FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE:
Nails Take Flight
If you're an educator or avid tradeshow goer, you're faced with the pain of traveling with nail products. Learn from some of the best in the business when it comes to packing and traveling safe.
10 Secrets of a Fabulous Pedicure
Is there more to pedicuring than soak, clip, file, massage, and polish? Most definitely. Nellie Neal, a master pedicurist and the owner of Get Nailed in Minnetonka, Minn., has turned the pedicure into an art form - he reveals his favorite techniques so that you can, too.
Nail Techs Turned Advocates
After building successful nail businesses, these techs set their sights on the greater good. From giving Georgia salon professionals a voice in government to raising pedicure safety standards to putting pressure on Connecticut to add a manicurist license, their accomplishments are everyone's gain. Get inspired and get involved.
Just the Ticket Election Nail Art
As the country gears up for a major presidential election, clients are decking their nails to support their candidate of choice. Whether they're Republican or Democrat, concept a design tha ties in the patriotic and the presidential for your clients' summer nails. If they elect to keep this set longer than usual, suggest they do another similar one in November before heading to the polls.
Step-by-steps from Bodipure and Footlogix.
Step-by-steps for a Sweet Life Signature Pedicure.
Behind the Scenes
Find out how to do the nails that are on this month's cover.
Nail tech Halley Fortenberry shows how symmetry can make your summer nail art designs more attractive.
Nail Art Studio
Step-by-steps on new nail art designs.
My First Test Shoot
The world of nails can stretch beyond clients and a table. A test shoot is a unique opportunity to work with other professionals and build a portfolio. Nail tech Diana Diaz takes us inside her first test shoot to share what she learned.
Boutique: Foot Jewelry
Summer is in full swing and that means more clients looking for pedicures. We've collected some of our favorite anklets, toe rings, and barefoot sandals that will pair perfectly with newly painted toes and add a little shine to your retail display.
How do you handle your clients when you go on vacation?
Let's Make a Deal: The Right and Wrong Ways to Discount
Offering discounts can sometimes turn out to be more trouble than it's worth, but if done correctly, discounting can translate into increased loyalty, bigger service tickets, and more retail sales. Learn the right and the wrong ways to offer special pricing.
Salon Profile: Be Part of the Family at Luxe Nails
Luxe Nails' intricate nail art designs have drawn in clients from all over Phildelphia - and even a few celebrities. Now owner Lisa Nguyen is opening a second location to keep up with demand.
Something to Talk About: Letting Nails Breathe
A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert
In this month's column, Dr. Stern discusses the effects of chemotherapy on the nail and the precautions you should take if a client has cancer.
Heathly Tech Q & A: Erin Brenhouse
After having two children, Erin Brenhouse found her weight slowly creep up to the point where she began having health issues. Find out how this Canadian nail artist found fitness and regained her health.
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