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Eye on the Franchise - NAILPRO Magazine (March 2018)

Opening your own salon solo can be scary; instead, consider buying a nail salon franchise instead. To get the real scoop, I talked to the leaders in the nail franchise industry: Reham Bastawros, founder of NailGarden; Guy Coffey, co-founder of Frenchies Modern Nail Care; Catherine Fain, co-owner of Paintbase; and David Crisalli, founder and CEO of Prose

Read online at nailpro.com.

Shock Your Money Maker - NAILPRO Magazine (February 2017)

In my February 2018 article, I outline nine, counterintuitive, but surprisingly effective, ways to make more money as a nail tech. I wrote this story with the help of Jill Wright, licensed tech and coordinator of the Nail Tech Event of the Smokies; Celine Cumming, nail tech at Angel Nails in Middletown, DE; Andrea Beight, owner of Chickettes Natural Nail Design Studio and blogger at chickettes.com; and Darlene Donavan, nail tech at Nail Creations in Derry New Hampshire.

Read online at nailpro.com.


Hello, Hard Gel - NAILPRO Magazine (January 2018)

As long nails continue to trend, even the most conservative of clients can't help but be curious about enhancements. Unfortunately, many newbie nail customers tend to lump them all into one daunting category, which may be accompanied by a fear of fumes, nail damage and other potentially misplaced apprehensions.

However, like other professional products, when used properly, hard gel boasts plenty of compelling qualities that clients (and techs!) should be talking about. Here, experts Somer Adams, owner of Labella Salon in Glastonbary, CT; Allie Baker, EzFlow global brand ambassador; Allison Ross, SuperNail educator; and Vickie Ornellas, ibd global educator, reacquaint you with the features and benefits of hard gel and share important tips for application and removal.

Read online at nailpro.com.



Ready, Set, Remove - NAILPRO Magazine (December 2017)

Unlike traditional acrylic overlays, which can be filled, acrylic dip over natural nails is usually removed completely at each and every appointment—and that means more opportunities for natural nail damage through improper removal. Since acrylic dip’s popularity shows no signs of stopping, techs can expect to spend more and more of their time on this arguably risky (and let’s admit it, not very fun) task. Ensure that you stay on schedule and your client’s nails stay healthy with expert tips from LeChat educator, Yvonne Vuong, and Young Nails education coordinator, Katie Lee, for safe, effective acrylic dip removal.

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How to Adhere Statement Gems - NAILPRO Magazine (November 2017)

With hard-to-ignore sparkle, statement gems are a walking advertisement for your salon and an easy upsell because they’re fast, easy and you don’t have to be particularly artistic to accomplish good results.  A client who requests this add-on is no shrinking violet, so it’s important that this glitzy look shines and stays put. Veteran nail artists Gina Silvestro and Yvette Garcia provide expert tips and tricks.

Read online at nailpro.com.