Salons are not keeping up with the changing times of advance products in the nail tech industry. The new advance and changing times of chipping nail polishes and smudge pedicures is a sign of the past. Customers are tired of their nail polish and their French manicures chipping within a couple of days. Salons and spas are hearing of the new, no chip nail products and customers are responding by searching for salon/spas that offer such services. There are many no chip manicure products available from Sally Hansen and some no chip products can be found at your professional beauty supply store.
I would like to talk about the no chip manicure systems that you actually paint on with an actual paint brush turning the nail technician into her very own artist with steady hands and patience. The colored paint comes in 4gram or 10gram pots with beautiful colors betgratis from your reds to browns to soft pinks. The no chip color can stand up to competition by offering over 100 vibrant colors and stands up against your shelf nail polish with its continuous shine for up to 2-3 weeks. Ranging from every color including your warms, and cool colors the “No Chip Manicure,” also has colors such as Bahama Breezes which happens to be nice spring colors. This is the season for many events and planning and The “No Chip Manicure,” can be marketed towards your vacationers, wedding parties, professionals women who like to wear dark colors, and hard working moms; it comes with a basic manicure and takes approximately 45-minutes to one hour to apply so plan ahead.
Customers will continue to get their traditional shelf nail color but having an alternative and option for longer lasting nail color should be available to clients. Nail Techs can help increase their income by training to become a “No Chip Manicure Specialist.’ Training is very important because of specific steps such as sanitizing the hands and nail bed before each and every application, to learning how to remove the no chip manicure. Customers are also taught how to remove the no chip manicure from home which is safe and easy. Once removed (about ten minutes) your clients will see that their nails are stronger and longer. Many argue that it is better than gel because it allows the nail to bend unlike your traditional gel which hardens.
Customers know that some traditional polishes contain harsh chemicals and many nail polish companies are removing the harsh chemicals from their nail polishes. Removing some of these chemicals which are used to preserve the longevity of the nail polish causes the nail polish to chip in the long run. The “No Chip Manicures,” have patented a way not to use such harsh chemicals and has been FDA approved for a safe alternative for natural nail care. The products are odorless, requires little or no buffing, and is self forming unlike your traditional gel and acrylic products.
Interested and curious clients are traveling miles to visit a specialty nail shop. Currently there are only a few salons in Chicago that offer the service mostly in downtown Chicago. The No Chip Manicure is slowly spreading throughout the city of Chicago like in the Edgewater community, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square and Ravenswood. Customers are Googling to find the most convenient locations that offer the no chip manicure. It took me about six months to master the skill of applying the no chip manicure; doing many clients for free at first. Customers must make sure that their manicurist is trained and certified in applying the product. Incorrect application can cause fungus and lifting of the product. Prices can range from $35-$60 bucks depending on the location.