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  • 5 Ways To Prevent Dry, Peeling Nails—And How Your Client Can Help

    There are a variety of factors that can lead to a client’s nails drying out and peeling. It could be a health issue or even products a manicurist uses over time that doesn’t agree with the client’s body chemistry. But no matter what...
  • The Art Of Upselling Nail Services

    For many nail techs, upselling more expensive or additional services can be a challenge for those who don’t like to sell. And although it can be stressful, upselling is a huge part of your bottom line. If you don’t like to or don’t know...
  • 5 Creative Ways To Display Nail Art

    Nail art displays are largely up to you based on your own preferences, but you should also consider how they fit into the overall theme of your business. For example, if you run a very modern and sleek nail salon with a young clientele, you might want...
  • The 7 Post-Service Tips Every Nail Tech Should Teach

    As a professional, when we think of nail care we think about the service we provide to our clients, not necessarily what they need to do between appointments that allow us to serve them better. Post-nail care is an important step in the nail service process...
  • Boost Summer Sales With These 4 Nail Ideas

    Summer is right around the corner and it's time to start thinking about what to offer your clients to get them through the doors and keep them coming all summer long. Because many clients travel during the summer months, the spa industry has been...
  • How To Stay Ahead Of Nail Trends

    The nail industry is moving so fast that it is hard to keep up with all the new nail trends and fashions. In this business, your clients count on you to be the expert and to give them the low-down on what’s on-trend. And as such, you must do your...
  • 4 Steps To Keep Your Salon or Spa Stocked

    It’s the most annoying and embarrassing feeling in the world when you forget to re-stock your supplies and suddenly find yourself out of everything (or the one thing you need for a service with the client sitting in your chair.) We have all done...
  • Botched: Being Professional When At-Home Beauty Treatments Go Wrong

    We’ve all experienced it before: that moment when the client comes through the doors with a box color disaster, a bang trim gone wrong, or glued-on acrylic nails as a result of some home beauty experiment. Even though we are cringing inside, we...
  • Will PolyGel Be Your New Favorite Gel System?

    PolyGel, an exclusive Gelish product, is a putty-like gel that is squeezed from a tube, sliced with Gelish’s patented “PolyTool” or the flat end of a metal pusher, then rolled or placed onto the nail to later be shaped with liquid and...
  • 3 Ways To Price Your Nail Art

    Nail art is a hot ticket in every salon these days and knowing your worth in the market and how to charge for it is crucial. Ensuring that you are not only covering your costs but also accounting for the time it takes to do designs, is important to your...
  • The Tool Every Nail Tech Needs To Prevent Slow Days

    After the holidays, the nail business can take a drastic dip, but by taking a little time to plan, you can decrease the number of slow days you have and increase your revenue by offering strategic promotions to get clients through the door. Many times...
  • 5 Holiday Nail Supplies Your Table Needs

    For nail techs, the holidays can be a stressful time of year. The demand for holiday creativity is high, while clients’ salon time and budgets are limited. So before the festivities begin, set aside some time during your day to take inventory of...
  • The Difference Between UV and LED Nail Dryers

    When the popularity of gel manicures skyrocketed in the early 2000s, so did concerns of exposure to harmful UV radiation. According to studies published by the American Cancer Society, UV lamps, like tanning beds, were linked to skin damage on the hands...
  • Could Steam Be Your New Go-To Removal Process?

    Now that long-wear lacquers and gel polishes are here to stay, nail care professionals are seeking healthier, less damaging methods to easily remove product from clients’ nails. Moreover, nail care brands are increasingly creating removal techniques...
  • Halloween Nail Art Tutorial

    Halloween kicks off a season of fun holiday-themed nail art. Clients decide to get into the spirit by adding something extra onto their manicures or pedicures that match the season. Here are 5 different ideas for Halloween nail art by Hannah Rox It. Let...
  • Wire Work Nail Art Trend

    Wowing us with diamond nails and shattered glass nails, Eun Kyung Park , the founder of Unistella Salon in Seoul, South Korea, has done it yet again. But this time the nail art queen left nail artists everywhere spellbound. Park debuted her latest...
  • Move Over Gel: The Rise Of Long Wear Polish

    First introduced in 2013 by Creative Nail Design’s Vinylux , long wear nail polish is a hybrid nail lacquer that combines ordinary nail polish with gel nail polish. Coined the “seven-day polish,” this new category in the nail enamel...
  • How To Create Inspired Nail Art

    We all have those moments when inspiration hits, like when you're walking down the street and see a cool mural, a funky window display, or a pattern on a shirt. But how can you translate this inspiration into a cohesive nail design? This week I’ve...
  • The Negative Space Nail Trend

    Negative space designs have become more and more popular as options for different looks have circulated the web and social media. People have gotten adventurous with their nails and self-expression, making artwork diverse and inspiring. As a nail artist...
  • Step-by-Step: Matte Leopard Nail Art

    This fun and sophisticated nail art tutorial comes from Nail Tech, Aletha Vissar (@ dutchnailss ): What you'll need to achieve this style A basecoat A nail polish color of your choice that dries to a matte finish (if you don't have a...
  • Creative Valentine's Day Nail Art

    Red nails for Valentine's Day are sweet, but we challenge you (and your clients!) to think beyond the basics this year. In honor of Valentine's Day coming up, we've rounded up a handful of the best nail art on Instagram. If you're...
  • Biggest Nail Trends Throughout The Decades

    Ever wonder what the big nail trends were in past years? We've put together a history of nail trends throughout the decades. Classic red nails have been a constant throughout the centuries, but what about other trends that weren't so well adopted...
  • Holiday Manicure Hacks

    It’s hard to believe it, but here we are again...just days away from Christmas! With the holiday season comes the demand for more bright, festive and sparkly manicures, but giving your clients a beautiful, seasonal look doesn’t have to be...
  • Proper Care and Maintenance for Artificial Nail Applications

    Every nail tech knows that applying any artificial nail enhancing products to the natural nail will cause some damage, not only to the nail itself, but sometimes even to the cuticle and the skin around the nails, depending on the process. A good manicurist...
  • Have Fun And Make More Profit With Winter Nail Art

    During the winter, cold weather can be fun from a fashion perspective. Cute hats, stylish scarves, chunky sweaters or a new leather coat can easily brighten up those grey and gloomy winter days. The same can be said of winter themed nail art. These...