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CONTENTS

JANUARY 2013

78 Cover Credits Nails: Tracey Sutter, Cloutier Remix; Hair: Sienree Du, Celestine Agency; Makeup: Uzmee Krakovszki for MAC Cosmetics; Photography: Adriana Curcio, adrianacurcio. com; Model: Katherine Clark, L.A. Models; Art Director: Patricia Quon-Sandberg Check out the behind-the-scenes video of our cover shoot at nailpro.com.

Features 78 Last Call

96 Help! How do I ...?

120 Slick Beauty

Learn the ins and outs of serving alcohol at your business so that clients can sip while you service their nails. By Danielle Beurteaux

Expert answers to your most commonly asked technical questions. By Tracy Morin

Discover new ways to use oils for all of your nail services. By Liz Barrett

84 Wrist Relief Keep your most important toolsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;your handsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;healthy and in working order with beneficial wrist exercises that you can do at work. By Leslie Hedrick

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108 The Ultimate Guide to Gel Polish This extensive gel lacquer overview will help you decide which brands are right for your clients. By Ilona French

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COLOR AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT

A SERVICE ONLY YOUR SALON CAN DELIVER!

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SCHNAPPS OUT OF IT!

MY CHIHUAHUA BITES!

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ROMEO & JOLIET

COZU-MELTED IN THE SUN

DEUTSCH YOU WANT ME BABY?

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Columns Attitudes 62 Polished Look

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Brave New Lace

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Lacy fabrics get a bit racy when worn as modern nail art. By Karie L. Frost

76 Savvy Salon Downtown Sacramento’s Byuti Salon & Spa places creativity at the forefront. By Stephanie Yaggy Lavery

162 Hollywood File Political Edition

Celebs gained our votes by supporting presidential candidates through Election Day manicures. By Karie L. Frost

Product Talk 140 Pro Talk

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Tech-Niques 66 Workshop

Jessica Cosmetics offers a durable pedicure system just in time for winter getaways, while Digital Right Brain introduces Salon POS for streamlined salon management. By Erin Kuschner

The Underside of Nails

In Every Issue 44 Editorial

It’s not just what is on the nail that counts. Discover the importance of caring for the underside of your clients’ tips. By Carla Collier

46 Backfills 50 Nailing the News

72 Art Gallery Trendy Tweeds

60 Portfolio 64 Behind the Nail Pros

Traditional winter fabrics reinvent textured nail art. By Pam Minch

144 Showcase 156 Happenings

134 Nail Clinic

157 Marketplace Plus

Keeping it Clean

159 Marketplace

Medical professionals explain the importance of proper salon sanitation and offer thorough guidelines. By Tracy Morin.

160 Ad Index 163 Manufacturer Deals & Promotions 178 Test Yourself

60 NAILPRO (ISSN 1049-4553) is published monthly by Creative Age Publications, Inc., 7628 Densmore Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91406-2042. Subscriptions: U.S., $24 per year; Canada/Mexico, $46; other international, $89. Periodicals postage paid at Van Nuys, CA, and additional mailing offices. Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: P.O. Box 201, Richmond Hill, ONT L4B 4R5 Canada. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to NAILPRO, P.O. Box 1073, Skokie, IL 60076-8073.

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Whether you read the steamy novel 50 Shades of Grey or not, you’ll appreciate the grayhot polishes we’ve gathered for you to incorporate into your spring pastels. nailpro.com/50-shades

Top 10 PROFITABLE ITEMS TO STOCK Check out these retail items that will sell and motivate clients to come back for more. nailpro.com/retail.com

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EDITORIAL

Doin’ It Well T

ime.com recently ran a story entitled “9 Dream Jobs That Actually Pay.” Want to guess what No. 8 was? That’s right; it was nail artist. The story featured nail extraordinaire and past NAILPRO cover artist Pattie Yankee discussing her job requirements as well as the best and worst parts of being a nail artist. It was an amazing plug for this celebrity manicurist, but also a huge push for the nail industry. Note the wording of the title: “Dream Jobs.” This story wasn’t just about making it; it was about finding success in a career that most people only dream about. That says a lot about the consumer’s view of nails these days. It wasn’t long ago that nail technicians were thrown into the pile of “trade” careers, considered second-class citizens in the well-respected beauty world. But now, this amazing profession has been crowned a dream job, along with (according to Time.com) comedian, landscape artist, eyeglass designer and princess. (OK, the last one is my dream job.) The point is that when it comes to creative dream jobs, nail artist is now up there as a position worthy of respect. What’s more, it’s lucrative! Just look at all of the great products that have recently been released, changing the face of nails. From

polish-based appliques and transfer foils that make art a snap to the soak-off gel and hybrid polish craze that allows for two-week, chip-free color, pros and consumers alike are loving nails like never before. Over here at NAILPRO, we are likewise enamored, and therefore have big plans for nails in the New Year. There will be in-depth stories, like a comparison of the major soak-off gel polish brands (see page 108 of this issue), a whole section just on acrylics (you’ll have to wait until February for that one) and, of course, pages and pages of trendsetting nail art and luscious polish collections. What’s more, the publisher of NAILPRO is venturing into the masses by introducing a consumer nail magazine to be sold on newsstands this spring. Nail It! is the first magazine of its kind, featuring nails, trends and styles and how they fit into a woman’s overall fashion, beauty and lifestyle esthetic. Now your nail-loving clients can have a magazine, too! Keep up all of the wonderful work that you do into 2013; the industry couldn’t have been raised to this point of popularity if it weren’t for you.

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alk about creative collaboration! This month’s group of imaginative minds came together to produce a stellar cover to kick off the New Year. Nail artist Tracey Sutter tapped into her artistic side to produce abstract nail art, while hairstylist Sienree Du, makeup artist Uzmee Krakovszki and photographer Adriana Curcio brought this ice princess to life.

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BACKFILLS

Thanks, Mr. Postman! I love NAILPRO magazine! It’s great and I always look forward to receiving it in the mail. Thanks! Evett Jordan Lovely Nails Salon Peoria, IL

Starting Out I love NAILPRO magazine, and would love for my pictures to be in your magazine. I find it inspiring, especially only being a year into this type of business! I hope you enjoy my pictures! Christine Landis Jee Jee’s Full Service Salon Redding, CA

Picture Perfect I have been a nail instructor for the last 14 years in South Florida and a salon owner. I’ve been a NAILPRO reader for years. I wanted to tell other NAILPRO readers to never stop sending photos in for the Portfolio [column]. When I saw my nail photo in the October 2012 magazine, I showed it to all my friends and co-workers. I love the magazine; it has a lot of materials to work with. Thank you, NAILPRO! My dream is to have my nails on the cover one day. Ada Arias La Belle Beauty School Hialeah, FL

Book Smart The continuing education in [NAILPRO] is fantastic! Love all the information and knowledge I get from this magazine! Thank you! Tracy Lopez East Moline, IL Series Inspired These are my “Sons of Anarchy” nails. They are both done by free hand! Jessica Birdwell Blalock Serenity Salon & Spa Monteagle, TN Hurricane Mani I finally got home after being stranded at my sister’s in San Diego because of [Hurricane Sandy]. No power at home or at my shop, and my client had a wedding the next day—so I did her mani outside by the chimney! Pattie Yankee North Babylon, NY

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Showtime! I know you put the picture of the students from Sacramento City College at the NAILPRO Sacramento Show in the magazine. Here’s one more from Federico Beauty Institute. Erin Short Federico Beauty Institute Sacramento, CA What I Love About My Job Editor’s Note: We weren’t able to fit Kathryn’s comment in the 2012 Essentials column about why she loves what she does. But we couldn’t pass up including this somewhere! I absolutely love my job because I get to be creative every single day. Not one set or service I perform is ever the exact same, and interacting with my amazing clients always keeps me entertained! Many people in the salon industry consider our appointments “cheap therapy,” and hearing all the dramas from one

appointment to the next is one of the highlights of this profession for sure! Kathryn Spivey Albany, OR Fancy Dress This isn’t nail art but I wanted to share my Halloween “nail polish” costume I made. Also, be sure to notice my nail polish necklace; my good friend made it! I love what I do and I love reading NAILPRO! Jennifer Sanchez The Nail Girl Lansing, IL

Motivated or dismayed by something you’ve read? Share your opinions. We can all learn from one another. Send your comments, suggestions or questions to Backfills, NAILPRO, 7628 Densmore Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91406, or visit nailpro.com to send us an email. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, grammar and clarity.

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NAILING THE NEWS

by Erin Kuschner

Here Comes the Bride

PHOTO: ANNA MOLLER

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE, SOMETHING … POLISHED? That was the idea behind Houghton Bride’s first Engagement Party on October 14 at NYC Bridal Week, where designer Katharine Polk paired non-traditional wedding gowns and suits with in-your-face tips. Models received an extended French manicure using OPI Samoan Sand as a base and DS Glow on the tips. The collection’s romantic details carried through to the nails, where a rhinestoneadorned smile line separated the two shades. It’s enough to make a girl say, “I do.”

By Design Nail art aficionados from across the United States pledged their love of summer in the It’s So Easy Summer Fun Nail Art Contest, which ran the entire month of July. Who came out on top? Hang Tran from Gretna, Louisiana, won the $1,000 grand prize for her bold, tropical nail, while Julie Ventura from Hoboken, New York, came in second with a $500 prize for her Beach Queen design. Third place—and $250—went to Martha Alicea from Central Falls, Rhode Island, followed by twenty runner-up prizes. For a complete list of winners and nail photos, visit itssoeasynails.com/ winners.php.

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TO THE POLLS InStyle polled led its readers about nails on the job: 24% get a mani before a majorr presentation and d 55% say that at bold nail art is acceptable at the office. Source: InStyle November ber 2012


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Expert Touch Removal Wraps Easy-to-Use • Economical Ingenious remover foils with attached absorbent pad in a convenient roll and dispenser! Ideal for removing all OPI soakable gels, acrylics, wraps, glitter nail lacquer and nail art. Patent Pending. Available in 20 ct. and 250 ct.

Expert Touch Salon Mitts Disposable • Sanitary • One Size Fits All • Latex-Free Keeps hands and fingers warm during enhancement removals. Also ideal for spa manicure and pedicure treatments. Available in 100 ct. and 500 ct.

