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April 2014 Volume 32, No. 3

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134 Ryoko Garcia Is NAILS Next Top Nail Artist The nine-year industry veteran from Florida (by way of Japan) dedicated every free moment to completing each of the weekly challenges. Her artistic skills, attention to detail, and love of her craft helped her win the title of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist. 138 Spring into Summer with Gel-Polish Make the transition from spring to summer efortless with this assortment of well-balanced 2014 gel-polish collections inspired by the trends of the seasons. 150 5 Red Flags You’re Renting from the Landlord from Hell Don’t be left shaking your head and emptying your bank account. Learn from these techs as they share their stories of red flags they saw — and ignored.

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156 What It Means to Be Green in 2014 Ready to do your part to help the environment? Greening your salon is easier than you think. Our comprehensive guide takes you beyond “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” with innovative ideas to help you ofset your carbon footprint.

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Technique p. 72

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78 Demos Step-by-steps from China Glaze and Pure Organics

112 Crowdsourcing What eforts are you making to go green in your salon?

82 Signature Services Step-by-steps for a Maple Bacon Pedicure and a Chardonnay Silk Spa Manicure

114 Once Was Enough We all make mistakes. These salon owners shared things they tried once and will never try again. Consider these cautionary tales before making your next business decision.

86 Behind the Scenes Find out how to do the nails that are on this month’s cover.

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96 Nail Art Studio Step-by-steps on new nail art designs 104 Down the Rabbit Hole Whether your clients choose spring-themes, animals, or pastels, these nail designs are sure to hatch an idea for what to create for Easter. 106 Boutique: Eco-Friendly Items Celebrate Earth Day every day with these ecofriendly, totally chic products. Made from 100% natural ingredients, your customers can leave your salon with these items feeling like they are doing themselves and the planet a favor.

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On My Mind We Hear You Calendar Nails File Freebies & Giveaways On The Road Ad Index Reader Nail Art Product Spotlight Get the Look Deal Sheet My Other Life

116 Salon Profile Chic Nail & Beauty Bar combines style with the natural elements of its surroundings. Add to this a shared sense of camaraderie and you have the ultimate salon experience.

Health p. 122 126 Something to Talk About: Pseudomonas Known behind the desk as “green spots,” pseudomonas is easily treated and simple to explain. Help your client learn to manage greenies so she can avoid an interruption in nail services. 128 Chemist’s Corner: Traditional Gel With so many newer gel-based inventions on the market, how does hard gel stand out? Nubar director of research and development Dr. Norair Arkoian and Light Elegance president Jim McConnell explain it all. 130 A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert In this month’s column, Dr. Stern talks about cutting-edge cosmetic procedures to make hands look more youthful. 132 Client of the Month: The Arthritic Educate yourself about the often debilitating disease of arthritis, and then try some of our techniques and suggestions for providing a service that ofers comfort to your clients sufering with arthritis pain.


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Eggcellent Art. For nail art that’s everything Easter, visit our site. www.nailsmag.com/easter

Ryoko’s Rise to the Top. Go back and see all of cover artist Ryoko Garcia’s looks from NAILS Next Top Nail Artist competition. http://ntna.nailsmag.com/artists/ryoko

Spring Fever. Save Some Green.

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{on my mind} Are You Up for a Challenge? Unless you’ve been sleeping under your nail table for the last year, you’ve heard me talking about NAILS Next Top Nail Artist. We introduced you to the Top 12 contestants in our reality show-inspired competition last September and we profiled the Top 3 finalists this past February. And now, at last, we’re featuring the winner of our first-ever NAILS Next Top Nail Artist competition. Congratulations are in order for our winner Ryoko Garcia and our 1st and 2nd runners-up, Lauren Wireman and Buddy Sims. It was an arduous competition that began a year ago. The weekly challenges themselves took place from September through November last fall. But the applications were due in April (like they are again this year) and then we narrowed it down to 24 semi-finalists and then 12 finalists last summer. It was a big commitment for the contestants. It was a lot of work for the team here at NAILS and for all of our sponsors and judges. But it was undeniably worth it. (I can say that now that we’re one month past the big finale weekend that took place at ISSE Long Beach in January.) In addition to Ryoko and Lauren and Buddy, the NAILS Next Top Nail Artist competition truly lived up to its name. Through the process, we met so many remarkable nail artists and I feel so lucky to say we discovered a bunch of up-and-coming nail stars. And the variety of talent — from hand-painted masters to sculpting gurus to the jacksof-all-trade — was astounding. I promise you these nail techs have a bright future ahead of them and I guarantee you’ll be seeing more from them (in the pages of NAILS and on a grander scale in the industry) in the years ahead. Our contestants have told us that their lives have changed since entering the contest. There have been offers to teach classes and attend Fashion Week, opportunities to work with manufacturers and agencies, connections made between nail techs and industry heavy-hitters. Many of our contestants were featured in their local papers and on the news. They became stars in their hometowns, in addition to stars in the nail world. But the thing I feel the most pride in is hearing that the contest pushed so many of our competitors to become better nail techs. In a note Lauren wrote me after the contest, she ed me to grow said, “Overall, I had a blast and it was an amazing experience. It really caused meone asks me, as a nail artist —not just skill-wise, but I am also more confident. When someone ‘Can you do (fill-in-the-blank)?’ I now tell them, ‘I can do anything.’” Our winner Ryoko also told me, “You can see improvement in your salon work after each challenge. Competing is the best way to learn something new and discover your weaknesses. I think it’s worth more than taking a class.” iting for? W hat are you wa We congratulate everyone who participated in our first annual contest.. ve what it takes (Read all about Ryoko on page 134 and more about the final fantasy If you think you ha Top Nail Artist, challenge on page 136.) We look forward to seeing some new (and maybee to be NAILS Next page some familiar) faces entering this year’s competition. (Remember, the g for you! Turn to in ok o l re e’ w main requirements are that you’re a professional nail technician and you ation on this don’t work for a manufacturer.) We’ve got some exciting new additions to 66 for more inform log on to this year’s contest and CND has signed on as our new premier sponsor. year’s contest, and

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1. This single nail by Kira Florian of Chambersburg, Pa., was pinned over 229 times and received 83 repins.

Editor’s Response: If you go to nailsmag.com/ store you will see that we do offer some books for sale. Any nail art step-by-steps we run in the print issue of NAILS (Nail Art Studio, Technique, etc.) are online as well. Nailsmag.com also offers videos (NAILSTV) that can help explain the tools needed as well as techniques to create specific designs. I recommend you look at NAILSTV (nailsmag.com/ nailstv), Nail Art Demos (nailsmag.com/style/ nail-art), and our round-up of additional nail art books (nailsmag.com/nailartbooks).

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Visible Ink Handwriting might be a dying art, but calligraphy is alive and well, especially at Ednice De Jesús Nieves’ salon in Patillas, Puerto Rico. This talented nail artist and educator uses calligraphic tools and Chinese ink to create detailed — and lovely — designs. “You can use different sizes of calligraphy pens or a brush to do the designs, but I prefer a nail detail brush from Christrio because it is more manageable for me,” she says.

A Sideline With Synergy

“Clients who like my crazy 3-D nails also love bling in their hair,” says Rachael Waggoner, owner of Dazzlin Digits 3D Nails in Lakewood, Colo., and a growing company called Lock Luster. “I manufacture and distribute hair tinsel, feathers, and Bling Strings. We go all over Colorado — and now other areas — to events and festivals and bling out people’s hair.” Waggoner came up with the idea for Lock Luster on a trip to Las Vegas. “I was walking through a hotel and caught a glimpse of a girl who had a pixie haircut and tinsel. It was awesome,” she says. “I was so excited. Long story short, I got my hands on some. It was fun but wouldn’t last for long and was not high-quality. I needed to figure out how to get a better product. I did my research and started Lock Luster.” She introduced Lock Luster at private parties, festivals, benefits, concerts, and trade shows, then created a set of instructional videos and put together kits. “People can buy a kit to sell their own tinsel and do their own parties,” she explains. “Girls started making money at their sororities, sports teams, work, bars, hospitals, and more. Before I knew it I had a booming business with a bunch of women all over the U.S. buying Lock Luster tinsel and feathers.” Waggoner sells her hair products in the salon as well. “People love feeling the items on our display and picking out colors. We have a ton of fun in our salon. After all, our favorite color is glitter!”

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Entity Beauty has appointed John Hauk as artistic director. Hauk comes to Entity as a 21year veteran in the nail industry. He’s received more than 300 awards worldwide, including the NAILS #1 Competitor of the Year in 2002. His prior experiences include international Hauk master trainer, mentor, nail competitor, salon owner, cover artist, and celebrity artist. He has worked for top nail manufacturers and his work has been featured on TV, in instructional DVDs, and in numerous global publications. “Entity Beauty was founded by the world’s most renowned nail artists and we are proud to have John continue this legacy,” says Entity’s executive vice president of operations Leslie Randall. “With the renewed passion and expertise he brings, we look forward to what will most likely be the strongest year in our history.” For more information, go to www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14391.

Know Your Spa Treatments:

Sugaring

What is it? A hair removal technique using a paste made from sugar, lemon, and water. The sugar paste is gently applied to the skin at a lukewarm temperature against the natural direction of hair growth. With a gentle flick of the wrist, the hair is removed in the natural direction of growth. This technique makes it possible to remove the hair as short as 1/16 inch. The technique is good for all skin types, hair textures, and skin sensitivities. Who does it? Sugaring LA (www.sugaringla.com) What they say about it: “Sugaring is a practiced technique so anyone can be taught to sugar with the right instruction and practice,” says owner Danielle Correia. What they charge: Brazilian — $65; bikini — $45; full legs — $120; eyebrows — $30.

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Help Has Arrived for Midwest Techs “Many techs come out of school only knowing how to pass the state board exam and aren’t salon ready. Because we live in the Midwest, there are so few educational opportunities for advanced training,” says Sharon Frenz, owner of The Nail Boutique in Tomah, Wis., and the newly opened Next Step Nails Training. “Most salons want nail techs who can hit the ground running. I hope I can help new techs with education that doesn’t cost a fortune.” Frenz has been there herself. Six years ago, she had a license to work and not much experience. In a Midwest town with a population of 8,000, there were few working nail techs and only one or two were willing to help her out. “Post-school nail training required extensive travel and time away from my family and my job. The only classes I could find were in other cities and not near where I lived,” she says. “That’s when I decided that when I honed my skills, I would share my expertise and help other professionals in smaller markets.” Now Next Step Nails Training has officially opened its doors, offering workshops in a new facility. Topics include mastering basic acrylic and gel techniques, e-file certification, quick and easy hand-painted nail art, reverse application, color theory, 3-D art, advanced nail shapes, and even business skills. “Because the classes are small, I can give individual attention to each attendee and fine-tune her skills,” she says. Throughout the year, visiting and guest nail artists will be scheduled to bring the latest trends and techniques to the Midwest. Frenz will also travel to other areas in the Midwest and will teach workshops with 10 or more pre-paid attendees. Flexible scheduling is available. For more information, go to www.nextstepnails.com.


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Backscratchers Celebrates 30 Years in the Beauty Industry We’re Number 49 — And That’s Good Nail technician ranked number 49 on U.S. News’ Best Jobs of 2014 list. As demonstrated to us throughout the years, nail services are a luxury people consistently value. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the nail industry should see employment growth of 15.6% between 2012 and 2022. U.S. News predicts more than 13,500 new nail tech positions will open in this decade alone. BLS also calculated that in 2012, nail technicians earned a median salary of $19,220 (approximately $9.24 per hour), and the highest-paid tech earned about $29,560 [These figures are significantly lower than those in NAILS 2013-2014 Big Book, which places average annual earnings at $28,655.] The best areas for this job include Columbia, S.C., Barnstable, Mass., and Nashville, Tenn. Nail technicians also ranked number five on U.S. News’ Best Social Services Jobs list. The common denominator between professionals in the social services is the underlying interest in helping individuals and impacting their lives, even just in some small way. A large part of a nail tech’s success comes from good customer service. “You should be health conscious, keep your station clean and your instruments sanitized, dress appropriately, be polite, and willing to learn, learn, learn,” Tina Panariello, a nail tech and author of Polished: Filing Away at Life’s Truths, told U.S. News.

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The year was 1984 when Backscratchers Salon Systems Jack and Michael first developed, produced, and sold the Glass Glaze Megna in 1984. Fiberglass & Silk Wrap System. With nail technicians’ health in mind, then beauty school owner Jack Megna and his son Michael founded the company to help nail techs’ health and well-being. “At that time, students and instructors were dealing with messy toxic chemicals. The more we learned about the health risks and the hassles of the nail procedures we were teaching, the clearer it became we had to find a better way,” says Michael Megna, CEO and founder. Megna was experienced in working with fiberglass and recognized the strength and durability of the lightweight material and how it could be efectively manipulated to create a nail coating. Glass Glaze was not a product the industry was expecting. “Back in the day, when you heard fiberglass, you thought about cars and boats, not nails,” says Jack Megna. After the nail techs saw how beautifully the product worked, and heard how safe it was on nails and hands, they were immediately hooked. Glass Glaze Michael and Jack then and now has won numerous awards. Today, y Megna today. Backscratchers manufactures more than 90% of the he nail industry’s fiberglass worldwide. In 1989, Backscratchers launched a complete te line of nail care products with the goal to providee nail technicians all of the supplies they would need d for service — from salon placemats and cuticle oill to complete pedicure kits and acrylic dip systems. Backscratchers pioneered the replaceable abrasive for both nail and foot files. Customer service is still the number-one goal for Backscratchers 30 years later. “Providing highquality products that make it safer and easier for nail technicians to do their job is the main priority,” The original glass glaze box. says Megna. “We are always here for our customers.” Backscratchers will be celebrating its 30 year anniversary throughout the year with discounted pricing and other festivities. For more information, go to www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14392.


To Be or Not to Be … A Perfectionist

Do you lose all sense of time and place as you do and redo in an efort to create the perfect nail? Or do you regard good enough as good enough? Some nail techs view their perfectionism as a plus, whereas others find it a curse. We asked readers to weigh in.

The day you get over perfectionism as a nail technician, it’s time to retire!

Nicki Blair Profiles, Fort Myers, Fla.

Perfectionism. I’ve been a nail tech for 16 years and I still don’t think I’ve gotten over it yet! I can sit there for hours doing nail art. I make sure everything is perfect. There are times when I surprise myself and get it perfect and there are times where I just can’t get it right. My clients are always rapt with my work and leave happy, but I’m not happy because I know I can do better than I did.

It’s all about time. How long will the client sit there while I fuss over something she’ll probably never notice? When you only have so much time available, you have to know what to focus on and what not to fuss about. You can’t always fix every little thing.

Katherine Evans Gaylord Palms, Kissimmee, Fla.

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I’m a pure perfectionist, but I get quicker every set I do and that’s the way it should be. Nobody wants nails in 20 minutes if it’s not top scratch. People are happy to wait a little longer for the best, and I don’t want bad nails advertising my services.

Melz Nail D-Zine, Melbourne, Australia

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I’ve been a nail tech for nearly 12 years and I’m still never happy with my nails, even though they are extremely good. But that keeps me on my toes wanting to learn more and give my customers the ultimate service.

Mandy Kirkham The salon @ eye4beauty, Andover, U.K.

I’m always trying to do better work as a nail tech and that is bad and good. My perfectionism makes me do slow work and means less money on the nail table. But my clients love the perfectionism. They love my work and design as well.

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I am a perfectionist with a hint of OCD, as my clients point out to my when I’m shifting my files around in order all the time. However, doing the funky nail art I do, my perfectionistic nature got worse. When I started doing more “free art,” I had to train myself to allow my hand to move a little messy, as not all nail art is perfect and symmetrical.

Rachel Shuttleworth Betty-Rose Beauty Boutique, Nelson, U.K.

Perfectionist is a requirement for great customer service and client retention.

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Celebrity nail techs Elle Robin and Tom Bachik (with his wife, Liz, on the right) caught up at the Gel II booth.

ISSE LONG BEACH

ISSE Brings Together Top Exhibitors, Education, and Competitions Long Beach hosted the West Coast’s largest professional beauty event from January 25-27. The International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) hosted 40,000 attendees and boasted a sold-out expo floor of more than 350 top international beauty brands. In addition, 150 classes and live stage performances also took place. If you missed this event you can always attend next year’s show January 24-26, 2015.

Young Nails’ Greg Salo wows the crowd with his energetic demos at every show.

LaVaque Professional’s Juliana Roy and Barry LaVaque featured demos from celebrity techs and products from partnering brands.

Hollywood Beauty Supply’s Howard Ngo, VietSALON’s Kim Pham, and salon owner Jessica Saelim caught up with Contego Spa’s Paul Bogart, Lindsay Ta, Leena Nhan, and Peter Ta.

Vetro’s Aki Matsuba introduced the new Japanese line of gelpolish to show attendees.

The girls of Bio Sculpture Gel (Lauren Renteria, Shannon Reed, Melanie Visser, Elsie Visser, Kozue Fukano, and Kristin Worthington) are always photo-ready.

B Britney Tokyo and Natalie Minerva (here at the Nail Labo booth) are joining powers to th ccreate Tokyo Swag, a series of nail art classes.

The FingernailFixer, Holly Schippers, showed of her Empowered Nail Art with nail tech Guin Deadman.

Pampered Perch founder Theresa Cantu debuted new designs with Carla Lynn and Sharon Mullarkey.

It was work and play for LeChat’s Wendy Valenzuela, Yvonne Vuong, Eng Nguyen, Connie Le, Yvette Holt, Marcia Burtlow, Tina Hong, and Blanca Reyes.

Holli Holliday and Pamela Jaye collected donations for the PBA Beauty Bar. Attendees donated $5 or more and in return received samples of various beauty products. Wink Cosmetics’ Miguel Salina and Megan Cox enjoyed the brand’s first trade show.

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The Famous Names team (left to right: Jim and Linda Nordstrom and Ken and Lisa Cooper) launched their new product, IBX, a nail strengthening and repairing system.


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Brothers Robert and Vu Nguyen were both on hand to demonstrate their extreme artistic skills at the OPI booth.

Entity’s Roxanne Nguyen, Dee Nguyen, and Yuliya Normand showed attendees their new Body Couture line.

Rudy Lenzkes shared upcoming plans for new scents and products from the Californa Mango line.

Morgan Haile and Taylor Daniel gave us the inside scoop on the company’s new Casual Cool collection. on.

Nail artist Lulu Desfassiaux displayed her remarkable design skills at the EZ Flow booth.

