Showing posts with label creative nails. Show all posts
Showing posts with label creative nails. Show all posts

Friday, May 20, 2016

Continue Growing Your Craft!


Not enough live models? Trouble finding people to train on for specific services? Look no further!


ProTool Practice Nail Trainer Hand - Moveable Fingers will make it super easy for you to train on the latest trends in nail design!

Just like a client's hand, the ProTool Practice Nail Trainer Hand bends and pivots like a human hand. With movable finger joints and a flexible arm, you won't believe how real this practice hand seems! You cant beat the price either! Get one for every member of your team for continued education classes in house.

Don't find your salon stuck doing the same old designs!

Happy Training!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Vinylux 7-Day Challenge - Day 3 UPDATE!

Well, I am almost halfway there - Day 7 is approaching quickly! As of today, Day 3, my Vinylux is still holding strong. It is still very shiny, and I am just showing some minimal wear along my free edge. All in all, it still looks great!

**Take care when applying - be sure to cap the free edge really well, and i bet your clients won't even see any wear along their free edge.**

Vinylux Grape Gum - Day  3
One thing I noticed with Vinylux - it is not becoming brittle like traditional polish. Normally, by Day 3 of a manicure, my polish has become brittle and begins showing evidence of tiny spidery cracks. I am not seeing any of that happen with my Vinylux, which is great news!

Have you applied Vinylux for any of your clients yet? What are your thoughts on application?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The 7 Day Vinylux Challenge - Day 1! Is Vinylux a Game-Changer?

CND has been taking the nail industry by storm in the last few years. First, they released Shellac - the biggest nail trend...well, probably ever! They changed the game for salons, providing the Power-Polish gel manicure that applies like a polish and lasts 2 weeks.


Now, it seems CND has done it again with the release of Vinylux....but this time, they took it one step further. Vinylux is perfect for application in the salon, but since it does not require a lamp to cure, and can be easily removed with nail polish remover, clients can perform manicures and touch-ups at home. This opens up a whole new avenue for retailing these products to your clients, creating more revenue for your salon!

I know what you are thinking - you already have a full line of polishes, gels, and gel polishes. Why do you need more?

Why we LOVE Vinylux

  1. Simple, 2-step process: color polish, top coat. That's it! No base coat, no curing. SUPER EFFICIENT!
  2. 8.5 minute dry time. So fast!
  3. Flawless color lasts without chipping for 7 days!
  4. Easy removal - no soak-off, no drill. Even remove at home!
That all sounds great on paper, right? Well, here is the REAL test! I performed my first Vinylux manicure last night, and will post updates over the next seven days to see how well it lasts.
Vinylux Grape Gum - Day 1

Initial Thoughts: Love the polish formula - applied smoothly, not streaky or clumpy. I felt odd applying color direct to my nail, but I can certainly get used to one less step! I did apply 3 coats of color (instructions recommend 2 coats) - I didn't feel that I had evenly applied the color after 2 coats. I think that is a reflection of my application skills rather than the polish, though. I usually apply 3 coats of color.

Each coat dried really quickly - by the time I applied polish to each of my 10 fingers and started at the beginning again for the next coat, the previous layer felt dry instead of tacky, so I didn't end up with weird brush marks near my cuticle. Definite plus!

I performed my manicure about 45 minutes before I hit the sack - usually, this is a recipe for disaster. I am the Queen of destroying my manicures with Sheet and Bedding marks. However, my Vinylux was still perfect when I woke up this morning - not a Sheet Mark to be seen, hallelujah!

The only oddity is how the polish feels - it is almost rubbery, not hard, shiny, and glossy. It looks shiny and glossy, the finish just doesn't feel like regular polish. But, if it lasts, that is A-OK with me! On a final note: I do feel like the striations in my nails are accentuated with this polish, but I am not sure if it is the color or the polish itself. After my 7-Day Challenge is over, I will try another color to compare!

Check back in a couple of days for some picture updates from my 7-Day Challenge....and pick up Vinylux for your salon today!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Long-Awaited, Highly Anticipated - The NEW Signature Collection Pedicure Bowls Are Here!

Great news! The brand NEW Signature Pedicure Bowl Collection by Noel Asmar is finally available for immediate shipment.

Created with Noel Asmar's timeless style, these new lightweight, durable pedicure bowls and accessories will take your pedicures to the next level. Your salon will look beautifully chic, no matter what your decor. These Pedicure Bowls offer an elegant and hygienic alternative to large, loud, expensive pedicure thrones. The resin surface is non-absorbent and scratch-resistant, allowing for thorough disinfection between clients. They also feature a reinforced bottom that can easily be drilled for plumbing.

Pedicure Bowl Features:
-Lightweight, long lasting, durable material
-Stylish textured base resembling stones
-Discreet markings inside bowl indicate water level to ensure manageable lifting weight
-Optional plumbing opportunity - features reinforced bottom for drainage placement
-Created with a color matching system that assures consistent color matching batch after batch, ideal for reordering over time
-Optional carry case makes mobile pedicures simple! (available separately)
-Recyclable
-Quality Workmanship - Made in Canada
Available in 6 solid colors and 3 trendy color combinations, the NEW Signature Collection Pedicure Bowls are great for in your salon or on the move! 


Also available are matching footrests, manicure dishes, and treatments dishes to complete the set! Which color are you dying to get into your salon?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Holiday Designs For Nails!!

It is just one week into September, the leaves are going to start to change and before you know, it the holidays will be upon us.  If you are a nail technician with an extra creative bone in your body you will definitely want to have the Nubar Pen and stripper sets.  With the different color variations and designs you  create with your artwork, you will definitely have more clients going to you to dress up their nails.


Whether it's a pumpkin face for Halloween, a turkey for thanksgiving or Santa for Christmas the Nubar Frosted and Cream art pens will be the perfect tools needed to create your masterpieces on such small canvasses. At Pure Spa Direct we also have plenty of nail polish brands for you to use as a background for your artwork. We even offer nail decals for even more great holiday nail options!