp các chuyên viên móng giữ đúng vệ sinh như luật tiểu bang đòi hỏi.

Sample Press Release

Use this template to e-mail out a salon announcement to the media.

Pedicure Cleaning Log [in English]

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.

Avoid Nail Damage With Proper Gel-Polish Removal

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

Client Consultation Form

Client consultations give customers an opportunity to build trust and verbalize expectations. Customize this form with your own salon information to aid you in learning about your clients.

Basic Nail Art Strokes + Beginner Designs

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.

Foot and Calf Massage How-To

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.

How to Get the Most Out of a Beauty Tradeshow

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.

Color Theory Basics

New nail techs may have a tough time handling those clients who can't figure out which color of polish (or gel-polish or acrylic, etc.) to use. Share color theory basics with them, so they can recommend colors that will look best on their clients.

First Nail Salon Job Checklist

Help your students find the perfect first job to help them grow their nail business with this handout of questions to ask during the interview and things to observe at the prospective place of employment.

Your Guide to Nail Disorders

Make sure your students know when to refer a client to a doctor. This handout, made especially with nail students and newbie nail techs in mind, describes 23 of the most common nail disorders -- like brittle nail syndrome and "greenies" -- and tells nail techs when to refuse service and refer a client to a doctor first.

The Cold Hard Truth About Starting Out as a New Nail Tech

This handout, intended for nail students and newbie nail techs, tells it like it is, with advice from those who've been there on how to create your own success and provides a list of things you may not have realized about the job.

A Nail Tech's Guide to Essential Oils

This handout provides the properties of some of the most popular essential oils for nail services, plus some handy tips on working with these aromatic substances.

Booth Rental or Full-Service Salon: The Pros and Cons

One of the biggest decisions new nail techs ponder is whether to rent a booth or to work on commission. Use this handout to help your students understand the difference between renting a booth and working in a full-service salon.

Handout : Should You Focus on Natural Nail Care?

In the past, the nail industry was all about artificial nail services. While this is still very much the case, the trend is shifting. Use this handout to help your students decide if they should focus on more eco-friendly products and natural services.

Handout : How to Help Your Students Choose the Right Salon

How do you help your students choose the right salon to work in after graduating from nail school? Use this handout to help your students approach the task methodically to make the process a little less difficult.

Handout : How to Pass a State Inspection

Although there is a universal sanitation procedure, which is to clean with soap and water and then disinfect with an EPA-registered disinfectant, every state has its own requirements and regulations for sanitation, so check with yours. Here are the basics.

Handout : How to Handle Difficult Clients

From flakiness to rudeness to indecision, some clients will inevitably display more less-than-considerate behavior than others.The following are some tips for handling your more challenging clientele and making the salon run as smoothly as possible in spite of bad behavior.

Quick Quiz : NAILS Vocabulary Quiz 3

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.

 

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