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{in this issue}

July 2011 Volume 29, No. 6

Features 110 Acrylics: In It to Win It With all the new soak-off gel polishes coming out, it’s easy to forget that the tried and true staple of salon income is still holding strong. Here’s a sampling of the industry’s latest acrylic kits that continue to provide stellar nail enhancements, from classic French looks to bold nail art.

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116 Taking a Stand Against Human Trafficking It is estimated that during the years of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade 12 million people were enslaved. Today, the estimate is 27 million worldwide. Some of those slaves are working in nail salons, and one nail tech has had enough. 120 Summer Pedicures With Sizzle As the mercury rises, so does the number of clients looking for trendy pedicure services. Make one of these nine fabulous offerings your own or let them spark your imagination to create something as unique.

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124 The Layered Look Semi-custom colors and designs created via layering are increasingly showing up at trade show booth demos and continuing education classes. Clients love walking out of your salon owning a look no one else has, plus this technique can breathe life back into older shades your clients have gotten bored with.

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58 Demos Step-by-steps from Light Elegance and China Glaze 62 Signature Services Step-by-steps for a Red Carpet Pedicure and a Hydrating and Healing Spa Pedicure 66 Arts and Crafts (on the Nails!) Global IBD educator Brenda Skermont explains how she combines Gelac colors to make this “déco-polish” design, which works like decoupage for the nails.

86 Reader to Reader What’s the right amount of input to give a client with regard to her nail look? 88 Salon Profile Long Beach, Calif.-based salon owner Elizabeth Ashton uses ayurvedic wellness techniques from India to provide clients with relaxing services based on age-old tradition. 94 Internet Marketing: Taking the Next Step Use this Internet marketing checklist to assess your progress toward an exceptional online marketing strategy for your salon.

Style 69 72 Nail Art Studio Step-by-steps on new nail art designs 78 Welcome to Summer Camp With all the little kiddies heading off to camp this summer, we asked three nail artists to give us their take on the summer camp theme. Hopefully these will inspire you to create some of your own “arts and crafts” camp nails. 80 Boutique: Sun Protection Products Beautiful skin is always in, but quality sun care products aren’t always easy to find. Try offering a variety of SPFpacked products to help clients with all types of sun care needs.

Health 97 100 Under the Microscope: Onycholysis Onycholysis is causes nails to separate from the nail bed. If addressed quickly, this nail disorder poses no danger to clients. 102 A Conversation With a Salon Inspector Monika Herzog Butler has made it her mission to educate salon employees on the whys behind sanitation rules and to instill a sense of pride in service quality. 106 Secret Ingredient: Acrylic Liquid We’ve listed the essential ingredients necessary in every formula, regardless of manufacturer.

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{on my mind} Is Human Trafficking a Nail Industry Issue? Did you know there are approximately 27 million people worldwide who are enslaved and exploited? And according to the Polaris Project (one of the leading anti-trafficking

Do you have a cause that you’re passionate about ? We’d love to hear your story about what you’re doing to help. E-mail Hannah.Lee@bobit.com.

organizations in the United States), an estimated 18,000 people are trafficked into the United States each year. As someone who wants to believe the U.S. isn’t susceptible to these issues, it’s disheartening to hear that it is, in fact, happening right in our own backyard. Not only that, but as contributing writer and nail technician Michelle Pratt has discovered, it might even be closer to home than I thought. Sure, human trafficking might not be a subject you expect to see in the pages of NAILS, but it is happening in some nail salons right here in the United States. And thanks to one New York-based salon owner who is shedding light on the sad situation, maybe as an industry we can take a stand and do something about it. Pratt tells the story of human trafficking through Tomilynn Rando’s activism. For more information on what Rando is doing to make a difference, I urge you all to read “Taking a Stand Against Human Trafficking” on page 116. There are two main types of “slaves” when talking about this issue: labor slaves and sex slaves. There is evidence of both types happening in salons. With the first, salon workers might be physically abused or forced to work long hours with little or no pay. With the second, workers might be told they are being hired to work at a nail salon, when in fact it turns out to be a “massage parlor” where women are forced into prostitution. Sadly, I can’t help but worry that this will be another polarizing topic in the ongoing debate of Asian versus non-Asian salons in the industry. But instead of having an “us versus them” or laissez faire attitude, I urge everyone to come together on this topic. As Pratt writes, “Techs on both sides can agree on the basics: unlicensed, unsafe, unsanitary salons should not exist — regardless of the race and country of origin of the owner or nail tech.” It’s important that we all form one united voice to stop modern day slavery in our industry. The bottom line is that women are being lured to our country with the promise of jobs, or they’re being forced into labor with the threat of deportation. Rando is a modern day abolitionist and she urges others in the industry to join her. She says, “Traffickers are exploiting our industry to force women into modern-day slavery. Let’s work together to be their voice and their advocates.” She’s set up a website (www.freemynailtech.com) with a plan to get involved. As hard as it is to read this story without being shocked to learn that something like this is happening in our own industry, I’m proud to see one of our own stepping up and taking a stand to protect the liberties of other nail techs working in the United States — no matter the circumstances. Get involved. Take a stand. Make a difference.

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THANK YOU FOR SHARING Editor’s Note: We received many letters ers from readers and advertisers about my On My Mind “A Personal Story About Personal nal Touch” letter in the May issue about the he passing of my mother L.B. Lee. I wanted to o share a few of their stories here. Thank you u so much for all of your kind words. It only reinforces my point that I’m lucky to be in such a caring industry. — Hannah You and I share a similar story. I lost my mom to cancer on February 8, 2011. I am still stinging from it. I’ve done nails for 40 years, so needless to say I can do Log to with www.nailsmag.com to Ianswer whatonI do my eyes closed. worked this month’s question and check back here the day she died and only missed one to see what other nail techs have to say. work day. My son and daughter and my clients couldn’t believe I was able to work. I have longevity with most of my clients, so I knew all I needed to do was show up. I astounded myself, because my work was excellent the whole week. I think working made me focus and it kept my mind occupied. Our family got through it because my youngest sister took the time to care for our mom. I can’t sing her praises enough. Kathryn did 90% of the care-giving. My mom also received the many services you mentioned. I am convinced many of these workers are angels in disguise. I have buried nearly a dozen clients in my career and still miss them. They came until their health would not allow them, and I had the privilege of getting quite a few of them ready for heaven. I wanted their hair and nails and make-up to look great. I did the same for my mom. It was not as hard as some might think. Your editor’s letter touched my heart, and I shed some tears because now when someone has to bury their mother I can say, “I really know how you feel.” Thank you for sharing your very personal loss.

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for sharing your story with us. I am so sorry that your mom had to go through what she did and I know what turmoil you have gone through in the past three years. My heart and prayers are with you and your family. I love the way you made us all feel as nail techs — sometimes we have to be reminded — that we can be very powerful and influential with our clients, but most of all we can make them feel good! And that is one of the most rewarding things to me about doing my job! Thank you for sharing and for reminding us how important we are to our clients.

Senior Editor Tim Crowley Tim.Crowley@bobit.com Editorial Assistant Jennifer Washington Jennifer.Washington@bobit.com Contributing Writers Michelle Pratt, Erin Snyder Dixon Art Director Danielle Parisi Danielle.Parisi@bobit.com Associate Art Director Ajay Peckham Ajay.Peckham@bobit.com Graphic Artist Kimberly Pham Kim.Pham@bobit.com Production Manager Carla Benavidez Carla.Benavidez@bobit.com

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The latest issue of NAILS Magazine landed on my desk and I popped open the beautiful ballet slipper cover. As I flipped through a few pages I came across your monthly letter. As a supplier to the industry, it is usually the first thing I read to keep a pulse on the nail world. As I read this month’s article, my heart went out to you and your family. My father suffered with cancer and through it all he tried to joke and enjoy the moments life brought so your story struck a chord with me. I think your point about personal touch with nail techs, or even reaching out to let someone know their words touched their heart, is true and powerful. Thinking of you and know you

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MAY CORRECTIONS In “Canadian Nail Tech Networkingâ€? (p. 32), Dayna Knight was incorrectly identiďŹ ed as Dayna Knight Strathroy. Strathroy is actually her city.

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Psssst‌ Send your comments to Hannah.Lee@bobit.com or send us a letter via snail-mail to Hannah Lee, 3520 Challenger St., Torrance, CA 90503. (NAILS Magazine reserves the right to edit letters for space and clarity. Please include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.)

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Many members of the NAILS team were in attendance at the Maggie Awards ceremony in April: (front row) Miljan Mihajlovic, Tim Crowley, Sree Roy, Min Kim, Sam Kim; (back row) Kim Pham, Michelle Mullen, Danielle Parisi, Hannah Lee, Cyndy Drummey.

NAILS Online Wins Big!

In April, NAILS Magazine was honored with three Maggie Awards from the Western Publications Association (WPA). This year the Maggie Awards celebrated 60 years of honoring excellence to individuals and companies whose work is deemed “The Best of the West” in a wide variety of publishing categories. These three awards give NAILS a grand total of 26 Maggies. This year NAILS won for Best How-To Article/Trade (“Have You Seen My Nail Art Gallery?” by Hannah Lee, June 2010), Best Website/Trade (www.nailsmag. com), and Best Social Media/Trade & Consumer. We’re especially excited to win for all the hard work we’ve put into building our web presence into what it is today. The site is amazing (if we do say so ourselves) with so much content. It truly is THE place for you to find everything you ever needed to know about nails and the nail industry. We’d like to thank our outstanding in-house web team led by Sam Kim for creating such great sites for us work on. We’d be remiss if we didn’t also thank you, our NAILS readers and NAILS online users. It’s because of all of you that we can boast about 53,000+ Facebook (facebook.com/nailsmag) fans, more than 3,000 Twitter (twitter.com/nailsmag) followers, and more than 30,000 nail art pictures on Nail Art Gallery (nailartgallery.nailsmag.com). It’s awe-inspiring to see the interaction and community-building on our site. We love our print publication. Don’t get us wrong, that will always be our pride and joy. But with all that we can offer to nail techs and salon owners in real time on the web, we’re thrilled to be honored by our peers for a job well-done.