The team at Amazing Nail Concepts (Lily Le, Angelina Nguyen, Vicki Jensen, Eric Huynh, and Ricky Huynh) prepared for another successful day at the show.

Mary Jo Zwirowski gave attendees a closer look at Dashing Diva’s LED lightpod.

Pedi Princess’ Shirley Huling, founder Laura Slipak, and Debbie Lewandowski brought glamour to the show floor with their dazzling footwear.

Monica Eastman and salon owner (and frequent NAILS contributor) Maisie Dunbar (right) stopped by to say hello to the team.

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The first lady of nails, Jessica Vartoughian herself (right), relaxed while nail tech Lynette Cenée applied her favorite red polish.

Erin Hoover and Cathy Cheo ong dem emoed d Color Club’s Club Cl b’s color-changin color-changing ng polish. p

Alisha Botero and Mary Ore were photobombed by Jorge Rulvalcaba, Wende Thummel, and Lisa Boone at the Artistic Nail Design booth.

IBD’s Lynda Bartley and Sreynin Peng plugged the brand’s new builder gel and gel-polish art kits.

Jay and Elissa Choi of Bon Bliss displayed their professional exfoliating scrubs.

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“Is Nail Art on the Way Out?” We asked attendees at the ISSE show: “Do you think nail art is on its way out?” Here’s what they said:

“Nail art on the way out? No way! Now it’s not just a random few people wearing it. With gels, doing nail art is easier and it’s constantly evolving.” — Maeling Parrish, dean of education for Hand & Nail Harmony, Brea, Calif.

“The early adopters are ready for a shift, but he vast majority of people are just now wearing it. I think nail art will be interpreted in diferent ways and that’s what the leaders and influencers of the industry are looking for. We need to push the envelope with what’s possible and make new discoveries.” — Jan Arnold (right), CND, Vista, Calif.

3-in-1 “Nail art is evolving. It exploded so fast in popularity that people got overloaded. I used to do more intricate designs; now my clients are going for more simple options. But I think like any fashion, the pendulum will swing back to more elaborate designs again at some point.” — Crystal McKenna, Hair to Please, E. Providence, R.I.

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“Nail art is not on the way out, in my opinion. It’s morphing. I see more hand-painting now than 3-D, and embellishments on the top, rather than inside.” — Allison Ross (left), Backscratchers Etc., Salt Lake City


“There’s more of an emotional thrill when you add nail art to a service. It’s a very personal accessory that’s now like jewelry. Either you wear a flashy dress with classic nails or a classic dress with flashy nails, hence the Golden Globes.” — Lydia Arce, CND educator and owner of the salon Beauty Box in L.A.

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“Absolutely not! People are finally feeling comfortable with expressing themselves creatively. Nail art can really show a person’s individuality. I think a lot of people are just getting started.” — Merrick Fisher (left), Los Angeles

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“Nail art isn’t going anywhere because there’s truly something for everyone. You can either have an accent nail or two, or do something unique with the whole hand.” — Ashley Van, Dashing Diva educator

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“I think nail art is thriving right now because social media is opening doors. Clients look at Pinterest and Instagram, and see amazing nail art that they want to have for themselves.” — Brittany Hogan, Nail Yeah, Salt Lake City

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NAILS Next Top Nail Artist: The Final Road to the Title When we brought the Top 3 finalists from NAILS Next Top Nail Artist (NTNA) to Long Beach, they knew they’d have a busy weekend in store. In addition to a full-day cover shoot, Buddy Sims, Lauren Wireman, and Ryoko Garcia battled it out until the very end. On Sunday, January 26, the Top 3 competed in a live Valentine’s Day “quickfire” challenge at the NAILS booth on the ISSE Long Beach show floor. They were given three hours to create five individual nail tips using a mystery box of products that included an assortment of Gelish gel-polish colors and miscellaneous craft aft store items. Show attendees, sponsors, other finalists, the NAILS team, and even a camera crew waited with bated breath as the finalists crafted their nails.

The Top 3 were presented with a mystery box that contained a selection of Gelish colors and fun craft store items. The contestants had to use at least 10 diferent products from the box across five nails.

NTNA contenders Ryoko Garcia and Lauren Wireman compared notes while working on their Valentine’s Day “quickfire” challenge sponsored by Gelish at the NAILS booth.

The entire Martone family came out to support NTNA top six finalist, Lexi Martone (second from left).

ISSE Long Beach was the site where our Top 3 NAILS Next Top Nail Artist competitors finally met in person to compete for the title. Here they are in the NAILS booth. From left to right: Ryoko Garcia, Lauren Wireman, and Buddy Sims.

Buddy Sims contemplated how he would incorporate all of the products from the mystery box into his nail designs.

Some of the other Top 12 NTNA finalists traveled across the country to attend ISSE and meet their fellow competitors. Here they are with NAILS editor and head NTNA judge Hannah Lee. Clockwise from left: Top 4 finalist Julie Ventura, Top 10 finalist Temeka Jackson, and Top 11 finalist Victoria Zegarelli.

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NAILS Celebrates Next Top Nail Artist Finalists NAILS Next Top Nail Artist (NTNA) finalists, their families, sponsors, judges, and other industry pros came out to Cafe Sevilla nightclub on Sunday, January 26 to help celebrate the NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Top 3 and find out who would finally be crowned NAILS Next Top Nail Artist. NAILS editor Hannah Lee emceed the event, announcing Ryoko Garcia as the winner, with Lauren Wireman as 1st runner-up and Buddy Sims as 2nd runner-up. A special thank you to our premiere sponsor Gelish and to our weekly sponsors: CND, Dashing Diva, Entity Beauty, Gel II, INM, It’s So Easy, Misa, NSI, OPI, and Orly. To read more about the finale of NAILS NTNA and winner Ryoko Garcia, turn to page 134.

NAILS editor and NTNA head judge Hannah Lee with the Top 3: Buddy Sims, Lauren Wireman, Ryoko Garcia

Gelish’s MaeLing Parrish, Gari-Dawn Tingler, Jorge Ruvalcaba, Vanessa WIlloughby, Jacqueline Flogelund, and Ellie Williams

Entity’s Yuliya Normand, Diep Nguyen, John Hauk, Leslie Randall, and Roxanne Nguyen

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Minx’s Janice Jordan, salon owner Maisie Dunbar, and Minx’s Dawn Lynch-Goodwin

VietFace TV’s Tom Ho and Ann Chang with VietSALON and NAILS associate editor Kim Pham


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Pam Rowland, Matt Wright, Buddy Sims, Terri Sims, and Tim Sims

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Industry chemist and NAILS contributor Doug Schoon

NAILS editor Hannah Lee (second from left) with Blossom Beauty Lounge team: Tin Bui, Cammy Nguyen, Nicole Goodwin, Brian Tran, and Shiloh Kitchen

Lexor’s Jennifer Nguyen and VietSALON’s Kim Pham

NTNA Top 12 Lauren Wireman, Lexi Martone, Victoria Zegarelli, and Temeka Jackson

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Lauren, Israelle, and Jamie Wireman NAILS contributor Holly Schippers (second from left) with NAILS’ Beth Livesay, Tracy Rubert, and Brittni Rubin

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Win Nubar’s Spring in the City Collection

You could be the lucky reader who wins Nubar’s new Spring in the City collection. The 2014 collection includes chic colors with class and a whimsical sophistication: Wildflower Blooming (creamy peach), Spring in Her Step (rich rose), Sleek in the City (taupe meets tofee), City Self (electric lilac), Fashion Is Forward (deep slate blue), New Mood (lively lavender), Succulent (haute tangerine), and Dreamy (airy moss).

Tweezerman’s Premium Nipper Is a Classic Five readers can win Tweezerman’s award-winning Cobalt Stainless Steel Cuticle Nipper with ultra-sharp handfinished tips and smooth doublespring action. Delivering precision and performance, it withstands repeated sterilization without rusting or corroding. Available in 1/4- (small), 1/2- (medium), and full-jaw sizes.

Congratulations to February’s Freebie Winners 12 readers received IBX from Famous Names, five readers received Masterclass by Color Club nail art tutorials, and six readers received Designer French Tips from Shooting Star International.

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The Cácee GP Gel-Polish System is perfect for clients who need their polish to survive and keep up with their active lifestyle. GP combines the brilliant color and natural appearance of a polish along with the strength of gel. Three can win a Cácee Capsule 40 W LED Light, one GP Gel BaseCoat, one GP Gel TopCoat, three GP Gel Colors, and assorted prep products.

Create a Mini Masterpiece for the Ages It’s no easy task to take a famous work of art and reproduce it on a nail tip. Yet that’s precisely what we’re asking you to do for NAILS’ eighth-annual Mini Masterpiece Contest. st. The rules are simple: You’re free to select any well-known painting and reproduce it on a single nail tip. You may turn the nail tip sideways to accommodate a horizontal painting. All entries must be received by NAILS by Friday, May 9. Send your nail tips to Mini Masterpiece Contest, NAILS Magazine,, 3520 Challenger St., Torrance, CA 90503. Let us know the artist’s name and the title of the original work of art and don’t forget to send your contact information, including phone number and nd lor e-mail address. Please also include a color print-out of the original painting.

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We’re looking for the Next Top Nail Artist. COULD YOU BE NEXT? WHAT: NAILS wants you! After a successful first run, we’re looking for the next batch of

up-and-coming nail artists to compete online (ntna.nailsmag.com) for the title of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist. The reality show-inspired contest will pit 12 contestants against one another in a battle for the title. Weekly challenges will determine who moves on and who will be packing up their paintbrushes at the end of every week. The challenges will be a mix of video, photos, nail art on tips, and other social media-type entries. WHO: We’re looking for professional nail techs who are inspired, creative, reliable, and up for a challenge.

You must be able to take high-res digital photos and short videos. (Since we’re looking for the NEXT top nail artist, you can’t currently be affiliated with a professional nail manufacturer as an educator. It’s fine if you’ve taken manufacturer-specific classes.) WHERE: Anywhere in the WORLD. All of your tasks will be uploaded online. WHEN: Complete the application with all required elements by April 25, 2014. We will contact semi-

finalists by May 30. We’ll announce the Top 12 contestants in the September issue. The public contest will take place between September and November 2014. The two finalists will fly to ISSE Long Beach and the winner will be announced at the show on January 24-26, 2015. HOW: Simply fill out the online application at www.nailsmag.com/ntna2014 no later than April 25, 2014.

In addition to basic information, you’ll be required to answer several essay questions and upload photos and a short video diary.

PRIZES: The final two will be invited to ISSE Long Beach 2015, for the official crowning of NAILS’ Next Top Nail Artist. (NAILS will pay up to $500 for your airfare and will pay for a two-night stay in Long Beach, Calif.) In addition, you’ll receive FREE admission to both days of the show, a sizable cash prize, enough nail art supplies to keep you creating for some time, the opportunity to work for a major manufacturer, and a spot on the NAILS blogroll for one year.

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Right of of Rodeo Drive, and located in the iconic Beverly Wilshire hotel, the Nail Bar gives clients a classic Beverly Hills experience. BY BRITTNI RUBIN > The Nail Bar isn’t shy about its zip code. When travelers and locals alike walk into the salon wanting a good taste of Beverly Hills, Calif., they’ve come to the right place. You may recognize the Beverly Wilshire hotel from the movie “Pretty Woman.” Or maybe you heard it was the temporary residence of Elvis Presley, John Lennon, or Warren Beatty. You can see famous shopping strip Rodeo Drive from the salon’s outdoor Cabana-style waiting lounge, and movies like “Pretty Woman,” “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” and “Troop Beverly Hills” play inside on a loop. > For being located at the heart of such a bustling area with a bad parking reputation, the Nail Bar is pure convenience. For one, valet parking is complimentary! You can also order from the salon’s lunch menu, and if your nail appointment is 60 minutes or longer, you’re granted access to the pool down the hall. Celebrity sightings are the norm here, so curtains can be drawn to conceal the salon if privacy is your thing. > Four nail techs work the intimate space of the Nail Bar. My appointment was with Giannina Pinnell, an industry veteran of 14 years. She said the salon’s most common service is the CND Shellac mani/pedi, and the most luxurious service is the Diamond Pedicure, which utilizes real diamond-dust. The salon gets tons of international clients, bridal parties, and girls’ weekends out. Services range from $15 for French polish to $175 for the Diamond Pedicure. www.fourseasons.com/beverlywilshire/spa/the_nail_bar/


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TECHNIQUE} Teddy Bear Nail Art This design was created by AnGel educator Albee Chen using AnGel Artist Gel from Ikonna. Created specifically for nail art, AnGel Artist Gel has a thicker consistency that’s easier to control. As well, colors don’t dry until they’re cured, allowing nail technicians to edit their artwork without a race against the clock. Chen used colors Only Onyx, The Dark Ages, Blank Pages, Tan My Hide, Feel the Heat, and Warmest Wishes to create this look. 1. Prep the nail, and then coat it in a layer of Only Onyx. 2. Collect a small portion of AnGel Artist Gel from each color pot and mix them to get the proper brown. As shown, Chen mixed brown with a black and a bit of both red and yellow to create a richer shade of tan. 3. Using the AnGel Marbleize brush, slowly dot out the face and ears of the teddy bear in your tan color. The brush will create the fuzzy texture as you dot out the shape. Cure the nail in the AnGel LED lamp for 10 seconds, and then repeat this step again to create a fuller look. Cure again for 10 seconds. 4. Use a lighter shade of brown or white to dot out the mouth. Cure for 10 seconds. 5. Use AnGel Artist Brush No. 3 and the darkest brown/black color to add in the shadow around the mouth and ears for more detail. When finished, cure the nail for 10 seconds. 6. Now use AnGel Brush No. 7 to draw out the bear’s eyes, nose, and mouth. If you make a mistake, simply wipe it of. When finished, cure for 10 seconds. 7. Use AnGel Artist Brush No. 7 and draw out the ribbon in yellow. Cure for 10 seconds, and then fill in the ribbon with red. Cure for another 10 seconds. When finished, cover the artwork with the top coat of your choice and do a full cure for the manufacturer’s >>> recommended time.

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Permanent Makeup Industry leader since 1995 in Supplies and Education TRAINING FOR • Permanent Makeup • Tattoo Removal • Lash-Extensions • Eyelash Perm & Tint Our courses require no loss of time from your work and we will certify you. These services will bring additional customers into your salon and make you money. Average fee for a permanent makeup procedure or an eyelash extension service is $300.00. before

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Venique Launches New Gel-Like Formulas Polish lovers are in luck — this April, Venique is launching its new Gel-Like Base and Top Coats, meant to be worn with regular nail lacquer. These quick-drying, high-gloss formulas were developed with a UV absorber, which helps protect the polish color from UV light and provides a hard, chip-resistant coating that helps extend the wear of a manicure. Gel-Like Top Coat has a thicker consistency than regular top coat; this gives clients’ nails a glassy appearance similar to the look of gel. The thickness also acts as a shielding agent. The product cures with UV rays produced naturally by the sun or household florescent lights, allowing clients to cure the product daily. To apply, polish one coat of Gel-Like Base Coat over the natural nail. Then apply one to two coats of the nail polish of your choice. Lastly, apply one coat of Gel-Like Top Coat over the manicure and let it dry. Expect a slightly longer dry time than normal top coat since this product is thicker. It can be rubbed of, without soaking or scraping, with regular acetone. For more information, visit www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14411.

Footlogix’s “Pamper Mom…Pamper Me!” Promotion To continue the Mother’s Day spirit, Footlogix is running a special promotion for NAILS Magazine readers from April 1 through June 30, 2014. For the next two months, you can purchase a Footlogix Foot Soak and Footlogix Soft Touch Pedicure File for $29.95 — 27% off its regular retail value. These products can be incorporated into your pedicure service, but are also safe, gentle, and easy enough to recommend for at-home use in between salon visits. Together, they make a great gift or retail item. The pH-balanced gently cleansing foot soak has anti-microbial properties and is blended in a freshscent concentrated formula that aims to rehydrate the skin and softens calluses. The multi-directional, double-sided file is ideal for reducing calluses and dry skin on the feet. Scan the QR code or visit www.nailsmag.com/ fifi/14412 to give the gift of healthy feet.


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Not Your Typical Top Coat This spring, OPI launches new color-tinted top coats called Sheer Tints. They offer a fresh take on traditional top coats featuring an infusion of high-shine transparent color. These top coats can be worn alone, with a base coat, or layered over any shade to create an alternate finish. Four vivid hues of blue, pink, yellow, and purple are the first to be available. Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI co-founder and executive VP, additionally suggests using Sheer Tints to accent glitters and darks, transform creams and shimmers, or add dimension to your ombre designs and on-trend nail art. “Nail color is all about self-expression,” she says. Hues include I’m Never Amberrassed, Be Magentale with Me, Don’t Violet Me Down, and I Can Teal You Like Me. To learn more about OPI Sheer Tints, visit www.nailsmag.com/ fifi/14413.

No Lift Nails Cuticle Oil brings together three of nature’s richest ingredients: Avocado,Oil, Almond Oil and Vitamin E. The result is a superb natural oil that conditions nails and softens skin with a single drop. Our unique formula won’t promote lifting. After all, it’s from No Lift Nails, the industry leader for three decades. Available in 1/8 oz, 1 oz and 4 oz size, No Lift is a naturally rich cuticle oil for your customers and a rich source of profits for you.

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Joby Nail Art’s Stickered Scrollwork Joby Nail Art released its new gold nail art stickers, which h provide nail techs with a simple way to achieve a scrollworkk look on clients’ fingertips without meticulous painting. 1. Clean the surface of the nail. Manicure the nail in the color of your choice. Skip top coat and wait for the nails to dry completely. 2. Choose the sticker you want and lift it of the paper with an orangewood stick or tweezers. 3. Place it on the nail and gently press down. 4. Apply a generous top coat to ensure the design is secure. Quick-dry top coats should not be used with th Joby Nail Art stickers. Quick-dry solutions have a tendency to cause the edges of the sticker to roll.


