Archive: 2011

  1. A Sticky New Year’s Eve Situation!

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    A Sticky New YearIt’s imperative to shine when the ball drops. And we all know that a girl’s mani can be her best accessory on a special night. How will your nails twinkle this holiday?

    If you’re like me, there’s never enough time in the day. So, to avoid looking tacky without a polished set of ten and to steer clear of getting stuck in a nail rut, I turn to those fabulous nail appliqués when I’m in a rush. Perfect for instant fab. (sorry about the earlier puns, couldn’t help it!)

    I chose Dashing Diva Lace Love Affair for the NYE soiree I’ll be attending tomorrow. They’re perfect!

    For more ideas on how to rock the frock with nail stickers this New Year’s Eve, check out our ‘Stuck On You’ article on page 94 in the January issue.

    Happy New Year’s Everyone!

    Megan James

  2. Nail PRODUCTS: Massage Lotions

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    Nail PRODUCTS: Massage LotionsProviding memorable manicure massages are in your best interest since they often increase client return, spur ideas for themed services (“Mani, Martini and Massage”), and are great add-on services that increase blood circulation, moisturize the skin and are chock-full of anti-aging benefits. A good manicure massage can make the difference between a client feeling truly attended to and “just another manicure.” Clients—the good and the bad—want to feel special and the individual attention they experience when given a proper massage with their manicure, can be what distinguishes you from the less expensive salon down the street. In the end, most clients will pay a little extra to get a lot more out of their treatment. And the potion, or lotion rather, you choose to perform these indulgences with is important.
    So, in addition to the massage products shown in the January 2012 issue’s Kneading to Know, we wanted to share a few more options for you to consider.

    Title image courtesy of www.thinkstock.com

    Related: Infinitely Loving Organic Moisturizing Lotion | Massage Maneuvers | Embrace from Belava | Nail Clinic: Bunions—Tech Talk

  3. Nail PRODUCTS: Feel Collection from Zoya

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    Zoya offers a modern take on grays and beiges with its Feel Collection. The chic neutrals deliver sophisticated wearability in six creamy colors.
    800.659.6909
    www.zoya.com

  4. Nail PRODUCTS: EVOLUTIONMAN Rebel Nail Paints and Nail Varnishes

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    Give a perfectly groomed manicure with a matte or glossy finish using Pure Matte or Pure Bling. The Rebel collection—metallic charcoal Stand Out, concrete Pavement and bronze Alter Ego—are anything but girly and help protect men’s nails against environmental damage.
    www.evolution-man.com

  5. Nail PRODUCTS: Pedicures: Pedi-Sox MaryJane

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    Before polishing toenails, slip on MaryJane Pedi-Sox for the final step of your pedicure service. Moisturized feet stay clean and cozy, while toenails dry flawlessly—and clients will love the cute new style.
    888.536.1577
    www.originalpedisox.com

  6. Nail PRODUCTS: Backscratchers Salon Systems Heavenly Soles Foot Care System

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    The four steps in this kit pamper clients with an aromatic footbath, a natural ingredient exfoliant, lush moisturizer and protective elixir chock-full of rich enzymes.
    800.832.5577
    www.backscratchers.com

  7. Nail PRODUCTS: One Color Couture Style Collection from Entity Beauty

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    The EOCC Style Collection combines the long-lasting, high-gloss durability of gel with the ease and versatility of enamel. No smudging, no chipping and no dry time.
    866.288.4600
    www.entitybeauty.com

  8. Nail PRODUCTS: CND Almond SpaManicure

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    Create a soothing escape with the four almond scented products—that work together to polish, refine and moisturize your clients’ skin with almond oil, conditioning jojoba oil and vitamin E.
    877.263.6245
    www.cnd.com

  9. Nail PRODUCTS: Nail Polish: Nicki Minaj by OPI

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    The vibrant, distinct and exceptionally creative Nicki Minaj by OPI is inspired by the artist’s unique style, love of bright colors and her debut album Pink Friday. The collection includes six limited-edition lacquers: purple Shatter, neon lime green, bubblegum pink, raiinbow confetti glitter, charcoal sparkle and oceanic teal.
    800.341.9999
    www.opi.com