NAILS Magazine - May 2011

In this issue salon owners talk about a "moving experience," when they relocated their salons. We also have articles on natural nail care, tips for e-file users, and ideas for Mother's Day Promotions. Plus, in every issue, we have step by steps, signature services, health articles, and new products.


On the Move

Moving your salon to a new location doesn’t have to be a logistical nightmare. Lean on the experience of fellow salon owners whether relocating down the street or across the globe.

Tending to the Natural Nail

Manicures are a service that virtually all nail salons offer. There are basic steps that clients expect, plus add-ons and alternatives that allow for endless customization. Follow out basic manicure steps and decide if you’d like to add any of our suggested upgrades or alternatives.

13 Helpful Tips for E-File Users

There are so many things you can do with your e-file form getting nails to the perfect length and shape to backfill trenching and even a little callus filing. Nail techs share their most common e-file maneuvers.

Mother’s Day Promotions

One of the best holidays to entice clients in the door, Mother’s Day offers special opportunities for not only pampered mothers but maybe even doting sons and daughters as well.

Step-by-steps from Dashing Diva and Backscratchers

Signature Services: a Nail Rehab Manicure and a Dream Wahine Pedicure

Double the Fun    

Take advantage of the increased demand service you’re your salon could gain the reputation of being the go to place to meet up with friends.

Designer Nail Tutorial    

Veteran nail tech Michelle Sproat shares an excerpt from her new book-DVD set.

Boutique Mother and Baby Products    

Appeal to new moms and mommies-to-be by offering gentle-on-the skin products for both mom and baby.

Reader to Reader: Are DIY products (available to the general public) good or bad for the professional nail industry? Why?

Grow Your Business with Media Coverage    

A press release is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways of getting your message out about your business.

A Bundle of (Unpaid) Joy

For some nail techs a new baby can be accompanied by anxiety over he time you need to  take off from work. Here’s how you can plan ahead.

Salon Profile: Owner Thao Nguyen left a career in law to create a charming successful nail haven from the ground up.

Under the Microscope: Plantar Warts    

Plantar warts are benign growths that occur on the sole, heel or ball of the foot .

What’s Your Sanitation System?    

We asked nail techs. How do you quickly and effectively sanitize your tools when clients run back to back?


NAILS Magazine - May 2011