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— now available in 49 shades China Glaze lovers will recognize — is a two-in-one gel-polish with base coat built into the formula. It is compatible with either LED or UV light. 1. Perform a dry manicure. Then remove shine from the natural nail with a buffer. 2. Apply a thin coat of Gel-n-Base in One gel-polish and cure for 30 seconds under an LED lamp or two minutes under UV. Repeat the process for a second coat. 3. Apply a thin coat of Gelaze Gel Top Coat and cure for 30 seconds with LED or two minutes with UV. 4. Wipe the cured nails with a Gelaze Pre-Soaked Gel Cleanser Pad to remove the sticky gel residue. 5. To remove, break the seal of the gel nail with a nail file. 6. Saturate Gelaze Professional Gel and Nail Polish Remover Wrap with Gelaze Gel Remover. Wrap it securely around the nail. Allow the remover to penetrate the nails for 10 minutes. 7. Use an orangewood stick or a cuticle pusher to gently loosen >>> and remove the gel. For more information, go to www.nailsmag.com/ff/14311

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into soft, dazzling beads that shine like diamonds. Included in the Diamond Pedicure system are Diamond Spa Crystals, Ocean Spa Crystals, Sugar Spa Scrub, Purifying Maske, Continuous Massage Lotion, and Spa Cuticle Oil. 1. Fill the pedicure bowl a third of the way full with warm water and pour one scoop of Diamond Crystals into the water. Stir the water for two to three minutes. As the water thickens, tiny soft beads will form. Massage the beads up and down onto the client’s feet and legs to soften the skin. 2. Add one or two drops of Spa Cuticle Oil to the water for a pleasant aroma and let the client’s feet soak for two to three minutes. 3. Pour two scoops of Ocean Spa Crystals into the water and stir. These sea salt crystals cleanse skin and release therapeutic fragrances. The diamond beads will begin to transform back into the water after several minutes. As the beads are dissolving, turn the jets on (if applicable) and rinse the legs. 4. Scoop the desired amount of Sugar Spa Scrub and massage it onto the feet and legs. Rinse scrub from legs and dry with a towel. 5. Rub a thick layer of the mask onto feet and wrap each foot in a warm towel. 6. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes. Unwrap each foot and wipe the mask off the client’s skin. Use clean water to rinse off completely and dry the skin with a towel. 7. Pump the desired amount of Continuous Massage Lotion into your hand and massage into the client’s feet and legs to provide hydration. Massage until the lotion and oils have been completely absorbed. Lastly, apply cuticle oil. For more information, go to www.nailsmag.com/ff/14312

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TECHNIQUE} signature services Maple Bacon Pedicure Nail Yeah! Raleigh, N.C.

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4. File the feet with a Star Nail foot file, and rinse the feet. 5. Massage Sweet Cracklin’ Maple Sugar Rub into feet and up to mid-calf for about three minutes, then rinse.

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TECHNIQUE} signature services Chardonnay Silk Spa Manicure LeVonne de Spa Waterford, Mich.

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an unscented shower gel and a scoop of Chardonnay Silk Bath Bubbles. Dry the client’s hands, and then apply cuticle remover and gently push back the cuticle. 3. Apply a generous spatula of Chardonnay Silk Body Scrub and exfoliate the hands thoroughly. Rinse the scrub from each hand in a bowl filled with Chardonnay Silk Bath Bubbles. 4. Using a sturdy fan brush, apply a generous amount of prepared Chardonnay Silk Antioxidant Masque to the hands. Wrap the client’s hands in plastic spa bags. Administer a gentle 10-minute shoulder and neck massage using a small amount of Chardonnay Silk Body Lotion. Remove the mask from the hands. 5. Gently pat both hands dry and apply a generous dollop of Papaya and Mango Honey Skin Conditioning Mask with a honey swirl stick. Use a sturdy fan brush to smooth the mask across the entire surface of the hands and allow it to absorb for about three minutes. Remove. 6. Pat the hands dry and apply Aloe and Camellia Nail and Cuticle Serum, and gently massage into the cuticle area. Apply a small amount of Chardonnay Luxury Body Oil to both arms from the elbow down to the wrists with a fan brush. Massage each hand and arm with a generous amount of Chardonnay Silk Body Lotion. 7. Clean nails to remove all residue. Apply a base coat, two coats of nail lacquer, and a top coat.

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1. Shape the nail tip and buff the surface. Wipe it off with alcohol. Apply Gelish Foundation and cure. 2. Apply two coats of Gelish in Skinny Vanilla Latte, curing after each coat. 3. Mix dark brown and yellow acrylic paints. 4. Using a sponge, gently tap the paint mixture around the edge of the nail. 5. Follow this by gently tapping dark brown paint on the edge of the nail to create an antique feel. 6. Using black acrylic paint, draw five lines to create your musical staff. They don’t have to be even. The slightly wavy effect helps to create the aged feel of the nail. 7. With the same black acrylic paint, draw a backwards “C” for the bass clef and apply two dots, two lines, and a connecting line to create the music notes. 8. Apply Gelish Top It Off and cure. Turn to page 134 to read more about NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Ryoko Garcia. PHOTOGRAPHY BY RYOKO GARCIA/KIMBERLY PHAM


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Pantone announced that Radiant Orchid will be the color of the year for 2014. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal, and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,â&#x20AC;? said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. This hue is described as a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple. Masako Sasaki of Port Washington, N.Y., created this nail art celebrating >>> the color by using Dashing Diva products. To see more radiant orchid nail products, go to www.nailsmag.com/coloroftheyear2014

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GLITTER LIKE NEVER BEFORE

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Something Sketchy Sometimes the beginnings of a nail art design can be as intricate and ambitious as the final look. Share insight into your creative process by submitting sketches and the resulting nail design to beth. livesay@bobit.com. Sketch and nails by Chloe Reed, Glam Nailz, San Antonio, Texas Instagram: @glamnailz210 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14230

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How long have you been doing nails? More or less, half of my life. I started doing nails as a part-time allowance job at the age of 14. I graduated from nail school at the age of 21, right after my academic graduation as a kindergarten school teacher for kids with special needs. Nails have been my passion and only professional occupation for the last seven years.

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I love the Chanel perfume bottles you did. The “CC”s have been on nails for a while too. Do you think fashion influences nails more or nails influence what people wear? I wish I could say the latter, but it is the other way around. Designers leave their mark on each season’s trends, and yet nails slowly but steadily have a soul of their own as a part of the fashion industry. I do not see them influencing catwalks though, not yet. FIND ALL OUR PRODUCTS AT YOUR LOCAL NAIL & BEAUTY SUPPLIERS. TO FIND A SUPPLIER NEAREST YOU PLEASE CALL 972-926-6488. VISIT WWW.AYCLLC.COM FOR COMPLETE PRODUCT INFORMATION

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It’s the most romantic time of the year and Essie is celebrating with four new, delicate colors. Each polish color is inspired by the details of an engagement. Since clients will want to show of their engagement rings left and right, it’s important they keep their nails maintained with these soft, lovely colors: Love Every Minute (rose coral), Meet the Parents (a relaxed chambray), She Said Yes (delicate cream sheer with subtle silver shimmer), and Got Engaged! (a warm nude pink). For more information, visit www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14421

Just Push Play J Ja Jamie Duffield, owner of NV Salon an and Spa, has filmed a nail art D DVD that will be available May 1. Tutorials include steam punk, sp spinning bead, water marble, glitter fa fade, and a few bonus materials as w well. Pre-orders are $29.95 and re retail is $49.95. Go to nailsmag. co com/store to order your copy.

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STYLE} nail art studio One Stroke Spring Butterflies

1. Apply the base color. 2. Using hot pink and purple One Stroke acrylic paint, apply butterfly wings using the One Stroke technique (dip one side of the brush in the hot pink and other side of the brush in the purple; “scrub” your double-loaded brush back and forth to blend the colors). 3. Using black acrylic paint, outline the wings, draw thin lines in the wings to add definition, and add the body and antennae. 4. Using white acrylic paint, add tiny dots to the outer edge of the wing. Let dry and apply clear top coat. Vicki L. Jenson, Contempo Salon/Nails by Vicki, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Stiletto Bling

1. Apply gold base color. 2. Using a fine nail art brush, draw black squiggles along the right and left edges of the nail. 3. Apply a thick line of raised glitter down the center of the nail using clear gel to adhere it.

Valerie A. Williams, Atlanta, Ga.

Easter Basket

1. Paint the free edge of the nail with aqua green acrylic and the remainder of the nail with a sheer, sparkly pink acrylic. 2. Paint the eggs using a diferent color for each with craft paint and a nail art brush. 3. Using diferent colors, paint the eggs with diferent designs. Add the base of the basket, slightly covering the bottom of the eggs so they appear to be inside of it. 4. Paint a handle for the basket, and using a lighter shade of brown, paint a simple basket weave. Finish with a UV top coat. Jade Sewell, Just Nails, Great Falls, Mont.

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NEW! PARADISE COLLECTION Escape to Paradise. Lush tropical hues capture the beauty of a faraway island. Exotica. Hedonism. Fantasy. Be transported. Discover the new CND Shellac Paradise Collection at a store near you.

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Earth Day Nails

1. Apply base coat and two coats of blue. 2. Trace a circle (the globe) in the center of the nail. For a more accurate circle, you can make four small dots, and then connect the dots using a black striper. 3. With a green striper, paint continents inside the circle. Using a royal blue striper, fill in the spaces around the continents to form the oceans. 4. With the same royal blue striper, write the word “Love,” curving it above the globe. Write the word “Her” underneath the globe. Allow to dry, and apply a top coat. Sam Rivenbank, Tarheel Tanning and Spa, Eure, N.C.

Easter Bunny Nails

1. Cover the nail with pastel blue glitter. 2. Sculpt the base of the bunny using white acrylic paint. Start with a large round pearl for the face and two smaller beads for the ears. 3. Paint eyes, whiskers, and pink cheeks on the bunny, and add a tiny 3-D nose. Sculpt a small bow with pink acrylic and attach it to the bunny’s ear with clear acrylic or glue. Seal with top coat. Lexi Martone, Finger Painted Salon, Dix Hills, N.Y.

Bouquet of Roses

1. Paint the nail red, using a gel-polish like Artistic Colour Gloss in Hotzy. 2. Using a very small dotter and Artistic Colour Gloss in Purity, paint “C” shaped petals to create the rose. 3. Embellish with diferent sized flat back pearls. 4. Apply Artistic Soak Of Glossing Gel for a top coat.

Danalynn Stockwood, Genesis Salon, Fitchburg, Mass.

Want to see your nail art how-to here?

Mail your tips (one for each step) and instructions to Tracy Rubert, NAILS Magazine, 3520 Challenger St., Torrance, CA 90503. Make sure to include your name, salon name (if applicable), city, state, and contact information.

For more nail art step-by-steps, visit www.nailsmag.com/style, then click on Nail Art. When mailing us tips for Nail Art Studio, please mail them in a padded envelope or box to keep the nail tips fully intact in transit.

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STYLE} boutique With Kor’s One Water Bottle, sustainable personal hydration has never looked so stylish. Clients will enjoy this BPAfree reusable water bottle designed to look like elegant blown glass. You can even order customized bottles with your salon brand or logo. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14431

Back To Naturals’ Soaps From Nature put skin first. The company offers an activated charcoal soap rich in nigella sativa seeds. It is anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and contains antioxidants. It also has an artisanal autumn soap that is both vegan and beautiful, with ingredients such as honey, anise seeds, and chamomile. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14435

EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm’s 2014 spring collection gives your clients two more reasons to smile and celebrate spring. These 100% natural lip balms are petroleum-, paraben-, and gluten-free and come in perfectly springy flavors: Strawberry Sorbet and limited edition Passion Fruit. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14436

What better way for your clients to carry a bottle of wine to a dinner party or afternoon picnic than in one of these festive, reusable, 100% natural cotton Wine Totes from Maptote? Clients can show off their favorite city or, even better, their favorite type of wine. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14433

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BAGGU’s Duck Bags are the perfect size for an overnight getaway or a trip to the local grocery store. These bags are made from cotton scraps recovered during the creation of other cotton products like shirts or socks so they are more waste-conscious than organic cotton. Customers can choose between six colors. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14434

Green Leaf Candles are hand-crafted from beeswax, palm wax, and soy wax, and are free of synthetic fragrances, additives, and fillers. Instead, you’re left with a natural aroma of sweet honey. Even the glass container is recycled! www.nailsmag.com/ fifi/14432

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BUSINESS}

A Truly Personalized Pedi “We want to anticipate our clients’ needs and really cater to their likes and dislikes. No matter how many times they come in they can have a diferent pedicure combination,” says Shane Bird, director of spa operations for Skaná Spa in Turning Stone Resort Casino in Central New York. The Custom-Tailored Pedicure Experience at this award-winning spa allows clients to choose from eight soaks (such as red currant or ginger), eight scrubs (such as Mandarin honey or mango), and two masks (lavender or peppermint). “The ingredients are stored in a credenza in our pedicure area. It looks a little like an old-fashioned apothecary with all the glass jars,” says Bird. “Clients will ask to smell this or that ingredient. At times, choosing the combination they want is overwhelming. The simplest part is picking their polish color.” Every pedicure also includes a lower leg massage with warm towels and a parafn application. The service runs 75 minutes and costs $80.

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Video Doesn’t Lie

Struggling with your speed or technique? Nail tech Jesse Bruner, owner of Jesse David Nail Design in Wilmington, Del., suggests videotaping yourself as you work. “Originally I taped myself to get a critique from one of my own mentors,” says Bruner. “But as I was editing the tape I noticed how often I repeat steps, and how slowly I work. It was very eye opening.” No need to get elaborate equipment; Bruner just used a cell phone.

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Without clear expectations, there’s no way to hold someone accountable. You must make sure that each employee has a clear understanding of what is expected of them in the job he or she performs. That may mean going into detail that, on the surface, feels like overkill — but isn’t. Spell out expectations to the letter.

“Have you ever noticed that women tend to downplay their accomplishments, while men routinely highlight their achievements and use them to advance?” asks Vickie Milazzo, author of Wicked Success Is Inside Every Woman. It can be hard for women to toot their own horns. “To a certain extent, we’re actually wired to nurture and care for others and to put the good of the whole over our own personal interests. While these impulses aren’t inherently bad, it’s time for a newsflash: if you don’t announce your own achievements, you can bet that no one else is going to do it for you. Clearly, we females need to take a page from the male playbook and make sure we’re getting the recognition and credit we’ve earned.” With humility, make sure you’re keeping your name, your accomplishments, and your skill set in front of everyone.

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Q: As a new booth renter, I’d like to know how I should pay myself. I have a separate business account. Do I give myself a salary?

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I got this advice from a stylist who has 10+ years’ experience and I am so glad I listened. I put every single penny into my business account, tips included. I write myself a check every two weeks as my “payroll” check. I deposit that check into my personal account and pay all of my personal bills with that. I pay myself just enough to cover personal bills with just a little left over for personal spending money. If I have money left over in the business account at the end of the year, I either leave the money in the account to help with slower times of the year or I buy business-related supplies to ensure I have what I need to service my client base. I pay my booth rent, supplies, and anything else associated with my business out of my business account. I do not deviate from that plan. I pretend that business account is not there, except on pay day. It’s important to me not to use my business account for personal purchases. I don’t even carry my business credit card or checkbook with me to avoid overspending. Everything is black and white; your accountant will appreciate you so much for making things simple. — Paula Applewhite, Paper Rock Scissors; Salon, Spa and Gallery, Southern Pines, N.C.


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BUSINESS} crowdsourcing

This month we asked nail techs:

What efforts are you making to go green in your salon?

Our efforts on going green for Earth Day include our waterless manicure and pedicure services. Our client contact information is all added online, and receipts are e-mailed to them. Our products are natural and chemical-free. “Your beauty, your safety, and respect for the environment” is our motto!

Melisa Bruce and Denise Barrett Sugar Rays, Hermosa Beach, Calif.

I am proud to say NailBar is an eco-chic nail boutique. We try our best to be environmentally conscious. We have energyefficient lighting and we’re very conscious about our water use. We used organic paint on our walls and we recycle. We are also a paperless business. We don’t print any receipts; we e-mail them. We rarely print flyers or promotional materials; instead, we are big on social media and virtual advertising.

Desiree Parth NailBar, Miami, Fla.

RECEIPT manicure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25 pedicure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$30 waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40

At the Minnesota School of Cosmetology the syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, handouts, and exams are all housed on our internal student portal to cut down on the use of paper. Every MSC student receives an iPad as part of their cosmetology kit, and all coursework and exams are done electronically. In addition, our students use the iPad on the salon floor to create different nail looks, eliminating the need for a textbook. The transition to a digital learning model has really contributed to our efforts to be more environmentally friendly.

Our eco-chic nail spa offers fresh organic products in a setting where luxury meets wellness. It is our mission to provide each client with a unique, luxurious sensory experience that is respectful to the wellbeing of the individual and of the environment. Everything in Gloss is ecofriendly. We don’t print receipts, we e-mail them. We use only recycled paper, and all our furnishings are made of recycled materials. We offer our guests filtered water served in glasses. Our complimentary coffee, tea, and wine are all organic.

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Gloss Nail Spa, Coral Gables, Fla.

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Next question: Log onto www.nailsmag.com/crowdsourcing to see even more reader ideas for greening your salon.

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What social media platform has best worked for your business? [Answers will be printed in the July 2014 issue.] Share your opinion on the topic by e-mailing your response by April 15 to tracy.rubert@bobit.com. Please include your name, salon, city and state, and a high-resolution headshot with your response.


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BUSINESS} Once Was Enough: Things Nail Techs Say They Will Never Try Again We all make mistakes. These salon owners shared things they tried once and will never try again. Consider these cautionary tales before making your next business decision. I had a Princess Day for little girls, ages 2-16…77 clients later, we realized it was a horrible idea.

your limitations if you don’t want to get burnt out.

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Solace Salon & Spa, Bloomington, Ill.

I tried having a contest. I would ask a nail-related question and whoever answered correctly would get a free full set of nails. It was a big mistake because the free sets ended up being won by the most hateful and hard-to-deal with clients. The ones who paid were easier to please and handle.

Alicia Leighann Taylor Beauty Box, Pikeville, Ky.

I tried to manage my massive clientele by myself over the last year. As a result, I ended up working almost 70 hours a week. In addition to performing the services, I also had to make my own products, manage my own retail inventory, book my appointments, run my monthly newsletter, manage my blog, and handle all of the other business operations. After eight months, I realized that nobody can manage a business and a clientele that size by themselves, so I found a partner, divided my book down the middle, and stopped taking new clients. It’s super important to know

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To increase my Shellac clientele I did a Facebook ad, which I would definitely do again. What I would not repeat is extremely discounting my Shellac manicure service. I was booked solid that day, but many people came to me from the discount salons with whatever gel-polish they use already on, which is extremely difficult to remove. It ended up taking me longer than scheduled for many clients, and I was behind and frustrated all day. I have never discounted my services since, and I get the clientele I want.

