Showing posts with label mani. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mani. Show all posts

Sunday, April 9, 2017

You Can't Glow Wrong With Glow In The Dark Dipping Powder!

The dipping powder craze has swept the nation and the world. The amount of dipping powder flying out of our NY warehouse is amazing! Our clients offering nail services can't order it fast enough!

The newest addition to this hot nail trend is glow in the dark dipping powder. Our clients are seeing that their clients, young and a little less young are obsessed with it! Whether for an upcoming event, night on the town or just to wow their friends, glow in the dark dipping powder is a hit!


If you like to stay on top of what is trending, what your competition is up to or just want something fun to offer your clients, this is it!

Glam and Glits glow in the dark collection has 24 new colors that are activated by UV, LED and even sunlight!

You definitely don't want to miss out on this fun trend!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

New Gena Pedi Items To Kick Up The Season!

Just in time to keep the pedicure rush going strong - new goodies from Gena including back bar items as well as retail!


GENA Therapy Pedi Salts / 16.2 oz.
GENA Pedi Rasp
GENA Ultra Manicure Cups - White / Pack of 25 Cups
GENA Callus Off
GENA Cuticle Off
GENA Adios
GENA Liquid Hand Soak



Everyone I've talked to this week has been saying how busy this season seems to be in comparison to last year.... don't get left behind! From your polishes and cuticle oils to files, buffers, Voesh (this seasons hottest seller here!) and scrubs - we have you covered!


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Get Those Hands Ready For Some Summer Fun!

Looking for a new menu idea to add to your manicure menu? With the warmer weather (not counting today in New York, it's cold here again!), everyone has been flocking to the salon to get their nails done.

Here is an easy menu option to help nourish hands and nails!



Nourishing Hand Treatment
***you may want to prep this ahead of time so you're ready to go for the client***

Hand Soak:

Fill a mixing bowl with warm water and add 8 drops of Orange Essential Oil and stir well.

Hand Mask:

Mix 1 T of Sedona Mud Powder with 2 T of water in a mixing bowl and stir until it becomes a paste like consistency.
Add in 1t Egg White Powder and 1/2t clove powder and stir.
Add in 8 drops of Orange Essential Oil and 1T of Cornmeal. Mix well.
(if the mix gets too dry as it sit, add a little water. If the mix is too wet, add a little more Sedona Mud Powder)
Place the bowl in a hot towel cabinet or mud warmer.

Moisturizer:
Mix 1t whipped shea butter with 5 drops of Orange Essential Oil and place in hot towel cabinet or mud warmer.

Perform the treatment as you would n
ormally. Be sure to soak the hands for for at least 5 and up to 15 minutes and allow the mask to set (approximately 10-15 minutes!)

You can always retail the moisturizer to your clients if you like! We have many empty bottles and  jars to choose from, including sample size if you want to demo!

Friday, July 11, 2014

All Things Fruit

After a long, cold winter, summer is finally in full swing! Clients have steadily been increasing their spa visits since spring, and for many, it is a regular part of their summer routine.

A popular trend that seems to be flying through our warehouses, is fruit! Fruit themed mani/pedis, fruit facials, melon paraffin/paraffin alternative, fruit massage...everything! I'm not sure if it's everyone loving all of the fresh fruit options readily available or the fun colors and scents!

Here are some of the most popular recently:


Now is the time when more people are opting for brighter colors, and are more open to trying out new things...anything to help achieve an all around summer glow!

Friday, April 4, 2014

10 Ways to Prevent Nail Enhancement Lifting

For both clients and technicians alike, nail enhancements that remain on the nails for the long haul are preferable. If you are having problems with your enhancements lifting, check out the following advice from NailPro Magazine:

#10: Only use high-quality, name-brand, professional products. You may think the no-name products are a steal, but if you have to fix the enhancements, you just ate up the additional profit you made to start with. Think the top name brands: CND, Tammy Taylor, and Star Nail are some of our most popular brands!

#9: Correct Prep is KEY. Follow these steps to ensure the nail is well-prepped prior to applying a new enhancement:

  1. Have client wash hands and scrub nail plate to reduce nail bed oils.
  2. Push back cuticle and gently buff the surface, using a 180-grit buffer.
  3. Remove all excess dust with a disinfectable brush.
  4. Clean the nail with a lint-free wipe and nail prep solution, such as CND Scrub Fresh.
  5. Apply the recommended primer for the products you are using.
#8: Follow the manufacturer's instructions and keep like products together. Each product in a product line has been formulated to work in conjunction with the other products, so in order to prevent reactions, always stay within the same line. Also - don't skip steps or stray from the instructions!

#7: Don't let it flood! Leave a 1/16th" margin around the cuticle, and be sure not to leave a raised "edge" that you can feel - this edge, even if you can't see it - might get caught on something and cause lifting!

#6: Avoid product contamination. Ensure your client's health and safety by always storing your brushes in a clean, dry container with the bristles down. Always clean dappen dishes between clients, and empty at the end of the night. Never pour unused monomer back in the bottle.

#5: Build enhancements to an appropriate length - no more than half the length of the natural nail bed. Even if your client is pushing for a longer enhancement, stick to your guns. Anything longer will not hold up to normal wear and tear.

#4: For acrylic, use the correct mix ratio. To test, place a bead of product directly on the apex of a clean, unfiled nail tip. Do not pat or push down, simply observe for 10 seconds. If it is too wet, the bead will settle and flow outward immediately. If it is too dry, the height and shape will be completely unchanged after 10 seconds, and may look crusty. The perfect consistency will look like frosted glass.

#3: Don't nip old products off nails, as this can cause lifting and create an edge that is hard to incorporate into the new nail. Instead, use a 180- or 240-grit file to remove shine and lower thickness by a third. Any places that have lifted should be filed and blended into the natural nail.

#2: Hold a medical consult with your client. Some medications and treatments affect hair and nails, which can cause lifting. Try your best with different products, or recommend the client goes with natural nails if using any of these medications.

#1: Educate your clients! Armed with the proper at-home care and maintenance, your clients can help prevent lifting!