Offering clients service add-ons—from an extended massage to extra bling—is one of the easiest ways nail techs can boost their income. What are some surefire upsell options? We polled our followers on Instagram to find out what their most popular service add-ons are, and here’s what they had to say.
“Nine out of 10 clients upgrade to a gel service on either hands or feet.” —Gabby Espino, nail tech, Flawless, Riverside, CA
“Sugarcoat’s favorite add-on service is the shimmering CND Spa Almond Masque. The sweet almond, jojoba and vitamin E oil hand and foot mask deeply conditions and refines the skin, revealing a healthy glow.” —Peiru Kim, owner, Sugarcoat Beauty, Atlanta, GA
“My clients love to add Swarovski crystals—they love their nails blinged out. I’m constantly replenishing my supply because there are always those few clients who drain me out!” —Sophia Ruis Vigil, nail tech, San Diego, CA
“Our most popular pedicure service addition is our hot stone massage. I use hot herbal oil to soothe and relax the client. Then, I place small stones between the toes while I do a deep tissue massage with larger hot stones, helping leg circulation and reflexology on the soles of the feet. I finish with a warm herbal- scented towel.” —Hope Jung, nail technician, Studio 890, Brookfield, WI
“We love a CBD-infused cream mask with hot towels finished off with a CBD oil hand and foot massage.” —Alyssa Upfold, nail tech, La Tresse by Renee, Baldwinsville, NY
—by Angelina Lewis
[Image: Courtesy of Armando Sanchez]