NAILS Magazine - March 2015

FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE:

Game On

Nail color for spring is all fun and games.  Randomly choose from richly saturated reds and oranges or strategically stick to subtle nudes and blues.  Convince your clients to take a chance on these seasonal shades for the ultimate inc.

Remembering Vicki Peters: A Tribute to an Icon

Vicki Peters, mentor to many in the nail industry, nail know-it-all, one of the earliest competitors, competition judge and show-runner, product creator, cover tech, nail cruise director, e-file expert, former competitive roller-skater, dog-lover, sweet sister, and friend passed away at the age of 60.  Vicki loved nails, and as you can see from these tributes, the nail industry loved her right back.

What to Keep, What to Toss: A Survey of Your Product Inventory

Knowing what products you have on hand, and when those products are about to expire is not only safer for your customers, but will save you money in the long run.

Well, That's Embarrassing

We've all had those mortifying moments in (and out of) the salon.  A few brave techs shared their most embarrassing at-work situations with us, and experts weighed in on how to do proper damage control.  Don't let the following happen to you.

Stay Fit While You Sit

The latest studies prove it.  The more you sit, the less you're fit.  As a nail tech who sits most of the day, you might have come to see your job as a fitness foe.  NAILS looks at the research on sitting and suggests ways you can get out of the chair to stand up for your health.

Demos

Step-by-steps from LCN and Purjoi

Signature Services

Step-by-steps for a Berry Cherry Manicure and a Guava Island Escape Pedicure.

Jeweled Nails

Hand and Nail Harmony master educator Hanny Yakavenka offers this tutorial for bejeweled nails perfect for a royal ball.

Japanese-Style Watercolor Flower Nail Art

Tokyo and Vancouver-based nail tech, Jasmine Oshima, offers this tutorial for a watercolor design.

Nail Art Studio

Step-by-steps on new nail art designs.

Hidden Gems

Now that Christian Louboutin has launched a nail polish line inspired by the underside of his shoes (including a bottle specifically for underside nail painting), underside nail art is re-emerging as a must-try trend for adventurous clients.

Boutique: Make a Wish

March calls for a little luck - whether clients want to be lucky in love, need a little boost in their careers, or are searching for the perfect good luck charm, we have the perfect retail items.

Crowdsourcing

What was your biggest nail service disaster?

Best Tips to Upsell Services

Easily increase your paycheck by making an extra sale or booking an unexpected appointment.  Get tips from other nail techs who make it work.

Salon Profile

Having an exceptional space in a top-shelf mall brings all the foot traffice and clients Posh Nails in Denver hoped for.

Something to Talk About: Refusing Service

Healthy Living: Bloodborne Pathogens

More Harmonious Workplace, Happier You

When taught in a business environment, Transcendental Meditation has been linked to reductions in adsenteeism, ill health, and stress, while increasing focus and productivity.

IN EVERY ISSUE

On My Mind                                                Reader Nail Art

We Hear You                                              Product Spotlight

Nails File                                                    Get the Look

Freebies & Giveaways                                  Deal Sheet

On The Road                                             My Other Life

Ad Index

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