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having to split the already discounted service again. But as a new business I will take advantage of whatever opportunities there are to market myself and if I get one new client it is still better than zero.

Annette Calvillo Fill 413 Nail Studio, Waukesha, Wis.

I ran an auction on my Facebook page without terms and conditions. The winning set was $13! Never again.

Susan Thomas Top Coat Nail Bar, Dedham, Mass.

Purchased names and addresses and sent mailers. I spent $100 and didn’t get one inquiry.

Heather McDaniel Fierce Fingers by Heather, Pensacola, Fla.

Essex Hair Design, East Lansing, Mich.

Groupon. It may work great for other businesses and services but not for me. I went against my own advice on this one. I think these discount services are saturated now. You may get repeat clients that are looking for a “home” for services but the percentage is low. Many are only looking for a big discount and are not loyal. They are only loyal to the coupons. I am better off discounting 50% myself and not

I have always tracked every ad placed for the amount of return versus cost. When I was a newbie, I purchased ads on chain store grocery baskets. In a six-month period, I received one phone call and did not make one single penny from a very large investment. I still track any ads I do, but I can say that was the worst business move I have ever made. Live and learn.

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BUSINESS} salon profile

Stunning decor is part of the salon’s charm and appeal.

Idaho Salon Brings New Trends to Its Small Town Chic Nail & Beauty Bar combines style with the natural elements of its surroundings. Add to this a shared sense of camaraderie and you have the ultimate salon experience. BY KELSEY NOLAN Kelly Moreland opened Chic Nail & Beauty Bar after deciding the nail industry needed to be better represented in her small town of Hailey, Idaho. Moreland was working as the manager of a day spa in Hailey when she thought nail services needed to be included in the spa’s repertoire. Though none of the few salon owners she contacted agreed to provide nail services to the spa, one offered to sell her business to Moreland. In quick succession, Moreland bought the salon, attended beauty school, and moved locations to the East side of the highway where businesses tend to do better. Now, Chic Nail & Beauty Bar offers a trendy, “girl’s night out” experience at an affordable rate. Moreland says the salon has such a high volume of clients and a steady rise in profit that she wants to increase her salon space and add an additional nail technician and hairstylist.

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Salon Name: Chic Nail & Beauty Bar Location: Hailey, Idaho Owner: Kelly Moreland Square Footage: 1,000 Opened: 2010 Number of Nail Techs/Total Staf: 3/6 Compensation: Booth Rental Website: www.chicnailandbeautybar.com

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1. Pedicure stations are comfortable club chairs rather than traditional pedicure chairs. 2. Chic Nail & Beauty Bar sells quality retail items for customers.

of esthetic and hair services, and a small amount of retail. Moreland wishes she could sell more items in the store, but as of right now, there simply isn’t enough room. Yet the salon manages to do well; customers love to buy the homemade foot scrub, and the products the salon does carry are high-quality.

TRENDSETTING STYLE Hailey, with about 8,000 residents, is next to a national forest and is located only 10 miles away from Sun Valley, the state reserve. After Moreland bought the business from the previous owner in 2010, she chose to keep the salon as natural and clean as its local surroundings. Chic Nail & Beauty Bar offered only natural nail services until gel-polish came along. “The smell of acrylic can turn a lot of people off, I’ve noticed,” Moreland says. So, it’s never appeared on her list of services. Instead, the salon carries a full range of manicures and pedicures, waxing, facials, hair care, permanent makeup, and eyelash extensions. Not to mention every customer receives a complimentary glass of wine or cup of coffee with her service. The salon’s clientele varies from day to day. Often, Moreland will see teachers, mother and daughter pairs, and the occasional male customer as well. Moreland feels the salon’s decor is what draws customers in. In fact, the salon is so well decorated that clients are often surprised at how

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A NICE PLACE TO WORK Chic Nail & Beauty Bar not only caters to its customers, but also to its employees. Moreland really tries to take care of her staff. The salon adopted the PediSmuter — which Moreland refers to as a Clarisonic for your feet. This handheld device removes calluses from feet in order to take the tech’s shoulder work out of the pedicure. There are three nail technicians and three other team members who provide the hair and esthetic treatments. Every staff member benefits from free services, and is encouraged to sell her own products in the store. “Some of the girls make their own jewelry,” Moreland says, “and if another one of the girls notices a customer might like that jewelry, she’ll talk about it on her coworker’s behalf.” The sense of camaraderie clients experience in the salon starts with the employees. Moreland says her staff is a close-knit group of girls who like to support each other. Moreland also encourages her team to stay abreast on what is trendy. “Since Hailey is not that current of a place, we have to go out and find what is on-trend,” she says. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14186

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HEALTH} Does Your Acetone Pass the Test?

Wondering whether to buy your acetone at the beauty supply or the hardware store? The fact is, acetone is acetone, but some acetone contains small amounts of other impurities, says Doug Schoon, president of Schoon Scientific and co-chair of the Nail Manufacturers Council on Safety. He explains: “For removing nail polish or coatings, the impurities usually don’t matter since their concentrations are so low. However, when acetone is used to clean the nail plate for better adhesion, the impurities left behind when the acetone evaporates are often oily, which can make a big diference. Leaving small amounts of oily contaminants on the nail plate is the opposite of what acetone is supposed to do when the nail plate is being prepped for a nail coating. Acetone is supposed to remove oily contaminants on the surface of the nail plate for better adhesion.” It is true that hardware store acetone is usually more contaminated than the acetone that is purchased in a pharmacy or beauty supply. “Nail techs should use at least 99% acetone, but some sell poor grade acetone that is mislabeled as 100% acetone, when it is not,” says Schoon. Therefore, Schoon recommends that you test the grade you purchase to ensure it does not contain oily contaminants. This can be done safely, if you take appropriate care. He recommends using the following technique: Fill a shot glass almost full with acetone, loosely cover the shot glass with a piece of photocopy paper, then set it somewhere to allow the acetone to “safely” evaporate. In other words, keep this shot glass and any other acetone that you use away from all sources of excessive heat and avoid all sparks or flames to prevent a fire. If this is done, within a week the acetone should completely evaporate. Then rub your finger inside the shot glass. If you feel any oily residue, that suggests the acetone is likely not suitable for cleaning the nail plate since the oil can disrupt adhesion. “This is why I recommend using a professional nail cleanser to ensure the plate is properly cleaned,” says Schoon.

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Cuccio Exfoliant Uses Sugarcane and Bamboo Powder Because skin becomes thinner with age, the hands always seem to be the first place to reflect what the face and rest of the body can conceal. But for beautiful hands at any age, the key is gentle exfoliation and rich hydration. Cuccio Naturalé has introduced Manicure Micro Exfoliant to help hands look and feel great from the very first use. Formulated with sugarcane, which helps to gently exfoliate and hydrate the skin, the cleansing scrub sloughs off dead skin cells for optimum renewal. Bamboo powder is an effective, extra-fine exfoliant that helps give skin a final polish. Together they create a soft, smooth surface for moisture to be easily absorbed into the skin. To use, massage onto the hands and arms in a circular motion. Gently wipe off with a warm moist towel or rinse with warm water. For more information, go to www.nailsmag.com/ fifi/14452.

Keratin Is Key to Trind Treatment The Trind Keratin Nail Treatment kit provides a chemical-free solution for thin, brittle, and chipped nails. It is a mild solution that treats the most sensitive nails that have been damaged by wearing artificial nails or from the use of medicines or other environmental influences — and the active ingredient is keratin. The Trind Keratin Formula kit consists of two products: > Trind Nail Restorer is a light, semitransparent liquid that has to be applied to the nails daily. Let soak for two minutes and then rub the excess into the nail and surrounding skin. > Trind Keratin Nail Protector preserves the beneficial efects of Trind Keratin Nail Restorer. This liquid is applied like a top coat. It keeps the benefits of the restorer within the nails and protects the nail against exposure to the environment. It also contains keratin and can be used as is, or as a base coat for colored nail polish. Clients must use both products daily for a minimum of four weeks to see results. For more information, go to www. nailsmag.com/fifi/14451.

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Look It Up: Plantar Warts When warts form on the plantar surface — or bottom — of the feet, they are referred to as plantar warts. Because they are often located on weight-bearing areas of the foot, they can grow deep into the skin and be quite painful. To identify plantar warts, look for firm, round, flat bumps on the foot. A single wart can multiply quickly, creating clusters of warts. Plantar warts are contagious and techs should take precautions when servicing a client with them. To learn more, log on to www.nailsmag.com/encyclopedia and search for plantar warts.

Safety Sells

Medinail Learning Center has two online certification programs, the Advanced Nail Technician Program (ANT-C) and the Medical Nail Technician Program (CMNT). These programs have three goals: to train licensed nail technicians to work safely on chronically ill clients, to provide added options for employment in their career, and to enhance their income. Medinail Learning Center has recently expanded its ANT-C online program to 10 modules and upgraded all the information. These programs are updated at least annually to keep information current. Past graduates are encouraged to retake the program tuition-free. “ANT-C and CMNT programs enhance technician and salon success through training them how to market safety in the performance of their services. This attracts fearful clients and supports referrals from physicians, bringing in many new clients,” says Janet McCormick, vice president of education development. For more information, visit www.medinail.com or call McCormick at (863) 273-9134.


At Light Elegance we talk a lot about chemistry. Trust me, I’ve been hearing all about it since I was eleven. Back then, my dad, Jim the chemist, cooked-up crazy gels in the garage. My mom, Lezlie the salon owner, told him what colors to make them. To me, chemistry just meant applying labels. Mountains of labels. A lot has changed since then. Now, Jim leads a small army of specialists in his lab. Lezlie creates hundreds of colors that deliver smiles all over the world. Remember all those labels? Now I design them. While the labels seem smaller all these years later, the chemistry has only grown bigger. So has the LE Family. So has my passion.

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HEALTH} something to talk about Pseudomonas

Known behind the desk as “green spots,” pseudomonas is easily treated and simple to explain. Help your client learn to manage greenies so she can avoid an interruption in nail services.

Green spots seem to produce one of two intense and immediate reactions from clients. On the one hand, they can become hysterical: “Oh no, I have a fungus!” On the other hand, they’re in denial: “I don’t care what it is. It can spread to all my fingers and toes … just don’t take my nails off.” As a nail tech, you’ll have to assess the damage and make the call. Then, talk your client off the ledge or help her face reality. As always, use the situation to educate her about how green spots grow and how to avoid getting them in the future. Here are a few talking points to get you started:

Client: It looks like something’s under my nail.

You: Oh, yes. I see it. Let me remove the product and check it out.

Client: What is it? Is it a fungus?

Client: Yes (see answer 1); No (see answer 2).

You: No. It’s not a fungus; it’s bacteria. See where the nail is cracked/lifted here? That’s how it got in. Did you glue this crack/lift?

You: (Answer 1) OK. In the future, call me to fix it instead. When a nail cracks or lifts, bacteria and water work their way through that crack and get trapped on the nail; it’s a perfect environment for bacteria to grow. You: (Answer 2) OK, good. Sometimes clients are tempted to do that, and it’s never a good idea. Next time you see a lift or a crack, give me a call; I’ll fix your nail so this won’t happen again.

Client: Whatever you do, don’t take off my nails!

You: Right now, I’m going to remove the product and make sure all the bacteria are removed. Then I need to make sure your nail plate isn’t “soft” from moisture. If it is, I won’t be able to reapply an enhancement until the nail has hardened. [Note: Explain these steps to your client. Remove the nail and sanitize it. Buff it lightly to remove some of the discoloration. Sanitize a second time and buff it lightly again with a different side of the buffer. Throw away the buffer so there’s no chance of the bacteria spreading. Examine the nail to see if it’s too soft to reapply the product. The nail may be stained, but firm. Other times, the nail is past green and has turned black. At this point, it will likely be too soft to reapply the product.]

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You: (Answer 1) OK, I’m actually going to wait a couple of days to reapply this nail. The nail itself is still soft from moisture. Come back in a couple of days, and I’ll reapply it. You: (Answer 2) OK, it looks good! I’ll sanitize it one more time to prep it for the enhancement and you should be good to go. We might see some discoloration until it grows out, but the bacteria are dead. Do you want to choose a polish to hide that stain?

HOW DID IT HAPPEN? According to Doug Schoon, president of Schoon Scientific, the vast majority of infections that occur on nails with no signs of lifting are caused by the nail tech. For example, if a client touches her nails to her face and the nail plates aren’t re-cleaned the chances of an infection go up tremendously. If the nail is cracked or lifted and you see a green spot, you can assume it happened outside the salon. If you can’t find a point of entry, learn from the experience by taking extra precaution to keep the nail plate clean before applying product. If you see any redness, swelling or pain, do not apply another enhancement until the area is healed.


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HEALTH} chemist’s corner: Hard gels, or pre-mixed monomers that cure to become polymers either by UV or LED light, wear many hats. They can be used as an overlay with tips, on natural nails, to sculpt and lengthen a nail, or to provide a final layer on acrylic for a shiny, sturdy finish. Gels are also highly resistant to acetone and other harsh chemicals — the only removal method is filing, rather than soaking. But with so many newer gel-based inventions on the market (soft gels, gel-polish, soak-off gels), how does hard gel stand out? Director of research and development at Nubar, Dr. Norair Arkoian, and Light Elegance president Jim McConnell explain it all. NAILS: What’s the difference between gel, soak-off gel, and gelpolish? Norair Arkoian: The basic difference is the product’s ability to soak off. Technically, traditional gel is a much harder product that needs to be filed off, but that’s where all gels start. We make the soak-off version by adding some other ingredients to weaken the hard gel formula, making it able to dissolve in acetone. Gel-polish soaks off similarly but is a less viscous product, which means it’s thinner and acts more like nail polish than gel in its application. [Editor’s Note: Let’s get chemical. Soak-off gels are designed and formulated with a higher molecular weight and elongated molecular structure. This creates space between the cross-linked agents, allowing penetration of solvents, which break down the gel. For traditional hard gel, the base has a tighter molecular structure and low molecular weight, making it highly resistant to acetone.] NAILS: What can you do with traditional gel that you can’t do with other products? NA: Traditional UV-cured gel is very strong. With traditional gel, you can form nails, build nails, and create decorative art like flowers or objects, whereas gel-polish or soak-off gel are much weaker and might not be able to withstand that. However, technology moves and improves really quickly, so we’re starting to see and test new products. NAILS: Are there many differences between using traditional gels or acrylics to build nails? NA: The major difference is the way the product is applied. Hard gel must be applied in thin layers, or in a thick building layer, and then cured, whereas acrylic is a monomer and polymer system that cures without a UV lamp. But overall, traditional gel and acrylic are quite similar in cured, physical characteristics. Although there are basic technical differences, they tend to have similar end results and can be combined together in one nail or used as two separate systems.

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NAILS: What are some tips for applying traditional gel that all techs should keep in mind? Jim McConnell: It’s important to clean the nail surface with a cleansing product (such as 99% isopropyl alcohol) before filing and preparing the nail. Traditional hard gels come in a variety of physical characteristics, from flexible to very hard and brittle. If you choose a flexible gel, then you can perform your service in one or two coats of gel. If you use a very hard, brittle gel, apply it in multiple thin layers, curing between each layer. It’s also important to know the gel that you’re using by understanding how it will perform, so practice is very important. Lastly, it’s crucial to use the appropriate UV lamp with the gel you choose. Don’t forget to follow the gel manufacturer’s recommendations. NAILS: Who’s the ideal client for gel, and why? NA: Anyone who wants a natural-looking nail that lasts a long time and is very durable is an ideal client. Traditional gels will retain gloss and strength for longer periods of time and won’t wear off until you file them off. I’d say it’s especially good for the busy woman who doesn’t have a lot of time to get pampered or spend time in the salon. It’s also great for people allergic to resin found in acrylics. NAILS: We’re seeing more and more nail artists encasing nail art created with gels in gel-polish so it soaks off with ease. Is it OK to mix gel with other mediums? JM: It has become common practice in the salon to use hard gels and acrylics together for nail art. Many nail technicians are also using certain vinyl paints in one-stroke designs on top of hard gels and acrylics. Various mediums are combined with great results and success. Success is also achieved in using soak-off gel-polishes over hard gels and acrylics. One good idea is to avoid using hard gels or acrylics over a soak-off gel system. It can lead to problems like cracking that should be avoided.

COMMON INGREDIENTS: > Urethane acrylates and urethane methacrylates

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> Photoinitiators are found in both hard and soak-of gel systems, but additional photoinitiators are used in the soak-of gels so they can cure under LED lamps.


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A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern talks about cutting-edge cosmetic procedures to make hands look more youthful. BY DR. DANA STERN Dermatologists treat skin, hair, and nails. I am a board-certified dermatologist and one of the country’s only nail specialists. My practice is focused on the treatment of nail disorders including nail infections, inflammatory diseases of the nail, cosmetic issues related to the nail, nail cancers, nail surgery, and sports-related nail injuries.

I spend a large part of my day examining hands. Apart from the face and neck, the hand is the most visible unclothed area of the body, and hands are a telltale sign of aging. I began to notice that many of the women coming to see me for nail issues had beautiful youthful faces but when I went to examine their hands there was a tremendous discrepancy in appearance. Faces were plumped, even, smooth, and radiant in contrast to hands with pronounced veins, sun-spots, wrinkles, and volume loss. In today’s hand-held world we are always handling a device and consequently our hands are more relevant to appearance than ever before. I began to offer my patients a variety of the most cuttingedge cosmetic procedures for the hands. For hand recontouring, which restores volume and stimulates collagen regrowth, I use injections of Radiesse, an FDA-approved volumizing filler used mostly for moderate to severe facial wrinkles. The product is mixed with an anesthetic and so there is minimal discomfort experienced by the patient. Results are instantaneous and can last up to a year or longer. Possible side effects include bruising and swelling, both of which gradually go away. In addition to filler, I offer several laser options for hands. For the removal of brown spots, I use an NdYag laser. Depending on the extent of pigmentation, patients may need between one and several treatments. After the procedure, patients are advised to avoid sun in order to prevent re-pigmentation. Fraxel, the go-to laser for facial resurfacing, can be used on the hands for a smoother, more even skin texture and a softening of wrinkles. A numbing cream is applied prior to the procedure and oftentimes two or three treatment sessions are recommended. Additionally, regular chemical peels can also be very successful in brightening and evening the skin tone and pigment of the hand. The final result: beautiful, youthful hands that are ready for that perfect coat of polish that is sure to get your clients’ hands noticed!