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Young Nails Mani•Q Is “Soldier-Proof” In February, Young Nails was contacted by SPC Amy Feltzin, a soldier currently deployed in Afghanistan. Specialist Feltzin is also a licensed nail tech from Southern Oregon. She wrote: “The art of nail sculpture is a passion of mine and I have been blessed to be able to get stationed here in Afghanistan with many female soldiers who are willing and excited to get their nails and toes done by me to help make them feel good in their uniform. We are the 1249th Engineer Battalion. “While at home in Southern Oregon I am a huge advocate of Young Nails products and use them religiously on my clients. I am writing to you today to ask if your company wouldn’t mind donating some nail supplies to the female Soldiers of the 1249th Engineer Battalion here in Sharana, Afghanistan, so that I can do their nails for them.” Once Young Nails’ CEO, Habib Salo, heard of this request, he knew immediately that the company’s new mani•Q gel color was the perfect product for the battalion. So he quickly dispatched the new mani•Q collection, a 45-watt LED lamp, and a duffle-bag full of files, accessories and Lomasi skin care products to Specialist Feltzin. He e-mailed her, just so she’d know the care package was on its way. She responded gratefully to Salo’s e-mail: “We just want to express our heartfelt gratitude for your support for the troops and for us in specific. And even if this didn’t work out, just the time for your response alone is greatly appreciated. We could not do what we do here without the support from our families, friends, and fellow Americans.” After quite a few weeks, the package finally arrived in Afghanistan, safe and sound. The soldiers were happy to have their nails done by Specialist Feltzin, who said, “We actually just did some fabulous nails last night! Thanks so much for everything! We love the new mani•Q Gel Polish! It is the greatest invention — totally soldier-proof!” Since NAILS ran this story online, it’s been picked up by many news outlets. To see a video, go to www.nailsmag.com/ynsoldier. >>>

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S Diego San Di Hosts H Education Beauty Zone Education Beauty Zone comes to the San Diego Convention Center September 25-26. There you can discover new trends, technologies, and worldwide educators in hair, nails, makeup, and spa. The EBZ Nail Championship 2011 will also be decided at the show. Championship contestants have previously qualified for the event in their home cities by demonstrating their skill at creating artificial nails with a natural look. Top prize is $1,500 plus a gift basket from sponsors. For more information on Education Beauty Zone, go to www.ebz-usa.com. Attendees buying tickets on presale will be eligible to win a 2011 Mini Cooper.

Spilo Worldwide Gives Back Every year, Spilo Worldwide offers its customers a selection of pink products to support Breast Cancer Research. The company promotes these products for six months, from July through December, and a portion of the proceeds goes to Expedition Inspiration (www.expeditioninspiration.org) in support of breast cancer research. Spilo recently made a generous donation for its 2010 efforts. Expedition Inspiration focuses on organizing outdoor activities to support the health and well-being of breast cancer survivors as well as raise funds for breast cancer research. “This is such an important cause,” says Marc Spilo, president of Spilo Worldwide. “We are very pleased to support this terrific organization and are proud to be a part of an industry that so vigorously supports breast cancer research.” For more information, go to www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18391.

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Partner With Some Famous Names Linda and Jim Nordstrom, founders of Famous Names LLC and makers of Lumos Top and Bottom Coats, have announced the Famous Names Partner Program. “We are partnering with elite nail professionals to introduce Lumos to other nail professionals in their area,” says Linda. “These Famous Partners will work as commissioned independent contractors positioned to offer personalized service and education to their customers.” Adds Jim, “We have three Famous Partners already: Bonnie Jesse in Rhode Island, Patti Blanusa DeSa in Northern California, and Gina Delong in Maryland. We are extremely excited to be working with them.” For more information on `the Famous Partners program, call (858) 779-1513. >>>

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Elle’s Editors Are Dazzled VB Cosmetics’ Dazzle Dry Top Coat was officially “Elle Approved,” earning it a spot among the magazine’s “world’s best beauty products.” This non-yellowing, toluene-free, formaldehydefree, and phthalate-free high-gloss topcoat quickly dries to the touch. It also contains a UV screen to help protect nails.

Get Insurance, Plus a Website The Hands-On Trade Association (www.handsontrade.com) provides a comprehensive professional benefits package to nail technicians, massage therapists, bodyworkers, estheticians, cosmetologists, and other practitioners of manual therapies. The benefits package includes not just professional and general liability insurance, but also a business website with unlimited pages and images, and a related e-mail address to better communicate with your clients. In addition to the free website and hosting, you can add online appointment scheduling for $6.59 per month. The Hands-On Trade Protection Plan provides instant coverage and the ability to work in any location. Policy limits are $2 million of coverage per year and $3 million annual aggregate of coverage. Student policies are available at a discount.

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What: 3rd Networking Day for Nail Techs When: September 11, 2011 Where: Charlotte, N.C. Organizer: Black Knights of the Nail Table; Topaz Woodruff Contact: www.blackknightsofnails.com or knightinfo@blackknightsofnails.com

Sensuous Solutions Is Tailgating Hit the Toyota Speedway of Irwindale and you might catch a glimpse of the Sensuous Solutions logo splashed across the tailgate of a King Taco Super Truck. That’s because Sensuous Solutions president Erin Cruz is more than just a fan — she’s the one footing the bill for the gas for the truck’s entire racing season. “The truck is owned by a group of friends who call themselves Team 9 Motorsports,” she says. “When I heard they were looking for sponsors I jumped on the opportunity to promote my business and product line in front of a different demographic and in my own neighborhood. It turns out that a lot of female race fans are in the salon and spa industry, so why not put my name in front of them at one of their favorite pastimes?” The driver, 20-year-old Connor Cantrell, has been racing since he was 8. At press time, he stands in third place overall after the first race of the season. >>>

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Entrepreneurial Tech Gets Great Press Celebrity nail tech and make-up artist (and Liberian national) Maisie Dunbar was recently featured in Liberia & Life Magazine for her skin care and cosmetics line Bluffajo. Named after a Liberian idiom for a sophisticated, sassy individual that exudes confidence, Bluffajo offers allergyresistant products that do not contain dyes, alcohol, or fillers. Regarding global expansion, Dunbar plans “to hit Africa by storm and introduce a solid brand for all skin conditions” and to educate Africans on proper skin care regime and makeup application,” she tells the magazine.

Fisk Purchases Barielle The Barielle line of nail, skin, and foot care products was acquired by Fisk Industries in January. The Barielle story began 30 years ago when its original nail strengthening cream was developed for the hooves of milliondollar race horses. When even the jockeys who applied the cream had improved nails, the product was reformulated for women and men. The Barielle line has expanded greatly to include a wide range of creams and lacquers to help prevent damage to hands and feet. The products are aimed at weak, discolored, splitting, and hard-to-grow nails.

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Congratulations to 10 lucky readers of Holly Schippers’ FingerNailFixer blog (blogs.nailsmag.com/ fingernailfixer). Mehaz gave away 10 of the Professional Curette Nail Cleaners that Schippers talked about in her video on caring for the cuticle. The Curette is a two-sided tool that features tiny scoops on either end to clean under the fingernails and toenails. The textured surface provides a sure grip, even when wet, making it the perfect pedicure tool.

One Nail Tip Could Be Worth $100 Paint a miniature portrait of yourself on a nail tip and you could win $100 from NAILS. The rules to enter the 2011 Self-Portrait Contest are simple: Using a photo as a guide, paint a portrait of yourself on a #1 nail tip. Submit both the nail tip and the photograph to arrive at NAILS by the deadline of July 12. Mail your entries to NAILS Self-Portrait Contest, 3520 Challenger St., Torrance, CA 90503. Don’t forget to include your name, salon name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. For more information, call (310) 533-2457 or e-mail judy.lessin@bobit.com.

Cina Launches New Neon Nail Art Pens Cina’s Neon Nail Art Pens give nail artists the tools they need to create a work of art in seconds over any nail color. Featuring a fast-drying formula, the pens are equipped with a thin-tipped nib to allow maximum control and draw precise lines for thin, colored neon French tips or perfect details. Three readers can win a set of four water-based pens in Shocking Pink, Static Purple, Electric Lime, and Overload Orange.

Congratulations to May’s Winners Five readers received Color Club’s Wicked Sweet Collection and one reader received a Valentino Beauty Pure.

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The temperature was in the 90s the day I visited Michele McLendon (right) at Bloomingnails, and the salon was a welcome cool-down after walking around at an outdoor festival earlier in the day.

Bloomingnails This quaint single-tech salon right off the beaten path in downtown Austin, Texas, is an urban oasis for hand and feet treats. BY HANNAH LEE

The unassuming exterior of Bloomingnails sits among a number of old houses that have been converted into businesses about five minutes from downtown Austin.

DIY BOUTIQUE SALON In her 23 years as a nail tech, Michele McLendon has worked in all sorts of salons. But for the last two and a half years, she’s been the owner and sole nail tech at Bloomingnails Urban Nail & Skin Care Studio. When she took over the space, located in the downstairs of a cute little house, she did all the work herself — painting, installing the wood panel flooring, and even installing a new toilet. The decor is light and airy and in addition to the mani-pedi room, there is a reception area, a room for skin care and massage (she rents space to an esthetician and a massage therapist), and a bathroom.

ONLINE AFICIONADO I booked my service over e-mail and the day before I got a reminder e-mail from Salon Transcripts that required I click on a link to confirm my appointment. McLendon uses Salon Transcripts for automatic e-mail reminders, but she still prefers handling the booking herself. Once I got to the salon, I saw why McLendon had been so fast to respond to my appointment request — she has a laptop and iPad at her workstation. She’s found online advertising and review sites like CitySearch and Yelp to be very helpful in marketing her salon.

GEL EDUCATION McLendon has been a Bio Sculpture educator for nine years and 75% of her clients wear gels. I decided to add color gel to my Classic Pedicure and she offered me a choice from what looked like at least 100 colors. She performed a no-nonsense, incredibly thorough pedicure on my dry, cracked heels and the gel application was definitely quicker than a standard polish application. McLendon often teaches Bio Sculpture classes on Mondays — either in her salon or elsewhere around the state of Texas. It’s always nice to get a service from an educator who really stands behind her products.

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FUN FACTS > McLendon has two regular male clients, one who gets a manicure and pedicure and one who gets just a pedicure. The salon’s neutral blues and greens and solitary set-up make it comfortable for both men and women. She told me one of the reasons she wanted her own space was to get away from all the regular salon gossip and drama. > McLendon has a Barber & Manicure license — and when she became licensed 23 years ago, she only had to get 250 hours (as opposed to the 600 hours that are required now). > Bloomingnails is located on a street that has many old houses converted into businesses, including several salons and spas. McLendon sends clients she can’t accommodate to a salon around the corner and she has a referral relationship with a hair salon across the parking lot.