Expert Touch Table Towels Sanitary • 100% Lint Free More than just a table towel! So soft, luxurious and absorbent you’ll want to use them for all your professional services, including skin treatments. Available in 45 ct.

Expert Touch Nail Wipes Sanitary • 100% Lint Free Ideal for removing nail lacquer, cleansing nails with N.A.S. 99 Nail Cleansing Solution, and for removing gel residue without leaving lint behind. Available in 200 ct. and 475 ct.

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Media Focus Your favorite fashion magazines give beauty manufacturers recognition in the November issues. re W • “Nails are the windows too the spirit,” thee y) mag (correctly) stated, whilee ps decorating tips with Essie Fiesta and OPI Need Sunglasses?.

Lucky • Essie Bold and Beautiful was highlighted in the mag’s homage to oxblood, while OPI Need Sunglasses? proved that yellow was in for fall.

Allure • OPI The Living Daylights was one example of glittery polish mentioned in a spread about sparkle.

Marie Claire • Chanel Le Vernis Malice was part of the luxury shine trend; the mag’s work section suggested Essie It’s Delicate and OPI My Very First Knockwurst to keep nails at the office appropriate.

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alent alone isn’t enough to be a great nail tech; it also takes immersing oneself with the latest trends and evolving through continuing education. Take your professional skills to the next level at ISSE Long Beach 2013, the West Coast’s largest beauty event, held January 26-28. More than 40,000 beauty professionals are expected to attend for educational classes, new products and services, and marketing and networking opportunities. Of course, ISSE encourages the tech’s competitive side as well. Students and licensed professionals are invited to demonstrate their skills and win prizes at the NAILPRO Nail Competition, which counts towards the NAILPRO Cup. Categories include Tip & Overlay, Soak-off Gel Manicure and French Twist—One Hand. To register for competitions, visit probeauty.org/isselb/competitions.

ISSE LongBeach DON’T FORGET! Download the free ISSE Mobile App to find showtimes and class schedules, view a map of the show floor, and more. Search for ISSE LB 2013 on your Android, iPhone, iPad or Blackberry.

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rly and Los Angeles salon Nail Garden teamed up for the 102.7 KIIS FM Halloween Event at the House of Rock on October 30, bringing the dramatic shades of Spellbound from Orly to a star-studded event. Celebrities (including Francia Raisa, Lacey Chabert and Ashley Jones) and guests received manicures using shades like Monster Mash, Right Amount of Evil and R.I.P., while the pop duo Karmin performed in front of the costumed crowd.

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(Clockwise from top right) Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls, Party of Five) & Ashley Jones (True Blood); Karmin performs at the 102.7 KIIS FM Halloween event; Polish from the Orly Spellbound Collection; Guests enjoy an Orly Spellbound Manicure by Nail Garden


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KATHY’S QUICK TIP Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day Fluid needs vary, both for individuals and on a day-to-day basis. The fluids that we require on a daily basis can come by way of our food and the beverages we drink. Fruits and vegetables have a high water content, and the water in juices, coffee and tea will all add up. However, it’s important to maintain a good habit of drinking a small glass of water each hour of the day. Place a pitcher of water on a nearby counter so that as you pass by you are reminded to pour a glass. Keep water in your car to make sipping during your commute possible, and include a glass of water before your meals to keep you a little fuller.

Newsfile Entity Beauty is pleased to announce the hiring of Joseph Pham as the company’s new manager of sales and distributor relations. Pham has 20 years of nail industry experience under his belt and, prior to his position with Entity, was the education manager for three salons in Western New York. “We are incredibly excited to have Joseph join Joseph Pham our team,” says Vicki Heller, president and CEO of Entity Beauty. “He brings a fresh perspective and aggressive approach to building our organization.” Americanails acquired United Nails in August 2012, expanding their brand selection to include products from DejaNu, SPAtaneous and Evolve Gel Polish. Joining the Americanails team as their School Division’s vice president is Melodee LangeChristensen, formerly of United Nails and Tammy Taylor Nails. She will be working to expand educa- Melodee LangeChristensen tional programs and seminars across the globe.

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Office Space FOR THE MODERN 9-TO-5 WORKING WOMAN, SQUEEZING IN A MANICURE CAN SEEM IMPOSSIBLE BETWEEN HER JOB, ERRANDS, FAMILY AND SOCIAL LIFE. Liz Whitman and Katina Mountanos, two Harvard Business School graduates working in the beauty industry, wanted to change all that. In July 2012, Manicube was born, a female response to the shoeshine, barber and dry cleaning services that corporate offices have been offering to male employees for years. Manicube supplies a 15-minute manicure for busy professionals at their workplace, sending in licensed nail technicians to perform high-quality, inexpensive services (each mani is $15). Clients can choose from Essie, OPI, Deborah Lippmann and Chanel polishes and are offered an iPad to browse the latest issues of Vanity Fair or People Magazine while they’re being pampered. And despite catering towards the busy female, Manicube doesn’t discriminate—a men’s Clip & Clean service is also on the menu. “We know that women have so many commitments to significant others, children, parents, friends, household chores, fitness, and of course, work, and it’s become harder and harder to do it all,” says Mountanos. “We want to make it easier for women to manage their lives … and we want them to look good doing it.” Not only are Mountanos and Whitman interested in women who already have jobs, but for every manicure given, $1 is contributed towards Kiva, a nonprofit group that gives microloans to female entrepreneurs in developing nations. Now serving the New York City area, Manicube has plans to expand across the United States. Thinking about extending your salon’s services to local businesses? See the rest of Manicube’s story at manicube.com.

Manicube supplies a 15-minute manicure for busy professionals at their workplace, sending in licensed nail technicians to perform high-quality, inexpensive services.


PORTFOLIO

Readers Nail Art Take a look at what NAILPRO readers are creating! From acrylics to gels to paints, they’ve done it all. Submit your own original nail art and share it with your fellow readers.

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Jerica Castro Miller Addictive Style Salon Vernal, UT

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POLISHED LOOK

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Guest Artist Paula Knight-Osborne has over 22 years of experience creating innovative nail designs. She promotes continuing professional development and the use of toxin-free products in the beauty industry.

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ace: Heavy on blink-and-you’llmiss-it detail and interesting texture, it’s one of the prized fabrics that nail artists seek to emulate. But as a fashion accouterment, it has the capability of appearing overtly cutesy, dowdy or cheap. Thankfully, modern lace emerges this season, owing to overlays on neon (Lanvin), a mishmash of colors and textures (Erdem and Monique Lhuillier), and thickening the detailed dimensions (Derek Lam). Whether sporty or refined, this next-gen netting is shaping up to be a sartorial standout. A contemporary take on lace needn’t stop at wares; why not breathe new life into this favored nail art staple, too? Rather than overlay the entire nail in lace, ra cut random bits of netting and use a an accent over a bright as n neon base.

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glowing girl appears out of the icy abyss, bathed in golden light, swathed in pastels, and brings forth nails adorned with abstract art. This is our January cover. Tracey Sutter is an artist in both the classic sense of the word and in terms of nails, and she brought her unique talent to the set. The nail art was created with pastel polishes swiped in random patterns until she was satisfied with the results. Makeup artist Uzmee Krakovszki lightened our model’s skin and used pastel color makeup in a watercolor effect across her eyes and cheeks; she then covered the model’s skin in shimmering dust. Hairstylist Sienree Du created a texturized updo and weaved silver chains through the hair to enhance the princess-like aesthetic. Finally, expert beauty photographer Adriana Curcio adeptly created a set where our model would appear as though she were fading into the light, all the while allowing the nails to maintain their luster.

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Suttter prepped the model’s nails and then fit a clear, full-coverage tip to her nails.

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Finally, she coated the nails with a swipe of top coat to create a lasting shine.

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WORKSHOP

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The Underside of Nails

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are and protection of the natural nail is our main responsibility as nail professionals, and this includes the oft-neglected underside. Whether it’s a basic manicure or an extensive nail enhancement, the backside of the nail needs attention. The basics of a simple manicure are the first thing taught in beauty school. One of the most fundamental procedures we learn is to clean the underside of the nail, as certainly no manicure would be complete without taking the time to check this little space under the free edge. It is of the utmost importance that we know how and why to care for this delicate area so that we can educate our clients as well.

While the job of a nail professional is to enhance the natural nail, unfortunately we can cause harm—even if by accident—if we aren’t careful. One of the most important areas to pay attention to is the hyponychium. The hyponychium is a thick band of skin that creates a waterproof barrier between the nail bed and the finger, and can be easily separated by over-filing the nail plate or aggressively cleaning under the free edge. This barrier seal prevents moisture, bacteria and germs from entering the body. Doug Schoon, chief scientific adviser at CND, calls this part of the nail a “guardian seal” and writes in his book, Nail Structure and Product Chemistry, that the seal “protects the nail bed from pathogens under the free edge.” He adds, “to break this seal can cause infection that could potentially lead to nail plate loss.”

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Newer techniques used to prep the nail plate through the temporary removal of oils and moisture with dehydrators (combined with the application of an acid-free primer) are much more effective and comfortable for the client. Heavyhanded nail technicians armed with an electric file or heavy abrasive can cause all kinds of issues for the client, from uncomfortable burning to nail disorders like onycholysis (separation of the nail bed) to product allergies. Product allergies can occur when the nail plate has been thinned so much that the products penetrate the nail, causing overexposure of the skin. While there are several factors that can cause onycholysis, nail techs want to be 100 percent sure that they aren’t responsible for causing it. If separation of the nail plate occurs, bacteria can enter and cause an infection. Instruct a client with onycholysis

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Paying attention to the back of the nail is crucial for great nail care as well as your clients’ health.


