Getting Your Salon Ready for the Holidays Just Got Easier

Nailpro managing editor Mai-Quyen Nguyen talks new polish collections, salon stocking stuffers and the 2021 Readers' Choice Awards.

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Are you surprised that 2021 is nearly over? This year, which was slightly more eventful than the last, seemed to pass by extremely fast. Autumn is my favorite season, but Christmas is my favorite holiday. So, I am extra happy to have the privilege of spending it safely with my loved ones. Every day I am reminded that it is the little things in life that can spread joy, like complementing your nail art with adorable stickers (enjoy the new holiday releases in Tip Off) and becoming friends with your clients and exchanging festive cards. Gather gift ideas from Tip Off and the Stocking Stuffers feature to learn what some nail technicians give to their clients. Remember: Quality over quantity, and it is the thought that counts. Also, make sure you treat and take care of yourself as well. Here is to a happy, healthy and heightening new year. We wish you all the best.

Soft and Soaked

My heels tend to get dry, and parts near the top of my feet and toes get minor calluses, so when I found out that Baby Foot released a Spa Bundle, I knew I had to try it. The Spa Bundle includes a lavender-scented Original Exfoliation Foot Peel, Foot Soak Packets With Enzyme and a Foot Scrub. Like a snake sheds its skin and starts anew, I wanted to start the new year fresh with baby soft skin. Admittedly, I am one of those people who enjoy picking scabs and watching pimple-popping videos, so although it may seem alarming at first, it is so satisfying to peel off old layers. Feet yourself—I mean, treat yourself, right?

Minimalist and Neutral

How you doin’? I’m fiiine. Could I *be* any more excited for these 10 soak-off gels? Who gets these references? Here is a hint: Madam Glam released Friends & Family, which was inspired by Friends—my all-time favorite show. Each color in this collection is named after a scene or classic sayings from the sitcom. Generally, I opt for color on my nails, and I have not tried nudes, but this range may be my exception as a transition from fall to winter. Check out the full collection in Inside Look.

Educated and Energized

After great demand for our Beauty Go Pro Show to be held in person, we decided to move our virtual experience that was planned for this past October to be part of a mega professional beauty event at Face & Body Northern California in August of 2022.

Check out faceandbody.com where we will post updates on the show and registration details. We cannot wait to see you in person next August!

*Due to time constraints, this Editor's Note varies from the version in the print magazine.

Awards and Accolades

Wondering what products other nail technicians and industry professionals love the most? Need a new product to try? Discover which products were voted the most popular in the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards by readers like you!

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