NAILS Magazine - April 2010

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.


You’re the Inspiration

Even just the service names sound enticing – coconut milk pedicure, eucalyptus manicure, cosmopolitan mani-pedi – but how do you come up with these ideas? Brainstorming experts and salon owners share how to turn even a small idea into a big nail service that will liven up your menu.


Stitched together from the best of the web, the Franken-Web is a compilation 17 awesome salon website features we’ve found online. Use these examples to inspire your own salon website.

Flights of Fancy

With spring right on our doorstep, we wondered what nail artists would send us when given the task of creating a “flock” of bird-themed nail art. From actual feathers and birdseed to meticulously hand-painted bird portraits, these nail designs are certain to take flight with your client.

Sealed With a Gel

If you’re looking to add a nice finishing touch to any nail, a UV gel top coat can be a great way to cap off the enhancement with a protective and high-gloss coating. This can also be a great up-sell for clients looking for that extra step in chip and yellowing prevention.

Step-by-steps from Wet Paint Nails Glaze System and Dashing Diva Professional

Signature Services: Floating Pedicure and a Hydrate Manicure

Budding Gels. From pastel pinks, to bold blues, here’s a sampling of the latest spring gel collections.

Boutique: Eye Masks    Bright designs, fun florals, and cute sayings make eye-catching.

Reader to Reader: What was the most important thing you learned in beauty school?

Please Hold. Don’t let valuable seconds go to waste. Connect with clients using on-hold messaging.

What is Arthritis?   

Secret Ingredient: A closer look at argan oil

NAILS Magazine - April 2010