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that this tissue is very sensitive and will cause the client serious pain if pushed back. When applying sculptured nails and nail forms to a client with this condition, be extremely careful. If the nail form is not positioned correctly, it can cause pain and even cut this delicate area. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good idea to apply cuticle oil here at every service and recommend an oil that the client can use daily at home. This is especially important for clients that work with water, paper or fabric; these materials extract moisture from the nails and hands which may result in dry, cracked or bleeding skin. Natural Nail Manicure The gentle approach is always the one to take when dealing with the natural nail. Cleaning during a manicure is easily done by wrapping the tip of an orangewood stick with cotton, saturating it with some cuticle remover and then gently running the tip under the free edge. It can also be gently brushed out with a manicure brush and soapy water. Overlays When cleaning the underside of a natural-nail overlay, tread carefully and use a skinny, pointed diamond needle bit to lightly skim the backside of the natural nail without touching the hyponychium. This will clean out and remove any visible stains. Use that same bit at a 45-degree angle and lightly blend

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Attention to detail is what your clients will notice and will keep them loyal to you for years to come.

to remove any found, taking care to stay away from the quick. Small details, like caring for the underside of the nail, are not really small. Unfortunately, many nail techs skip this important step, focusing so much on the design and the art of our trade that they forget the fundamentals. Attention to detail is what your clients will notice and will keep them loyal to you for years to come.

the very distal edge of the natural nail flush with the enhancement material. This technique also prevents the natural nail from curling away from the product. Be sure to recommend that the client use cuticle oil regularly to keep the natural nail hydrated. Sculptured Nails Using the same needle bit, level out any ledges or product that may have seeped under the form during application. At the end of your fill service, use your bit to level the product under the natural nail so that the product grows out evenly with the natural nail. Tips & Overlays Check the underside for glue residue and use the same bit

Twenty-three-year industry veteran Carla Collier is a working nail tech at Glamour Salon in Tehachapi, CA. Collier is an international educator and competition judge, former salon owner, retired competition champion and NAILPRO cover artist.

• Stabilize your hand by resting it on the table anytime you are using an electric file. • Use your pinkie or ring finger to steady yourself and to gain complete control over the electric file. • Electric files can do serious damage to the top surface of the nail if used with a heavy hand, and the backside of the nail is no exception. • Be extremely careful when cleaning the backside with a pointed bit. • Never drill the natural nail out from the backside of an enhancement. This practice can lead to an infection if the nail loosens from the product and gaps are created for water to seep in.

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PHOTOS: ARMANDO SANCHEZ

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ART GALLERY

by Pam Minch

Beginner: Pretty in Pink Polish the nail light pink.

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Paint a medium-pink horizontal and vertical line.

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extures and tweeds are showing up everywhere: hats, suits, scarves and, you guessed it, on nails! Who knew that a fabric synonymous with men’s suiting and 1960s outerwear would end up as one of the hottest growing trends in fashion today? With the help of Liliya Saxon from Ontario, Canada, NAILPRO provides you with four nails as front-runners in the new nail trend for your clients. Saxon’s color choices and textures will make it hard to choose just one of the gorgeously designed tips. Customize colors for anyone and you’ll have your ladies walking out of your salon looking like they came straight off the runway!

Nail Design: Liliya Saxon Average Time: 10 minutes per set • Suggested Price: $10 per set

Intermediate: Twix and Tweeds

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Add several textured horizontal lines as well as white and dark pink dots. Finish with top coat.

Submit to Art Gallery

Pam Minch hails from Parker, CO, and specializes in nail art. Her art has been featured in Sports Illustrated and several other publications. She has been a top nail art competitor, competition judge and an educator for a major manufacturer.

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Nail Design: Liliya Saxon Average Time: 10 minutes per set • Suggested Price: $10 per set

PHOTOS: ARMANDO SANCHEZ

Submit your nail art to NAILPRO for consideration for future installments of Art Gallery. Visit our website at nailpro.com for all the details.


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Advanced: Haute Couture

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Paint a diagonal free edge with black stripes.

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Introducing the most innovative light curing resin in the world – and only LCN has it!

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Nail Design: Liliya Saxon Average Time: 10 minutes per nail • Suggested Price: $5 per nail

What makes COSMIQ One Component Resin F so unique? Moonstone dust - a gemstone that is characterized by its enchanting play of light.

French: French Flair Polish the nails using bright white for the free edge and sheer glitter for the nail plate.

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Long regarded as a magical gemstone, some cultures believe moonstones are symbols of female fertility and bring the wearer “beautiful visions at night”. Nice. But what does it provide you, the technician?

Add several black lines on the free edge.

Paint tweed “threads” (using dots) in multiple colors.

Paint a black and white bow at the smile line. Glue on a rhinestone. Finish with top coat over the entire design.

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owntown Sacramento is abuzz with government employees surrounding the State Capitol during the workweek. And while the streets are far emptier on the weekends, one business is still bustling: Byuti Salon & Spa, a full-service salon that caters to politicians and artists alike. Owner Jill Petersen is a hairstylist who opened the salon with the idea of providing high-quality services in a hip and trendsetting environment. Understanding the need for nails, Petersen called upon local nail guru and former colleague Minnie Engelhard to take over the tip department. And with that, Engelhard has transformed Byuti into, as she describes it, “an alluring space where clients can kick off their shoes, relax and spill their guts.”

Why We Think It’s Fabulous

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The salon’s strength is built on education.

Service quality and customer appreciation is by the book.

From the moment you walk into the salon until you leave, it’s as if you’re experiencing a page from “the guide to running a successful salon business” (also known as NAILPRO!). Greet clients with a friendly smile. Check. Provide a sanitized and wellorganized space. Check. Make your client feel relaxed and comfortable; possibly offer her a mimosa. Check. Gently upsell. Check. Gain a loyal clientele because of the amazing service. Check, check, check!

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It has a cool and artistic ambiance.

The atmosphere at Byuti feels like a modish artist’s loft (except that it’s on the ground floor) with concrete floors, exposed pipes and large open spaces. The hair washing and color mixing stations are right out in the open, lending to that “let’s create” vibe. A beautiful, brightly colored, hand-painted mural covers one wall, adding life to the otherwise minimalist and industrial furnishings. Only the spa rooms (for facials and waxing) are behind closed doors.

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There’s a strong commitment to community.

The salon is thankful for its thriving local community who come to Byuti to get beautified. Likewise, many of the staff members are active in the local arts— therefore, this salon likes to support its residents. A local artist painted the mural, and jewelry retailed at the front of the salon comes from a well-known neighbor. While clients receive their pedicures, they gaze upon a magnetic wall behind Engelhard’s shoulder littered with signs and postcards advertising area events, such as gallery openings and live music. Those expecting a stuffy salon next to the State Capitol will certainly be surprised by this imaginative gem.

PHOTOS: (TOP TWO PHOTOS) COURTESY OF BYUTI SALON AND SPA; (ALL OTHERS) ARMANDO SANCHEZ

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Salon Statistics Year Founded: 2005 Owner: Jill Petersen Website: byuti.net Hours: Tues. - Fri.: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat.:

9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Closed Mon. Signature Service: Byutiful Pedicure: 50

minutes of pampering beginning with soak, filing and shaping nails. Treat, push and trim cuticles, cooling marine masque, exfoliate with sugar scrub. Envelop feet in lush paraffin, relax with hand and arm massage. Finish with polish.

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Last Call Consider all of the factors of serving alcohol in your salon before the bubbly impairs your clients’ judgment. By Danielle Beurteaux

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n 2009, when Valerie Griggs was about to open the first 20Lounge nail salon in Scottsdale, Arizona, she needed something that would help differentiate her brand from the competition. Her solution? Griggs decided to take a shot at serving alcohol to her customers. It worked—20Lounge’s complimentary drink offerings have been a big hit with clients. “We started it out as a test in our first location and it went over so well,” she says. “People really couldn’t believe they could come in and actually get that service at that price and get a complimentary glass of champagne.” Following in the footsteps of high-end hair salons and spas, more and more nail salons across the country are offering gratis drinks to their customers as a way to up their service and give themselves an edge in the increasingly competitive nail salon market. But salon owners need to think beyond just pouring a glass of bubbly—there are legal, financial and practical implications to take into consideration before popping that cork.


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e warned: Salon owners will tell you that once you’ve started pouring, you’ll have to keep the good times flowing. A salon that becomes known for gratis drinks won’t be able to turn off that tap, or they’ll risk disappointing—or worse, losing—customers. “You’ll never be able to stop serving once you get a reputation for being that kind of space,” says Fleur de Lys’ Paulson. Griggs knows this from experience. “We actually pulled it for a while, thinking it wasn’t that critical,” she says. “But a lot of the customers couldn’t believe we weren’t doing it, it was such a big perk to them.” Which means that if you do choose to serve, you’ll need to find a way to work the alcohol expense into your budget. According to Griggs, the cost is the biggest downside, especially as you’ll likely buy at retail prices that can really add up. “It does cut into your revenue,” she says. “You can pour a lot and not realize what you’re spending.” Paulson has dealt with the expense by building the cost into the services; both Fleur de Lys’ Martini Manicure and Martini Pedicure costs 10 dollars more than the regular variety. Finally, think about how your salon’s ambience will be affected by the types of drinks you offer and when you will offer them. You may want to create a mood of fun and “let the good times roll” but that might not be the right environment for your clients who are looking for a quiet and relaxing salon experience. “People tend to get rowdy, and they giggle and they laugh and it changes the atmosphere,” Paulson says.

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Pros and cons of spirits aside, the simple gesture of serving an on-the-house drink to clients is a way of showing them how much you appreciate their business while increasing your salon’s indulgence quotient. “Our customers will tell you, ‘I go there because I get a glass of bubbly and a great service at an affordable price, and it feels like it’s a luxury,’” says Griggs.

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OR 20LOUNGE, DRINK CHOICES WERE A BIG PART OF ITS INITIAL MARKETING PUSH—THE TAGLINE, AFTER ALL, IS “BEAUTY AND BUBBLY SERVED DAILY.” Griggs thinks that more nail salons are incorporating alcohol with their services because nails have become more upmarket and appeal to a broader status in the personal care market. All 20Lounges (Griggs is planning to open 10 more 20Lounges by the end of 2013) offer beer, champagne and wine. “It’s such a big part of the concept,” she explains. “We’re really serving entertainment as well.” Another salon that has had success with mixology is Fleur de Lys in Portland, Oregon. Owner Kim Paulson was looking for a way to stand out from other salons, so she developed a menu complete with martinis, cosmopolitans and lemon drops, plus mimosas during the weekends. They also have a martini of the month—usually influenced by the season—and offer lavender lemon drops in the spring and cherry lemon drops in the summer. “Lemon drops seem to be our most popular drink; it’s easy to make and it’s really fun,” she says. Clients are asked to choose the drink they’d like during their service when they book their appointment. Paulson says the salon’s Martini Pedicure is the most popular, especially with friends who book appointments together and get to mix manicures with drinks and socializing. “I think people like to have a cocktail after work,” she says. “We don’t do a big martini manicure because when you’re getting a manicure it’s hard to have a cocktail. … We do a bigger martini pedicure business. We have fun straws that are short so people can drink when they get their nails done.”


