NAILS Magazine - April 2011
Read this issue and learn how to finance your dream of owning your own salon. Plus, learn about the science behind the hottest product trend: gels. Plus, ideas on greening the salon, using Facebook to grow your business, and a preview of the new spring gel colors. Get inspired by our story on tantalizing services you can add to your own service menu, ogle an amazing feature on bird nail art, get ideas on creating your own website, and read about UV gel top coat as a standalone service. Plus, in every issue we feature business-building tips, nail art how-tos, manufacturers' step by steps, and in-depth health stories.
FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE:
Financing the Dream
For some nail techs, the dedication in their nail services is fueled by the dream of one day opening a salon of their own. But it can take more than just perseverance and savings to get starts. Procuring financing in today’s economy can test the wits of even the most business – savvy techs.
The Science of Gels
What’s really going on when your client puts her hand in the nail lamp? We explain what gel is made of and why if works so well.
As we become more aware of our health and environment, many of us are making small changes to “go green.” Those changes don’t need to end when we walk into the salon. By taking small steps, we can improve our work environment as we “grow” green.
Facebook Your Way to a Full Book
There are more than 500 million people on Facebook, increase awareness of your salon and get new clients in your doors with smartly written Facebook advertising campaigns. We’ll show you how.
Step-by-steps from Young Nails and All Season Professional Signature Services
Signature Services: Manicure and Organic Sugar Scrub Pedicure
The Gels of Spring
If you’re itching to ditch this heavy winter, ring in the spring with these fun new color gels from your favorite manufacturers.
Boutique: Eco-Friendly Water Bottles. With so many clients turning to eco-friendly nail services and products, why not try offering some eco-chic water bottles for earth-conscious clients on the go.
Reader to Reader: What’s your favorite season at the salon and why?
Ready Set, File. As the April filing date nears, it’s time to double-check deductions and start planning for next year. Whether you are a one-station booth renter or a salon with multiple locations you will want to take advantage of every advantage the tax laws allow.
Under the Microscope: Psoriasis is a chronic recurring condition that commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin.
Secret Ingredient: A closer look at panthenol