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1. Pre-treatment: In this 75-year-old female, note the prominent veins and tendons and the wrinkled appearance of the skin. 2. Immediately post treatment with Radiesse. The tendons and veins are less prominent. There is a small bruise from the injections that will resolve in a few days. The overall appearance of the hand is more supple and youthful and will continue to improve once the initial swelling resolves.

PARTNERING WITH A DERMATOLOGIST: Whether your clients’ needs are related to a nail disorder or strictly cosmetic, it’s important to have a relationship with a medical professional (maybe more than one) you can refer to. A relationship with a local dermatologist or podiatrist is mutually beneficial since referrals can flow both directions. Gaining a doctor’s trust is a matter of convincing her that your salon meets the highest sanitation standards and that you understand your job is not to diagnose or treat, but to recognize and refer. — Ed. For more in building a relationship with a medical professional, read “Get a Doctor in Your Corner” at www.nailsmag.com/doctor.


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HEALTH} client of the month:

The Arthritic

Arthritis is America’s #1 cause of disability. Educate yourself about this often debilitating disease, and then try some of our techniques and suggestions for providing a service that ofers comfort to your clients sufering with arthritis pain.

ARTHRITIC’S RX

Here are a few things to keep in mind when performing nail services on arthritic clients: Massage: Spend a little extra time massaging your client’s hands, and focus on the joints of the fingers and wrists. Ofer to use massage creams or lotions that are both moisturizing for the skin and include ingredients that provide relief for the joints. Artificial Nails: Because techs hold fingers near the joint and rotate it back and forth while shaping, artificial nail services could become painful for clients with arthritis. Always check in with your client to make sure you are not causing her discomfort. If artificial nail services prove painful, you might suggest natural nail services as an alternative, assuring her that her hands and nails will still look beautiful, but the maintenance visits will be gentler and more pleasant for her. Paraffin Dips: Parafn dips are ideal for clients with arthritis. According to the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies, warm parafn wax dips increase circulation, which helps to ease pain. A 2006 Cochrane review cited positive results for parafn wax treatments on arthritic hands. Researchers measured the range of motion, pinch function, grip strength, stifness, and pain levels of patients undergoing four weeks of parafn therapy, concluding that the patients experienced significant improvement in these areas. Self-Care: As a nail tech, you may find that the repetitive motion of the job is causing wear and tear to your own joints. Be sure to stretch your hands and body between clients, use ergonomic tools, such as the Wrist-Assist, and make time to enjoy massage and parafn baths for your own hands.

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> PAINFUL, INFLAMED JOINTS: Arthritis occurs when the cartilage that surrounds a joint is damaged. While there are more than 100 different types of arthritis, the most common form is osteoarthritis, which is caused by trauma or general wear and tear on the joints. Trauma can be degenerative, which is generally a result of aging; it can come from an injury; or it can be the result of obesity, as excess weight can wear out the cartilage and stress the joints. Other forms, such as rheumatoid arthritis, are caused by an overactive immune system, but all forms of arthritis are painful. Symptoms can include swollen joints, warmth, redness, stiffness or soreness, and pain. > ARTHRITIS IS COMMON: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis is America’s #1 cause of disability; by 2030, an estimated 67 million Americans ages 18 years or older will be diagnosed with the disease. There is no cure for arthritis, but treatment to reduce swelling and pain can come from over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications, topical analgesics, and/or natural supplements such as glucosamine, chondroitin, Arnica, and peppermint oil. Applying ice to the area also reduces swelling, while heat soothes the sore areas. This is why a warm paraffin bath is therapeutic and essential to include in your arthritic client’s manicure. Paraffin was first used by physicians in the 1950s to help patients suffering from arthritis. > LIMITED MOBILITY: For many, arthritis is damaging and painful enough that it severely limits daily activities, such as getting dressed, climbing stairs, or preparing food. Remember that arthritis occurs when the cartilage that surrounds the joint becomes damaged. When the cartilage wears away, the mobility of the joint is compromised because it no longer has a shock absorber to provide a smooth range of motion. The body then compensates by producing synovial fluid (a substance that lubricates the joint), the area surrounding the joint becomes swollen with the fluid, and motion becomes restricted. It becomes painful to move, so many people tend to respond to this stiffness and soreness by resting. Unfortunately, keeping the sore area immobile tightens the ligaments and reduces the joint’s range of motion even more, which causes more pain. Arthritis sufferers should exercise and stretch as much as can be tolerated. Massage can also help to relieve soreness and increase joint flexibility. Gently massage your client’s hands, focusing on the joints of the fingers and wrist. Susan M. Tobin at Get Nails in Delray Beach, Fla., offers an herbal/aromatherapy massage using oils she custom blends for clients with arthritis. She uses dried ginger root — which is calming, warming, relieves inflammation and is good for poor circulation — and sweet orange oil, which is also anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and encourages detoxification. > DISFIGURATION: Over time, arthritis can severely disfigure the joints. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis may have abnormal nails if the arthritis affects the fingertips. The joint located nearest the cuticle is very close to the nail matrix, so arthritis and inflammation in that location could affect it and cause abnormalities. Refer your client to a physician before you perform any nail service if she has arthritis of the distal finger joint, longitudinal ridging on the nails, or spontaneous thickening of the nail bed.

For more information on working with clients with arthritis, log onto www.nailsmag.com/arthritis.


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RYOKO GARCIA IS

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top nail artist The nine-year industry veteran from Florida (by way of Japan) dedicated every free moment to completing each of the weekly challenges. Her artistic skills, attention to detail, and love of her craft helped her win the title of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist. BY HANNAH LEE

A special thank you to our premiere sponsor Gelish and to our weekly sponsors: CND, Dashing Diva, Entity Beauty, Gel II, INM, Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s So Easy, Misa, NSI, OPI, and Orly.

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After 10 weeks of elimination rounds last fall, three finalists were left standing in NAILS Next Top Nail Artist (NTNA) competition sponsored by Gelish. NAILS flew the Top 3 — Buddy Sims, Lauren Wireman, and Ryoko Garcia — to Long Beach in January for the International Salon and Spa Expo to compete in the final challenge and find out who would be crowned the winner. Japanese-born Garcia cinched the win after a grueling fourpart finale (read more about the final challenge and our Top 3 on the following pages). So just who is NAILS Next Top Nail Artist? A nail tech at Bella Day Spa and Salon in Navarre, Fla., Garcia grew up in Japan with her mother after her father passed away when she was only seven. “My mother worked hard to raise me into the person I am today,” says Garcia, who drew her own designs on press-on nail tips when she was in high school just as a hobby. “She was there from grade school through college, making sure I never quit during the toughest times.” After she graduated from college, Garcia realized she wanted to do nails professionally. While still in nail school in Tokyo, she started competing. “The first competition I entered was French sculptured nails. I did terribly! It was awful,” she says, laughing. “Since then I’ve been practicing and competing. I’ve lost so many more times than I’ve won. That’s what keeps me motivated. Competing is the best way to learn something new and discover your weaknesses. I think it’s worth more than taking a class.” Garcia met her husband in 2006 when he was stationed in Tyoko with the Air Force. They were married in 2008 and soon after relocated to Altus, Okla. Four years later, they moved to Florida, where they’ve been living for the last two years. “My husband will soon retire from the Air Force after 20 years of service. He thanks me for following him through deployments and relocations. He has pushed me to achieve my

goals. And he constantly reminds me that this is my time and he will follow and support me wherever my career takes me.” Doing nails wasn’t the only thing Garcia had to learn in order to compete. “English is my second language and at first I couldn’t communicate my ideas as well as I could in Japanese,” says the gifted tech. “I had to put just as much time into learning English as I did into learning to do nails. I’m still learning. The best nail techs are not just good technically; they are well-rounded in all aspects.” In addition to her amazing hand-painted skills and attention to detail, Garcia focuses her attention on great customer service for her clients. She also wants to teach other nail techs that if you love what you do and you are passionate, your dreams will come true. “I don’t know what I’d be doing in life if I wasn’t doing nails,” she says. “I believe this is my calling in life. I want to show my work to the world and I want to provide my clients with the very best. And of course I want to make my family here in the U.S. and back in Japan proud. And proud they should be. Garcia, who says she likes to “talk the talk, walk the walk, and carry a big brush,” was consistently in the top during each of the weekly challenges and her hand-painted portraits and intricate sculpting techniques wowed the judgFollow Ryoko to see her latest es. She dedicated herself designs and tutorials: to this competition and Instagram @nailsbyryoko she says it was worth every minute (and every Twitter @nailsbyryoko hour). “It’s the biggest achievement in my life www.youtube.com/nailsbyryoko so far. I can’t describe how thankful I am.” www.facebook.com/nailsbyryoko

You can also log on to ntna.nailsmag.com/artists/ryoko to see all of her weekly challenges.

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NTNA: The Final Challenge

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In a grueling four-part finale, Ryoko Garcia from Bella Day Spa and Salon in Navarre, Fla., edged out her fellow Top 3 to be named NAILS Next Top Nail Artist. Lauren Wireman from Wildflowers nail studio in Cape Coral, Fla., was 1st runner-up, and Buddy Sims from Bella Dea Day Spa in Omaha, Neb., was 2nd runner-up. The Top 3 were asked to create a Southern California-inspired nail mural across 10 nail tips, a set of nails that best represents who they are, and Once Upon a Dream-themed fantasy nails, in addition to competing in a live Valentine’s Day “quickfire” challenge at the NAILS booth. Inspired by Gelish’s spring 2014 collection Once Upon a Dream, we challenged the Top 3 to create a set of fantasy nail art based on their own interpretation of the theme. Over the course of two months, each competitor spent between 75 and 100 hours on the project. Garcia created an “Alice in Wonderland” sculpted creation with characters from the story. Wireman’s “Unlocking the Dream” piece included a broken snow globe with a beautiful flying elephant. And Sims created his own “Enchanted Fairytale” complete with twinkling lights. Log on to ntna.nailsmag.com to see the first three parts of the final challenge.


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Cuccio Colour Veneer’s spring pastel collection contains six fun and flirty colors such as In the Key of Lime, Under a Blue Moon, Life’s a Peach, Mint Condition, Pinky Swear, and Quick as a Bunny. The bright and playful shades capture the essence of spring, escaping winter doldrums and brightening up a client’s mood and appearance. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14461

OPI launches a spring GelColor collection called The Showgirls, inspired by the glamorous and elaborately decorated costumes seen in stage performances. The set includes four new glitter shades in Desperately Seeking Sequins, I Reached My Gold!, You Pink Too Much, and Chasing Rainbows. They range from metallic to shimmering, each with a sparkly finish. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14462

For the warmer 2014 months, you’ll find a contemporary twist on traditional colors with pale pastels like mint green and bold brights such as fuchsia. Make the transition from spring to summer efortless with this assortment of well-balanced gel-polish collections inspired by the trends of the season.

Artistic Nail Design launched a new campaign for 2014 explaining how color inspires, and featured here is its spring Inspires collection. Spring fashion brought feminine silhouettes and light satin, silk, and chifon fabrics that floated seamlessly down the runway. Shimmer paired with fine rufed and floral designs inspired this soft collection with colors including Wishes, Charisma, Dreams, and Serenity. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14463

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Young Nails’ spring/summer 2014 collection features eight new maniQ colors that’ll get you pumped for the sweet siren call of the season. Mix it up with these fashion-inspired shades that cover the spectrum of cool pastels and of-the-hook brights including Grapefruit 101, Amber 101, Aquamarine 101, Periwinkle 101, Blue 107, Ultimate Pink 101, Lilac 101, and Lavender 102. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14464

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Alfalfa Nail Supply’s Geluv Soak-Of Color Gel starter kit Reminiscence is a vintage palette of colors perfect for spring. The kit includes basic gel-polish application and removal supplies in addition to 10 colors: Gaunlet Gray, Halo Me, Uptown Baby, French Bleu, Dusty Miller, Fleur De Lis, Natural Beaute, Oh La Louvre, Louis With Me, and Charming Napoleon, . www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14465

Alessandro’s Lac Sensation spring and summer colors will put your clients in the mood for a fun and colorful season. Look out for these on-trend UV-curable colors including Sparkling Lime, French Rose, Berry Red, Deep Ocean Blue, Moonlight Kiss, and Orange. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14466

Cacee introduces six new spring gel-polish colors, pushing the current line to over 50 shades. Kylie is a deep orange, Ellie is a fuchsia, Deedee is a deep sage green, Grace is a light slate blue, Celine is a light moss green, and Valerie is a soft sage green. All colors are vibrant and dense for good coverage. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14468

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Bio Seaweed Gel celebrates the spring season with its launch of six new 3-step Gel Polish colors. The collection ofers sophisticated neutrals and pastel shades that encompass the feeling and renewal of spring. Colors include Sweetie, Coconut, Sugar Plum, Honey Bee, Seafoam, and Periwinkle. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14467

CND Shellac introduces its new spring 2014 collection Open Road. These time-worn and efortlessly chic shades inspire women to let their hair down and live for the moment while wearing colors that reflect this attitude and need for adventure. Colors include Sage Scarf, Mint Convertible, Powder My Nose, Desert Poppy, Sun Bleached, and Clay Canyon. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14469

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Essie’s gel-polish shades are based of the brand’s iconic nail polish colors and are perfect complements to the spring season. Look out for Fashion Crowd, Net Worth, Suggestive and Sultry, Scavenger Hunt, Frisky Femininity, Deep Pockets, Dizzy Feet, and Frangipani. Essiegel shades have keratin gel technology that leaves nails conditioned, hydrated, and infused with pro-vitamins B5 and E. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14470

Entity’s new Elegant gel-polish collection lets nail technicians take their nail art to the next level. Entity’s One Color Couture combines the long-lasting, high-gloss durability of gel with the ease and versatility of enamel. The six soft shades of the Elegant collection include Soft Lines, Nakedness, Silver Seductress, Metal Brocade, Lace Nightie, and Graphic and Girlish White. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14471

Glam and Glits has six shades for spring including Grey Area, Barely There, Cameo, Highlight, Twisted Fantasy, and Alter Ego. The Glam and Glits system, with over 178 diferent colors total, features base coat, color coat, and a high gloss top coat. The formula is 100% pure gel that can remove in just five minutes. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14472 En Vogue gathers six Lac It! Gel Polish hues for spring based on the Pantone color chart. Help your clients stay on top of trends with Exotic Bloom, Sunkissed, Baby Blues, Silver Slippers, Deep Blue, and Café Au Lait. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14473

Gel II releases whimsical colors for spring 2014 in a collection called Carried Away. Plucked from a budding garden of brilliant and tasty shades, these colors will satisfy any palette in spring and beyond. Colors include Cloud 9, 14 Carrot Cake, Garden Flamingo, Heart Beet, Life’s a Peach, and Mint to Be. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14474

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EzFlow releases its Ringleader collection for spring, an extravaganza of six cream colors including Hoop of Flames, Tantalizing Trapeze, Magic & Mischief, Freak Fete, Extraordinary Spectacle, and Smoke & Mirrors. The collection is a palette of six bright pastel hues in a sunny circus theme. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14475

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ASP’s summer gel-polish collection consists of four bright opaque colors that are eye-popping when worn alone or in combination with each other. Colors include Berry Delicious, Tangerine Burst, Coral Cove, and Alluring Azure. They are perfect partners for hot hands during even hotter months. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14476

Gelish’s Once Upon A Dream collection for spring 2014 is inspired by fairytales that fascinate everyone from a young age. The collection paints a story of the quest to find true love through colors All Haile the Queen, She’s My Beauty, Kiss Me, I’m A Prince, My One Blue Love, Oh What a Knight, and Fairest Of Them All (not pictured above). www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14478

INM introduces the Gelavish Northern Lights Collection of soak-of gel-polish. Seven of the most popular shades of Northern Lights acrylic were duplicated in the Gelavish line to bring clients the holographic efect of a prism in the shades Red, Silver, Black, Aquamarine, Gold, Mauve, and Fuchsia. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14480

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Geláze, from the makers of China Glaze, is a new gel-polish system that has fewer steps than traditional gel-polish manicures. Let your favorite shades spring to life with the spring 2014 Geláze colors Secret PeriWink-Le, Celtic Sun, Pink Voltage, and Diva Bride. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14477

IBD is launching eight shades for the spring season with inspiration from the pampered, party-perfect social life of the Hamptons. The Social Lights collection evokes high fashion, galas, and yacht chartering with colors including Full Blu-um, Billion Heiress, Cashmere Cutie, Dockside Diva, Chic to Chic, Gala-vant, Yacht-a Yacht-a Yacht-a, and Polo Can U Go. www.nailsmag.com/ fifi/14479

Jessica Cosmetics launches Coral Symphony for the 2014 spring season. Engage in a tropical marine adventure to celebrate the magical underwater world of seashells, starfish, and ocean flowers. This grouping of gel-polish colors includes Starfish Glow, Ocean Bloom, Monsoon Melon, and Tropical Sunset. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14481

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LeChat’s Sugar Me Up collection satisfies your client’s sweet tooth with six new sugar-coated Perfect Match colors in Spearmint, Lollipop, Rock Candy, Mint Jubilee, Lemon Drop, and Cotton Candy. There’s something for every craving in this LED and UV soak-of gel-polish assortment. (Cotton Candy is not pictured here.) www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14482

LCN’s soak-of UV-color gel-polishes are fashion-forward spring shades that radiate versatility, femininity, and freshness, meant to accompany any style or outfit. Kick of the season right and indulge in Light Mauve, Light Denim, Metallic Nude, and Pinkie Winkie for a delightfully trendy spring look. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14483

Light Elegance launches its bright and beautiful spring 2014 collection Goodie Goodie Gumdrop that’s sweet in more ways than one. Choose from six P+ Soak-Of gels or get the six-pack and enjoy the entire flavor. The delicious new colors include Sweetie Pie, Lafy Tafy, Chewy Gooey, Double Scoop, Carrot Top, and Hot Tamale. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14484

SuperNail’s collection Boardwalk Babe in ProGel is summer vacation in a bottle. It features eight vintage seaside shades in a collection of creamy pastel hues perfect for when it starts to heat up. Colors include Beachcomber, Summer Fling, Lifeguard on Duty, Dreamsicle Creamsicle, Shore Break, Sea Breeze, Bikini Bottoms, and Paint Me Some Sun. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14485

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Mia Secrets’ Gelux spring collection features six sweet shades — Piel Canela, Silk, Marshmallow, Pink Amaryllis, Ice Cream, and Fuchsia — that transform nails into works of beautiful art. The hues are bold and elegant for special occasions or just some day-to-day fun. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14486

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Orly’s GelFX spring 2014 line of colors range from sophisticated neutrals to glittering metallics. Orly matched these gel-polish shades to its top-selling lacquer colors; the collection features It’s Not Me It’s You, Spark, Gumdrop, Prelude to a Kiss, Girly, and Steel Your Heart. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14487

Nubar’s Gelicure gel-polish can be used as an overlay to strengthen natural nails and cures in UV or LED lamps with a highgloss finish. Its spring collection includes a range of fun, flirty, and feminine colors like Spring in Her Step, Pink Lily, Flirt, Bon Chic, and Succulent. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14488

Vetro’s large assortment of spring shades is rich and shimmery with bold personality. Ofer your clients colors including Milky Pink, Mocha, Mango Passion, Strawberry Cake, Hot Sauce, Gossip, Shining Ruby, and Candy Coral to make a statement in 2014. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14489

Akzéntz ofers 12 new Luxigel shades for spring to suit a variety of tastes, whether your client’s looking for Pantone’s color of the year or a soft nude. The collection includes Peach Passion, Blue Teaser, Wanted Red, Orange Rocks, Coral Calling, Powerhouse Pink, Mayflower Nude, Sweet Orchid, Snow White, Beige Instinct, Pink Angel, or Coral Caress. No base or top coat needed. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14490

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NSI celebrates new beginnings with the Lunar New Year collection inspired by New Year traditions. It features six festive Polish Pro colors to make nails flourish in 2014. Colors include Firecracker, Flower Blossom, Hoa Mai, Lucky Money, Good Fortune, and Year of the Horse. The Polish Pro line is curable by LED or UV lights. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14491


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When you open your own business — either as a booth renter or as the spa owner — you first negotiate a contract with your landlord. If you’re a spa owner negotiating a lease for a large storefront, it’s likely you’ll have lawyers drawing up your contacts and negotiating on your behalf. In a smaller salon — or as a booth renter — you may feel you can represent yourself. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as long as you realize the importance of protecting yourself through that contract. The lease agreement is meant to not only protect you but also to define a working relationship between both parties. When the division of responsibility is left in a nebulous state of uncertainty, you will have trouble. Avoid this inevitable frustration by heeding these red warning flags from techs who have already traveled down that road.