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f you’re thinking about adding a little buzz to your salon, there’s some good news. Your basic general liability, business owner policy and package policies will cover your business if you decide to offer drinks, says Anne Cassidy, vice

president of Affinity Insurance Services in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, and a Professional Beauty Association provider who has been offering insurance services to salons for more than eight years. As long as you obey your local liquor laws, don’t serve to minors, and are not, as Cassidy puts it, “in the business of serving alcohol,” you’re good to go. More good news: Cassidy has never seen a claim that was related to alcohol. She does, however, advise putting salon policies in place for negotiating clients and drinking. “Once you open that door, then you need to have some discussions with the staff. What are you going to do if someone wants

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three or four or five glasses? How are you going to handle this?” she asks. “You don’t want to lose a customer, but at the same time you don’t want them leaving the store rip-roaring drunk, either.” Griggs is very aware of potential liabilities and, as a result, she says that her salons over-insure. At all 20Lounge locations, the manager and front desk supervisor are responsible for serving and monitoring the drinks. Besides, she likes to keep the nail techs focused on their nail services. At Fleur de Lys, being a small outfit of four nail techs, everyone has learned to mix and serve. Neither salon reports any problems with over-imbibing clients, and

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both have a policy of one drink per client. “Drunk clients just aren’t a problem. The service is 30 minutes long unless you’re in there for a mani/pedi at the same time. And no one is really going to ask for a second glass,” says Griggs. At Fleur de Lys, each cocktail is made in a standard shaker, which fills a small cocktail glass twice—one way of pacing a client’s intake and also keeping the drink fresh during the service. “We’re pretty careful not to over pour, but we also don’t want to serve a weak drink,” says Paulson. “It’s a pretty fine line, but most of the people we

serve get it—they’re not looking to get smashed here.” But there is a catch. Learning your local liquor laws, which vary by state, is non-negotiable—and not exactly a walk in the park. First, find out if it’s even possible to get your salon space licensed, and then talk to your state licensing agency, says Michael Cho, an attorney with Bernard & Associates in Newport Beach, California, who’s been advising on liquor licensing for 21 years. In California, for example, your basic choice is to get a beer license, which means no hard liquor. Otherwise, you have to be a full restaurant complete

with kitchen, kitchen staff and menu—only the celebrity chef is optional. Or you can try to get licensed as a bar, but as Cho notes, that can be a difficult license to get since many communities want to keep a tight reign on the amount of full bar licenses that are in their neighborhoods—even if you don’t intend on opening an actual bar. “Those are the challenges a salon owner has to take on because there really isn’t a specific license that allows them to [serve alcohol].” Other states may have different options, but Cho says it’s pretty difficult in every state. You can thank Prohibition for that!

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Relief By Leslie Hedrick

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he human hand contains 27 small bones, and an additional 8 bones in the wrist. Together, your hands and wrists make up some of the most delicate, intricate and hardworking bone-muscle-tendon combos that you have. If you value your career as a nail artist, you must treat your hands with TLC every day and ensure that you’re not putting undue stress on your most important tools. When you’re working on a client’s hands, do you ever think of your own? You don’t have to be gripping too tightly to cause problems: simply repeating the same motions day in and day out can cause serious stress injuries.

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Doctor’s Orders Dr. Erik Bliss from Bliss Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Cincinnati is very aware of the damage a nail artist’s repetitive motions can cause over time. His office happens to be located right next to Spa De Da Salon. “Preventive care is very important when it comes to your hands and wrists,” says Bliss. “It’s the best way to avoid conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, Guyon’s canal syndrome, de Quervain’s disease and sulcus ulnaris syndrome.” The way you use your hands and wrists has consequences for your entire arm, straight through your elbow and shoulder, all the way up to your neck and even through parts of your back. “This is called ‘kinematic change,’” says Dr. Bliss. “It’s the same thing we see in the legs when ankle issues affect knees and hips.” So, what’s a hard-working nail artist to do? Well, first of all, make sure your workstation is ergonomically suited to your body. Follow the “Law of 90 Degrees,” as Bliss says. “The legs should be at a 90-degree angle to the floor. The elbows, hips and knees should all be at about 90-degree angles.” Your feet should be able to rest comfortably flat on the floor with your legs uncrossed. Your forearm should be parallel to the floor. Your wrists should be held in a neutral position. Try not to work with your wrists bent down or up.

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Preventing Injury with Exercise

Should You Invest in a Hand/Wrist Brace?

“If you’re working with your hands day in and day out, you should condition them with a gentle exercise routine every day,” Bliss suggests. “Doing a quick, five-minute routine before starting work, just as runners stretch before a run, can help prevent work-related injuries.” When exercising your mitts, keep in mind extension and flexion. Flexion occurs when you bend your palms down Flexion

When it comes to preventing injury, “Firm splints can be helpful if worn overnight, but they really shouldn’t be worn during the day. They can actually do more harm than good if they’re worn while you’re going about things like typing,” explains Bliss. This is because immobilizing the wrist forces other muscles to work in ways they weren’t intended to. In other words, if you wore a brace during the day you could wind up with another issue somewhere else.

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toward your arms, and extension is when you bend your hand back, reaching your knuckles toward your forearm. Take a few moments between clients to pull your fingers back toward your wrist--gently. Here are a few additional exercises that can condition your hands and wrists.

Flexion and Extension Exercise This is a great general exercise you can do every day before work to prevent stress injuries resulting from repetitive movements.

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Extend and stretch both wrists and fingers acutely, as if they are in a handstand position. Hold for a count of five. Straighten both wrists and relax your fingers.

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Bend both your wrists down while holding the fists. Hold for a count of five. Perform 10 repetitions. When finished, let your arms hang loosely at your side and gently shake them out for a few seconds.

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Palm-to-Wall Press Some exercises make use of a wall by giving you something to steady yourself against and by providing a little resistance.

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Face the wall, standing with your feet hipwidth apart. Your toes should be about 8 to 10 inches away from the wall. Bend your elbows at a 90-degree angle, keeping them close to your sides. Place your palms against the wall with your fingers facing down. Slowly lean in toward the wall. The motion should not be dramatic. It should subtly press your shoulder blades onto your back, closer to one another. Be careful not to let your shoulders rise up toward your ears. Hold this position for 30 seconds. No repetitions are necessary, but you can do this more than once a day.

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Shoulder Blade Rise Because thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more to hand and wrist strength than just your hands and wrists, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t neglect the rest of your body. This exercise addresses your shoulders. P Stand with your back against the wall, with your heels touching it. P Press your shoulders back to the wall. This motion will bring your shoulder blades onto your back, a little closer to each other. P Slowly raise your shoulders toward your ears, without allowing your shoulder blades to lose contact with the wall. P Lower your shoulders again. P Do 10 repetitions. You can do this one every day.

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Kneeling Hand Yoga Stretch 2a

This exercise comes from our friends on the yoga mat, and it is an excellent, thorough stretch for the entire structure of your wrist, hand and all the muscles of your fingers.

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Kneel on a yoga mat or padded area on the floor. Keep your knees close together. Lean forward and place your palms on the mat with your fingers pointing back toward your knees. This will create a 90-degree angle. If it’s too intense, you can widen the angle by shifting your weight forward off of your knees. Just be careful not to face-plant! Slowly begin to peel the back of your hand away from the floor. Your palm and thumb will lift. Follow through until only your fingers remain on the floor. This is an extreme stretch for all of the muscles in your fingers. Slowly lift the first knuckles of your fingers up off the floor. Then move slowly through the second knuckle, on through the third until your fingertips are resting on the mat with your palms facing out. When you’re finished, make gentle fists and circle your wrists around for several seconds. No repetitions are necessary. Do this one once a day, or several times per week.

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Is a Stress Ball Handy? Many people like to give a squishy stress ball a few rhythmic squeezes before or after a workday; does this help condition your digits? “Things like stress balls and power putty are really more effective during treatments after an injury has taken place, for rehabilitation,” says Dr. Bliss.

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Light Dumbbell Wrist Curl This exercise uses a weight to engage muscle fibers typically not worked out. Avoid using a weight that’s too heavy, as you don’t want to strain this delicate joint. A three-pound weight should be just fine. You can do this one several times a week, but remember to be gentle with your joints.

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Kneel beside a chair or ottoman. Brace your elbow and forearm on the seat, holding the weight in your up-facing palm. Your wrist should hang over the edge of the seat. Extend your wrist, bending the back of your hand downward. Curl your fist up, bringing the weight closer to the inside of your forearm. Be careful not to let your forearm rise from the chair seat. Do 20 repetitions.

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Change the angle of your arm so that the weight in your fist is perpendicular to the floor. Your thumb should be facing the ceiling. When you bend your wrist, you’re still going to be moving it up and down between the ceiling and floor. Pretend you’re using a hammer. Do 20 repetitions.

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Change the angle of your arm so that your pinky is facing the ceiling. You’ll probably have to change your position around the chair to get this angle. Again, you will be moving your hand up and down, but it will feel like you’re actually bending it from side to side. Do 20 repetitions.

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What to Watch Out For

P Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Tingling fingers, mainly through your thumb, index and middle finger. You would probably experience this most prominently at night, and may not notice it at any other time, at first. This can happen if your median nerve, which runs along your forearm and into your hand, becomes trapped or pinched. P Guyon’s Canal Syndrome: Tingling in the last few fingers of the hand, as your ulnar nerve is pinched by the Guyon’s canal in your wrist. P De Quervain’s Disease: Pain along the thumb side of your hand anytime you try to grasp something, make a fist, or even turn your wrist. P Sulcus Ulnaris Syndrome: Numbness or tingling in your pinky finger and the exterior half of your ring finger. It’s caused when your nerve becomes trapped by a passage in your elbow. P Trigger Finger: Finger or thumb gets locked or stuck in a bent position before snapping straight, sometimes with a “popping” sensation. Your fingers might be stiff in the mornings, and you might notice a tender nodule or hard bump at the base of your finger. The technical term is Stenosing Tenosynovitis. P These exercises aren’t guaranteed to keep you away from Dr. Bliss’s chiropractic office, but it certainly increases your odds for sustaining a long, fulfilling career--and life.

