FingerNailFixer® Recommendations and Shares
As FingerNailFixer®, I am asked for my opinion on products, issues, processes, and many other things related to the salon industry. Here are some of the things I would personally recommend and the reasons it is important for you to know about them.
Organization for Change
American College of Medical Foot Care and Esthetics - An organization designed to elevate the standard of foot care in the salon industry AND in the medical industry. Open to salon professionals and medical professionals with education and a membership driven towards industry wide change with a focus on the creation of a national standard and a dream of an international standard of safe, healthy foot care for all clients in all facilities that are ACMFCE accredited.
Whisper Source Capture
A salon air source capture system is used to extract vapors and dust at the source before they are able to enter the breathing zone, then pollutants are pulled through a four-stage filtration system. I personally have the Whisper in my salon as it is a small space and I do mainly natural nail services. Depending on your space and services a different unit may suit you better. Don't hesitate to use the website to book a custom consultation!
Face to Face Books
Doug Schoon's Series Volume I, II, III
Doug Schoon is a highly respected scientist that has chosen to champion the industry. These books are the result of his Face to Face video series after nail professionals asked that it be in written form for reference. I had the honor of being the technical editor for the series and even writing the forward in Volume I. If you have the books, Doug will autograph them for you at any event you attend that he is present just ask! Enjoy the books and the knowledge, if you prefer the digital version they are also available in digital vs print for many different devices.
IBX and IBX Boost
The IBX system is a unique addition to any salon, it offers the ability to aid in growing out damaged nails or nails that are naturally not made to be a healthy foundation for nail coatings. IBX Boost is an amazing gel that does not require buffing, giving natural nail salons an option to offer a slightly stronger level of service to clients without stepping up to enhancements.
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If you enjoy stamping in the salon, this is one of the companies I recommend for quality stamping plates and polishes. The plates consistently pick up and the stamping polishes are well pigmented, even the metallic ones! If you're new to stamping try one of the fun starter kits, they have a great selection to choose from. You can also find tutorial videos under the nail stamping playlist on my YouTube channel. Additionally use code FNFFREAKS on your Maniology order to get 10% off for being a FingerNailFixer Freak!
The e-file I choose to use in the salon is a Kupa Manipro Passport. You can find tutorial videos under #efilechronicles on my YouTube channel for beginners, I appreciate the flexibility of being able to charge the device then set it on my table without a power cord and the small footprint. Make sure you gather lots of education and practice before using an e-file in the salon. Definitely do some practice on yourself so you know what it feels like and learn how to avoid damaging nails. Remember nail damage is not caused by the tool itself, it is caused by the person wielding the tool!
Perfect for Pampering Feet
These handy pedi-sox are the perfect accompaniment to a pedicure or wonderful for throwing on after putting on your heel cream to walk around home and put on your nail oil to keep your toes and feet looking beautiful after a good pedicure. There are summer and winter weights which make them versatile. My clients love them and I have several pairs personally so that I can coordinate them with the polish that I am wearing that day! If you are a salon be sure to contact them through the website to set up a pro account for salon pricing.
Table Towels & Lint Free Wipes
Soft Landings make sense in the salon for me as they are so soft, low lint, and disposable eliminating any concerns of contamination. Another great perk is that they seem to attract glitter which makes for slightly less mess! I love the larger sheet table towels as they cover my full table space plus the arm rest. The 4squares are my other favorite offering from the company because they are a truly lint free option for wiping my brushes or the nails in situations where lint would be detrimental.
Virox Pro Beauty
Surface & Tool Disinfection
These are the products I use everyday in the salon so I feel comfortable suggesting them to fellow salon professionals. They offer superior technology, high level disinfection, and a lower contact time which I love.
In the US Visit https://www.viroxprobeauty.com/
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All other countries or outside the salon industry visit https://www.virox.com