NAILS Magazine - March 2014

Read about the new spring colors, as tasty as the sparkling sodas of an old-fashioned soda shop. We also feature nail art designs for newbies, how to remove gel polish safely (hint: go slowly), and lots of other service and business ideas.

FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE:

Are you NAILS Next Nail Artist?

We’re looking for the next crop o up-and-coming nail artist for our sophomore year of the contest. Could it be you?

A “POP” of Color

This spring’s mouth-watering shades take us back in time to the soda shoppe, with its dazzling array of colors on every shelf. From cool pastels to juicy citrus shades, we found the sweetest hues in every bottle.

Nail Art for Newbies

Nail art is raking in big bucks at a lot of salons. If you’re good at applying polish, but aren’t necessarily a Picasso, here are some easy designs you may want to try. Once you master a few basic strokes and shapes you can combine them to form more intricate designs.

Scheduling Time for Safe Removal

With the surge in gel-polish clients, it’s now crucial to seamlessly integrate no-damage removal into your service repertoire. Our gel-polish experts show you how.

Whistle While You Work

Here’s a compilation of physical and mental activities that can change your outlook at work and help you see that morning or midday cup of coffee as half full.

Step-by-steps from OPI and Alessandro

Signature Services: Oxygen Spa Pedicure and a Lavish Pedicure

Shimmering Clovers    

Find out how to give your clients a festive St. Patrick’s Day nail look. Style Nail Art Studio    

Spacing Out    

The negative space trend works well over clear or colored nails for a peek-a-boo effect. If you have a client who wants to try something different or is maybe just a minimalist, suggest this positively beautiful trend.

What’s Your Salon Décor Style?    

Take this quick quiz to discover your design personality and set your creative gears in motion.

2014 Mural Contest: A Blast From the Past

Demonstrating extraordinary talent, a steady hand, and a keen eye for detail, nail artist Elsbeth Schuetz won this year’s contest with her Roaring Twenties-themed mural.

Boutique: Scarves    

Winter isn’t over just yet – make sure your clients ride out the rest of the cold season in style. With handmade and unique scarves, they will have warm necks, beautiful nails, and plenty of compliments all the way into summer.

Business Crowdsourcing    

Is it best to offer a wide-ranging salon menu or to home in on a specialty or two?

The New Facebook Hashtag    

This useful new marketing tool may leave you looking at the popular social networking site in a whole new way.

Something to Talk About: Three-Free Polishes    

IN EVERY ISSUE

On My Mind                                 Ad Index

We Hear You                               Reader Nail Art

Calendar                                    Product Spotlight

Nails File                                    Get the Look

Freebies & Giveaways                   Deal Sheet

On The Road                              My Other Life

 

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