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Leslie Hedrick is a freelance writer living in Northern Kentucky. Her work centers on sustainable living, beauty and small business, and has been featured online and in magazines throughout North America and the U.K. When she’s not writing or reading, she can usually be found making a fool of herself on stage or happy-hour hopping.

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Take note of any pain you experience, but warning signs aren’t always specifically painful. Some conditions start out as innocent pins and needles in a couple of fingers. Here are a few common conditions and their warning signs:


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Help! How do I …? Master nail techs and industry experts answer your most burning technical questions. B y Tr a c y M o r i n

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t happens to the best of us: At some point, there’s a nail situation that is perplexing. Whether you’re befuddled about some aspect of acrylic application, natural-nail maintenance or the art of building gel enhancements, everyone gets stuck sometimes. That’s why we’re taking readers’ questions and posing them to the masters in the field: award-winning nail technicians, competition winners and judges, manufacturers and experts in all things nail related. Read on to learn some gems of wisdom from the best of the best!

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Acrylic

Quandaries

Q QUESTION I haven’t had the best experience with acrylics. I’ve tried different brands, brushes, tips and forms, but no matter what I do, I just can’t seem to get a decent set. Help! —Jessica Johnston, Oceanside, CA

I’ve seen a lot of people applying glitter acrylic over the entire nail. What’s the process for when they want a change? —Kaesi Ashden Ortega, Kuna, ID

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When changing out glitter acrylic, you need to take down the bulk of the enhancement close to the natural nail— without touching the natural nail. I usually lay down a thin layer of clear acrylic on the natural nail before the glitter application so I don’t have to worry about soaking it off. (You don’t want to soak it off because it takes too much time.) If a customer comes in with glitter over the entire nail, it’s best to use an electric file to take it down. By using the right E-file bit, you’ll be able to take the excess glitter down and then reapply a new glitter fade to cover up the old product. Remember, there’s no need to get all the way to the natural nail. By capping it with a clear powder, you’ll prevent filing into the glitter and causing it to fade. —Greg Salo, president and CEO, Young Nails, Anaheim, CA

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One of the most important elements of working with acrylic is mastering product control; the other is sticking with one product while doing so. The best way to do this is to research companies and see who is offering classes in your area—then attend as many as you can! —Rachel Mouritsen, NAILPRO Cup Champion and veteran nail tech, Clovis, CA

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Question Answer When using nail wraps (vinyl, paper or plastic) or appliqués, can you put acrylic over the wrap? If I were to put the wrap down on the natural nail and then overlay it with acrylic, will it lift? Or should the wrap be put on only after the acrylic, like nail art?—Brittany Luppy

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I seem to have problems with air pockets; have you seen this? —Tiffany Lees, Salt Lake City, UT Even the best of us have seen air pockets with acrylic nails. There are two kinds: The first—and less evil—is

when there are a lot of tiny air bubbles. These can happen during application when you overwork your product (patting quickly with your brush) and trap tiny bubbles in your acrylic. They aren’t super

The second type of air pocket—and the most evil—is the big center pocket. More often than not, working too wet causes this. By working too wet, the nail actually absorbs some of the monomer, causing it to swell microscopically. Over time, the nail shrinks back to normal size, pulling away from the center area of the nail and—voilá!—an air pocket. Now, how wet is too wet? Well, not only are you expected to follow the manufacturer’s recommended liquid-to-powder ratio, but you should also know that some nails are just more porous than others. These spongy nails will be a bit more trouble, as they are just begging to suck up some of that monomer from your acrylic. Work a teeny, tiny bit dryer on those clients. I hope these tips help! —Elaine Watson, vice president of marketing and global education director, Star Nail International, Valencia, CA

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Gel

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I just started pinching my gel and it seems each [brand of gel] requires a different curing time. When do I pinch? —Andrea Boyko

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Every gel line and every gel within each line does cure differently. It’s important to pinch the very first layer of gel that’s applied to the form. It’s going to be trial and error. You want to pinch your C-curve before it has hardened too much—but not too soon, or the gel will still be too soft. I find with Light Elegance gel, for example, it is within the first 5 to 10 seconds under the Easy Cure Lamp. Pinch and then put the nail back in the light to finish curing and set the shape. —Liz Hyerstay-Hill, Eugene, OR

QUESTION I’m having a hard time with gel tip overlays. I use clear gel over white or natural tips. I etch the tips, cap the free edge, and have tried curing longer and applying the gel thinner, yet the free edge still separates. However, this doesn’t happen when I use clear tips. What’s the problem? —Nancy Donatone McCoy, Walnut, MS

ANSWER When capping or sealing the free edge, keep the coats thin. Also, after you cure and are finished, use a smooth buffer to file slightly and finish the nail. When you use the clear tips, the problem simply may not be as noticeable. —Anita Lime-Sims, owner, LimeLight Nail Designs, and national/international nail competition judge and educator, Albany, GA

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Why does Shellac pull away from the free edge and sides after I apply the base coat? I have to keep pulling it down and capping the free edge, but by the time I finish the thumb, the product has already pulled away from the free edge on the rest of the nails. —Melissa Berrios, East Chicago, IN

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CND Shellac is a unique blend of solvents, monomers and polymers.

The solvent blend contributes to the ease of application (it goes on like polish), and the monomers contribute to the toughness (which helps it wear like gel), while the polymers contribute to its quick removal (allowing it to come off in minutes). Because of this unique blend, Shellac needs

to be shaken well before application for even coverage and proper cure and wear. Otherwise, the solvents rise to the top while pigments settle and, if not blended before application (especially when applying colors that haven’t been used in a while), too much of the solvent blend is applied and shrinks back when applied. Be sure to shake your CND Shellac well before application and you should not have any shrinkage. —Roxanne Valinoti, CND education manager, Long Island, NY


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What would cause a top coat to have a white appearance a day after having a pedicure? —Lori Bryan, Peoria, IL

Not seeing or knowing what products and procedures you used makes this is difficult to troubleshoot. However, I suspect it was a top coat that has a UV protectant in it. In certain lighting, you can see the UV—which can look white. —Vicki Peters, master nail technician, Brea, CA

That’s hard to answer without knowing what’s been tried already. I always wear gloves if my hands will be exposed to water or cleaning solutions (except for showers, baths and daily hand washing). Wiping the nail plate with acetone or alcohol before applying polish helps some people. If you have super smooth nails, nothing will stick to them, so don’t buff them to a glossy shine. No need to rough them up either, unless they’re super glossy already. Using a sticky base coat is great, too. —Elizabeth Allbright

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QUESTION

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO ADDRESS PEELING OF THE NATURAL NAIL AT THE FREE EDGE? —Christel Arant, Seattle, WA

ANSWER Always be sure to buff away areas that are peeling, lifting or flaking prior to applying base coat. A low-grit buffer and oil is the best way to gently remove peeling without damaging the nail plate. Remember to buff only in one direction—not back and forth. When polishing, wrap all polish layers around the free edge of the nail to seal the color and bond all layers of polish together. Have your client apply a protective top coat over your manicure every two to three days to protect both the color and the nails. —Suzanne Denero, Art of Beauty (makers of Zoya and Qtica) salon and spa coordinator, Cleveland, OH

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I have a longstanding dilemma with natural-nail care and/or maintenance. It is quite frustrating; no matter how hard I try, the nail polish in any manner of combinations or technique in application consistently lifts and peels off my nails, as seen in the picture. I would so appreciate assistance, as nothing has worked to date. Is it me? My physical and chemical body makeup? What can prevent this? I’ve tried virtually everything! —Doreen

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Don’t you think that most women lie when you ask them if they use cuticle oil, wear gloves and develop better habits between appointments? I believe if my clients want something bad enough, they will do the proper steps to achieve it. I sell them a file and tell them to file a little every week so their nails won’t get too long and crack. I tell them to apply one thin coat of top coat every day and use cuticle oil over and under the nails; polish needs moisture, too. Usually after I ask the normal 20 questions to find out why they are having trouble, I get them to admit that they weren’t as careful as they originally thought! —Tess Walters

f I agree with you, Tess! I think what we all need to try and understand is that the healthier the nail, the longer lasting the polish is going to be. So treating the skin and nail with a great oil will help. —Linda Nordstrom

understand is that the healthier the nail, the longer lasting the polish is going to be.

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f If this is a client doing her own nails, all

I think what we all need to try and

precautions and preparations must be done before polish application, including all moisturizers removed from nails so they’re dry and clean. A bonding agent may be used before polish application to ensure longer polish wear. Also, some dish detergents have products in them that remove grease from the plates and will cause this, as will sunscreen and hand sanitizers. Using cuticle oil also helps by keeping moisture in the nails. —Anita Lime-Sims

f I suggest a nail balancer like OPI Bond-Aid, then CND Stickey, two coats of polish, then Out the Door top coat. Dry for a few minutes and finish off with OPI Drip Dry. My natural-nail clients say manicures last anywhere from six to nine days. —Katrina Bernal Tracy Morin is a freelance writer and editor based in Oxford, MS.

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When the natural nail is dry, nothing seems to stick to it. That’s why even acrylics lift. If you moisturize the cuticle/nail with nail oil and massage it in, the nail will be moisturized and flexible, and then the manicure will last at least 12 days. If the cuticle is moist, so is the nail; a moisturized nail prevents the nail from breaking low when it bends, and nail polish sticks to it (and so do nail enhancements). —Lina Maria Giraldo


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The The

Ultimate Guide to

Gel Polish Curious about the different lines of soak-off gels? Use this comprehensive guide to discover them all.

By Ilona French

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e know; you’re madly in love with your favorite soak-off gel polish. That’s because you—and your clients—have seen the countless benefits of this new(ish) service. But there are some pros who are struggling with finding the right product line, the one that works for them. They’ve tried one or two different brands and, despite wanting to offer the popular service to their clients, have given up the fight. But wait! We’re providing you with a guide to some of the best-selling soak-off gel polish lines on the market. You can use this guide to compare and contrast the brand(s) you already use as well as the ones you’ve only heard of. Because even if you’re a die-hard [enter brand name here] fan, new products are formulated and reinvented all the time.