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New OPI Limited Edition Mini Nipper OPI’s limited-edition designed Mini Nipper is as cute as it is handy. The stainless steel mini-tool features a sweet green paintsplashed color scheme and a single-action spring for double or single-edge use. The convenient size makes it great for on-the-go nail care that delivers professional-grade performance. For more information, go to www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18412.

Neon Nail Art

Nail the neon this summer with Cina Pro’s new sultry, haute Neon Nail Art Pens. The neon colors are projected to be a popular choice this summer for nails, so stay on top of the trends and perfect some fun nail art designs before things heat up. Nail tech to the stars Cenita Scott of Chicago made these fun nail art designs using the pens. First shake (with the cap on), then depress the nib a few w times until the liquid colors flow down the nib. The neonss are available in four fun colors: Shocking Pink, Static Purple,, Electric Lime, and Overload Orange. 1. Take the Overload Orange pen and draw random circless and semi-circles on the nails. 2. Use a dotting tool to add black dots. 3. Take the Shocking Pink, Electric Lime Green, and Static Purple neon pens and outline the neon orange circles and semi-circles. For more information, go to www.nailsmag.com/ fifi/18413.

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I don’t use tips — I’ve never been a fan. I build my pink-and-whites from scratch and have always been much happier with how they look and wear — my clients are too. But how can I make a correct C-curve without a tip and achieve an oval shape? I have several clients with an oval shape but I can’t get them this pointy and they end up having straighter sidewalls. I was not a tip fan myself for many years, but now with the well-less tips you can create a shape that looks like a sculpt but is easy to apply. Most come with built-in C-curves, and if you apply acrylic you can squeeze in an even deeper C-curve. As with anything new it may take extra time until you perfect them, but once you do you will like them. I truly believe every nail tech should be able to sculpt as well as put a tip on. The beneďŹ t of a good tip job, I feel, can offset the work of a sculpt because it takes less time and always has that perfect smile line. For the oval shaping I have a system. I use a stiletto tip, and after I cut the tip’s length, I ďŹ le a at spot in the center of the tip as a guideline, which helps make the shape consistent. I do all my shaping on the tip before I add the product too. It makes for less work and a smoother nail to ďŹ le at the end. I use stiletto tips for round nails as well because they have the shape already built in and it is easier to shape round or oval. Try not to ďŹ le the sides in for the shape at the smile line. Do that a little below the ears. I start by rounding the tip ďŹ rst then I bring the sides in more to taper the entire tip. Another little secret is after I’ve done my shaping on each nail I’ll compare it to all the others. I measure index, middle, and ring ďŹ rst to make sure the length on each nail bed is the same and that each white tip is the same so they all match. Then I measure the thumbs and pinkies against each other to check they are in proportion. — Vicki Peters is an education consultant and 30-year nail veteran.

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Light Elegance P2 Manicure

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Take an exotic island escape with China Glaze this summer with a tropical, shimmering rainbow of bright brilliant colors. Mix and match these hot hues to add a candy-like pop to that summer manicure and pedicure. The Island Escape Collection’s colors include Blue Iguana, Senorita Bonita, Electric Pineapple, and 108 Degrees (all used in this demo), as well as Papaya Punch and Cha Cha Cha. 1. Start with two coats of your base color and let it dry completely. 2. Using your favorite China Glaze colors, create “spots” in any size and shape you like. 3. Taking a darker opaque shade, frame the individual spots on each side with imperfect lines and shapes. A skinny nail art brush is best but toothpicks and eyeliner brushes also make great tools. 4. Allow the design to dry completely. Finish the look by adding a top coat to prevent smearing and to prolong wear. 5. Mix and match shades and textures to personalize your China Glaze leopard mani. For more information, go to www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18312

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Arts and Crafts (on the nails!) Global IBD educator Brenda Skermont couldn’t wait to try out the new Gelac gel polish when it launched last year. Within 15 minutes of receiving it she started experimenting to find out exactly what she could and couldn’t do with it. And what she discovered was that it did pretty much everything regular polish did plus more. Here she explains how she combines Gelac colors to make this “déco-polish” design, which works like decoupage for the nails. Step 1 Follow the prep steps for the Gelac polish application on the nail and apply two color coats. Cure each coat for two minutes in the UV lamp. Step 2 Apply three or four different gel polish colors to a medium weight plastic. (Skermont uses craft bags.) Cure in a UV lamp for two minutes. Apply one coat for a transparent effect. For a solid effect, apply two coats. Step 3 After the gel polish is removed from the lamp use scissors to cut the plastic coated with the gel into different shapes. Cut your shapes so that the edges are easy to separate from the plastic as shown. Step 4 Place the pieces randomly on the nail, overlapping the colors. The pieces will be slightly sticky and elastic. Be sure to stretch them snugly to the nail. Step 5 Once all the pieces are in place use small scissors to trim the excess away. Use your finger and smooth the pieces around the edges of the nail. Apply one to two coats of Gelac Top Coat to the nail for an ultra-smooth and shiny finish.

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Stacy Senecal, owner of Libelle in Geneva, N.Y., came up with an attractive and convenient method of displaying color choices in her salon. In her case, she showcases Shellac gel-polish, but this display works just as well for other gel-polishes or for traditional gels or polishes. “I used polish wheels and created an attractive front by printing off a design on cardstock and cutting a circle to fit the inside of the wheel. With a fine-tipped marker, I wrote the name of the color next to each tip. A magnet was cut and placed on the back, and the color wheel is displayed on a magnetic dry erase board. The board is hung next to the table where the clients can see and decide on their colors while their nails are being done. The colors come down easily to get a closer look,” Senecal explains. Senecal also includes Shellac layered color combinations, for which she makes up unique names. (For instance, Cream Puff + Iced Coral = Ice Cream.) She then keeps a binder beside her table with a sheet for each wheel with a list of the color names and, if it’s a layered color, how it was made. This method has proved much better than letting clients blindly create their own color combos.

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STYLE} Old Glory 1. Make two horizontal lines with red gel — the first at the tip of the free edge and the second far enough from the first one to fit another color in between. Cure. 2. Use white gel to fill in the space between the red lines. Cure. 3. Mix blue glitter into clear gel, then apply it diagonally starting at the base of the second red line. Before curing, press in about nine silver stars. Cure. Mix silver glitter into clear gel, then accent the borders as shown. Apply gel top coat. Cure.

Kimberly Hamilton, Nails Hands Feet & Toes, Winnemucca, Nev.

Wedding-Worthy Floral 1. Apply glitter acrylic to the free edge to create a French. Before it sets, press in some silver mylar pieces. Fill in the remaining nail with light pink acrylic. 2. Use a flat brush and white paint to create flower petals. 3. Add trailing white lines and dots to the flower. Add three blue dots to the corner of the free edge. Apply gel top coat. Cure. Hahn Lisa Doan, Long’s Nails Spa, Victorville, Calif.

Sunny Sunflowers 1. Polish the nail a pink or peach shade that goes well with the client’s skin tone. 2. Polish the free edge black. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It will be covered with paint. 3. Mix together green, gold, and a bit of black acrylic paint. Swirl all three colors together, then push a liner brush down and then up to create a leaf. Arrange the leaves along the black line of the French manicure. 4. After the leaves have dried, use mustard yellow acrylic paint to create flower petals arranged in a circle. These lower petals don’t have to be perfect, as you’ll be putting brighter petals on top. After it has dried, use lemon yellow acrylic paint to create petals in between the first layer of petals. Let dry. 5. Push in black circular flower centers. Let dry. Use the mustard and lemon yellow paints to add tiny dots in the flower centers. Apply one or two layers of top coat.

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STYLE} nail art studio American Graffiti 1. Apply dark red acrylic to the free edge to create a French. 2. Splatter blue and then white paint onto the nail. 3. Paint two red lines. Glue on red star jewels.

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Checkered Gels 1. Apply silver gel on the nail at a diagonal. Cure. 2. Apply a band of glitter gel that’s parallel to the edge of the silver gel. Cure. 3. Use striping paint to add black lines parallel to the glitter band. Then add black lines at the opposite slant. 4. Fill in every other space with black. Let the striping paint dry for a few minutes. Use red striping paint to outline the border of the glitter band. Apply gel top coat. Cure. Anna Vasquez, Total Eclipse, Flagstaff, Ariz.

Delicate Rosettes 1. Apply one coat of OPI Coney Island Cotton Candy. Apply one coat of OPI Bubble Bath. 2. Use a small paintbrush and pink acrylic paint to draw an imperfect circle near the center of the nail. 3. Paint wavy concentric circles around the center to make petals. 4. Continue to fill the nail with rosettes and partial rosettes. 5. Add a dot of crystal glitter to the center of each rosette. Apply top coat. Jamie Lyn Valentine-Hess, Valentine’s Salon & Day Spa, Greencastle, Pa.

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With all the little kiddies heading off to camp this summer, we asked three nail artists to give us their take on the summer camp theme. We love their interpretations — sleeping in tents, roasting marshmallows over fires, canoeing in the lake, and fun in the sun. Hopefully these will inspire you to create some of your own “arts and crafts” camp nails. Share them with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/nailsmag). We’ll add the best to our online gallery.

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Roasting Marshmallows Step 1: Polish tips with polish to create the ground. Step 2: Paint sticks in campfire pattern. Then paint lines coming

Things you will need: dark blue nail polish, golden brown nail polish, and acrylic paints (brown, white, red, orange, yellow, black)

from many corners. Let dry. Step 3: Paint fire starting with red, orange, and yellow. Highlight the fire and put marshmallows on the sticks with light grey squares. Step 4: Highlight each marshmallow with a touch of white. Step 5: Add stars to the night sky. Add little light blue lines to highlight the sticks out of the fire.

Campfire Teepee

Things you will need: medium blue polish and acrylic paints (olive green, light olive green, tan/brown, red, orange, yellow, white)

Step 1: Polish nails medium blue with a dark brown tip. Let dry. Draw a dark olive triangle sitting on the line where the blue meets the brown. Step 2: With light olive paint, decorate the teepee in a “camo” design. Let dry. Step 3: Add tan paint to finish the camo design and add brown sticks at the bottom of the nail. Let dry. Step 4: Outline the teepee in black paint and add a black triangle for the door. Add tan spikes to the tent. Add red over the sticks to start the fire. Step 5: Add orange and yellow to the fire, working your way up. Add stars, a moon, and highlights with white paint.

I Love Camp! Step 1: Polish nails white and let dry. Paint an imperfect orange cir-

cle for the sun. Let it dry. Step 2: Paint an imperfect bright yellow circle inside the orange

circle. Let dry. Step 3: Paint a blue banner across the sun. If you have neon yellow Things you will need: white polish and acrylic paints (orange, black, blue, white, red)

polish, add sun rays. Step 4: Add as many figures as you like with black paint. Add scroll-

ing highlights in orange and write “I heart camp” in the banner.

