Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tips for Nail Techs


Hey, Nail Technicians! There are a few things you should consider when it comes to creatively enhancing your craft. Check out these tips to help improve and/or increase your nail business.



Clientele:
Obviously you need clients to keep a business going but how do you get those customers to want to come to your salon and get their nails done?  The number one way to bring in new customers is through word of mouth! Other suggestions are: using the power of social media, attending trade shows and fashion shows to show off your work, network with local bloggers (the nail blogging community is huge!) and hold special events to capture interest. And speaking of nail bloggers, check out a list of nail bloggers here.

Atmosphere:
There is lots of competition out there so you want to find something that will make your business stand out from the rest.  Be sure your salon or mobile salon is clean, nicely decorated and stocked with the best products. And remember you don’t have to break the bank purchasing nail salon supplies. BigDaddyBeauty.com offers tons of nail salon supplies and other beauty supplies at affordable prices. Plus,  OneSourceBeauty.com provides products to licensed professionals including nail techs at discounted prices.

Unique Atmosphere:
Aside from having great products to use on your customers, one up the competition and include things in your salon that are relatable to the customers as well as something nice for them to look at. Of course you will want magazines and possibly a television to entertain customers as they wait for their turn in your chair but include a few out of the box items as well like candy, trendy d├ęcor, a box of tissues at each station, business cards and Barbicide jars and cotton jars with cute covers like Salon Skins.

New Techniques:
The beauty industry is always changing with new and innovative techniques. Right now gel nails and stiletto nails are gracing the hands of women all over so you should be able to offer your clients these options. It is also important to stay on top of the trends because before you know it those fancy claw nails will be out and something else will be in. Read magazines, stay on top of blogs and network with other industry pros in order to keep abreast of what your customers will want to see on their nails. 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Holiday Nail Polish Spectacular

Have you heard? BigDaddyBeauty.com is having a holiday nail polish spectacular!

Use coupon code: Polish10 and receive 10% off your favorite  nail polish including regular nail polish and gel nail polish by brands like China Glaze, Gelish and more!


Place your order by December 22 and get it just in time for Christmas.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Holiday Beauty Gift Guide


It's almost time; the holidays are upon us! Check out our holiday gift guide for beauty related items! 

Hair Care
Everyone needs shampoo, conditioner. Put a smile on someone’s face when they unwrap an Earthly Body bag deal.  Earthly body products work wonders as they stop breakage, add shine, reduce hair drying time by 50% and more.




Nail Polish
Who doesn't love a nice set of quality nail polish and gel polish? And to sweeten the deal, think about including nail implements like a manicure kit. Or how about an at home gel nails manicure kit?  

Salon Skins
If you want to give your hair stylist a gift to thank her for his or her wonderful work on your hair, give the gift of style with SalonSkins. Salon Skins wrap around a Barbicide jar and make a work station look super fabulous. We guarantee your stylist or barber will love it. They work hard to make your hair look luxurious so always be sure to thank your hair stylist! 






For Pedicures
Pedisavers make for great stocking stuffers! In case you’re wondering what on Earth Pedisavers are, they are basically toeless socks meant to save your pedicure. They are especially great for the winter months to keep your feet toasty while your toenail polish dries. And Winning Nails fun toe separators are great gifts for kids. 

For Men
For the men on your gift list, choose Lucky Tiger and Grooming Lounge. These trusted men’s grooming products include products for shaving and also shampoo, conditioner and skin care products.

Organic Products

Is your New Year's resolution to start taming your hair? If so, gift yourself this year with shampoos, conditioners, pomades, hairsprays and more by MOP and Malibu. Organic and vegan products are great for reviving damaged hair and adding natural nutrients to your hair to beautiful, healthy locks.



Shop BigDaddyBeauty.com for tons of holiday gift ideas and be sure to stay tuned for our Black Friday Deals including $25 off of a $100 order! 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Fall Nail Color Trends


It's officially fall and now you are really ready to start shopping for the trendiest nail colors. Here's your one-stop shopping guide to fall nail colors! 

Somber Tones: Fall and winter months are notorious for Earth tones like browns and reds but this season, things seem to be getting a bit darker. A big trend on the runway for fall and winter collocations was the color oxblood, also known as deep, dark red. This color is not only making an appearance in clothing but also on nails. Other than oxblood, you can find moon-lit night inspired nail colors, better known as deep, dark blues.