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Americanails.com TOTAL CURE TIME (UV) PRODUCT

7 minutes

WEAR TIME

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TOTAL CURE TIME (LED)

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Artistic Nail Design TOTAL CURE TIME (UV) 7 to 9 minutes PRODUCT Artistic Colour Gloss

MANUFACTURER

WEAR TIME TOTAL CURE TIME (LED)

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COLORS

Cácee

120 TOTAL CURE TIME (UV)

PRODUCT

WEAR TIME

8 to 10 minutes

2 weeks

GP Gel Polish TOTAL CURE TIME (LED) 2 to 2 minutes 40 seconds

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COLORS

Christrio

90 TOTAL CURE TIME (UV)

PRODUCT

2 minutes

Gelacquer LED/UV Polish

TOTAL CURE TIME (LED)

*Note: Remove the residue from the nail with a wiping solution after curing the base coat.

WEAR TIME 2 to 3 weeks

40 seconds

MANUFACTURER

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COLORS

CND

42 TOTAL CURE TIME (UV)

PRODUCT

6 minutes 10 seconds

WEAR TIME

Shellac Power Polish

TOTAL CURE TIME (LED)

2+ weeks N/A

MANUFACTURER

APPLICATION TECHNIQUE:

Color Club

COLORS 25

TOTAL CURE TIME (UV) PRODUCT

WEAR TIME

8 minutes

2 weeks

Salon Manicure TOTAL CURE TIME (LED) 2 minutes

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**Standard Application Method: Apply a thin coat of base. Cure. Apply a thin coat of color, cure, and repeat. Apply a thin layer of top coat. Cure.


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NOTABLE FEATURE Space-age theme makes the service feel out of this world!

SOAK TIME 5 to 10 minutes

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NOTABLE FEATURE Each bottle contains enough product to complete 25 to 30 full-set applications.

SOAK TIME 10 minutes

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NOTABLE FEATURE Good for clients who have weak nails.

SOAK TIME 10 to15 minutes

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NOTABLE FEATURE The texture is similar to nail polish and the bottle comes with a controlgrip cap.

SOAK TIME 3 minutes

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SOAK TIME 10 minutes

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Cuccio Naturalé TOTAL CURE TIME (UV) PRODUCT

8 minutes

WEAR TIME

Cuccio Colour Veneer

TOTAL CURE TIME (LED)

2+ weeks 2 minutes

MANUFACTURER Dashing Diva Professional

TOTAL CURE TIME (UV) 3 minutes

PRODUCT Gelife

APPLICATION TECHNIQUE:

TOTAL CURE TIME (LED)

POLISH COLORS

*Apply nail appliqué to cleansed nail. Top with Gelife Base, cure, and Gelife Top overlay then cure.

48 solid colors; 12 in Glitterati Collection WEAR TIME Up to 2 weeks

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12 duo colors TOTAL CURE TIME (UV)

PRODUCT

WEAR TIME

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2 weeks

Shade TOTAL CURE TIME (LED) 2 minutes

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COLORS 60

TOTAL CURE TIME (UV) PRODUCT

WEAR TIME

8 minutes

2 weeks

Gella TOTAL CURE TIME (LED) 2 minutes

MANUFACTURER

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Entity Beauty

COLORS 116

TOTAL CURE TIME (UV) WEAR TIME

PRODUCT

8 minutes

Entity One Color Couture Gel Enamel

TOTAL CURE TIME (LED)

3 weeks 80 seconds

MANUFACTURER

APPLICATION TECHNIQUE:

en Vogue

COLORS 28

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NOTABLE FEATURE Formulated with Triple Pigmentation Technology for guaranteed color coverage in two coats.

SOAK TIME 7 to 10 minutes

REMOVAL METHOD:

Removal process does not require an acetone soak.

*Use non-acetone polish remover for removal

SOAK TIME N/A

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NOTABLE FEATURE

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NOTABLE FEATURE Gel changes color under the influence of temperature.

SOAK TIME 10 minutes

REMOVAL METHOD:

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NOTABLE FEATURE Solvent-free and stable formula with no inhalation risks.

SOAK TIME 10 minutes

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REMOVAL METHOD:

NOTABLE FEATURE Color blended technology; no need to shake the bottle.

SOAK TIME 10 to 15 minutes

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NOTABLE FEATURE No shrinking, no rippling.

SOAK TIME 10 minutes

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EzFlow TOTAL CURE TIME (UV) PRODUCT

WEAR TIME

7 minutes

TruGel

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MANUFACTURER Hand & Nail Harmony PRODUCT Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish

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TOTAL CURE TIME (UV) 6 minutes 30 seconds. If using Structure Gel add 2 minutes. TOTAL CURE TIME (LED)

WEAR TIME 3 weeks

95 seconds. If using Structure Gel add 30 seconds.

APPLICATION TECHNIQUE:

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ibd TOTAL CURE TIME (UV) 7 minutes PRODUCT Just Gel

WEAR TIME TOTAL CURE TIME (LED)

2+ weeks

2 minutes

MANUFACTURER

APPLICATION TECHNIQUE:

International Nail Manufacturers (INM)

TOTAL CURE TIME (UV)

✔ ✔

65 WEAR TIME

5 minutes

PRODUCT Gelavish

COLORS

2+ weeks TOTAL CURE TIME (LED) 2 minutes 10 seconds

MANUFACTURER Jessica Cosmetics

APPLICATION TECHNIQUE:

COLORS 98

TOTAL CURE TIME (UV)

PRODUCT

7 minutes

WEAR TIME

GELeration Soak-Off Gel System

TOTAL CURE TIME (LED)

3 to 4 weeks

MANUFACTURER

1 minute 10 seconds– 1 minute 40 seconds APPLICATION TECHNIQUE:

La Palm Products

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COLORS 111

TOTAL CURE TIME (UV) PRODUCT

WEAR TIME

6 minutes

2 to 3 weeks

Gel II Polish TOTAL CURE TIME (LED) 3 minutes

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REMOVAL METHOD:

NOTABLE FEATURE Protects natural nails, leaving them healthier and stronger.

SOAK TIME 10 minutes

REMOVAL METHOD:

NOTABLE FEATURE Releases seasonal, on-trend color collections.

SOAK TIME 15 minutes

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NOTABLE FEATURE 100% pure gel formula.

SOAK TIME 10 minutes

REMOVAL METHOD:

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NOTABLE FEATURE Self-leveling and provides 21+ day wear if cared for properly.

SOAK TIME 4 to 5 minutes

REMOVAL METHOD:

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NOTABLE FEATURE Creates a shield of colored armor that encases the nail, protecting and allowing it to grow.

SOAK TIME 10 minutes

REMOVAL METHOD:

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SOAK TIME 8 minutes

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LeChat Nail Care Products

TOTAL CURE TIME (UV)

PRODUCT

6 minutes

Perfect Match Gel Polish

TOTAL CURE TIME (LED)

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COLORS 90 WEAR TIME 2 weeks

2 minutes

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Light Elegance TOTAL CURE TIME (UV) PRODUCT

WEAR TIME

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P2

2 to 3 weeks TOTAL CURE TIME (LED) 2 minutes

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Mia Secret TOTAL CURE TIME (UV) 8 minutes PRODUCT Gelux

WEAR TIME TOTAL CURE TIME (LED)

2 to 3 weeks

2 minutes

MANUFACTURER

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COLORS 66

NSI TOTAL CURE TIME (UV) PRODUCT

WEAR TIME

2 minutes

Polish Pro

Up to 2 weeks TOTAL CURE TIME (LED) 30 seconds

MANUFACTURER

APPLICATION TECHNIQUE:

Nubar Cosmetics

COLORS 88

TOTAL CURE TIME (UV) PRODUCT

WEAR TIME

6 minutes

Gelicure

3 weeks TOTAL CURE TIME (LED) 90 seconds

MANUFACTURER

APPLICATION TECHNIQUE:

OPI Products

COLORS 30

TOTAL CURE TIME (UV) PRODUCT

WEAR TIME

8 minutes

2 weeks

GelColor TOTAL CURE TIME (LED) 2 minutes

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NOTABLE FEATURE Great for nail art.

* Nobility Remover Pads are pre-soaked with removal solution.

SOAK TIME 10 to15 minutes

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REMOVAL METHOD:

NOTABLE FEATURE No need to file the natural nail before application.

SOAK TIME 5 to 15 minutes

REMOVAL METHOD:

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NOTABLE FEATURE Doesn’t require a base coat unless the nails are very thin.

SOAK TIME 4 to 5 minutes

✔ ✔

REMOVAL METHOD:

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NOTABLE FEATURE Shorter brush for controlled application.

SOAK TIME 10 minutes

REMOVAL METHOD:

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NOTABLE FEATURE Fewer chemicals than acrylic.

SOAK TIME 10 to 15 minutes

REMOVAL METHOD:

NOTABLE FEATURE Your favorite OPI lacquer shades in a durable soak-off gel system.

SOAK TIME 15 minutes

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APPLICATION TECHNIQUE:

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Orly

COLORS 44

TOTAL CURE TIME (UV) PRODUCT

WEAR TIME

N/A

Up to 2 weeks

GelFX TOTAL CURE TIME (LED) 2 minutes

MANUFACTURER

APPLICATION TECHNIQUE:

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COLORS 99 colors

Ra Nails TOTAL CURE TIME (UV) PRODUCT

WEAR TIME

8 minutes

Lacquerel

2 weeks TOTAL CURE TIME (LED) 2 minutes

MANUFACTURER Star Nail International

APPLICATION TECHNIQUE:

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POLISH COLORS 46 colors

TOTAL CURE TIME (UV) 6 minutes 30 seconds

PRODUCT Eco Soak Off

WEAR TIME TOTAL CURE TIME (LED)

2+ weeks

N/A

MANUFACTURER

APPLICATION TECHNIQUE:

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SuperNail

COLORS 96

TOTAL CURE TIME (UV) PRODUCT

WEAR TIME

7 minutes

2+ weeks

ProGel TOTAL CURE TIME (LED) 2 minutes

MANUFACTURER

APPLICATION TECHNIQUE:

Young Nails

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COLORS 52

TOTAL CURE TIME (UV) PRODUCT

8 minutes

WEAR TIME

TOTAL CURE TIME (LED)

2 weeks on hands/4 weeks on feet

Mani Q Color 3 minutes

**Standard Application Method: Apply a thin coat of base. Cure. Apply a thin coat of color, cure, and repeat. Apply a thin layer of top coat. Cure.

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NOTABLE FEATURE Packed with vitamins A and E and to help promote healthy nails, while pro-vitamin B5 protects the structure of the natural nail.