Summer Camp

Things you will need: light blue nail polish and acrylic paints (dark green, light green, blue, white, black, red)

Step 1: Polish nails light blue. Mix a darker blue for the lake at the bottom of the nail and paint the lake. (Let dry completely.) Step 2: With small triangles in dark green (getting larger as they get to the lake), create trees. Let dry and then do it again with lighter green. Let dry. Then highlight the darker green trees with the lighter green paint. Step 3: Paint a red canoe. Let dry, then highlight with white to make it appear shiny. Add a dark yellow sun and the words “summer camp” in the same color. Step 4: Highlight the sun and words with bright yellow and white paints. Step 5: Add sunglasses and a smile to the sun with black paint.

Over the Coals Step 1: Polish nails black. Let dry. With dark and medium gray paints,

arrange coal squares in a circle. Step 2: With dark brown, write “summer camp” in a stick-like font. Step 3: Add red, orange, and yellow flames to set the sticks on fire. Step 4: Highlight the words with white to make it look shiny. Things you will need: black polish and acrylic paints (black, gray, white, dark brown, medium brown, light brown, red, orange)

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STYLE} boutique sun protection products Beautiful skin is always in, but quality sun care products aren’t always easy to find. Try offering a variety of SPF-packed products to help clients with all types of sun care needs.

1. Elemental Herbs’ Herbal Healing Kit contains two All Good Lips SPF 12 lip balms made with clear zinc, Herbal Cool sore muscle spray made with arnica, and All Good Goop organic healing balm for soothing burns, bites, dry patches and dry lips. An organic, chemical-free Zinc Sunstick offering UVA/UVB protection is also included. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18431 2. Shady Day’s SPF 30 Face Sticks are created with 82% organic ingredients and work to block out UV rays while moisturizing skin and healing dry areas. The SPF 30 Daily Sun Protection Wipes are also convenient for travel and contain beneficial ingredients like cactus flower, aloe vera, and mango fruit extract. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18432

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3. Juice Beauty’s collection of Green Apple moisturizers for body and face offer chemical-free SPF sun protection with fruit acid complex and other beneficial ingredients to keep skin looking youthful and healthy. The SPF 8 Lip Moisturizers — available in Clear, Playful, and Joyful — are tinted with minerals and contain organic emollient plant oils and fruit essences. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18433 4. Supergoop’s latest collection of products includes high SPF 30+ AçaiFusion and MintFusion lip balms formulated with shea butter, vitamin E, and vitamin C for hydrated, protected lips. Supergoop also offers its SPF 30+ sunscreen swipes with zinc in packs of eight or 40, or individually for on-the-go sun protection. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18434

5. Refineé Skin Care’s Protective Day Lotion SPF 15 works to hydrate skin lightly with ingredients like aloe, green tea extract, vitamin E, and vitamin C. Ideal for the face and neck area, the lotion protects against UVA/ UVB rays with a variety of antioxidants and helps repair the effects of sun damage. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18435 6. The Balm’s BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF 18 is available in three shades and contains ingredients like allantoin and hexyl laurate to keep skin soft and moisturized. For lips, The Balm’s BalmShelter Lip Gloss SPF 17 is available in 12 shades and provides a sheer wash of color while keeping lips supple. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18436

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It’s not so much what you say, but how you say it that makes a lasting impression on clients. A consultant for Summit Salon Business Center (www.summitsalon. com) and NAILS blogger (blogs.nailsmag.com/coach), nail tech Jill Wilson learned this basic tenet of communication many years ago from one of her mentors, Michael Cole. “Michael taught me there are three parts of communication and each part delivers a message,” she says. > Verbal communication accounts for 5% of communication. Verbal communication is what we say, the words we use, and our vocabulary. Cole recommends we learn to deepen our vocabulary. Use words like healthy, high-gloss, smooth, and shiny. These are the words that pique your clients’ interest; they get them engaged. > Extra-verbal communication is the way you say it — your tone, pitch, and pace. This accounts for 35% of communication. Make sure you are aware of how your voice sounds and the rate at which you speak your words. Speak clearly, enunciate, and sound excited, positive, and self-assured. > Non-verbal communication is your body language, facial expression, and image. It accounts for 60% of communication. This speaks louder than words. Your client is judging you mostly by your appearance. Non-verbal statements account for the largest part of the first impression and you haven’t even spoken a word yet. >>>

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Nothing* rhymes with orange Like the word orange, each of your customers is unique. Delight each one of them with sweet features like: online appointment scheduling, client profiles (polish preferences, birthdays, notes) and integrated credit card processing.

Five Reasons You’re Not Getting Media Attention When you’re not getting any media coverage, whose fault is it? According to Jennifer Wezensky, president of JW Public Relations (www.jwprtoolkits.com), a Michiganbased boutique PR firm specializing in helping small businesses garner positive media coverage, the blame may lie directly at your door. Below, she indentifies five areas in which you may be falling short in your PR pursuits. You never reach out. If you think journalists are preoccupied, you’re right. They’re always under pressure to meet deadlines, and a hundred different things are vying for their attention every day. So if you never attempt to get some of their attention to you, then you have little chance for media coverage. A wellthought-out press release or media pitch, given to the right journalists or editors, will go a long way to keeping you on top of their minds — or at least pretty close to it.

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You’re unprepared. The “luckiest” people are those who are always prepared enough to grab opportunities when they appear. If you don’t have a media kit and media page to provide information to interested journalists, if you don’t know what’s happening around you that might be relevant to your business, if you take forever to return calls or set up interviews, then you’re out of luck. Always be ready with some of the basic PR tools you need to get free publicity.

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You don’t create your own news. If your business is interesting enough to attract customers, then it’s interesting enough for the media. But often, you have to package it that way. Regularly mine your business for media-sexy stories, and pitch these. Sometimes, you have to create your own news. Organize events, participate in fundraisers, conduct a study, or partner with more prominent businesses and organizations.

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You’re not connecting with the right journalists. If you’re pitching to the wrong reporters and editors, then your story will never get told. Don’t send your media pitch to the business editor, for example, if your services are more suitable for the lifestyle section. Also, don’t send out a template pitch to everyone on your media list. Take the time to personalize and customize each one, so you’re addressing what each reporter or editor is most interested in. Know which media outlets and journalists reach your target audience and connect with them. With social media, it’s now easier than ever to get direct access to journalists.

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Give Your Nail Business Some Gloss In The Gloss System, 5 Steps to Nail Salon Success Home Study Course, nail industry veteran Trish Rock shares expert knowledge, guidance, and proven tools to build a strong and lasting salon full of clients. “Many nail technicians do not seek advice or help when they are in need of more clients,” says Rock. “It places a lot of pressure on them, their families, and their finances, when, with just a few simple systems in place and a better way of thinking, business can be improved in a relatively short period of time.” The Gloss System Home Study Course is a step-by-step guide that will help nail techs discover how to: > Attract more of their ideal clients > Charge what they are worth for increased profits > Improve relationships with clients and family > Have less stress and worry The system includes a workbook/binder, five audio CDs, a business assessment, 30 days of e-mail support, and a mentoring session with Rock to discuss the best way to move forward. Go to www.nailsalonsuccesscoach.com/sales for more information and for weekly blogs, business tips, and a free audio download, “Five Top Tips for Nail Salon Success.”

Do It All From Your iPhone or iPod Touch Personal Salon Assistant (PSA) from SalonTechnologies is standalone salon management software for booth renters, salon owners, nail techs, and estheticians. It features the tools needed to manage your clients, appointments, products, and services. PSA requires no Internet access or desktop software; you control everything from your iPhone or iPod Touch. Also, there are no extra fees for maintenance and support. App features include: > Import clients from existing address book contacts > View and save appointments, formulas, photo, and notes for each client > E-mailing appointment reminders > Multiple booking allows you to schedule multiple appointments at the same time > Easy creation of recurring standing appointments > Check out clients directly from your device. Accept cash, credit, gift certificates, or a partial payment from each. > Reports include: Closeout History, Closeout Totals, Product History, Product Inventory, and Transaction History For more information, go to www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18442. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18255 JULY 2011

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BUSINESS} reader to reader What’s the right amount of input to give a client with regard to her nail look?

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I like to show my clients the colors that are popular on the runways and the new products that I offer in my salon first as well as what the current trends are. I have a young clientele and staying fresh is important to them. Once I have talked up the latest styles and trends they usually will suggest something similar for themselves and that way I’ve let them make their own decisions and I get to apply a little of my own artistic flair.

Joy Kimble Chix Nails by Joy, Dayton, Texas

The trust my clients have in my abilities is such a compliment. They usually give me carte blanche to create fun and exciting nails personally for them.

Cherie Plank Simply Polished, Fort Morgan, Colo.

It depends on the client. Most of my clients ask what’s new and what I can create for them that’s unique and fun. I do have a few clients who want full control of the design on their nails. Even if I suggest something, they feel the need to put their own twist on the design.

then shape one fingernail and ask the client if that’s what she had in mind before I proceed. Even if I don’t personally like what the client has asked for, I’ll make the best-looking “ugly” nails that she will love!

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It varies depending on the client’s personality. If she is receptive to my opinion, then I give it. But I don’t want to push her into a style she doesn’t like. Thankfully there are very few nail styles that are “out of date” per se. For important events like weddings and proms, I think a professional opinion should always matter.

Bri McCloud Cloud Nine Nails, Athens, Tenn.

I ask what shape and length and what color they are thinking of. After that I take the reins.

Christie Gibson Christie’s Nails, Ocean View, Hawaii

I give my clients what they want. If they don’t know what they want then I make suggestions.

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For new guests, I ask them about the length and shape they prefer. I also ask about what they do with their hands. For instance, if the client works on a computer all day, I’ll suggest a square/squoval shape for strength. I’ll

Laura Moore

As much as they can handle — they are wearing the nails, but they are also telling people you did them. I’m game for helping them pick a color, a shape, length, everything! That’s the whole point of the consultation.

Holly L. Schippers FingerNailFixer, Bussey, Iowa

I suggest what would look good but clients tend to take several appointments to change what they’re used to. Often the ladies who wear long square harsh nails let me round the corners first, then reduce length, then on the third visit they fall in love with their natural-looking, longer-lasting nails.

Amy Taylor Pearl and Flamingo, Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom

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The salon’s mini-library holds an assortment of books that are always available for clients to borrow and bring back on their next visit.