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LANDLORD CONFUSION Rent is too cheap. When Meghan Atwater opened The Nail Spa in Sarasota, Fla., she was delighted with the price of the rent. “I thought it was such a good deal!” she says. “Once I paid for the costs of renovating, my operational costs would be manageable.” Atwater paid for a new bathroom, she added a kitchen, and replaced the floor. She even covered the cost of adding central air. To Atwater, that was an early warning sign. “I understood covering the expense of internal renovations, but central air was a more permanent addition. I thought the landlord should have covered that expense,” she says. Once the renovations were complete, Atwater realized the landlord considered no building maintenance to be within his scope of responsibility. “He paid for nothing. Nothing,” says Atwater. She tells the story of doing nails when a strong breeze caught the door and broke it. “He didn’t even pay for that, which, in my opinion, was completely his responsibility,” she says. Atwater remembers becoming so frustrated, she broke down crying in front of a client. “There really was nothing I could do,” says Atwater. “I owed all the money for the renovations, so I couldn’t relocate. I really was stuck.” Her business was successful enough to pay back her renovations loans and cover the cost of the occasional repairs. Atwater learned from the experience and warned the new owner to get all agreements in writing when she eventually sold her spa. Atwater eventually learned it was her misunderstanding that caused much of her frustration. More often than not, it’s the tenant, not the landlord who is responsible for the improvements and repairs.

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We heard a recurring theme from techs who work as booth renters. Many of their hellish landlord stories involved renting from a landlord/salon owner who didn’t understand the distinction between an employee and a booth renter. We heard stories of renters being told they had to sit at the salon and wait for walk-ins. They weren’t given keys to the salon. They didn’t have access to their client records because the appointments were booked through the front desk. Some were even required to donate services when the business owner sponsored local events. Don’t allow yourself to get into a contract that’s clouded. Instead, protect yourself — and your business — so you have the best chance of success and a great work environment. If you have questions about the distinction between employees, booth renters, and independent contractors, we recommend these articles: > Independent Contractor Q&A (www.nailsmag.com/icqa) > Misclassification: The Ultimate Nightmare (www.nailsmag.com/misclassification) > Spin the Wheel! Playing the Classification Game (www.nailsmag.com/classificationgame)

Landlord wants too much rent upfront. “I had just graduated from school, and my first job was as a booth renter in a larger salon,” says Toyia Brown, a nail tech at Sizzlin’ Styles in Capital Heights, Md. “The landlord told me she wanted six months’ rent up front.” Brown didn’t know if this was normal or not, but told the landlord she couldn’t afford that and they worked out a deal. But the trouble didn’t end there. That shady way of doing business came up in subtle ways. “I learned she was lying about me to my coworkers and withholding information about what was going on in the salon,” says Brown. After only a couple of months, Brown left that salon, but her troubles didn’t end. As a new nail tech, she still had some growing pains, which she experienced when she ignored the next red flag…

Reputation of the landlord is questionable. “I answered a legitimate ad from a salon owner who was looking for a nail tech to work as an independent contractor,” says Brown. “People warned me he had a bad reputation, but I ignored their warnings.” Brown says the man’s bad reputation was in regard to his personal life, not his professional one. She thought the two would remain separate. “I chose to not believe the rumors, because I didn’t want to judge him based on what someone else said,” says Brown. Within only a few weeks, Brown saw another red flag that confirmed she had made a mistake…


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Bryan Durocher of Durocher Enterprises Inc. in Whitefish, Mont., ofers techs a few tips on lease terms. > When you do a build out, get a five-year term on the lease with an option to renew. This assures you have time to recoup the expense of the remodel. > Understand once you sign the lease, you are responsible for all things pertaining to the space — including things you may think are the landlord’s expense, such as the HVAC unit. This often surprises tenants. > Find out how much the landlord is willing to pay back in TI (tenant improvement). This most often comes in the form of free rent. > Confirm what financial recourse you have (landlord’s insurance or rent forgiveness) if an issue develops with another tenant in your building that causes business at your unit to be interrupted. > Make sure you are fully insured. This includes premises insurance, liability and indemnity insurance, fire and theft, and property coverage.

The landlord doesn’t pay the bills. The owner had TVs set up around the salon so clients could watch movies or videos during their service. He always paid the cable bill so the clients would be entertained, but he wasn’t always so faithful about paying the heat, water, and electric bill. Brown says there were many times the water or lights would cut out in the middle of a service. “I remember one day the utility company came to shut off the power, and we had to beg them to keep it on because we were working on clients!” Brown says. She stayed at that location for three months before finally approaching the owner to tell him she needed to get out of the contract. “When I told him I was continuing my education so I could be an instructor, he let me go without any trouble,” says Brown.

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The landlord ignores safety concerns. When Sammi Newell walked through a routine visit with a government inspector at her salon, Just Gorgeous in Lincolnshire, U.K., she was alerted to an electrical distribution board that was uncovered. She was given one week to fix the illegal situation. The landlord sent over his uncertified son to replace the box instead of a professional who could provide the necessary documentation. Though this was a red flag, it was only the beginning of the problem. The day after the son replaced the box, a big wind and rain storm came through, which revealed a leak. Newell’s handyman friend came to help her find the source of the leak, and he discovered an uncapped wire near the standing water. Newell called the inspector to ask what needed to be done and was told she had to close the salon immediately until all the work was finished and the salon was inspected as safe. Newell’s landlord responded by calling her dramatic and made no effort to resolve the problem. When Newell asked about the loss of business due to his building being non-operational, the landlord said Newell would have to claim it on her own insurance. Unable to provide services to her clients, Newell continued to contact the landlord to see if he had completed the work. Instead of communicating how he was resolving the issue, the landlord sent Newell a letter telling her that if she didn’t resume her business, he would assume she had abandoned the property and would rent it to someone else. “I was furious,” says Newell. “I had spent hundreds of dollars on a new security door, plus had made the initial business investment, and he was threatening to rent my space to someone else!” She contacted a lawyer who told her she ought to cut her losses and find another salon. Newell did eventually find another spot, but not before she lost a month of work. Newell says she didn’t see any red flags before the maintenance situations happened; however, during and after the conflict with the landlord, the other tenants made comments such as, “I wondered how long it would take until you had a problem,” and “That building is notorious for leaks during storms.” Newell says the month was a nightmare, but in the end it worked out better because she is in a nicer space and paying less rent. It was a hard lesson, but one she is confident she won’t repeat.


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A simple way to start seeing a lower electricity bill fast is to replace all of your salon’s conventional light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs). CFLs last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs, provide the same amount of light, use 75% less energy, and generate less heat. Remember to turn off break room and bathroom lights when not in use. Solar powered options are a great choice for outdoor lighting, as are motion-detector lights. Motion-detector lights will illuminate only when employees or clients are walking to and from the salon, thus saving energy. Upgrading HVAC (heating-ventilation-air conditioning) systems can also save money in the long run. Consider installing an Energy Star-qualified programmable thermostat. These thermostats make it easy to automatically adjust temperature settings and save energy when your salon is closed. The latest trend in heating and cooling is the “smart thermostat.” According to www.kootenyabiz. com, smart thermostats transmit accurate, up-to-date utility data about live energy use via your smartphone. Have the salon’s HVAC system checked for efficiency once a year and clean or change its filters every month during peak cooling or heating season. Another cooling option is to use a ceiling fan in the summer and turn down your salon’s thermostat. Each degree of higher temperature will save about 3% on cooling costs, but be sure to turn the fan off when your salon is closed. Make sure your salon is adequately ventilated. Indoor air can be polluted by chemicals used in nail care products and cause health problems when inhaled. “Indoor air quality is a big concern in nail salons,” says Tamara Jercha, president and founder of National Association of Eco-Friendly Salons & Spas (NAEFSS). “Exploring HVAC operations and air cleaning alternatives will not only create a safe working environment, it will also cut down on the spread of everyday viruses that impact employee attendance.” Remembering to shut down and even unplug computers and other equipment at the end of the day will save a lot of energy too. And the quality of your appliances counts as well. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star-qualified products are the way to go the next time you buy an appliance for the salon, such as a television, refrigerator, computer, or printer. They cost more, but over time your energy and water savings will make up for the initial investment, as these appliances use 10%-50% less energy and water than standard models. If you’re really committed to saving energy and don’t mind paying a slightly higher electricity rate, you may be able to use electricity from renewable energy sources such as the wind and the sun. Call your salon’s electricity provider to learn about your options.

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Crave Nail Spa, Tampa, Fla. This salon was created using eco-friendly design materials, including bamboo flooring, low-VOC paint, and energy-efcient lighting. Crave features toxin-free services and products such as water-soluble Piggy Paints for children, and a variety of polish brands for adults that are free of parabens, toluene, formaldehyde, and DBP. Owner Jozette Hite also creates sugar scrubs from scratch and incorporates a variety of natural, essential oils into Crave’s private-label, paraben-free creams and whipped lotions.

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Check out the following links to learn more about reducing your salon’s carbon footprint: GREEN SALON-SPECIFIC ORGANIZATIONS: > The National Association of Eco-Friendly Salons & Spas (NAEFSS) www.naefss.org > The FAB PRO Green Conscious Salon Certification Program fabprofessionals.org/fab-pro-green-program > Green Circle Salons in Canada www.greencirclesalons.ca > Green Spa Network greenspanetwork.org GREEN BUILDING: > The U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) www.usgbc.org/leed > Bob Vila www.bobvila.com RECYCLING AND GENERAL SUSTAINABILITY: > Earth911 earth911.com > UGA GreenWay www.fcs.uga.edu/green > Personal Care & Beauty Brigade at TerraCycle www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades.html GREEN PRODUCTS: > Energy Star www.energystar.gov > Responsible Purchasing Network www.responsiblepurchasing.org > Greenhome www.greenhome.com > Rainforest Alliance Certified Marketplace ra.eximware.net/RA

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Posh! Nail Company, Dublin, Ohio The first eco-friendly nail salon in Ohio, Posh! is committed to ofering non-toxic, organic products and high-end services in an environmentally conscious atmosphere. Owners Servet Nguyen and Nick Do had the salon furniture manufactured from recycled plywood; each nail desk is self-ventilated and has built-in LED lights. Only energyefcient light bulbs illuminate the interior, and technicians use washable hand towels and recyclable or glass cups rather than paper. Nail polish is three-free, and the salon makes its own organic custom blend of sugar scrubs. Posh! also has a private, ventilated room for enhancement services to ensure the main area of the salon remains odor free.

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As long as you’re following your state board’s guidelines for cleaning implements and other regulated items, you can switch to non-toxic cleaning products such as Simple Green. Look for paper towels that contain recycled or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified fiber. Use recycled paper for salon menus and fliers, and post your menu on your website, making sure it’s available as an e-mailable PDF. Replace bottled water with filtered water, and offer your clients beverages in dishwasher-friendly glass or disposable plastic cups. If your salon serves coffee or juices, choose Rainforest Alliance Certified-beverages. These come from farms that have met rigorous standards for the conservation of wildlife and the welfare of local communities. Nail products themselves can be problematic. Conventional nail polish and nail care products still contain a host of chemicals — such as acetone, toluene, ethyl acetate, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and formaldehyde — that are known environmental pollutants and can be a health hazard when inhaled or absorbed through the skin. But many nail care products are now labeled as water- or plant-based or low-VOC, and are safer for the environment and human health. Sheila Garrison and Kristin HeatonPeabody, co-founders of Hiatus Spa + Retreat, with locations in Dallas, Austin, and Plano, Texas, utilize a holistic approach and are aware of the impact that products have on our bodies and on the earth. “Our most requested nail treatment, the Mani-Pedi Retreat, is an 80-minute service that incorporates SpaRitual, an eco-friendly vegan nail care line,” says Garrison. “This treatment features rituals that restore the health of our guest’s nails with certified organic ingredients. Additionally, we opted for Orly’s Eco-Gel alternative. The wear-ability of the Eco Gel is the same as other gel-polish, but is free of harsh chemicals and nourishes the guest’s hands with vitamins A, E, and B5.” The textile products you purchase are also important — you can help make changes to the environment just by changing your clothes. It may come as a surprise that the fashion industry leaves a hefty carbon footprint, using more water than any other aside from agriculture. It also uses at least 8,000 different chemicals to convert raw materials to synthetic textiles. When purchasing salon uniforms and aprons, look for fabrics that come from natural, organic sources rather than synthetic ones. Some options to consider are organic cotton, hemp, bamboo, and even seaweed. Monique Mathieu Uniforms uses 100% non-GMO organic cotton grown mostly in Texas to produce fashionable salon and spa wear. It’s then exported to Japan, where it is converted to fabric via environmentally responsible processes. The fabrics are free of contaminants such as nickel, lead, formaldehyde, amines, pesticides, and heavy metals. “People with allergies and chemical sensitivities benefit from organic clothing,” says owner Monique Mathieu. “Even if someone doesn’t have sensitive skin, organic cotton feels better than synthetic clothing. And uniforms made from it are naturally resistant to odors, mildew, and dust mites.” Custom Uniform Company also produces a line of green garments and uniforms made from natural fabrics such as 100% organic cotton, converted soybean, bamboo, and hemp. Hemp especially is extremely durable; it is also naturally antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-static.

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If you’re starting from the ground up, consider building a LEED-certified nail salon. The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC)’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (more commonly known as LEED) green building certification system is the foremost program for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings. If you’re interested in building a LEED-certified nail salon, you’ll need to hire the right help for your project — a LEED-accredited professional with solid experience. LEED certification is available both for new construction and for remodels, but it does involve a considerable commitment of time and money. Even if you aren’t seeking LEED-certification, there are still eco-conscious materials and products you can use in your decor and remodel efforts. If you’re repainting or doing touch-ups, for example, use low-or zeroVOC (volatile organic compound) paints. Not only are they environmentally friendlier than conventional paints, they are also low-odor. Examples include Sherwin-Williams’ Harmony Interior Latex Low Odor Coatings and Benjamin Moore’s Pristine EcoSpec. Celebrity television home improvement host Bob Vila has listed practical suggestions on his website regarding materials for healthy and sustainable building. Included are new materials for floors and countertops — such as Paperstone, Sqauk Mountain Stone, and Richelite — that mimic the look of other solid-surface countertops but are made from composite materials like post-consumer recycled paper or plastic resins. These formaldehyde-free materials don’t release harmful levels of VOCs into the atmosphere.

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One of the easiest ways to green your salon is to set up a recycling program for old magazines, glass, plastic, cardboard, and other paper items. Contact the company that handles your trash pick-up and ask about recycling options. You may need to explore your recycling options for other salon items. “Your salon can affirm its commitment to the earth by recycling items that are not recycled by your local municipality, like rubber gloves, foils, and empty make-up containers,” says Jercha. Kim Anton of Anton Designs in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada is a member of the Green Circle salons in Canada. They recycle all the salon’s leftover dyes, plastics, paper, and metals. They are limited on how many nail products they can recycle, but they are continuing to grow and may one day be able to handle all the chemicals salons discard. Anton says her salon adds an environmental fee to each service to cover the costs, and her clients gladly pay.

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Revive Nails & Co., Chicago. The majority of Revive’s decor comes from discarded wood pallets taken from construction waste sites and given new life. They use cloth towels to eliminate paper waste, and glass and ceramic cups to serve tea, water, or wine instead of wasting plastic cups or water bottles. Their pedicure flip-flops are washed and reused. They recycle half-empty nail polish bottles, and for the year 2014, they have reached out to local nail salons to collect empty or unused nail polish bottles, which in turn will be donated to a local artist to turn into artwork.