SOAK TIME 10 minutes

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REMOVAL METHOD:

NOTABLE FEATURE Gel and nail polish in one.

SOAK TIME 5 to 10 minutes

REMOVAL METHOD:

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NOTABLE FEATURE One of the first generation of gels in a pot.

SOAK TIME 5 to 10 minutes

REMOVAL METHOD:

NOTABLE FEATURE 100% gel polish.

SOAK TIME 10 minutes

REMOVAL METHOD:

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NOTABLE FEATURE Helps weak and thin nails look fabulous without the maintenance.

SOAK TIME 10 minutes

With more than a decade of experience as a licensed cosmetologist, Ilona French—writer, editor and owner of Archmedia Productions—specializes in business and beauty topics.

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Beauty SLICK

Discover new ways to integrate oils into sleek services for your clients. By Liz Barrett

Y

ou undoubtedly use oils every day in your

services, but when was the last time you

thought about the myriad of beneficial ways

you could incorporate them? Are you still only using

get ready to see oils in a whole new light.

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oils as a cuticle softener at the end of a service? If so,


With thousands of oils to choose from, your options are limitless when it comes to the combinations of treatments you can offer in the salon. Each new idea could translate into a boost in sales and a client who walks away with smoother hands and softer feet.

For her clients with excessively dry feet, Christina Monroe, owner of Love Those Toes Mobile Nail Spa in Bowie, Maryland,

Cuticle treatment. It’s important to note that this is the most popular use of oils. You’ll want to continue using them for treating cuticles for healthy skin and nails.

incorporates cuticle

2

cuticle oil acts as a

1

Hand and foot massage. Many of your clients are used to receiving oil-based massages at the spa, so why not integrate oils into your hand and foot massages? Just be sure your client’s feet aren’t slippery if she is walking out in sandals.

oil into the leg and foot massage. “The

deep moisturizer, keeping the skin soft while giving the feet

3

Lotion additive. Mix your favorite oil into a lotion for a little extra slip during arm and leg massages. Turn your services into true spa-like escapes.

a nice healthy glow,” she says. “I encourage my clients to

4

Pedicure bath enhancer. Create an extra moisturizing and aromatherapeutic pedicure soak with the addition of oils.

exfoliate three times a

Hand and foot wraps. It’s perfect weather for hot mittens and paraffin wraps. Massage some oil onto hands and feet before wrapping for an extra boost of hydration.

5

amount of cuticle oil

6 7

at night, to promote

Callus softener. For gentle callus smoothing, try using a bit of oil along with a foot file.

Hot oil manicure. Introduce this special service to clients with extra dry skin, soaking fingertips in warmed oil before massaging it into hands and wrists.

week and use a small

daily on their toes and feet, especially

strong, healthy nails and soft soles.”


Know Your Oils

Take a look at some of the most popular oils that you’ll find in cuticle and massage products, their benefits, and unearth the common essential oils they're combined with.

OIL

BENEFITS

ESSENTIAL OILS

APRICOT

contains vitamins A and E

rosemary, apricot

AVOCADO

contains vitamins A, D and lecithin to moisturize

lavender, orange, tea tree

COCONUT

healing, hydrating

tea tree

COTTONSEED

rich in palmitic acid, Omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin E

lavender

GRAPE SEED

antioxidant rich, anti-aging

lavender, orange, jasmine

HAZELNUT

anti-inflammatory, absorbs well

rosemary, vanilla

JOJOBA

moisturizing, skin renewing

sandalwood, barley, phellodendron

KUKUI NUT

contains vitamins A and E

lavender, rosemary, chamomile

MACADAMIA NUT

anti-inflammatory

grapefruit, vanilla, peppermint

“I use all kinds of oils because I don’t do wet manicures anymore—haven’t in years,” says MJ Sherer, owner of Nails by MJ in Hot Springs, Arkansas. “I remove the polish, shape the nails, put cuticle oil on, massage, apply cuticle remover, push back cuticles, have the client wash with scrub, polish and apply oil at the end of the manicure.”

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OIL

BENEFITS

ESSENTIAL OILS

OLIVE

anti-inflammatory, softening, vitamins A and E

tea tree, eucalyptus, orange, lavender

RICE BRAN

softens and conditions

barley, sandalwood, phellodendron

SAFFLOWER

omega fatty acids, antioxidant, helps eczema

lemon

SESAME SEED

skin soothing

lavender

SOYBEAN

vitamin E, skin smoother

rosemary

SUNFLOWER

vitamin A, anti-aging

lavender, chamomile, marjoram

SWEET ALMOND

softens with a delicate fragrance

marjoram, chamomile, cardamom, patchouli

VITAMIN A

anti-aging, moisturizing

rose

VITAMIN E

anti-aging, moisturizing

rose

WALNUT

anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, wrinkle reducer

apricot, rosemary

Liz Barrett is an Oxford, MS-based writer and editor.

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Oiling Up

Cテ,EE Aloe Vera Massage and Jasmine Silky Massage oils combine hydrating, healing, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing benefits for all types of massage, including hand, foot and body. P 800.951.6245, caceeinc.com

KUPA Beautiful Nails Harmony Apricot Cuticle and Nail Treatment Oil comes in a designer .5-ounce bottle and can be used on natural nails or acrylics to seal in moisture and hydrate nails and cuticles. P 800.994.5872, kupainc.com

CND SolarOil is a cuticle and nail oil made from a blend of jojoba, vitamin E, rice bran and sweet almond oils, which penetrate quickly and deeply into skin. The oil helps to shrink and tighten cuticles, prevent hangnails, promote healthy nail growth and maintain resilient enhancements. P 800.833.6245, cnd.com

BARIELLE COSMETICS Intensive Nail Renewal Oil contains sesame, safflower, sunflower and coconut oil, keratin, vitamin E, and calcium to help restore lipids, provide flexibility and reduce nail breakage. P 800.248.8033, barielle.com

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CHINA GLAZE Orange Cuticle Oil deeply penetrates the skin with a blend of five moisturizing oils, including high-grade jojoba, rice bran and botanical extracts of barley, sandalwood and phellodendron. P 800.635.8966, chinaglaze.com


Go from Vintage to Chic with one rich stroke of Venique™ Foil Lacquer!

AVAILABLE AT: If for any reason our customers are not completely satisfied with Venique™ nail lacquer, we will replace it without charge, or refund the full purchase price, following its return to a CosmoProf® store or sales consultant with a proof of purchase. CO_005095

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FARMHOUSE FRESH Agave Nectar Body Oil uses a unique blend of soybean oil, sweet almond oil, agave, barley, sandalwood and amurense bark. The refreshing mixture is designed to improve the skin’s rate of water loss, resulting in a more hydrated, plumper appearance, and is guaranteed to not stain clothing. P 888.773.9626, farmhousefreshgoods.com

ESSIE Quick-absorbing Apricot Cuticle Oil pairs cottonseed and soybean oils to help seal in moisture and aid in hydrating cuticles and nails. P 800.232.1155, essie.com

FAMOUS NAMES Dadi’ Oil is 95% certified organic and helps enhance flexibility and prevent nail brittleness. The 21 naturally derived essential oils offer fast, non-greasy absorption and a pleasant aroma while the color-stable formula promises a long shelf life. P 858.779.1513, famousnamesproducts.com

CUCCIO NATURALÉ Nail Solutions Cuticle Oil is a rich cuticle complex that is safe for all nail types and formulated to nourish and moisturize the cuticle after manicure or pedicure services. P 800.762.6245, cuccio.com

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EZFLOW Cuticle Renew Moisturizing Cuticle Oil is infused with an exclusive blend of natural oils that moisturize, restore, smooth and nourish cuticles. A brush-on applicator provides a mess-free application. P 800.635.8966, ezflow.com

DURI French Herbs Cuticle Oil contains a blend of natural oils and extracts enriched with vitamins that assist in growing healthy, beautiful nails. Regular application will soften damaged, dry cuticles and nourish the nail plate for nail flexibility. P 718.209.7070, duri.com


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HAND & NAIL HARMONY Gelish Nourish Cuticle Oil helps to rehydrate and restore important oils in skin and cuticles with a blend of vitamin E, grape seed, kukui nut and sesame seed oils. The oil aids in gel polish removal and can be used before, during and after a removal service. P 714.773.9758, gelish.com

KEYANO AROMATICS Chocolate Massage Oil indulges clients with the luxurious scent of chocolate during manicures, pedicures and massage treatments. Infused with grape seed oil, this product is a nourishing addition to your seasonal menu. P 800.800.0313, keyano.com

JESSICA COSMETICS Phenomenon Oil helps to heal and nourish cuticles while encouraging new nail growth. Pure jojoba, almond and rice oils condition, soften, heal and rehydrate. P 800.582.4000, jessicacosmetics.com

IBD Non-greasy Lavender Cuticle Oil contains Phytantriol, a revolutionary protein bonder that conditions and moisturizes the cuticle, aiding in healthy nail growth. P 800.635.8966, ibdbeauty.com

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JUDITH AUGUST Everything Oil nourishes and conditions all skin types with a dynamic blend of eight botanical extracts plus vitamins A and E. The oil can be used as a cuticle oil; to mix in with body lotion; on hair; as a lip conditioner and eye makeup remover; on minor skin irritations and more. P 800.528.4878, judithaugustcosmetics.com

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IT COSMETICS Nail Love Nail and Cuticle Pen contains hydrolyzed collagen to strengthen nails, an exclusive antiyellowing complex, anti-oxidants, vitamin B5 and proteins to help strengthen the nail. Sweet almond, jojoba, sunflower seed, olive fruit and eucalyptus oils soothe cuticles and prevent hang nails. P 800.620.3950, itcosmetics.com


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NUBAR Black Currant and Sandalwood Massage Oil features an exotic, lingering scent while promoting hydration and moisture. Formulated with the antifungal, healing properties of jojoba and root extract, the oil relieves and mends irritated skin. P 818.241.0519, bynubar.com

NSI Nurture Oil utilizes five therapeutic ingredients, including Grape Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Vitamins C & E to repair body tissue and elasticity. With a convenient dropper and a soothing grape scent, Nurture Oil is an excellent addition to any salon manicure. P 877.354.8130, nsinails.com

OPI Avoplex Nail & Cuticle Replenishing Oil is rich in therapeutic avocado oil and antioxidant tocotrienol. Grape seed, sunflower, sesame, kukui nut oils and lecithin also help to restore essential moisture and lipids to dry cuticles. P 800.341.9999, opi.com

