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NAILS Magazine - February 2012

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In This Issue:


On Your Marks, Get Set, E-File!
E-files are racing into the next generation of nail tech and are ready to buff, sand, and backfill kike the best of them. Here’s a roundup of electric files to get you up to speed .
Nails Salons Are For Lovers
Couples services, chocolate pedicures, and extra-sensory touches like strawberries and wine can be a seductive force on clients in February. Here’s what some techs are doing for Valentine’s Day to give you some ideas.
Our Better Half
NAILS is in the Valentine’s spirit, and so are many of our readers. As an ode to all of the significant others out there – who help with housework and importantly in the beauty profession, cope with crazy night and weekend schedules – here are some couples who make it work.
Inked: Tattoos in the Workplace
Are tattoos more accepted in today’s workplace? We asked nail techs what they thought about visible tattoos at work and most of you told us it should be no big deal, but, there seems to still be some stereotyping that comes along with that skin ink.

  • Demo
       Step-by-steps from OPI and Hand & Nail Harmony
  • Signature Services
       Step-by-steps for a Chocolate Martini Pedicure and a Citrus Polished Pedicure
  • Behind the Scenes
       Find out how to do the nails that are on this month’s cover.
  • Neon Toes
       Jamie Hess is seeing clients who love to get neon polish on their toes.

  • Nail Art Studio
       Step-by-steps on new nail art designs.
  • Show Us Your…Window Displays
       Six salons share their successful displays.
  • Nail Trends from the Spring 2012 Fashion Week Runways
       Customs nail designs, fierce brights, and tasteful nude nails ruled the runways.
  • Boutique Magnets
       Other trendy magnet sets that add a splash of color and personality to any file cabinet or household refrigerator.

  • Reader to Reader
       Should the salon be open or closed for holidays an why?”
  • Moving on Up
       Tucked inside and out of view, these salons seem to defy the first rule of business: location, location, location. How do salons succeed when they’re stories up and out of sight?
  • Salon Profile
       Torrance Calif. – based salon Gemist owned by nail artist Meg Kaehler, incorporates Japanese- style services for customers.

  • Under the Microscope Exfoliative Keratolysis
       Exfoliative keratolysis is a condition where the top layer of the skin perpetually peels.
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