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{product spotlight} Ezringz.com created these tiny silicone bands designed to simplify daily polish use. Place them around your bottles to color coordinate or use the reusable ezringz instead of disposable labels to prevent accidental usage of items meant for resale. With a non-slip grip, they can also enable steady hold for greater control during polishing or help tighten a bottle cap. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14317

Alessandro’s Pedix Feet Heel Smoothing Stick is the ideal treatment for targeted relief of dry, cracked heels. It contains nourishing ingredients like urea, allantoin, and panthenol to ensure an instantly noticeable conditioning efect and help prevent the formation of new corns and calluses. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14318

The summer 2014 Paradise Collection from CND allows clients to fall under the island spell with six new CND Shellac and CND Vinylux colors in Bicycle Yellow, Electric Orange, Sultry Sunset, Lush Tropics, Cerulean Sea, and Tango Passion. The alluring seasonal shades create a tropical look that transports clients into a world of fantasy, says CND co-founder Jan Arnold. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14319

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When so much attention is given to the hands of brides-to-be, it’s the perfect time for a flawless manicure. Essie’s Wedding collection for April 2014 includes four soft, ultra-feminine colors in Got Engaged!, She Said Yes, Meet the Parents, and Love Every Minute perfect for the future bride or pastel-lover alike. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14320


Gelish has got your clients covered this summer with its new Colors of Paradise collection that evokes calm, cool waters, blue skies, and exciting getaways. The six exotic cream shades are reminiscent of an island vacation for everyone, whether your client enjoys scuba diving in a coral reef or relaxing on a soft, sandy beach. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14321

SpaFinity hand and body lotion in cherry blossom scent is part of a new line of pedicure products for 2014 from Kupa that includes soak, lotion, scrub, and callus treatment. The lotions help improve cellular circulation with soothing botanicals, non-allergenic emollients, and lubricants for healing and soothing the skin while massaging the hands and feet. Massage into skin until absorbed. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14322

Pedi Princess is the brainchild of renowned fashion and interior designer Laura Slipak. The company produces cute post-pedicure flipflops with crystal toe spreaders. The sandals are available, as of now, in eight trendy designs, making the pedi princess a fashion statement as well as a convenience. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14323

Emma Jean Cosmetics’ Green collection was created in honor of Earth Day and the Go Green Movement. It features vegan, cruelty-free, and scented nail polishes in diferent shades of green that remind us of rich, soothing nature. Colors include Apple of my Eye, Limon Drop, Mint Chocolate Chip, Mojitea, and Mother Earth. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14324

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Instinctual Body Butter is new from SpaRitual for spring 2014. The rich and velvety formula contains organic Indonesian ginger oil and organic fair trade Shea butter. It’s infused with a blend of vitamin-rich plum oil and maqui berry and prevents visible signs of aging by improving the skin’s elasticity and moisture. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14325

Duri Cosmetics introduces the Tutti Frutti collection. Rich, ripe cherries, juicy oranges, and the lush, pulpy centers of the lesser known mangosteen and dragon fruit are the inspiration for this spring/summer 2014 polish collection. There are 12 colors that together create a palette of colorful confections and modern variations of seasonal sun-drenched shades. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14326

Dazzle Dry’s spring 2014 collection strengthens natural nails and is hypoallergenic as well as vegan. The new, feminine colors include Down the Aisle, Head Over Heels, It’s Not U, It’s Me, and U Had Me at 1st Hello. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14327 www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14249

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Rich and bright colors combined with a feminine feel exemplify Artistic’s Inspires Summer 2014 collection. It features six colors inspired by the fashion runways. Opulent shades like denim blue were found everywhere from floating dresses and hats to belted accessories, while bold berry and burnt amber lent an eye-popping edge to their chic designs. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14328

Orly embraced femininity with a color palette for spring 2014 that’s delicate, dreamy, and sweet. The Blush collection invites clients to fall in love with natural beauty with six natural and feminine colors, ranging from nude to coral cream. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14329

To celebrate the start of new beginnings, NSI released the Lunar New Year collection featuring six new shades of Polish Pro. Glowing and shimmering shades of yellow and green are complemented by sparkling gold and deep reds. Colors include Flower Blossom, Year of the Horse, Lucky Money, Firecracker, Moa Hai, and Good Fortune. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14330

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Young Nails’ ManiQ Color Glitter Gel Kit is a staple for your nail art arsenal. It comes with nail prep products Swipe and Protein Bond, ManiQ gel color essentials, Imagination Art top-selling glitters (Pinkie Glitter, Diamond Dust Glitter, Royal Red Glitter, and Sakura Storm Glitter), in addition to orangewood sticks. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14334

Cuccio Colour Pastels are presented in an optional 16-piece counter display. Bright and fun colors perfect for the warmer months include Pinky Swear, Quick as a Bunny, Mint Condition, Under a Blue Moon, Life’s a Peach, and In the Key of Lime. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14337

Footlogix’s Pediceuticals Soft Touch Pedicure File is made with high-quality stainless steel encased in a non-slippery, soft frame and handle. This file has a multi-directional grit, which won’t shred the skin. The double-sided file has both a course side and a fine side to speed up and make the callus removal process more efcient. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14335

The Surprise collection by China Glaze lets clients shine on with pops of color and glitters galore. The six-piece limited-edition collection features chunky glitters that bring together large matte and shiny particles in feminine, flirty, and funky color combinations. The polishes can be worn alone or as a top coat for extra efect. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14338

Belava has added a new product to its line: small bowls with a stand that use disposable liners. The bowls, for hand-soaking in nail salons, come in black, scarlet, and ivory and are on an optional stand for increased height and stability. The liners can be used with or without the stand for easy clean up. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14336

Antoine De Paris’ #330 angled concave jaw nail cutters are stainless steel and perfect for tough toenails. This half-crescent-shaped cutting edge is a unique design that will cut through the thickest nails with ease. The product features a double spring and latch and is five and a half inches in length. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14339

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Gel II’s Carried Away collection is a mix of whimsical colors for spring. Six fresh shades were plucked from the budding garden of brilliant and tasty colors that will satisfy any palate. New to the Gel II line and inspired by the runway, these colors will brighten up your clients’ spring with shades like Mint to Be and Life’s a Peach. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14340

Come close to nature with the all-natural Garden Apothecary organic sugar scrub in rose leaf. The product is infused with vitamin E, almond oil, and rose hip. Shake the bottle and apply a generous amount to the feet, hands, arms, and legs during your mani/pedi service and rub in a circular motion. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14341

The Nouveau Nail nail foil remover wraps with absorbent pads help remove gel-polish, gel enhancements, acrylic enhancements, or fabric wraps with ease. Its unique design traps in heat to speed up the removal process. Acetone contact with the skin is reduced compared to traditional soaking methods. Each pack comes with 100 wraps. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14342


With LED Presto Color gel-polish by Nail Labo techs can produce excellent coverage with just one thin coat and all colors are mixable with each other as well to create your own shade. Development of Presto gels was achieved by applying dental technology in its construction so its viscosity is just right for controlled handling and lasting stability. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14331

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This spring, OPI launches new color-tinted top coats called Sheer Tints. They ofer a fresh take on traditional top coats featuring an infusion of high-shine transparent color in blue, pink, yellow, and purple. They can be worn alone, with a base coat, or layered over any shade to create an alternate finish. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14332

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{ product spotlight} Clients can indulge their fingertips with CinaPro’s new collection of unique, glittery nail art treats. Use as much or as little Nail Sugar polish to sweeten manicures and pedicures. The product is available in 10 new glitter shades. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14343

The rain clouds part and the sun shines bright again with Misa Cosmetics’ spring 2014 polish collection Sunny Side Up. It features six light, vibrant colors that are rich with pigment and creativity, making them popular among nail technicians worldwide. The colors are only slightly subtle and fully fresh, ready to pop for a colorful year. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14344

Teadora’s Rainforest at Dusk is a collection of natural and organic body products made with novel ingredients like acai, pitanga, andirobe, buriti, and cupuacu. It allows clients to experience the beauty and magic of the rainforest, as they drench their skin in sensory beauty with Teadora’s Rainforest at Dusk shampoo, conditioner, lip butter, body wash, lotion, and body polish. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14345

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Tweezerman’s Rainbow Lollipop Swirl Mini Slant tweezer is new for spring 2014. This new cheery design was inspired by candy confections for beautifully groomed brows. The fashionable and fun swirls playfully dance on the brand’s most coveted on-the-go tweezer, perfect for retail or in-salon use. It’s available in shocking pink, bright purple, and dazzling white. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14346

Artisan FlexWrap’s Acrylic Dipping Powder helps you create flawless pink and white nails with no primer, acrylic liquid, nail brush, or gel lights. Your client will get acrylic strength while preventing damage to the natural nails. This dipping powder system comes in a kit including Artisan FlexWrap Pure White Powder, Pure Pink Powder, Base, Top, Activator, and Sealer. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14347

Aiko Professional Tip Designs come in a box of 102 glittery tips in trend-setting colors. They feature a high volume and density of glitter like never seen before for a flashy and cute finish. The box includes more tips than the standard package and features tips in diferent sizes for a variety of clients. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14348

Chi Couture Uniform’s Solange Tunic is a boat-neck tunic with inseam pockets and a keyhole in the back. The uniform tunic is made from a rayon, polyester, and spandex blend and is priced at $85. An optional Obi belt available in black, cranberry, and dark brown is available for an additional cost. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14349

Entity’s Body Couture line was developed with hand and feet in mind and features a soak, scrub, lotion, and oil designed to create stunning skin. The line was formulated with skin-loving ingredients like coconut oil base to provide deep moisture. Other specialty ingredients include apricot kernel oil, and strawberry and cucumber fruit extract. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14350 Jessica Cosmetics presents Critical Care, a formula for anyone sufering from soft, weak, and brittle nails that are too unhealthy to grow. Formulated with the brand’s exclusive protein KSW and fortified with calcium and intense strengtheners, Critical Care penetrates the nail and increases keratinization, creating a protective barrier to allow for maximum growth. www.nailsmag.com/fifi/14351


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Flex Tape

Gauze Wipes

Stork Scissors

Round Sable Acrylic Brush Flat Sable Acrylic Brush

birchwood stick scrub brush hygienic file 3-way buffer

Nylon Gel Brush

4 oz. $1.00

2-ct. $1.00

8 oz. $1.00

$1.00

Manicure Bowl

Crystal Stretch Toe Rings

Onezees Toe Seps

Pink Slant Tweezers

Mr. Pumice Purple Pumi Bar

Mr. Pumice Ultimate Pumi Bar

$1.00

$1.00

24-ct. $1.00

$1.00

$1.00

Mini Files Black or Zebra

Professional Files Black or Zebra

Hygienic Files Black or Zebra

Natural Nail Garnet Boards

Cuticle Eraser Stone

20-ct. $2.95

20-ct. $4.95

20-ct. $5.95

50-ct. $6.95

$0.59

$0.49 EACH 50-ct. $19.95

Yellow Manicure Blocks

Pink Pedicure Blocks

Slim Blocks

Arctic White Blocks

Mini Arctic White Blocks

Micro Arctic White Blocks

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100/180

240/240

10-pk. $2.50 Case/500 $99.95* 500-ct. $6.95 50-ct. $1.95 SIZES 1-10

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Sterilizer Tray

ORANGE 100/180 or WHITE FINE

Professional Tips

Seconds! Twist-Off Nozzle!

Sterilizer Jar

$4.95

$7.95

Mushroom Pump Bottle

Stainless Steel Pump Bottles

Jumbo Ceramic Dappen Dish

100-ct. $1.00

$1.00

Rhinestones

Striping Tape

Striper Brush OR Dotting Tool

$1.00

$1.00

144-ct. $1.00

$1.00 EACH

3-Way Buffer Files

3-Way Shiner Blocks

Mini Orange Sani Mini BufďŹ ng Blocks Blocks

$0.49 EACH 10-ct. $4.50

126-pk. $4.95 1"x1" Case/1512 $53.95*

FINE

FINE

30-pk. $2.00 10-pk. $1.50 Case/1000 $119.95* Case/1500 $89.95* Reusable Nail Forms

Pink or Black

$2.95

500-ct. $2.49

5-ct. $2.95

Brush Cleaner Holder

$2.95 Glass Dappen Dish

Practice Finger

Holds 8 Brushes

16 oz. $3.50 Gal. $12.95* Porcelain Dappen Dish with Lid

NON STICK

Brush Cleaner 4 oz. $2.95 Gallon $29.95*

$1.00

$0.19

$4.95 100-ct.

8 oz. $3.95

GelĂśs Gel and Gel Polish Thinner 1 oz. $11.95

Line Out

50-ct. $39.95

Standard $0.95 EACH 50-ct. $44.95

Double Spring Cuticle Nipper

Toe Nail Clippers

TM

Violet Acrylic Liquid

.25 oz. $1.95

2 oz. 4 oz. 8 oz. 32 oz. Gallon

$2.95 $4.95 $6.95 $19.95 $69.95

Attraction Liquid 8.1 oz. $33.95 32 oz. SAVE $59.95 24%

Attraction Powders 1.4 oz. $11.95 4.6 oz. $32.95

.5 oz.

$12.50

Stikr Resin

Kikr

.5 oz. $10.95 1 oz. $18.95

2 oz. $18.95 8 oz. $52.95

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Glazed Glass 2 yds. $5.60 12 yds. $27.75

Spoon Pusher

Stainless Cuticle Pushers

Spoon Pusher / Pterygium Remover

$2.50

$0.79 EACH

$2.95 EACH

Aluminum Handle Acrylic Brush

French Manicure Brush

Pure Kolinsky Acrylic Brushes

DOTTING TOOL ON HANDLE

$3.95

$4.95

Practice Hand

Practice Hand with Platform

Acrylic Powders .75 oz. $2.95 2 oz. $4.95 4 oz. $9.95

NEW! 48 oz. $99.95

Starlite UV Gels

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Straight Pusher / Cleaner

$5.95 $7.95 $9.95 $12.95 $14.95 $17.95

Acetone Resistant Clear Handles

Dust Brush

Single Process UV/LED Gels

Resin

1 oz. $6.95 4 oz. $19.95 16 oz. $59.95

1 oz. $3.95

T3 Fibergels

$24.95

1 oz.

$24.95

Extreme Base or Top Glaze

Extreme Powders

Extreme Glaze Dryer

Extreme Glaze Sealer

.5 oz. $11.50

1 oz. $12.25 4 oz. $32.75

6 oz. $14.85

.5 oz. $7.95 4 oz. $36.95

100-ct. $4.95 TM

Ultra-Strong

Fabric Strips

1"x36" 2-ct.

TM

Split Second Activator Spray

10 gm. $1.95

Silk or Fiberglass

$2.95

8 oz. $4.95

Acrygel Powders 1.6 oz.

Natural Nail Dehydrant

X-Strength Primer

1 oz. $3.95

.25 oz. $4.75

$9.95

Stop-It Primer Burn Soother

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Acrygels 1 oz.

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$0.35

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Dehydrating Anti-Fungal Prep Spray

MED/FINE

10-pk. $1.50 Case/1000 $119.95*

Dust Masks

$5.95

Latex Gloves

ORANGE MEDIUM/FINE

Block $0.85 EACH

4 oz. or 8 oz. 6 oz. $1.50

$1.00 EACH Sanitizable Blocks

2-Sided Straight Pusher

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$1.00 EACH

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10 gm. $1.95

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Extreme Base Glaze

Sheer Magic Silk Wrap SAV E 12 yds.

Nail Care Towels 50-ct. $7.96

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10%

10%

.5 oz.

$24.95

Mini Purple Pumi Bar

Glaze ’n Go BUY 2 GET 1 FREE!

$12.95

40-ct. $9.95 400-ct./Case $79.95*

Diamond Drill Bits

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4 oz. $7.95

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Body Butter Wash

$49.95

Sanding Bands

144-ct. $3.95

Mandrel

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14 oz. $14.95

PNI12 “The Bullet” Electric File Kit

PNI25 “Classic” Electric File

$2.95 EACH

$4.95 EACH

100-ct. $2.95 1000-ct. $24.95

LED Mini Tunnel

UV Tunnel Lamp

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THREE TIMER SETTINGS

WITH BUILT-IN TIMER 36 W

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$39.95

$2.50

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DURABLE ACRYLIC POLISH DISPLAYS TABLE TOP DISPLAY Holds 30 Bottles $19.95 Holds 60 Bottles $29.95 WALL MOUNTED Holds 36 Bottles $19.95 Holds 90 Bottles $29.95

$31.96

T-209 UV Sterilizer HOT/COLD

$69.95

TWIN FANS

Treatments

.5 oz. $1.00

.5 oz. $1.00

4 oz. with

Birchwood Sticks

Onezees Toe Seps Manicure Scrub Brush $0.15 EACH

100-ct. $1.95

Box / 72-ct. $9.95

144-ct. $2.95 2880-ct. $59.95

Microplane Colossal Foot File Metal Foot File $9.95

$4.95

Buy One Sea Salts 19.5 oz., Get One Butter Blend 8 oz.

Lyte Body Butters

$9.95 MT-20

WITH UV FUNCTION

Spa Manicure Warmer $9.95

25 cups $1.95

$399.95

20,000 RPM

$14.75

8 oz.

$4.95 32 oz.

$15.95

Lacquers

Lacquers

.25 oz. $1.00

.5 oz. $2.95

BUY 2 GET 1 FREE!

.25 oz. Blue Cross Blossom Floral Cuticle Oil

Cuticle Oils

$0.10 a pair 1440 pair $99.95

Original Thong

Pedicure Slippers $0.20 a pair

360 pair $59.95

2.5 oz. $5.50

1 oz. $4.95

Pumice Sponges $0.55 ea.

Heavy Duty 4-Way Red Pedicure File

Box / 24-ct. $11.95

$19.95

$49.95

Original

Gallon

Gallon

16 oz.

Gallon

$0.75 ea. 24-ct. $12.95

Case of 6

Case of 4

Gallon

Case of 4

$29.95*

$9.95*

$149.75*

$6.95

$29.95*

$9.95*

$19.95*

99% Alcohol, Non-Acetone, or Acetone

Sani-Tablets

32 oz.

100-ct.

Case of 12

$4.95 $49.50*

$29.95*

14 oz. $9.95

BUY 2 GET 1 FREE!

50-ct. $1.00 Case/5,000

100-ct. $1.25 Case/10,000

Applicators

$69.95*

Wax Applicators

$99.95*

BODY Waxing Strips 3"x9"

100-ct.

100-ct.

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Sani-Cal Remover 16 OZ.

600-CT.

GALLON

$4.95

$24.95*

Non-Woven Epilating Roll $6.95

SALE!

STRIPER + POLISH PEN

FUNG-OFF

.125 oz. $2.50 .5 oz. $7.50 Pedi-Stil Pedicure Foot & Leg Rest $19.95

Blue Cross Cuticle Remover

.5 oz. 2.5 oz. 4 oz. 16 oz.

$2.95 $6.95 $8.95 $19.95

Natural Nail Treatment

OMEGA LABS Fungus Treatment

.5 oz. $4.95

.5 oz. $4.95

TM

Gentle Exfoliating Sloughing Cream

3.5"x 50 yds.

32 oz. $4.95

$11.95

6 LBS.

2"x2"

SALE!

60-ct.

200-ct.

200-ct.

240-ct.

