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Pro Nail Care: Salon Secrets of the Professionals

by Leigh Toselli
     
 

The indispensable guide to nails suitable for every skill level.

The care and creation of professional-looking fingernails is big business. This comprehensive guide covers everything from basic at-home nail care and the history of nail polish to how to set up a salon and master advanced techniques. Leigh Toselli provides expert guidance for both novices

Overview

The indispensable guide to nails suitable for every skill level.

The care and creation of professional-looking fingernails is big business. This comprehensive guide covers everything from basic at-home nail care and the history of nail polish to how to set up a salon and master advanced techniques. Leigh Toselli provides expert guidance for both novices and professional technicians.

Detailed instructions and color photographs cover:

  • Equipment and tools, including solvents and adhesives
  • Nail tips, wraps, acrylic nails and gels
  • French manicures, nail art gems, gold leaf, airbrushing and stencils
  • Nail and hand structure
  • Nail disorders, conditions and diseases, including brittle nails, hangnails, white spots and fungal infections
  • Skin conditions and joint problems, such as eczema, warts and arthritis.

Toselli also provides step-by-step instructions for manicures and pedicures, including water manicures, hot oil manicures and paraffin wax procedures. She also includes information on hazards and precautions as well as massage tips.

Complemented by more than 500 inspiring color photographs, Pro Nail Care is the complete guide to nail care.

Editorial Reviews

North Shore News - Terry Peters
The finished look that comes from a professional manicure is now at your fingertips with this detailed guidebook on nail care.... Toselli goes far beyond the basics and provides easy to follow instructions for a wide range of treatments for hands and feet.... From a classic French manicure to pointy talons, this book has you covered.
Tulsa World - Jason Ashley Wright
Toselli offers us common, nonlicensed folks [the] secrets of professionals, among many other things.
Would make great [a] stocking stuffer for the fashionista on your list.... Leigh Toselli offers us common nonlicensed folks secrets of the professionals, among many other things.
VOYA - Victoria Vogel
Excellent organization, beautiful photos, clear instructions, and concise presentation all are qualities that make this series a wonderful addition to any library. PRO Nail Care goes well beyond the typical manicure or pedicure. An intriguing history of nail care is provided (who knew they had manicures in ancient Babylon?), as well as a history of nail polish fashion. The anatomy of the hand and foot are examined in detail. Nail diseases and problems are explained with suggested remedies. There are sections on massage, overlay systems, the chemistry of nail products, and a gallery of nail "looks." Most interesting is the section on nail art. The looks are explained with step-by-step instructions accompanied by clear photographs. The comprehensiveness and presentation of the books in this series set them apart from other attractive books on cosmetic techniques. The information is presented in a way that allows even the novice to recreate the looks. Both books contain a list of suppliers at the end; however, only Web sites are listed. Each title also offers a short section offering advice from a professional on developing a career in the field. The books have a covered spiral binding, so they will stay open easily if someone needs to refer to them while trying out some of the techniques. Both would be valuable additions to any library's career section. This series is recommended for public library collections, and would be appropriate for adults as well as teens interested in the beauty business. Reviewer: Victoria Vogel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554074785
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
08/24/2009
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.92(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

Leigh Toselli is a former model who is now a makeup artist, fashion editor, designer and stylist for retailers and magazines, including Elle and Marie Claire. She is the author of The Complete Makeup and Beauty Book and recently launched her own cosmetics line.

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