As part of the Nails Mastered course, we were tasked with creating nails to represent one of eight trends forecast by World Global Style Network for Spring Summer 2017.
I choose “Peasant Charm”
Using a technique I learned from Neiru, gel color by OPI and matte gel top coat from Light Elegance I created these.
About the top coat! It is so nice to work with because the consistency is thicker than regular gel top coats. It levels out beautifully and has a definite matte appearance once it is cleaned. If you love the look of matte, I definitely suggest this one!
I think we can all agree with the fact that the nail industry needed a machine like this!
image from www.proshaker.com
When Gel Color came on the scene, drastically changing the landscape of nail technology, it came with some challenges.
One of them being the fact that as a nail tech, we would have to shake the “heck” out of the gel color bottles to prevent things like “shrinking” or streaking. (Which is actually caused by the clear gel and the color pigments being separated in the bottle.)
I, for one, was ecstatic to find the Pro Shaker. I describe it as being loosely based on the same principal as the paint shaker at the hardware store. Only in a smaller version.
How this machine works is, you insert your inverted bottle of gel color (and this machine fits MOST bottles) in the holder and secure it with the top part of the holder . Push the little red button on the back and it will shake your bottle of gel color for a 60 second duration. If you want to stop the process sooner, simply press the little red button again.
image from www.proshaker.com
Take your bottle out, and let it settle for a minute and then proceed with your service.
Simple right? Right! Well, I will be honest. My machine decided to take a break. What actually happened was the little red button broke and my husband hard wired it with a external switch for me. No problems.
And I heard some one say that hers starting having a hard time getting going. Like the engine was tired. But, happily, once it “warmed up”, away it went!
I am very happy to report introduce the Pro Shaker 2.0!!!!
Two very important changes!
The RED membrane switch has been replaced with a new switch from a different vendor, so no more of that problem!
The MOTOR was replaced with a “all steel” model! The gears from the gear box are now machined steel instead of the molded metal powder! So no more getting warmed up!
The third thing that I am happy to tell you is that it is available from www.proshaker.com for $99.95 including shipping!
I have heard from nail techs that this machine is like making a investment in their future. One gal said that all her joint and muscle pain from shaking gel color day in and day out was alleviated once she got her Pro Shaker!
Check out the website or talk with other techs about having to shake their way through the day! I think this is a much better idea!!!!
Pure genius is what it is. Pedi-In-A Box is the solution for pedicures on many different fronts.
A four step pedicure regime available in six different styles so you can offer your customers the exact pedicure they need. Whether they have swollen feet, stressed feet, or dry feet, there is a system for you in Voesh®
Great packaging helps make this line a winner in my book. This packaging is going to help with a couple things. Because each clear container holds the four products needed for each style of pedicure, there is no chance of running out of one thing or another.
But probably most important, because you are using one package per customer, there is no chance of product contamination between clients. One package=One customer!
For business management, this packaging gives you better inventory control. Since each clear container is one service, you will know how many pedicure services were done on any given day, week, month ect. And because it is in clearly marked service containers, you can easily see when you need to reorder!
Consider that you know exactly how much each package costs, you can find your profit margin in a snap!
Inside the clear package you will find the perfect amount of Soak, Scrub, Masque and Massage in whichever treatment style you choose. Product usage is completely taken care of for you as well. You get the perfect amount of either soak, scrub, masque or massage for one individual service.
For clients with sensitives, the ingredients are clearly marked on each product within each line.
Pedi-In-A-Box is also Paraben and Triclosan free!
I think these are also a wonderful retail item.
I found these little beauties at Gemini Cosmetics in Reno, and will use them for presents. Easy gifts for that unexpected dinner party. Tie it to a pretty bottle of Prosecco and you have given your dinner host a good reason to do her feet (or better yet, bring it with her to her manicurist!)