Ayurvedic Retreat Caters to Beachside Crowd Long Beach, Calif.-based salon owner Elizabeth Ashton uses ayurvedic wellness techniques from India to provide clients with relaxing services based on age-old tradition. BY JENNIFER WASHINGTON

Elizabeth Ashton Ayurvedic Nail Spa’s services incorporate a traditional alternative medicine system from India that dates back thousands of years. Owner and manicurist Elizabeth Ashton is certified in ayurveda and focuses her downtown Long Beach, Calif., salon’s hand and foot treatments on wellness, beauty, and enjoyment. “The reason I chose the area is because it’s one of a kind,” Ashton says. In addition to being located in one of the fastest-growing and trendiest parts of Long Beach, the salon is two blocks away from the ocean and the Long Beach Convention Center. The newly created bike lane in front of the shop has also helped bring in traffic from neighboring high-end

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clothing boutiques and art galleries. Ashton originally purchased the space in July 2009 and spent the next nine months working with her family to transform it into a nail salon in their spare time. Her husband Brenzil oversaw construction, her daughter Paradise helped create the salon’s decor, and her son Byron, a safety engineer, took care of the safety rules and business regulations. “I worked from paycheck to paycheck to put my business together,” she says. “It was a little tough but I decided that this is what I want and whatever it takes to get it, I’m going to do.” Previously, Ashton ran a mobile salon called Pretty Nails on Wheels for more than 30 years while also working as a train dispatcher. She also managed two

salons in Inglewood, Calif., before getting licensed as a nail tech. Ashton says her passion for nails stems from the times she spent taking care of her family’s nails when she was younger. The salon is currently appointmentonly as Ashton is the only manicurist on staff and serves one client at a time. She does have three on-call manicurists she calls in for different events. “I’ve served up to six or seven clients at a time when I do spa parties. I’ll have an assistant there and that’s all I need,” she says. “I’m about quality work. It’s not about the quantity that’s fast; it’s about the quality of the person and the quality of the work and your products.”

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1 1. A frosted window conceals the waiting area from the main street, where many local citizens ride by on a newly painted bike lane just outside the salon. 2. The main decor aspects for the salon were chosen by Ashton’s daughter Paradise and were purchased from different local vendors.

book and they’ll bring it back to the next service,” Ashton says. “We’re getting ready to do a book club.” Clients also appreciate the fact that there isn’t a language barrier between them, she says. “They want to be able to have a conversation and to be able to tell someone how their day went.” Clients also compliment her on the salon’s tidiness and pleasing smells. “Business is great,” Ashton says. “The area is coming alive and I’m a part of that.”

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far as the colors and the materials to tie in the ayurvedic theme, but it also has a regal look.” The salon features two chairs for pedicures and two manicure stations as well as partially frosted windows to give clients a sense of privacy. Ashton explains that the salon’s pedicure stations do not use whirlpool baths in order to avoid using recycled water on clients. Considering that most clients request natural nail services, she also avoids using an electric file as much as possible unless a client comes in with acrylics or requests it specifically. In addition to the calming atmosphere and music, a large white bookcase stocked with a diverse assortment of books is another main point of interest for clients. “I’m making a little library for them so they’ll have something to read. If they come in for their service, they may check out a

Salon Name: Elizabeth Ashton Ayurvedic Nail Spa Location: Long Beach, Calif. Owner: Elizabeth Ashton Square Footage: 600 Years of ownership: 2 Number of Nail Techs/Total Staff: 1/1, plus 3 oncall manicurists, 1 independent masseuse Specialties: Ayurvedic manicures and pedicures Compensation: Commission Website: www.elizabethashtonspa.com the salon’s decor. “I like it because it gives you that one-on-one touch, feel, and privacy with clients.” Her daughter Paradise incorporated furniture and artwork from local vendors to help enhance the salon’s light atmosphere while friend Ján Montoya of Ján Montoya Design created the logo and branding strategy. Ray Montoya, father of designer Ján, assisted Ashton’s husband Brenzil with all of the salon’s construction and painting. “It worked out beautifully,” she adds. “I have an Indian theme as

techniques into the salon’s service menu gives clients a wide variety of choices for customizing their wellness treatments. With ingredients like chickpea flour, fruits, and sesame seed oils, Ashton makes a point to include as many natural, edible products into the salon’s treatments as possible. Manicures range from $25 for a quick service to upwards of $100 for the Signature Treatment, while pedicures range from $35 to $150. Add-on services range from $4 to upwards of $100 and include hot stones, callus treatments, acrylics, silk wraps, gel polish manicures, Minx nails, and gel overlays. The salon also offers eight different seasonal treatments throughout the year, with two special flavors for each season. “I value my time with clients,” Ashton says. “I use excellent products but I am the main product. They’re coming for my service.” Some of the most popular treatments include the customizable Paradise manipedis and the Indian Therapy services, as well as follow-up maintenance on hands and feet. Another very popular service is the Padabhyanga, which involves two people massaging a client’s hands and feet at the same time. “Usually when I have something like that, I’ll call in a massage therapist,” Ashton says. “I do have an exclusive massage therapist that I work with who comes in from time to time to help me.” >>>

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Use this Internet marketing checklist to assess your progress toward an exceptional online marketing strategy for your salon. Follow the steps to take your business to the next level. BY PHIL EVANS

For many salon owners, their only attempt at Internet marketing will have been a website produced at some considerable cost by a team of clever techies a few years ago. But the Internet is developing at a break-neck speed, and every salon should have an understanding of the opportunities it offers their business, and the simple tools that are now available. My Salon Guru Internet marketing checklist is intended to help salon owners assess both their understanding and use of the web. Starting with your first cautious steps onto the web, it follows a chronological sequence of using new tools and grasping new opportunities as you grow in

TRAINEE SALONS — will have dipped their toe into the water with a website that is now some years old and seldom has new content. They may be unaware of their visitor numbers and are unsure of their search engine ranking for keywords. Install Google Analytics or a similar measurement tool. It will let you measure traffic to your website and see where site visitors came from, what pages they visit, and what brought them to your website. Start a Facebook page for your salon. Facebook has revolutionized the way people talk, and your salon needs to be part of their daily conversation. Analyze your search rankings using analytics and improve your website pages to gain higher positions. Better ranks equals more traffic.

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confidence and knowledge. Internet marketing is no longer a quick battle to get a salon website “live,” it is a long campaign with daily skirmishes. However, the rewards are higher salon sales income, more loyal clients, and cost-effective marketing spending. This is a very condensed three-year campaign to create the perfect online marketing plan for your salon in just a few key steps. The process is more involved and there are many other issues to consider. But, the first task is to identify where you are on this roadmap and determine if you have the drive to take the next step.

GRADUATE SALONS — will have both a website and Facebook page with regular new content and engaging messages to sell your services and promote your salon.

PROFESSIONAL SALONS — will be updating their website and Facebook almost daily, sending e-mail campaigns, and improving their search rankings constantly.

Capture client e-mail addresses using forms on your website or Facebook page, and plan e-mail marketing campaigns. Create a calendar of messages that you can use on Facebook and in e-mails to promote events like Mother’s Day and Christmas or other seasonal offers. Use the new Facebook Tabs as a powerful tool to attract new clients — using newsletters, sign-up forms, voucher downloads, and image galleries.

Offer downloadable vouchers and guides; these are great tools to entice new clients and can be embedded in your website or Facebook Tabs. Use Google advertising to target keywords that are highvalue salon services and force your way to the number-one spot on Google. Use Facebook ads as engines to drive traffic to your Facebook business page or your salon website. They are local, targeted, and costeffective.

EXPERT SALONS — will have a busy and engaging website and Facebook page with lots of new content and great marketing campaigns. Changeable ads on your website allow you to add timely promotions (for specific upcoming holidays, for example). Develop blog stories that are interesting and engaging — and bring them into your website and Facebook page. Using Facebook Tabs you can run viral campaigns where friends tell friends, and the “reach” of your messages grows exponentially.

Phil Evans runs the Salon Guru website (www.salonguru.net), which encourages salon owners to grasp the opportunity of Internet marketing for their businesses.

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HEALTH} Like a Sauna for the Feet A new pedicure system from The Nail Superstore could radically change what clients expect from their salon experience. The Red Dragon Sauna Pedicure system combines a wooden barrel with a steam generator to create a sauna that open pores, eliminates dead cells, and softens skin. This earth-friendly alternative to a foot bath, made of handcrafted grade-A hemfir, uses only one cup of water per service. It doesn’t require pipes or plumbing, and the heat from the steam eliminates the possibility of bacteria growth, according to the manufacturer. By adding a few drops of essential oils to the steam outlet, techs can personalize this spa experience for clients. The pedicure system was designed with comfort and mobility in mind. The steam barrel has a companion pedicure chair that sits at an ergonomically correct height for the comfort of both the client and nail tech. The chair has a massager, plus it reclines so clients can opt for eyebrow and facial services without leaving the chair. The barrel is equipped with a removable lid, which allows clients to place their feet inside easily, then the lid is returned to retain heat while clients experience all the benefits of the steam sauna. A removable foot pedal doubles as a manual massager to ease tired muscles. When the sauna is complete, the barrel is rolled to the side and replaced with the chair’s ottoman so techs can complete the service. The inspiration for the Red Dragon Sauna Pedicure came from The Nail Superstore owner Kevin Huynh. “So often up north we see a reduction in pedicure services during winter months,” he explains. Since water baths lose heat during the service, clients may feel chilled during a winter pedicure, making the service easy to skip in the cold season. “I wanted to create a product that will attract clients all year,” says Huynh. For more information, go to www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18451. >>>

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Remove Calluses in Half the Time YOU KEEP YOUR SALON SPOTLESS. Is your salon air clean too? The One That Works Salon Air Purifier was designed to remove bad smells, strong odors and nail dust. Your clients will be impressed by how fresh your salon air is from the moment they walk in!

Forget hand-filing on the feet. Invented by a board-certified foot surgeon, the new Eliminer Callus Removal System is a safe and effortless power-driven filing system that quickly smoothes out calluses. The Eliminer RotoFile system consists of the RotoFile base, which fits most electric files, and the disposable RotoFile cap, which just twists on. No sterilization is required since the disposable cap is thrown away after use on each client. The system also includes Prep Solution, which promotes light exfoliation and prepares the area for the Eliminer procedure, and After Care Cream, a hydrating solution that promotes rapid healing of treated areas. The After Care Cream can also be retailed to clients to maintain smooth and healthy skin. The company suggests adding $10-$15 dollars to your regular pedicure price since the Eliminer gives better results than hand-filing and is more comfortable for your client. For more information, go to www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18452.