$2.50

ROCK SALTS Ice Cooling Gel

Paraffin Wax

Nail and Cosmetic

$1.75

Pedicure Scrub

Créme Mask

Nail Wipes

Spa Beauty Wipes

P R O M O T I O N S E L E C T R O N I C S

A C C E S S O R I E S

T R E A T M E N T & S

P O L I S H

8 oz. $2.95 Gallon $14.95* TM Peppermint 5 Gals. $59.95* Pedicure Collection

$9.95

$59.95

1"x4"

$1.95

Sani-Soft Tablets 150-CT.

$19.95

$49.95 FACIAL Waxing Strips

Electric Heated Mittens or Booties

TM

$19.95

.35 oz.

$0.49 each 50-pk. $19.95

Peach Cuticle

Slim Bendable

$368.00

Paraffin Warmer

$2.95

Peach Oil

Large Wax

$49.95

Bubble Bowl

Striper Lacquers $1.95

Lotions

All-Purpose Wax

Beauty Pure™

TM

Komfort Wedge

FREE!

Dust Collector

Out The Door Top Coat

.5 oz. $3.95

Softeez Toe Seps

ultra-sharp stainless steel with groove to catch clippings

15,000 RPM

Callus Remover

Pumi Bar

Deluxe Toe Nail Clipper

$6.95

Mani-Pro Razzberry

ADJ. SPEED AND 3 BITS

Hot Towel Cabinet

$129.95

Cuticle Oils

Fortè Nail Strengthener

.5 oz. $5.95

.5 oz. $3.95

$1.75 200-ct. 2"x2"

Swedish Clover Original Föt File

3 BITS

$99.95

.5 oz. $15.95

Holds All Popular Brands

$4.95 21 in. x 225 ft.

TM

Lacquers

FREE

$69.95

Spa Redi Bath Salts

Cotton Filled Sponges

Gallon $12.95*

$50

Nail Dryer

TM

Air Shield EMPTY DISPLAYS

6 bits, 3 sanding bands

$0.49

Aloe Vera Scrub

$149.95

SAV E

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Smooth Table Paper

$24.95

16 oz. $4.95

20%

See Complete Selection Online

1 oz. $27.95

Betty Dain Nail Pro Jacket

WAXES Healthy Feet Foot Spray

Makes 128 Gallons of Solution!

FREE!

BUY 1 GET 1 FREE!

$39.95* Clean ‘N Flush

Buy One Sani-Tablets 100-ct., Get One Sani-Cal Remover 16 oz.

Eco Soak Off Gels

Pads

$4.50 $9.95

Paraffin Liners

50-ct. $17.95* $2.95 CelluCotton

N A T U R A L N A I L S

SALE! 3 lbs.

$12.95*

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1-800-727-1119 Spotlight on Glitter

Glitter Off

Lacquer Display

includes color palette with chain

12-ct. $53.95

The Pastels

Peelable Base Coat

12-ct. Nail Lacquer $53.95

New, whimsically-soft pastels… perfectly pretty all by themselves or in your favorite spring nail designs!

DISPLAY

$29.95

4-ct. $6.95

Remove glitter polish faster than putting it on, without the need for polish remover, acetone, or wipes!

OPI “Fashion Plate” MLB (Major League Baseball) Nail Lacquers Lacquer

Two of America’s favorite pastimes, baseball and manicures, team up to create colors with big league style.

Sheer Tints Color Tinted Top Coats

Buy OPI Top Coat and OPI Matte Top Coat at 25% OFF, Get 2 Shimmer Dusts

6 X .5 OZ.

$79.95

FREE!

What’s Your Design?

Get Juicy!

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Mini Pack

14-ct. $62.95 includes color palette with chain

4-ct. $6.95

Mini Pack 6-ct. $9.95 Buy 2 OPI Nail Lacquers (“Can’t Find My Czechbook” & “La Paz-itively Hot”), Get a Dual-Sided Dotter & Brush Tool plus Glittery Nail Embellishments

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RapiDry Spray

Expert Touch Lacquer Remover

.5 oz. $4.50 Over 200 iconic shades, offering two-coat coverage in a long-wearing formula.

Lacquer Thinner

2 oz. $4.50

OPI Nail Treatments

4 oz. $2.95 16 oz. $7.95 32 oz. $14.95 Gallon $45.00

Nail Envy

Exclusive Avocado Lipid Complex restores essential moisture for smoother, stronger nails and cuticles.

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.5 oz. $14.95 features the latest advancements in gel polish technology. Each coat cures in just 30 seconds under LED and features a custom brush for fast, polish-on application.

GelColor Base Coat GelColor Top Coat or GelColor Matte Top Coat .5 oz. $14.95

Nail Strengtheners

SALE!

GelColor Intro Kit “The Icons”

OPI Avojuice Skin Quencher Lotions are filled with natural extracts and nourishing ingredients designed to give skin a hydrating drink of moisture. 6.6 oz. $3.95 20 oz. $7.95

Expert Touch Removal Wraps 250-ct. $24.95

Appearance of TruView Work Station Lamp with GelColor LED Light Attached

Attaches to OPI GelColor LED light. Lasts 25x longer than traditional bulbs!

OPI BondAid

Crafted with high-quality 420 stainless steel and coated with lustrous, ultra-hard titanium for unsurpassed precision and corrosion-resistance!

.5 oz. $4.95 1 oz. $7.95 4.2 oz. $24.95

OPI BondEx

PusherPlus Titanium $24.95

$79.95

Each kit contains six .5 oz. GelColors. Choose from 14 available Add-On kits!

Six GelColors, Base Coat, and Top Coat (.5 oz. each), Expert Touch Remover 4 oz., Remover Wraps 20-ct., BondAid 1 oz., Cuticle Stick, Color Palette, Complete Instructions and DVD

OPI Titanium Tooling

1 oz. $8.95

GelColor Add-On Kits

$129.95

Everything needed to offer up to 80 full GelColor services!

OPI TruView LED $49.95 Work Station Lamp $199.95

A clinically-tested professional salon formula designed to help with unsightly nail problems.

.5 oz. $8.50

OPI GelColor LED Light

Cures OPI GelColors in 30 seconds without ever having to change a bulb! *#I[jj_d]J_c[h ,7,000 Hour Lifetime

.3 oz. $6.25 1 oz. $12.50 4 oz. $29.95

Fungus Fix

Avoplex

.5 oz. $7.50 4 oz. $39.95

OPI GelColor

Dries lacquer in five minutes while treating cuticles to soothing jojoba and Vitamin E.

.5 oz. $6.50

Nail & Cuticle Oil

Natural Nail Strengthener Natural Nail Base Coat Ridgefiller .5 oz. High-Gloss Top Coat $4.50 Matte Top Coat $3.50

6 X 1 OZ.

DripDry

Dries to a tough, long-lasting, non-yellowing, high-gloss shine in just minutes.

4 oz. $9.95 32 oz. $49.95

Also removes OPI GelColor.

Violet Orchid, Peony & Poppy, Jasmine, Coconut Melon, Ginger Lily, and Sweet Tea

$4.95

$8.50

RapiDry Top Coat

Gives nail lacquer a smooth, hard, smudge-proof finish in just 2 oz. $5.95 minutes.

Strong enough to remove even the darkest shades without staining the nail or skin.

$6.75

Quench your thirst for fragrance with these six Avojuice “flavor”ites… The perfect complement to a beautiful manicure!

16-ct. Display $69.95

Display

Be your most glitterful with OPI Top Coat, Matte Top Coat & Shimmer Dust.

NEW!

8-ct.

Mini Pack

Glitterful Me!

GelColor Add-On Kit

JUST PEEL IT OFF!

includes color palette with chain

MARCH/APRIL PROMOS

Expert Touch Remover Wrap Dispenser $24.95

OPI Absolute Acrylic Intro Kit iceej^Wffb_YWj_ed [nY[fj_edWbWZ^[i_ed XkXXb[#\h[[h[ikbji $49.95

.25 oz. $7.95

AccuNip Titanium Cuticle Nipper $39.95

File Edger Titanium $14.95

OPI Absolute Acrylic Liquid 4 oz. $16.95 8 oz. $29.95 32 oz. $74.50 Gallon $199.95

OPI Absolute Acrylic Powder .7 oz. $7.50 4.4 oz. $27.50 10.6 oz. $49.95 32 oz. $129.95

View the complete range of OPI products and promotions online at premiernailsource.com.

*FREE SHIPPING within contiguous USA on orders of $69 or more; excludes oversized items noted on our website. PRICES IN THIS AD VALID MARCH 1 THROUGH APRIL 30, 2014. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. ALL PRODUCT IMAGES © 2014 OPI PRODUCTS, INC.

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1-800-727-1119 CND Additives Paradise Summer Collection

CND Shellac™ Paradise Summer Collection

Electric Orange

Sultry Sunset

Lush Tropics

Cerulean Sea

CND Vinylux™ Paradise Summer Collection

FREE!

$48.50 FOR ALL THREE

CND Paradise Shellac™ and Brisa™ Lite Pack Includes: Brisa Lite Removable Base Coat (.5 oz.), Brisa Lite Removable Smoothing Gel Clear (.5 oz.), CND Shellac Tango Passion (.25 oz.), and CND Shellac Top Coat (.25 oz.)

Includes: 2 of each Vinylux™ Paradise Weekly Polish Shades and 2 Weekly Top Coats (14 x .5 oz.) Bicycle Yellow

Electric Orange

Sultry Sunset

Lush Tropics

Cerulean Sea

Tango Passion

SAVE

CND Shellac™ – The Original Power Polish™ CND Shellac™ Power Polish™

Base Coat

.25 oz. $15.95 .42 oz. $24.95

.25 oz. $15.95

Top Coat

.25 oz. $15.95 .5 oz. $24.95

Remover Wraps

Nourishing Remover

250-ct. $24.95

8 oz. $4.95 32 oz. $16.95

CND Nail Prep

Essential products for ensuring successful adhesion and removal of enhancements.

NailFresh™ 1 oz. $8.25

Cuticle Away 6 oz. $5.25

CND Vinylux™ Weekly Polish

$50

delivers 14+ days of flawless wear, superior color and a mirror shine with zero dry-time and no nail damage.

Professional UV Lamp $149.95 $99.95

is a two-step polish system, consisting of a weekly polish and a weekly top coat, that offers durability, high-gloss shine and week-long wear.

UV Lamp Bulbs 4-pack

SAVE

50%

Buy One Marine Mineral Bath (18 oz.) and One Marine Cooling Masque (19.5 oz.), Get One Marine Salt Scrub (18 oz.)

FREE!

CND Vinylux™ Paradise Collection Retail Display

.5 oz. $4.95

Marine SpaPedicure

Jasmine Haze Sunset Bloom Tropical Twist 3 x 1 oz.

Includes: 5 pigments and effects in bold, exotic shades, plus FREE logo thumb palette and FREE mini spatula for precise artistic blending

Tango Passion

MARCH/APRIL PROMOS Paradise Trio

8.3 oz. $4.95 each

.25 oz. $15.95

Bicycle Yellow

Scentsations™ Paradise Collection

$39.95 $19.98

Solar Speed Spray™

CND Nail Treatments Begin and end every manicure with treatments from CND.

Scentsations™ Washes

8.3 oz. $4.95

Nail & Cuticle Conditioner

Weekly Polish or Top Coat

turn ordinary manicures into a spa experience.

4 oz. $9.95 32 oz. $46.95

SolarOil™ .25 oz. .5 oz. 2.3 oz. 4 oz.

CND Scentsations™

Conditioning Polish Dryer

Scentsations™ Lotions

$3.75 $5.75 $16.95 $24.95

8.3 oz. $4.95 31 oz. $17.50

Stickey™ Base Coat or Super Shiney™ Top Coat

.5 oz. $4.95

.33 oz. $4.25 2.3 oz. $10.25

CND Liquid & Powder System

Retention+™ Powders

Retention+™ Sculpting Liquid

Retention+™ Sculpting Powders

Perfect Color Sculpting Powders

.8 oz. $10.95 3.7 oz. $32.75 32 oz. $146.75

.8 oz. $10.95 3.7 oz. $32.75 16 oz. $79.25 32 oz. $146.75

features unique, patented technology that ensures flexible, resilient nail enhancements that suit your clients’ needs.

4 oz. $22.75 8 oz. $38.25 16 oz. $59.95 32 oz. $84.95 Gallon $235.25

Superior Adhesion

feature superior adhesion, color stability and provide super strength and durability.

Perfect Color Powders

feature superior workability and extensive color and coverage options.

NailPrime

.5 oz. $11.25

ScrubFresh®

8 oz. $11.25 32 oz. $25.75

CND Brisa™ Sculpting Gel

CND Brisa™ Lite Removable Gel System

is a wearable, workable, flexible nail enhancement that goes beyond traditional gels.

Brisa™ Bond .25 oz. $11.25

Brisa™ Sculpting Gel .5 oz. $19.75 1.5 oz. $51.75 4 oz. $109.75

Removable Sculpting and Smoothing Gels

Brisa™ Gloss Gel Top Coat .5 oz. $19.75 4 oz. $109.75

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“I enjoy being in the spa world, but when I’m at home I’m the only girl around driving a tandem grain truck through the fields with stiletto nails,” says Suzanne Pelzer, a nail tech

Suzanne Pelzer, salon owner In her other life: grain farmer

and the owner of Spa Cantik and Salon in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Originally a city girl, Pelzer has been farming alongside her husband since 2007. “Our farm is located 29 kilometers north of Regina. We grain farm 4,300 acres of crops, which include mustard, durum, spring wheat, lentils, canola, peas, wheat, and flax. The province I live in is one of the biggest grain suppliers of the world,” she notes. “During harvest, on days I’m not at the spa, I usually truck grain from the combines back to the grain bins and unload it with the auger into the bins, then go pick up the next load from the combines when they are full.” On days she has spa duties, she cooks for everyone and takes suppers out to the fields. “The thing I love most about being on the farm is how peaceful it is. I love looking out my kitchen window to see the blooming fields, especially a flax and canola field side by side with the canola being so yellow and the flax being such a pretty blue/purple. My favorite smell on earth is when the canola fields are in full bloom,” she says. “It’s a good feeling to know that the grain we grow is shipped all over the world to feed other people. I truly feel blessed every day to live the life that I live. I love being a successful woman who can dress up and run a busy spa, but on the other hand I’m not afraid of hard work and getting dirty.”

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CND SHELLAC CERTIFICATION CLASS: • $75 per ticket - Advanced purchase • $100 per ticket - Day of show • Giveaway – Open stock equivalent to CND Shellac Trial kit + 2 more Shellac colors

Monday, March 24, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 713

CND SHELLAC CERTIFICATION CLASS: • $75 per ticket - Advanced purchase • $100 per ticket - Day of show • Giveaway – Open stock equivalent to CND Shellac Trial kit + 2 more Shellac colors

Monday, March 24, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. 715

JOIN US FOR OUR SPRING/SUMMER 2014 TREND CLASS: • FREE Learning objectives online. AmericasBeautyShow.com/educators

Creative Nail Design, Inc. 1125 Joshua Way Vista, CA 92081 USA 760.599.2900 800.833.NAIL cnd.com

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W H AT D O I B R I N G ? : Pen and Paper

W H O C A N AT T E N D : Licensed Nail Technicians and Cosmetologists.

Pedicure Trend – Look & Learn

Nail Industry Career – Look & Learn

“PEDICURISTS AND DOCTORS WORKING TOGETHER TO ESTABLISH SALON RELATIONSHIPS” AMBER EDWARDS

“10 TIPS FOR SUCCESS TO BECOME A BEAUTY PROFESSIONAL” ADAM TRAN

D AT E / T I M E / C L A S S # : P R I C E / C E H : $35 / 2 Hours Sunday, March 23 9:00am – 11:00am 3002

D AT E / T I M E / C L A S S # : P R I C E / C E H : $35 /1.5 hours Sunday, March 23 2:00pm – 3:30pm 3030

Nail Art – Hands-on

Nail Art – Look & Learn

“THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX” ADAM TRAN

“NAIL ART 2.0” AMBER EDWARDS

D AT E / T I M E / C L A S S # : P R I C E / C E H : $35 /2 Hours Monday, March 24 9:00am – 11:00am 4000

D AT E / T I M E / C L A S S # : P R I C E / C E H : $50 / 2 Hours / Art kit provided Monday, March 24 1:00pm – 3:00pm 4019

Learning objectives online. Meet these educators at AmericasBeautyShow.com/educators

Pedicure Service – Look & Learn

“A STEP AHEAD: MAXIMIZING YOUR PEDICURE SERVICE POTENTIAL” DR. KATHARIN VON GAVEL

D AT E / T I M E / C L A S S # : P R I C E / C E H : $35 / 2 Hours Sunday, March 23 10:00am – 12:00pm 3017

Pedicure Trend – Look & Learn

“THE NEW TREND: ADVANCED PEDICURE TREATMENT” DR. KATHARIN VON GAVEL

D AT E / T I M E / C L A S S # : P R I C E / C E H : $35 / 2 Hours Monday, March 24 9:00am – 11:00am 4001

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HAND AND NAIL HARMONY

ORLY INTERNATIONAL

presents

presents C L A S S # / D AT E / T I M E :

C L A S S # / D AT E / T I M E : Artistic Rock Hard Nails Saturday, March 22 3:00pm – 4:30pm Sunday, March 23 2:30pm – 3:30pm Monday, March 24 10:00am – 11:00am

5018 6028 7002

Award Winning Pink & White Sunday, March 23 1:00pm – 2:00pm

6020

Gelish Design Saturday, March 22 Monday, March 24

1:30pm – 2:30pm 11:30am – 12:30pm

5011 7007

Gelish Hard Gel Sunday, March 23 Monday, March 24

10:00am – 11:00am 1:00pm – 2:00pm

6005 7009

THE LATEST….FROM SOME OF THE GREATEST!

ALL-STAR PANEL Moderated by:

Gelish Perfect Harmony Sunday, March 23 4:00pm – 5:00pm

6035

Nail Art with ARTISTIC Saturday, March 22 Sunday, March 23 Monday, March 24

5006 6016 7014

Colour Gloss 12:00pm – 1:00pm 11:30am – 12:30pm 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Easy Salon-Viable Designs with ORLY GEL FX with Carla Collier Sunday, March 23 10:00am – 11:30am 6007 1:00pm – 2:30pm 6024 3:30pm – 5:00pm 6034

FABIO SEMENTILLI Wella, VP, Education

Just before BeautyBASH!

TALK TRENDS!

- Hear Industry Leaders - Ask Questions

SATURDAY March 22 4pm - 5:30pm 700


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