ORLY Cuticle Oil+ is a cuticle and nail treatment oil formulated with wild cherry and orange blossom to moisturize dry cuticles and help prevent hangnails. One drop massaged into bare or polished nails will nourish and condition the cuticles, resulting in stronger and healthier digits. P 818.994.1001, orlybeauty.com

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LCN Macadamia Nail Oil features macadamia, walnut and hazelnut oils along with vitamin E and jojoba oil. Massage cuticles with it to transform the skin from dry to supple and soft. P 800.866.2457, lcnusa.com

LECHAT Nobility Essential Cuticle Oils are available in six scents and help replenish skin and nails using vitamins A, D, and E along with a blend of botanical ingredients. P 800.553.2428, lechatnails.com


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STAR NAIL INTERNATIONAL Aromatherapy Cuticle Oils come in a variety of comforting scents, including vanilla, almond, freesia, mango and more. The oilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s light, vitamin-rich blend nourishes cuticles and nails and does not leave behind a greasy residue. P 800.762.6245, starnail.com

QTICA Solid Gold Anti-Bacterial Oil Gel applies as a solid, mess-free gel, soothing and nourishing cuticles while bringing nails to a high-shine buff. The revolutionary formula includes tea tree and citrus oils to protect against fungus and bacteria, and comes in a redesigned package that is perfectly portable. P 800.659.6909, qtica.com

VB COSMETICS Cuticle Oil with Shea Butter contains pure grape seed, avocado and canola oils, along with lavender and orange essential oils. The addition of shea butter helps boost the moisturizing effect. P 866.398.9357, vbcosmetics.com

YOUNG NAILS Rose Cuticle Oil is formulated with essential rose oil to reduce cracking, lifting and separating so that natural nails or enhancements stay pliable. The oil is fortified with vitamins A and E for their anti-aging and conditioning properties. P 800.777.9170, youngnails.com

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REPUBLIC NAIL Cuticle Oil Treatment is an aromatic way to start any service, and is available in strawberry or wild flowers fragrances. Apply the avocado oil-infused treatment to cuticles to moisturize and nourish your clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skin. P 800.390.8108, republicnailusa.com

SPARITUAL Cuti-Cocktail Nail & Cuticle Oil saturates the nail to revitalize cuticles and encourage healthy nail growth. Its vegan formula contains evening primrose, grape seed and aloe oils with an easy-to-use dropper for precise and hygienic application. P 818.988.2228, sparitual.com


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ears ago, Amy Newburger, a New York-based dermatologist in private practice and senior attending physician at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, found herself at a job where she noticed some disturbing “sterilization” processes. She promptly brought up the issue to supervisors— and later ended up quitting when it wasn’t fixed. Now Newburger shares her experiences to emphasize that if poor sterilization practices can exist in the medical community, it’s safe to assume that they can exist in salons—whether through a desire to cut corners or by simply not knowing the proper procedures. “I think a lot of salons are under the misconception that they’re sterile, but they’re not; even in the medical community, there’s a certain amount of ignorance,” says Newburger. “But [when working] with warts and hepatitis, there are too many things that you can transmit to take any risks.” We spoke to Newburger and other medical professionals for some valuable advice on how a salon should regard proper sanitization (cleaning) and sterilization (killing living microorganisms).

Instrumental Knowledge Techs must take some basic but crucial steps to ensure that they’re providing clean and safe services. Stacy Mobley, a naturopathic doctor based in Atlanta, stresses washing hands between clients, including scrubbing under the nails with a clean nail brush since bacteria and germs can hide there; she also suggests wearing gloves during services. “HPV is on the rise, and warts are spread by skin-to-skin contact,” she notes. “Gloves prevent this from being spread from client to client, or even from client to tech.” She adds that the salon must vigilantly clean pumice stones used to remove dead skin or that clients bring in their own. Richard K. Scher, professor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College and a nail specialist in New York, recommends that his patients visit

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a salon on a regular basis and that they purchase their own sets of instruments to take to salons to cut down on risks. Reusable instruments can be top carriers of bacteria, fungi and viruses if they’re not sterilized properly between clients. As a tech, you might recommend to clients who are concerned about cross-contamination that they buy a set of tools they can take home with them or keep at the salon. However, it must be stressed that the clients sanitize their tools at home between each use. Dirty tools, whether they live at the salon or in the client’s home, are still a source of contamination. Scher notes that clients can sterilize their metal tools by letting them sit in boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes before each appointment. Disposable files and buffers are also a great salon tool—one use and they’re done. Plus, they can make a savvy marketing take-home

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gift for the client, helping her remember your salon. When sterilizing reusable metal instruments, you’ll want to check the specifications of the procedure—know the recommended time of exposure for disinfecting liquids or machines, such as autoclaves. “An instrument has to stay in solution for a certain period of time—a quick dip won’t do—and the solution should be changed twice daily,” recommends Newburger. “Before sanitizing, scrub the instrument clean, and not with just soap and water. Use a jewelry sonicator, since alcohol can dull the edges of metal instruments and shorten the life of your nippers and clippers.” After scrubbing thoroughly, heating the instrument will do a great job of killing spores and viruses, such as warts and hepatitis, or you can submerge it in a disinfectant solution for the amount of time recommended by the manufacturer. While autoclaves are expensive, they can be highly effective in salons. “Good practices can involve an autoclave, which uses high temperature and high pressure to kill microbes and microorganisms that can cause infections,” explains Scher. “Some sterilizing chemicals are also considered effective.” Mobley adds that UV light can kill bacteria and viruses by damaging bacterial DNA—meaning that it can’t replicate and cause infection. But after exposing instruments to UV light for 25 to 30 minutes, she recommends rinsing off the instrument because though the bacteria are dead, they’re still present on the tool. Finally, make sure your autoclave, UV lights and/or disinfectant solutions are

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productive by following manufacturer guidelines and asking questions about proper use. Newburger recommends that for any machines you might buy, inquire about what microbes it has been tested to kill. “By national law, we as doctors have to show that our autoclaves can kill certain organisms, including fungal infections, TB/staph microbes, etc.,” she says. “The manufacturer should also provide guidelines on how to check if the equipment is still in working order.” After three to five years of use, bulbs may wear out, for example, so ask about how the machine can be tested for effectiveness over time.

Footspa Solutions Pedicure tubs are a notorious resting spot for bacteria, fungi and viruses—and unclean tubs have made headline news and even been implicated in deaths. Thus, it’s a crucial part of any salon’s everyday activities to ensure that they are impeccably maintained. “For tubs, you want to clean, drain and disinfect between clients and at the end of the day,” says Tony Nakhla, dermatologist, medical director of the OC Skin Institute, and author of The Skin Commandments: 10 Rules to Healthy, Beautiful Skin. “Draining and flushing to sanitize prevents spreading fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot.” Newburger relates that the type of pedicure spa can make a difference when it comes to ease of cleanup and disinfection, i.e., the “continual-flow type versus the basin/jacuzzi-propeller type. The kind with water circulating in the pipe and reentering the tub is harder to clean,” she explains. “If it looks like a sink, with

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screen, inlet jets and all other removable parts from the basin and clean out any debris trapped behind or in them; scrub these parts with a brush and soap or disinfectant; rinse the removed parts with clean water and place them back into the basin apparatus; fill the basin with clean water and add an EPA-registered hospital disinfectant following label directions; and turn the unit on to circulate the liquid for 10 minutes, or the label-indicated time. (The whirlpool mechanism of the tub must be operating for the entire disinfection period so that the piping and internal components that contain hidden bacteria are disinfected.) After disinfection, drain, rinse and air dry. For simple basins, the EPA recommends the following procedure: Drain the basin and remove any visible debris; scrub the bowl with a clean brush and soap or disinfectant; rinse and drain; disinfect basin surfaces with an EPA-registered hospital disinfectant following manufacturer’s instructions (again, surfaces must remain wet with the disinfectant for 10 minutes or the contact time stated on the label); then drain the basin, rinse with clean water, and let air-dry. When it comes to proper sanitization and sterilization within your salon, it’s your reputation on the line. A slip-up can result in fines, salon closure, lawsuits and even death. Don’t take a chance when it comes to knowing the proper procedures to keep your clients—and your salon— safe from harm. Tracy Morin is a freelance writer and editor based in Oxford, MS.

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Apply a second coat of color to each foot by going through the same steps: Primer, Colour Activator, cleaning brush. Finish with a final coat of Primer to seal the application.This system applies and sets in just five minutes and can be removed in two minutes.

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Artistic Nail Design Colour Gloss Professional Starter Kit artisticnaildesign.com Use FreeInfo #166.

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Keeping It Clean E

arn Certificates of Achievement as you test your skills with Nailpro’s Professional Participation Program. In each issue, you’ll find a multiple-choice test that will allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learned from one or more articles in the issue. For answers to this month’s test, see “Keeping It Clean” on page 134. Simply circle the correct answers and mail the page to the address below. You can also access the article and submit the test via our website at nailpro.com under Test Yourself. If you earn a score of 80% or higher, you’ll be awarded a framable Certificate of Achievement. A perfect score earns a Certificate of Achievement With Honors.

1

Which of the following cleaning agents can dull the edges of metal instruments and shorten the life of nippers and clippers? A. Bleach B. Alcohol C. Disinfectant D. All of the above

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An autoclave uses _____ to kill microbes, microorganisms that could cause infections. A. High temperature B. High pressure C. Alcohol solution D. Both A and B

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Clients can sterilize their metal tools by _____ them for 15 to 20 minutes before their appointment. A. Rinsing B. Scrubbing C. Boiling D. All of the above

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Sanitization ensures that all living microorganisms have been killed. A. True B. False

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Germs can stay alive on hands for up to _____.

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According to Amy Newburger, disinfecting solution should be changed _____ per day. A. Twice B. Once

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Which of the following steps does Stacy Mobley recommend for techs? A. Scrubbing under nails between appointments B. Wearing gloves C. Wearing eyewear D. Both A and B

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Draining and flushing to sanitize pedicure tubs prevents spreading fungal infections such as _____. A. Athlete’s foot B. Tuberculosis C. Meningitis D. All of the above

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Wiping down the surface of pedicure spas with Lysol or sodium hypochlorite solution (i.e., bleach) is a must between appointments. A. True B. False

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