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MAY 2017

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} { in this issue May 2017 Volume 35, No. 4 Features 104 All Things Art: Your Guide to Easy Designs, Useful Tools, Cool Supplies, and Over-the Top Inspirations Eye-catching nail art is a popular salon offering, a fun upsell, and a great way to attract new clients. Whether you're picking up a detail brush for the first time or are a master nail artist, this go-to guide features design ideas, techniques, and products that will help your unique art shine. 120 Speed Up Your Services: Work Habits, Prep, and Natural Nails Cutting down your service times doesn't mean you have to cut back on the quality of your work. Small, incremental changes in your routine can add up and make a big difference in your schedule. 124 Pregnant Nail Techs: Does Good Prenatal Care Mean Quitting Your Job? Priorities shift the moment you realize you're pregnant, and that could cause you to evaluate if you'll continue working. Before you throw your career out with the pedicure water, let's practice our breathing and consider how to work safely in the salon. 16 | NAILS MAGAZINE | MAY 2017 18 We Hear You 20 On My Mind 22 Nails File 28 Freebies 32 On the Road 128 Reader Nail Art 130 Product Spotlight 134 Ad Index 135 Deal Sheet 148 My Other Life In Every Issue Technique p. 34 40 Demos Step-by-steps from Orly and Morgan Taylor 44 Behind the Scenes Find out how to do the nails that are on this month's cover. Style p. 46 50 Nail Art Studio Step-by-steps on new nail art designs Business p. 52 58 Crowdsourcing How do you inform your clients you're raising your prices? How do they generally react? 60 What You Need to Know Before Competing in a Nail Contest Competing is one of the best ways to hone your craft and get noticed. We talked to some regulars on the competition circuit to find out what you'll need to know if you want to compete — and possibly win big. 64 [Salon Profile] Orchard Nails: Loyal Clients, Loyal Techs For most people, the 2007 subprime mortgage crisis was anything but a blessing. But for Orchard Nails owner Thomas Kent Irwin, there was an unexpected opportunity hidden in the chaos. Health p. 94 98 Something to Talk About: White Superficial Onychomycosis White superficial onychomycosis may appear as a dusting on the tops of your clients' toenails and requires lab results to diagnose accurately. Here's what do to if you suspect this powdery culprit. 100 Healthy Tech Q & A: Dreneigh Cobb After years of yo-yo dieting, nail tech and business owner Dreneigh Cobb lost more than 55 pounds in order to inspire her clients and to take control of her health and her career. 102 Wearing Gloves: Protection With Pitfalls Gloves seem like a good idea, and they may even comfort clients who perceive them as a sanitation standard. But, surprisingly, there are a few downsides to wrapping our hands in rubber. COVER LOOK Nails: Suzie Moskal Photographer: Vu Ong Model: Ciara Pisa Products used: Ugly Duckling, Exclusive Nail Couture 104 WWW.NAILSMAG.COM MAY 2017 TIME SAVERS TO PEP UP YOUR PREP Mom to Be? How to Work Safely in the Salon TIPS for Nail Contest Success Your Go-To Guide for Nail Art a R T ' S FOR SAKE: 32 42 120 124 102

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