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Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 |

Top 5 Treats for Nail Techs

Quick!  Nail that last minute gift for the nail tech in your life with these internet order-able items:

1. A gift subscription to trade magazines

Of course we want People magazine in the salon, but in our spare time, nail techs just wanna have fun looking at other nails. It’s also a swapping of stories of business, community, technique and style.  You can get a hardcopy delivery(most people like a page turner) and/or digital gratification.  Here are 3 top publications:

Nails Magazine


Nail Pro




2. Give them a Nailgasm

This documentary on nail art and what it means to our civilization is available as a rental or inexpensive purchase.  Techs everywhere will recognize many in this film, making it more up close and personal.


3. Techs like tools of the trade:

LaVaque Collection – FNF Combo

Like all nerds, techs sweat gadgets too.  I saw this cute, useful and affordable little ring palette a while back, but LaVaque paired up with Holly Schippers (aka Fingernail Fixer) and made this into a sweet set.  For $32 you can get the ring, a full sized spatula with spoon and a mini spatula with spoon.  Guys, I know I said ring, but this doesn’t exactly cross into jewelry territory.  Still, it’s a gem of gift for the nail artist.


4. Art Supplies

Nails techs can never have enough glitter or paint.  A deluxe box of acrylic paint will send fingers flying into a frenzy, as well as $25 worth of foil:


5. Professional Help

Is the beauty industry a bona fide career for your nail tech?  Then she/he will take it seriously and focus on professional training along the way.  Continued education in nail skills, that’s a given.  Focusing on business development?  That’s going to give them the edge.

From personal products to pampering spas, Susan Cox has spent the majority of her consulting career working with  major beauty companies like Joico, WeCare and CND at events worldwide.  If the world’s largest nail company finds her training so valuable it is practically mandatory for all staff and freelancers, it’s worth a peek into it for your tech.

Susan has audio DVD’s for personal pace learning.  If you are in powerhouse mode, Remote one-on-one training is available at an hourly rate.  Contact her directly for more information or to order at susan(dot)coxceo (@)


What else would you add to the list?



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