FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE:
NAIL's Guide to Manufacturer-Sponsored Nail Education
Branded learning opportunities can be a great way to improve your skills at an affordable price. We compare your options side-by-side so you can find exactly the type of class you're looking for.
Polish Preview: Cutout Couture
Dressy, casual, working or walking, these fashionable cutouts come alive with the new spring polish colors.
Battling Autoimmune Disease
The symptoms of autoimmune diseases - like lupus, multiple sclerosis, and fibromyalgia - are often chronic but invisible, adding feelings of isolation to an already frustrating condition. We wanted techs who suffer to know they aren't alone - and they may have some control over their comfort.
Before They Were Nail Techs....
We recently polled nail techs to find out how they spent their days before taking on their new, beloved career. From stay-at-home mom to steel worker, their occupations were as varied and colorful as a polish wall.
March Madness Tip-Off
In a competitive tournament that determines the national champion of college basketball, March Madness offers a unique opportunity to pay tribute to a client's alma mater or hometown team through nail art. Regardless of which approach you take to interpret and execute a fanicure, collegiate claws are sure to be a slam dunk.
Step-by-steps from CND and China Glaze.
Step-by-steps for a Rosy Rosie Manicure and a Vanilla Bean & Sugar Deluxe Pedicure.
Nail Tech Reina Santos shows you how to give your clients the intricate nail art they want without having to draw any of the design by incorporating stamping into the service.
Nail Art Studio
Step-by-steps on new nail art designs.
Boutique: Perfumes and Fragrances
Spring is in the air, and that means beautiful scents will soon follow. Whether you love traditional scents or something a little less ordinary, check out these fragrances that range from beautifully floral to unique and bold.
Have you ever thought of changing careers?
Financial Literacy 101: What Every Nail Tech Should Know
According to NAIL'S Big Book 2015-2016, the ultimate goal of most nail techs is opening a salon. Whether you're working to make your dreams come true or are looking to stretch your total weekly service income, knowing these finance terms can help you build a lucrative future.
Salon Profile: #SupportYourLocalGirlGang at Lacquer Gallery
After being in business for only 10 months, salon owner Lisa Suarez-Brentzel is struggling - but not in the negative sense of the word. Customers are coming in droves, and Lacquer Gallery is having a hard time keeping up with demand.
Something to Talk About: Eczema
10 Healthy Work Habits That Will Extend Your Career
It's easy to get so caught up in your work that you forget to take care of yourself, but healthy habits are an investment in your future. Post this checklist near your work station to remind yourself to practice self care.
Heathly Tech Q & A: Erika Gravato
Meet healthy nail tech Erika Gravato. Despite an Achilles injury that left her in pain for many months, Gravato has managed to find a fitness plan that works for her. Find out how she maintains her healthy lifestyle.
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