Site Navigation

A link and an explanation of the information that can be found on each page of this site.

YOUR NATURAL NAILS

Learn the parts of the nail unit, and how your nails grow.

NATURAL NAIL CARE

How to care for your natural nails. This page also contains a list of items you will need to perform a basic manicure along with a few optional products and items.

NAIL TERMS

An explanation of the terms used in the artificial and natural nail industry.

MANICURING

How to perform a basic manicure and how to apply the Perfect Polish.

PEDICURING

How to perform a basic pedicure and a Spa Pedicure.

NAIL DISEASES AND DISORDERS

Information and photo’s of nail diseases, disorders and irregularities along with a description of each one.

NAIL PRODUCT CHEMISTRY

What is in your products and why they “do what they do.”

MMA and YOU

MMA, what it ‘is’ and why we now use EMA monomers.

ARTIFICIAL NAILS

Nail preparation and artificial nail enhancement design. Preventing problems using perfect preparation techniques and the art of custom design. Techniques for normal, fan shape, ski-jump and bitten nails.

ACRYLIC APPLICATION

Step by step generic instructions on the application of acrylic liquid and powder products.

ACRYLIC MAINTENANCE

Bi-weekly maintenance procedures for One-Color and Permanent French Manicures.

HOME CARE GUIDELINES

Home Care Guidelines you can print out and send home with your client.

CLIENT PROFILE FORM

A simple Client Consultation and Profile Form. Printable pdf file you can download, customize and use in your salon.

UV GEL APPLICATION

Instructions on the preparation and application of clear gel, French gel and colored gels. Compliments of Calgel – South Africa..

PRODUCT REMOVAL

Two easy procedures for safe, fast removal of artificial nail enhancements.

ALLERGIC REACTIONS

Overexposure and allergic reaction symptoms and remedies.

AVOIDING SKIN ALLERGIES

A simple explanation of how to avoid skin allergies in clients and nail techs alike.

HOW TO CHOOSE A TOP QUALITY NAIL SALON

Want the best? Read this article to see if your nail salon passes the test.

YOUR SUCCESSFUL SALON CAREER

Building a successful business takes time, patience and careful planning. This page offers hints and observations for successful career planning.

IC or EMPLOYEE

Which are you? IRS Publication 1779