NAILS Magazine - April 2015
The professional nail industry's top magazine, with features on salon business, nail art, practical techniques, Signature Services, salon profiles, new products, and working safely. 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:
Lavette Cephus Has Grit
This Toledo, Ohio-based nail artist fought her way back in our elimination bracket after being ousted in Week 9 to win the title of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist. Her passion, inspired designs, and her ability to grow and learn throughout the entire competition helped her come out on top after a very competitive final challenge.
Nine Ways You Might Be a Hipster Salon
In an effort to make experiences unique, salons are offering more and more boutique services. That kind of individualism could be considered hipster. We consider it a good way to up the customer experience and stand out as a salon.
How To Deep-Clean Your Salon
If you're not in the habit of annually cleaning your salon, you should add it to the list of what it takes to be a successful salon owner. We've listed tips and techniques, plus advice from owners and techs who make it routine to clean their salons and workstations yearly.
Shake Off Winter: Spring Gel-Polish Colors Are in Bloom
These new, soft and delicate gel-polish hues re fresh as daisies, and we've plicked the brightest so you can freshen up your offerings and help your clients' nails really blossom this season.
Step-by-steps from Dashing Divia and Amore.
Step-by-steps for a Heavenly Manicure and a Moroccan Sugar Scrub Manicure.
Angel Hair French Nail Art
Atlanta-based nail tech, Tanisha Green offers this tutorial for a fresh take on the French look by encapsulating angel hair string.
Nail Art Studio
Step-by-steps on new nail art designs.
Boutique: Bath Products
Help your clients take a load off with these sweet, functional, and relaxing bath products. They'll love the opportunity to indulge and you'll love having yet another reason to entice them into your salon.
What was the biggest obstacle in opeing your salon and how did you overcome it?
Is that Legal? Take Our Quiz
Laws concerning tips, taxes and technicians can get confusing. Take this quick test to see if you're operating on the right side of the law.
Custom bedazzled Beats By Dre headphones and iPads at each customer's disposal are just two examples of how House of Polish in Beverly Hills, Calif. is sparing no expense to be as trendy as its zip code.
Something to Talk About: Cracked Heals
A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert
In this month's column, Dr. Stern discusses the most common causes of onycholysis and its treatment.
Healthy Living: Yoga for Nail Techs
If your neck is sore, your back is tight, and you're cranky from sitting all day, it might be time to put a little "om" in your manicure chair.
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