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A Taste of Honey, Plus Antioxidants

The GiGi Antioxidant Skin Care line features natural, simple ingredients that are rich in antioxidants. The combination of dark honey, niacinamide, licorice extract, and vitamin C promotes healing, reduces redness, and brightens skin. The natural antioxidants in these ingredients, as well as blueberry, açai berry, and baobab fruit extracts, provides a number of beneficial functions such as blocking free radicals, preventing brown spots, protecting collagen, and reducing inflammation. The new line includes: > Daily Facial Cleanser: Rich in vitamin E, this gentle cleanser contains açai berry and dark natural honey. > Double Action Facial Scrub: Refresh and recharge weary skin using the natural exfoliant bamboo revitalized with blueberry. > Balancing Facial Moisturizer: Baobab fruit and soy extract moisturize dry areas and reduce oil in others, while soothing and renewing skin with vitamin C. > Night Firming Facial Moisturizer: Achieve younger-looking skin throughout the night while the vitamin A and vitamin E reduces fine lines, fights free radicals, and stimulates cell renewal. > Smoothing Facial Serum: For younger-looking, healthy skin, this powerful serum uses dark natural honey, vitamin C, niacinamide to reduce redness, and licorice extract to brighten. > Reviving Eye Cream: Hydrate the delicate eye area, fade dark circles, and reduce fine lines with vitamin A and licorice extract. For more information, go to www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18454.

Sweaty Feet No More A terrific retail item, Sweaty Feet Formula from Footlogix Pediceuticals noticeably reduces perspiration of the feet. The formula contains sage, which eliminates excessive perspiration, and oak bark (an astringent), which closes the pores of the skin. The unique, weightless mousse formula is absorbed into the skin quickly and without a trace of any greasy residue. Dermatologically tested, it contains no preservatives. One 4.2-oz. can contains 160 applications. For more information, go to www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18455. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18128 JULY 2011

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HEALTH} under the microscope

Onycholysis Onycholysis is a condition that causes nails to separate from the nail bed. If addressed quickly, this common nail disorder poses no danger to clients.

Onycholysis is a condition that causes nails to separate from the nail bed beginning at the distal end of the nail (under the free edge). The nail itself will appear healthy, often maintaining its shape and strength. Techs will be able to see the separation easily on natural nails and through lightcolored enhancement products. The section of the nail that is separated will appear white in color, as there is air between the nail and the bed. When onycholysis is the result of a skin condition or medication, clients will have additional symptoms beyond nail separation.

What is it?

So many factors can contribute to nail separation that the exact cause of onycholysis can be difficult to determine. The three most common causes are 1) the skin being exposed to an irritant; 2) some type of trauma to the nail; 3) over-exposure to water. Some skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis, can also cause onycholysis. Other times the condition is caused by medications, such as oral contraceptives, radiation, and some prescription drugs. More serious health issues, such as thyroid problems, may also cause nails to separate from the nail bed.

How do you get it?

Secondary infections from onycholysis are not uncommon, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to catch and treat onycholysis early. Of course, treatment depends on identifying the cause of the problem for that particular sufferer. For example, treatment of hyperthyroidism will allow the nails to regrow normally and nail infections can be treated with antimicrobials. Onycholysis related to psoriasis or eczema may respond to a topical corticosteroid. In general, clients should clip the affected portion of the nail and keep the nails short, keep the nail bed dry, avoid exposure to contact irritants, and wear gloves for wet work. The portion of nail that has separated will not reattach to the nail bed, so you will have to wait until the nail is fully regrown for the condition to be completely gone.

How is it treated?

If the onycholysis is due to trauma or a skin irritant, trim the nail back, manicure the nail, and let the client know an enhancement can be added as soon as the nail has grown out. If the onycholysis is caused from a medical condition or prescription medication, clip the nail back, manicure the nail, and advise the client to see her doctor. In either case, do not apply product over the area. Instruct clients to keep the area dry between appointments. As clients see the nail grow, they can clip, file, or buff the nail at home.

What can a tech do?

Fungal infection of the nail, also known as onychomycosis, appears first an onycholysis. Dermatologists estimate these fungal infections account for 50% of all nail disorders they treat. Recent studies suggest that as much as 13% of the U.S. population has a fungal infection of one or more nails. As the fungal infection advances, the separated nail appears yellow and opaque, then appears crumbled and can brown.

What else?

For more information about onycholysis, log on to www.nailsmag.com/encyclopedia.

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HEALTH} A Conversation With a Salon Inspector Owner of Salon Inspector LLC, Monika Herzog Butler has made it her mission to educate salon employees on the whys behind the sanitation rules and to instill a sense of pride when it comes to the quality of their services. Herzog Butler can be reached through her website, www.saloninspector.com, or by calling (888) SI SAFE NOW.

As president of Salon Inspector — an independent consulting company providing inspection and education services to California’s beauty professionals — Monika Herzog Butler provides assessments of a salon’s adherence to cosmetology laws and regulations. A voluntary program, the company has no affiliation with the California Board; instead it works directly with the licensees that value professionalism and want to keep on top of their business. Herzog Butler shared some time with NAILS to talk about her business and how she got involved in this aspect of the industry.

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How did your concerns translate into opening your business? Herzog Butler: I researched online and tried to find information about rules and regulations and found out about the efforts of the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. I researched more and saw that consumer interest in the subject was huge! Once I understood how the system worked (or didn’t work) I set out to find a way to help. Despite the nail industry’s reputation, I believe there are plenty of salons that strive to be great and constantly try to become better. In my opinion, Salon Inspector’s voluntary

control system can effectively help salon owners and technicians create and maintain a safe work environment that protects the customer and licensee. Whenever something is voluntary it automatically attracts people who are honestly interested in the subject. When we perform our inspections, it is not about fines. It’s about identifying the risks, providing education, and often hands-on help fixing the problem.

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MOST COMMON VIOLATIONS > Reuse of non-disinfectable items > Incorrect mixing of disinfectants > No labels on containers or incorrect labeling their licenses for a long time believe that these new and tougher rules are unreasonable and unnecessary. The truth is, we as beauty industry professionals have to change with the times. Believe it

or not, viruses change too. There is never room for standing still. While most licensees are excited to learn new techniques and improve their skills, other areas of the business are often neglected. The most successful business owners in every industry are smart enough to understand that it is impossible to know or be good at everything related to one’s business. They get

outside help in the form of businessrelated classes and consultants like us in order to stay on top of things at all times.

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HEALTH} secret ingredient

acrylic liquid As techs, we often refer to the liquid we use to craft nails as “monomer.” We know it’s a generic term, but it’s useful for communication and easier to say than “ethyl methacrylate.” Monomer is a Greek term that means “one part” or “one unit.” (Mono means “one”; mer means “unit.”) But beyond “monomer,” what is the liquid that we use day in and day out? We’ve listed the ingredients necessary in every formula, regardless of manufacturer.

Check out the “acrylic” entry on NAILS Encylopedia, www.nailsmag.com/ encyclopedia, for more articles on everything you’d want to know about acrylic liquid.

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ACRYLIC LIQUID consists of these major types of ingredients:

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Inhibitor: To the monomer (EMA), manufacturers need to add a product that prevents premature polymerization (that’s when molecules prematurely link together into chains of molecules). If the molecules link too early, the monomer will harden in the bottle. Typically, manufacturers choose hydroquinone (HQ), hydroquinone monomethyl ether (MEHQ), or butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) as inhibitors.

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Catalyst: The catalyst speeds up the chemical reaction and allows the product to set up within minutes instead of hours. The reaction happens when the liquid comes into contact with benzoyl peroxide, which is the “activator” or “initiator” in the powder. It’s the catalyst that determines the set up time of the acrylic. Manufacturers can speed up or reduce the setup time by the amount of catalyst they add to their formula. However, they need to be careful; too much catalyst can discolor the acrylic and make the end product weaker.

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Crosslinkers: Crosslinkers are added to a formula to link the strands of molecules together in a 3-D type web. Think of crosslinkers as rungs on a ladder, says Schoon. They bridge, strengthen, and connect molecular chains.

UV Absorbers: Like the name suggests, UV absorbers interact with UV light. They are added to prevent the nails from yellowing. They absorb the UV light and convert it to harmless blue light. With excessive amounts of a UV absorber, the nails could appear as if they have a blue glow.

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acrylics: : IN IT TO WIN IT With all the new soak-off gel polishes coming out, it’s easy to forget that the tried and true staple of salon income is still holding strong. Here’s a sampling of the industry’s latest acrylic kits that continue to provide stellar nail enhancements, from classic Frenches to bold nail art. 1. The Beyond Powders and Essential line from Alfalfa Nail Supply provides you with all the supplies you need to provide the perfect acrylic service. The brushes are made with quality materials and sport a stylish, attractive design, and the powders provide smooth consistency without bubbling, lifting, or yellowing. The Beyond acrylics give great adhesion, consistent color blending, and a self-leveling application. (888) 745-4030 x18461 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18461

2. ASP Aspire’s Pink & White kit is an all-inclusive kit that gives you everything you need to develop a full set of pink-andwhite acrylic nails. Inspired by nanotechnology, the Aspire formulas produce a surface with a vast amount of tiny molecular bonds that generate superior strength and clarity. This kit contains: ¼-oz. pink bonding powder, ¼-oz. white bonding powder, ¼-oz. bonding acrylic liquid, 2-gm. glue, an acrylic brush, a mini black file, and 20 French white tips. (888) 745-4030 x18462 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18462

3. Backscratchers’ Extreme Powder Glaze Acrylic Dip System is designed for speed and profit that combines the best of resin technology with the best of acrylic dipping powder to create a thin, ultra-smooth nail. Application requires 75% less filing than traditional liquid and powder, and customers will love the Extreme system because there are no harsh odors and the nails come out natural looking with great pink-andwhite and French tip nails. (888) 745-4030 x18463 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18463

4. Christrio’s Deluxe Acrylic Kit is a non-yellowing acrylic system that provides strong adhesion and requires minimal filing. The system includes the company’s special DeluxeDiamond acrylic polymer in attractive diamond-shaped jars. And the kit includes everything you need to get started making great-looking, classy French nails. (888) 745-4030 x18464 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18464

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5. CND’s Retention Starter Pack is an excellent acrylic kit for new nail techs, providing all the essential products needed to start offering Retention enhancements in the salon. It creates up to 20 full sets. The kit includes Pure White and Pure Pink sculpting powders, CND Liquid, Scrubfresh, Solar Oil, and a 20-pack of CND Velocity Tips. (888) 745-4030 x18465 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18465