                                China Glaze Up All Night

                                 Gelish Stand Out 


Funky French: French nails are most commonly known as white tip nails but recently we are seeing a change of scenery in the French nail department. This spring and summer many of us toyed with multicolored tips rather than white tips and this fall tips are getting a little more creative. How about darker colors and textures on tips for the fall? For example, try a grey tip or a red tip or mix it up and use your China Glaze Magnetix tool to create a textured tip.

Nude and Pale: While dark colors remain popular, white and nude nails will also be a popular look for the fall and winter months. That’s right. Plain white nails and nude nails were seen all over the runways at fashion weeks for fall and winter presentations. As whites and nudes are typically meant for spring and summer, it seems as if all the fashion and beauty rules are being broken with this hot trend.

                                  China Glaze White on White 


Shop BigDaddyBeauty.com for a selection of nail polish colors and gel nail polish colors. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Benefits of Gel Nails vs. Acrylic Nails





By now you know that gel nails are a superb alternative to acrylic nails or basic manicures. The most important fact about gel nails you have been introduced to is that they are long lasting, surviving weeks with no chipping. But just in case you were wondering, there are several other benefits to switching to gel nails. We’ve compiled a list of reasons we love gel nails and why you should too!

Gel nails look natural – A special base coat is applied and cured to your actual nail creating a natural and healthy look. No artificial nail pieces are needed to achieve gel nails. And as a result, gel nails can be worn with or without polish.

Gel nails are easy to do at home - All you need is the Lomasi gel nails home manicure kit! It comes with all of the tools you need to get salon-like gel nails but in the comfort of your own home.

Gel nails dry quicker – Because a special UV or LED light is used to cure the gel polishes, gel nails cut down on drying time.



With gel nails you can use regular polish or gel polish – As we stated before, a special base coat is applied creating the gel affect. After the clear base coat is cured, then the color polish can be put on. As long as you are using the special gel nails base coat, then any polish can be applied –gel or traditional nail polish.

Gel nails strengthen and condition natural nails – Unlike acrylic nails, your nails don’t need to be filed and buffed. This gives your nails the opportunity to grow and strengthen within two weeks.  

Hundreds of color options – Although you can use regular nail polish while still achieving gel nails, companies like Gelish and Lomasi have created hundreds of color options to give you the best looking and best colored gel nails out there. Plus you can get artsy with it and get your gel nails with creative nail art.

The removal process is easy – Removing gel nails does not harm or damage your natural nails. All you have to do is use a gel nail polish remover and a nail stick tool to remove the excess gel. It’s quick, simple and painless.

We hope we dropped a little knowledge on you, so go and spread the word by filling your friends in on these benefits. 

Friday, April 27, 2012

How to Get Salon-Like Gel Nails at Home


It’s 8:00pm and you look down at your hands to realize your nails are not ready to be seen by the rest of the world. Then your gal pals start calling to ask what you will be wearing to that fabulous party tonight. But you are wondering how you’ll manage to get your nails party-ready even though your favorite nail salon has closed for the evening. Well don’t worry, Lomasi has got you covered!

To solve this little problem, all you need is the Lomasi Home Manicure Kit. The kit comes stocked with all the tools you need to give yourself a clean, super polished and long lasting gel nail manicure. For the party tonight and even a few parties after that, the Lomasi Home Manicure Kit will get you a nice and easy set of gel painted nails just like the pros do it in a salon.  The best thing about gel nails is that they can last up to 21 days with no smudging, chipping or cracking and this manicure kit by Lomasi will help to achieve that sleek, professional look that’s long lasting.


This home manicure kit results in less stress (you won’t have to worry about getting to the nail salon, making appointments or waiting hours for a nail tech to service you), it’s a lot cheaper than shelling out hundreds of dollars every few months for a fresh gel manicure, plus its simple and easy to use!

The Lomasi Home Manicure Kit includes everything you need to give yourself a mani or pedi at home and it even comes with a step-by-step booklet plus a DVD with easy instructions so you’ll know exactly what to do to get those party-ready nails.

Check out BigDaddyBeauty.com for more on the Lomasi Home Manicure Kit and other great Lomasi beauty products.


Purchase these products at www.BigDaddyBeauty.com
866-747-2440

Saturday, December 31, 2011

IBD Just Gel Nail Polish available at BigDaddyBeauty.com

IBD Just Gel has been setting the standard for salon innovation for over 40 years by providing the industry with professional UV and adhesive products – and BigDaddyBeauty.com offers an extensive line of IBD products, including its Just Gel polish line. These polishes utilize a 100% pure gel formula that forms to the nail like a classic gel nail would. After curing the nail under a UV or LED light, the wearer will enjoy the benefits of a stronger, longer-lasting polish.
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