Simple Nail Art is the Key to Salon Success- By Erin Snyder Dixon

September 2nd, 2008

Some weeks back, while working a show, I was approached by a nail tech.  At first, I wasn’t sure how to take what she was about to tell me. She had been sitting in on a class and wanted to tell me how much she appreciated the simple, easy-to-create designs.  She had been frustrated by classes that involved complicated techniques that she had found tough to master. Read the rest of this entry »

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More About Color: Part 2 – By Rise’ Carter

August 1st, 2008

*Updated 8/18/17 click here to read the updated post

I know that many of us get a bit hung on mixing just the right colors together to match the client’s skin tone.  Instead of matching, try complimenting.  Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s All About Color: Part 1 – By Rise’ Carter

July 14th, 2008

*Updated 8/11/17 click here to read the updated post

When I was first introduced to custom blending color for clients, I was a bit skeptical.  What nail tech would want to take extra time to customize colors for clients?  I was convinced when I started customizing color for my own nails and many clients started asking me to customize colors for them.

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Pinching – By Rise’ Carter

April 4th, 2008

This is a hot topic for me.

PINCHING, TWEAKING, PRESSING, GRASPING, SQUEEZING, CLAMPING, ALTERING, GRIPPING…

Take a closer look at those words. What images are brought to your mind? Perhaps you’re picturing your least favorite household chore, putting yourself on a strict financial budget (yikes!), or remembering that “pressing” appointment that every woman over 40 is forced to schedule every year.

In any case, those words do not evoke a sense of fun, excitement or comfort. That being said, they are surprisingly NOT uncommon terms in the nail industry. No matter which word you choose to use, in the nail biz, they all mean the same thing – PAIN AND DAMAGE!
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