6. Entity’s Acrylic Kit is designed to meet both the needs of the artist and the demands of the salon. The system creates beautiful, durable results and uses low-odor, cosmetic-grade products with excellent workability and durability. The kit contains a Success Series DVD of Salon Design Principles, a studio brush, sculpting forms, nail tips, sculpting liquid and white, pink, and clear sculpting powders, primer, nail dehydrator, cuticle oil, and an instructional booklet. (888) 745-4030 x18466 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18466

7. EZ Flow’s Murano Glass Collection will inspire you to create beautiful, artistic designs with the assortment of colored acrylic powders. Inspired by the world-famous Italian Murano Glass, known for its unique color combinations of blended crystal and colored glass, the Murano kit also comes with Glass Leisure Tips, Q-Monomer, Brush on Resin, and nail forms. (888) 745-4030 x18467 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18467

8. Epsilon’s Kinetics Professional Kit is designed for nail academies and students and includes everything necessary for pink, clear, and French acrylic applications. The kit includes an assortment of files, brushes, brush cleaning liquid, monomer, forms, tips, and the acrylic powders: Absolute Pink, Crystalline, Dynamite White, and Radiant White. (888) 745-4030 x18468 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18468

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9. Hand & Nail Harmony’s Acrylic Master Kit is complete with all the necessary products for elegant pink-and-white nails. The acrylics use optimized hybrid molecules to help create strong bonds to the natural nail without the use of harsh acid primers while retaining flexibility. The sculpting powders are UV-stabilized and contain optical enhancers to ensure colors are true and do not yellow. (888) 745-4030 x18469 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18469

10. INM’s Out the Door Acrylic System has been designed using “cross linking” to consistently produce thin, strong, and natural-looking nail enhancements. The kit contains sculpting powders and liquid, Shaper files, a ceramic dappen dish, Elite Pro Stylist Acrylic Brush, INM Premium Oil, PrepStep Nail Dehydrator, and more. (888) 745-4030 x18470 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18470

11. LCN’s Ultima Acrylic Starter Kit gives the ideal combination of LCN Ultima Acrylics and extensive accessories for an introduction to the system of self-hardening plastics. The kit comes with everything you need to offer high-quality acrylic services, including files, dappen dishes, design stencils, buffing blocks, and more. (888) 745-4030 x18471 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18471

12. LeChat’s Nail Architecture Acrylic System provides strong and durable wear, an easy application with a superior texture, and a spectrum of luxurious color powders that will enhance the elegance and appearance of any fashionable nail art designs. The color powder collections are offered in individual sets like the Cabaret collection shown here. Nail Architecture provides precision acrylic brushes for meticulous applications.

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14. The Nail Superstore’s Artisan Acrylic Professional System was developed to exceed the expectations of nails techs regardless of their experience level. The unique formula has a self-leveling application that produces bubble-free enhancements. The system includes Artisan UltiMax Sculpting Liquid, Equalizer Nail Prep, Primex AcidFree Primer, and three sculpting powders: Baby Pink, Ultra Crystal Clear, and Brilliant White. (888) 745-4030 x18474 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18474

15. Nouveau Nail’s Advanced Retention Acrylic System is formulated with UVA and UVB inhibitors to help prevent yellowing. The Advanced Formula Acrylic Powders combine the adhesion properties of a hard polymer with the flexibility of a soft polymer. Together the liquid and powder create beautiful acrylic nails that boast superior adhesion and durability, according to the company. The system includes forms, files, an acrylic brush, application guide, and more. (888) 745-4030 x18475 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18475

16. The Attraction Acrylic System from NSI is a high-quality system that is designed to not have service breakdown and offers nine different powder options, including the new Winning White, which is a very white pigment often used for competition nails. The liquid is formulated to actually draw the powder to the brush for a smoother bead application. With proper application, this system helps prevent yellowing and lifting of acrylic enhancements. (888) 745-4030 x18476 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18476

17. Nubar’s Infinity Professional Acrylic Starter Kit has everything you need to get working on acrylics right away. The kit includes nine different powders ranging from competition-quality whites and pinks, to softer more natural looking shades, and Nubar primer, liquid monomer, cleansing solution, tips, forms, and a pure Kolinsky brush. (888) 745-4030 x18477 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18477

18. OPI’s Absolute Intro Kit is a great starter kit for highquality acrylics. Absolute is designed to slide easily into place on the nail with a set time that puts you in control of the artistic details. The kit comes with six color powders, for classic Frenches as well as more natural shades, as well as all the other necessities for acrylic services, like cleanser, forms, monomer and more. An instructional DVD gives great coaching on how to properly apply the Absolute powders to get the best-looking and best-performing enhancements possible. (888) 745-4030 x18478 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18478

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19. Princess’ Original Acrylic System features liquid monomer and acrylic powder that is made with only the best quality ingredients and care. The low-odor liquid contains cross-linked monomers for extra strength as well as ultimate control. Additionally the acrylics have added ultraviolet stabilizers along with optical brightness to reduce fading and discoloring. Princess Acrylic Powder is triplesifted through ultra-fine screens to obtain the smallest possible grain size, so you’re left with an extremely smooth finish that requires less filing. (888) 745-4030 x18479 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18479

20. Sheba Nails’ Porcelana Blue Acrylic Starter Kit comes in a convenient clear carrying tote and includes excellent acrylic powders that provide great coverage and application. The pink and white powders and liquid monomer are odorless so there is no harsh smell during the service and comes with a unique non-acid primer pen made for Sheba Nails. (888) 745-4030 x18480 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18480

21. Star Nail’s Nail Evolution Acrylic and Powder System provides great adhesion without the need of a primer. The advanced formula is engineered with a variation in particle size of the polymers giving a higher particle-per-square-cm. coverage on the nail place surface, which translates to better adhesion. The liquid and powder contain self-leveling properties to deliver super clarity without bubbles or a cloudy finish. (888) 745-4030 x18482 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18482

22. Supply Source’s Acrylic Starter Kit gives exceptional adhesion using a cross-linking liquid that creates tough, crack-resistant nails. The acrylics have great flexibility with added UV protections, and a self-adjusting absorption rate that results in 75% less filing. The kit includes a Duo Kolinsky Brush, Original Universal Monomer, Pure Primer, and Pink and White powder. (888) 745-4030 x18481 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18481

23. Designed to work together chemically, Young Nails’ Acrylic Resin System was created with Exact Particle Blend technology to give you flawless consistency and superior adhesion. It’s self-leveling and requires minimum filing. The low odor, nonyellowing liquid provides color, strength, and flexibility. When used with Young Nails powders, the results are consistent, smooth, and efficient. (888) 745-4030 x18483 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/18483

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TAKING A STAND AGAINST

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It is estimated that during the years of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade 12 million people were enslaved. Today, the estimate is 27 million worldwide. Some of those slaves are working in nail salons, and one nail tech has had enough. BY MICHELLE PRATT

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Rando laughed the first time she was described as a “nail tech abolitionist,” but then slowly nodded her head to confirm the title. “It’s true,” she says. “Human trafficking is happening in nail salons, and I want to raise awareness among techs and clients so we can clean up the industry.”

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omilynn Rando, co-owner of New Beginnings Salon in Owego, N.Y., knows the nail industry. With over 25 years experience, she has held the role of nail tech, educator, salon owner, and event organizer. Trained under Maureen Volpe, Rando was instructed not only in bookkeeping and proper application, but also about the many advantages available to her as a nail tech. Doing nails offers two opportunities, taught Volpe, a way to invest in the lives of people and the ability to be independent. Rando says through the nail industry she grew from a floundering teenager into a successful business woman. “I’m so grateful, and I try to inspire all new techs I train,” says Rando. “I want them to know the nail industry offers them the opportunity to be selfsufficient. That’s empowering.” Rando first heard of the modern-day slave trade when she watched the movie Human Trafficking on Lifetime. That movie, along with other documentaries and interviews on the topic, angered and haunted her. “How can this be happening in the 21st century?” she thought.

Kevin Bales, president of Free the Slaves, a not-forprofit organization based in Washington D.C., gives an understandable definition of human trafficking. It’s “the movement of individuals through deception or threats for the purposes of exploitation.” People can be exploited in one of two ways: for labor or for sex. It’s a global problem not limited by borders, and though illegal, it’s so rampant it appears unaffected by limitations of law. Bales estimates 27 million people are living in slavery worldwide. The problem isn’t confined to far-off countries across the ocean. It’s a booming business right here in the United States. In 2006, the FBI estimated up to 18,000 people are trafficked into the United States every year. According to Polaris Project, one of the leading anti-trafficking organization in the U.S., these people end up being exploited for labor in agriculture, domestic work, restaurants, strip clubs, and any other industry that lacks sufficient oversight. If it’s not for labor, individuals are exploited for sex. Polaris Project reports three main sex trafficking networks in the United States: domestic, Latino, and Asian. All traffickers sustain themselves by using force, threats, or other means to control their victims. In the case of labor slaves, victims may be beaten or threatened with bodily harm, deportation, or possibly harm to their family. They are given no freedom, often live and work at the same location, and have little-to-no access to money. With sex slaves, control is gained by terrorizing and dehumanizing the individual; the common result is a

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WARNING SIGNS One reason human trafficking can go undetected is because victims often don’t speak English. Polaris Project lists other common “red flags” that raise suspicion: > Is not free to leave or come and go as he/she wishes > Is unpaid, paid very little, or paid only through tips > Works excessively long and/or unusual hours > Is not allowed breaks or suffers under unusual restrictions at work > High security measures exist in the work and/or living locations (e.g. opaque windows, boarded up windows, bars on windows, barbed wire, security cameras, etc.) > Is fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, or nervous/ paranoid > Exhibits unusually fearful or anxious behavior after bringing up law enforcement > Avoids eye contact If you suspect a person is a victim of human trafficking, call the Polaris Project Hotline at (888) 373-7888.

fearful, crushed spirit. While all three trafficking networks use Internet sites such as Craigslist and Backpage to sell victims, there does seem to be distinction as to where they operate in the real world. Domestic trafficking appears at places such as truck stops, street corners, brothels, and strip clubs. The Department of Justice estimates the average age for a girl to be trafficked into the commercial sex industry here in the U.S. is just 12 to 14 years old. A common scenario is for an older man to pose as a boyfriend, win her trust, and then become her pimp. Often the girl still views the man as her boyfriend. The Latino networks commonly use residential brothels, “delivery” services, and “cantinas” as legal cover for illegal activity. Asian networks hide behind escort services, karaoke bars, and Asian massage parlors (AMPs), according to Polaris Project.

CONNECTING THE DOTS Something perked Rando’s interest. Human trafficking hides behind AMPs? It’s so prevalent in the beauty industry it warrants an acronym? Hmm. She went to the computer and Googled “human trafficking nail salons.” With that search, Rando learned the nail industry is being used not as a way to empower women, but as a way to exploit them. She read through some stories: Amanda Kloer, editor at change.org, reports on women who were lured to America with promises of a job in a Long Island nail salon. The “nail salon” turned out to be a massage parlor where women were forced into prostitution. The salon owner, who was charged with human trafficking, used Craigslist to advertise services. Kloer references a similar story, also out of New York, where owners of Babi Nail

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Salon were accused of withholding pay and physically abusing workers. Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter for NPR in Boston (WGBH), reports of human trafficking in Massachusetts. In Springfield, police raided a nail salon suspected to be a front for prostitution. In Boston, police investigated another salon, also for suspicions of human trafficking. Martin quotes Norma Ramos, executive director of the New York-based Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, “With nail salons ... you can have those women being labor trafficked to work in those salons during the day, and then pulled into sex trafficking at night.” In York, Pa., Jim McClure of York Blog reports on three people charged with conspiracy to commit forced labor trafficking by forcing two women to work in an area nail salon under the threat of being turned over to immigration. All three pleaded guilty and have been sentenced with fines, probation, or jail time. Alan Johnson, of the Columbus Dispatch, reports, “a multi-million dollar human trafficking scheme was operating out of nail salons in Ohio.” His report explained that 16 licensees lived at the same address in one case. Workers there were little more than “indentured servants.” There were more reports from New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio ... Rando had seen enough.

AN ACTIVIST IS BORN “I’m furious that this is happening in the nail industry,” says Rando. “It makes me so mad to think women are lied to, deceived, brought into the country, and then enslaved. Can you imagine what the woman is thinking? Does she wonder if the clients know, if this is just the way things are in America?” Along with her frustration over the nail industry being exploited, Rando’s concern is for the trapped individual. “I believe God cares for each of the individuals who are being abused,” she says. “It’s important to me that they not only get their life back, but that they know

GET INVOLVED To join Tomilynn Rando as a nail tech abolitionist, go to www.freemynailtech.com or e-mail her at freemynailtech@gmail.com.

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they have value.” Though unsure of what to do or how to help, Rando decided to do something. She started with what she knew: educating techs. It was January 2011, and she had a regional networking event scheduled for March. That gave her two months to come up with a way to communicate what she had learned. Rando enlisted the help of her staff and other nail techs in her circle of contacts. Together, they created a flyer to hand out at her networking event and a website that was elementary but sufficient so techs had somewhere to go to continue learning once the networking event was over. It was a first step, and one that is shaping Rando’s vision into an implement> polarisproject.org able plan to raise aware> freetheslaves.net ness and help people. She > thea21campaign.org is talking with the A21 Campaign, Polaris Project, Not For Sale, and other anti-trafficking organizations in an effort to coordinate an awareness and fundraising event for January 2012. January is human trafficking month, and Rando hopes by then nail techs will have become more aware of the problem and be ready to work together to abolish slavery in salons. The issue is a delicate one. It will take many nail tech-abolitionists to liberate the women being exploited, and it won’t come without vigilance and commitment. Consider a few roadblocks. First it’s difficult to identify victims. Though in plain sight, they are often overlooked. It’s in the open, people reason, it must be legal. This is a myth that keeps women enslaved in broad daylight — while clients get their nails done! Rando wants nail techs and clients to recognize several common “red flags” that suggest a worker is enslaved. “I believe once people learn about the problem, we will get involved. Just like in the movement to ‘go green,’ it takes education to bring about change,” she says. A second roadblock is that many victims won’t selfidentify. According to Polaris Project, “Victims of human trafficking often do not seek help immediately, due to lack of trust, self-blame, or being directly trained by traffickers to distrust authorities.” A third roadblock is the frustratingly inadequate oversight from local and state governments. No nail tech relishes the idea of her day being interrupted by a clipboard-carrying state worker poking around in the salon. However, one reason human trafficking can flourish in the nail industry is because business licenses are easy to obtain, and once the salon is open, it’s unlikely an inspector will visit the premises regularly. “I see a state inspector about every six years,” says Rando. “It’s time government officials start getting serious about the laws of slavery and bear

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down on this corruption.” A fourth roadblock exists apart from the traffickers and the victims. It’s an internal roadblock, and one Rando says must be addressed if we are to make progress. It’s been described as a tension between “Asian” vs. “Caucasian” salons, or “traditional” vs. “discount” salons, or even “standard” and “non-standard” salons. There’s a split in the nail industry, and while signs point to improvement, there’s still a long way to go. Techs on both sides can agree on the basics: unlicensed, unsafe, unsanitary salons should not exist — regardless of the race and country of origin of the owner or nail tech. Further, both sides have strengths and weaknesses; we can learn from each other — whether it’s in regard to efficiency and speed or comfort and customer service. “We’ve got a real problem,” says Rando. “Traffickers are exploiting our industry to force women into modern-day slavery. Let’s work together to be their voice and their advocates.” This doesn’t mean we turn a blind eye to violations in the nail industry. Just the opposite. It means learning to look for warning signs and being willing to get involved and report what we see. “One of the greatest weapons in the fight against trafficking is inquisitive neighbors,” says Elizabeth Keyes, attorney for Casa of Maryland, an immigrant-right organization. “We don’t like to be nosy, but the person is hoping against hope that someone asks so they can get help.” Ultimately, Rando hopes to develop a way for techs to help restore the lives of the women rescued out of the slave trade. “I dream of the day when we can come alongside these women, restore their dignity, and help rebuild their lives by offering to train them so they have the skills to be independent,” says Rando. “I think it would be sweet justice to see women vindicated by succeeding in an industry that traffickers used to exploit them.”

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Serenity Pedicure

Lori Bishop, Serenity Salon & Day Spa, Moline, Ill. This pedicure was designed to treat winterweary feet. This double treatment combines a regular pedicure with deep exfoliation all the way to the knee to prepare the skin for maximum moisture from a paraffin treatment. The service includes the scent of the month infused in the treatment.

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Bling Toes Pedicure

Lynnette Diaz-Madden, Salon 29, East Greenville, Pa. Even the most conservative clients will love stepping out in sandals after this pedicure. Dress up the pedicure with bauble-endowed pink-andwhite polish for a just a bit of flash. Clients can request the added drama of â&#x20AC;&#x153;whimsiesâ&#x20AC;? such as rhinestones, stickers, and clay cane slices for $2 each.

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BY ERIN SNYDER-DIXON

As the mercury rises, so does the number of clients looking for trendy pedicure services. Make one of these nine fabulous offerings your own or let them spark your imagination to create something as unique.

The AnnaCure

Anna Schmidt, Nails by Anna in SNIP Salon, Maumee, Ohio Clients relax and unwind while receiving a pedicure that goes far beyond calluses and toenails. Massage services are sprinkled liberally throughout the service to encourage total relaxation. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be surprised if a client nods off while sitting in Annaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chair.

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Pina Colada Pedicure

Shannon Chomanczuk, A Polished Image, New Windsor, N.Y. Exotic coconut shell scrub, kaolin clay masque, coconut milk extract, and jojobainfused massage lotion are the foundation of this island treat. Finish it off with your choice of over 100 different polishes.

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Margarita Pedicure Terri Schacht, Body Shoppe Spa, Yorktown, Va. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always happy hour on the beach with this cocktail-inspired pedicure. It features a lemon and lime sea salt soak, a citrus-infused moisture massage, followed by a wrap in warm, skin-softening towels. Clients enjoy a Key Lime Smoothie while being pampered. Top off the summer ready pedicure with a twist of lime nail art.

45 minutes, $50

Wired Pedicure

Heather Hall-Williams, Scratch Pedicure Parlour, Rockford, Ill. Clients can wake up their senses with a coffee break-inspired treat. In addition to exfoliating and massaging with cappuccino- and espressoscented products, clients receive a coupon for a Wired Signature Latte. Wired cafe is the local coffee house hotspot where Scratch cross-promotes services and goods.

1 hour, $45

Caribbean Pedicure

Shayne Head, Daybreak Salon and Spa, Woodhaven, Mich. This Aveda Caribbean Therapy pedicure wraps the client in the luxury of an exfoliating sugar scrub and hydrating masque. The nurturing plant-based ingredients treat clients to a virtual trip to the islands without ever leaving the pampering hands of the spa.

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Lemon Dream Pedicure Christine Gicobbe-Grande, Avail Concept Salon, Sweetwater, Tenn. Clients nosh on their choice of lemon bars or cookies while quenching their thirst with green tea or lemonade. Their tootsies get treated to an antibacterial, creamy lemon soak, a lemon sugar scrub to slough off the winter layer, and massage with lemon dream moisture cream.

1 hour, $35

Dreamsicle Pedicure

Amy Becker, Masterworks by Amy Becker, Cedarburg, Wis. This pedicure features an orange-infused soak, orange peel scrub, and an orange/vanilla massage treatment. Top it all off with glitter gel application. As an added bonus, clients are treated to a gastronomic wonder from childhood â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a Dreamsicle. This is a feel-good, look-good pedicure drawing on the energizing and uplifting properties of citrus.

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Cindy Walston, nail tech In her other life: decorator

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large vintage home built in the early 1900s. It was what I was most proud of and that was what propelled me to become a decorator.” Walston landed an opportunity to work with a local design company as a freelance decorator. “I worked on many homes, even businesses!” she says. She became certified in the field, but says you really just have to have an eye for it. “Scale and balance should come naturally to you.” Eventually she and a friend opened a country antique store that also housed her decorating office. “At this wild time, I managed to work long hours at the salon, cramming all my clients within a three-day work week,” she recalls. “The rest of the week I was at the store, consulting on homes, or doing store displays after hours.” That was until her husband dropped a bombshell. They had to move for his new job. “So here I am now in Portland. I bought a house and you guessed it — I’m decorating!” Walston is also in the process of opening a home-based salon. “I love French country decor. My home is very colorful, but my salon will showcase French whites, distressed glamour, and vintage furniture. I have never been a fan of the traditional nail table, so I will have a vintage French console table with curved legs. Once again I’m bringing my two loves together — decorating and nails. “Interior decorating is a lot like doing nails. You create, you have your own style and technique, and there’s a before and after. Your interior space can give you confidence and make you feel good about yourself — just like beautiful nails!”

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