CMP-Certified Master Pedicurist
by North American School Podology
Medical-Advanced Nail Tech
Master Nail Technician
CND Shellac Certified
IBX System Certified Professional
LCN Certified Barefoot Specialist
LCN Certified Luxury Urea Pedicurist
Lydian Flash has worked in the beauty industry for nearly 30 years. She has over 15 years experience as a licensed nail technician. She also owned and managed Armstrong McCall Professional Beauty Supply and Trade Secret Salon franchises for over 20 years. With all of her experience, Lydian never stops learning new techniques and exploring new tools to better serve her clients.
Operating as usual
LCN Urea Foot Care
"results with luxury"
Is one if the Lines I offer for Pedicures.
It is Urea based with added ingredients such as Allantoin, Panthenol, Lactic acid, Shea butter and more!
Lightly scented with the fragrance of Bisobol, clean, fresh aroma.
My Clients love the fragrance. It is very light, But they notice and mention it all the time.
What are some of the favorite features of this product line?
Instant Visible Results.
Long Lasting Affects.
Retail Products, for home maintenance.
How to Safely Use Nail Care Products - From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
#NailTechs #nailsalonclients #safetyofnailcareproducts
Manicures and pedicures can be pretty. The cosmetic products used, such as nail polishes and nail polish removers, also must be safe—and are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA also regulates devices used to dry (or “cure”) artificial nails or gel nail polish as electronic products because they emit radiation.
You can do your part to stay safe (and look polished, too) by following all labeled directions and paying attention to any warning statements listed on these products.
How to Safely Use Nail Care Products It's important to follow all labeled directions.
Sharing a response from Victoria Lys Hunter answering another techs question This is the question, and her response follows.
"I have a client with palmar hyperhidrosis, it is pretty severe as soon as I dehydrate the nail bed it’s back moist again and the gel or base isn’t staying on just peeling off straight away.. any tips or tricks for this?"
Victorias response below
IBX.. As Frank's Red Hot goes.. I put that S**t on everything.. So with Hyperhidrosis, the issue is that the nailplate is absorbing the moisture from the nails and retaining it, so the nail plates are 'moist' and not sufficiently dehydrated enough to provide a good surface to bond products to. (because nail products, just like any glue/adhesive need "clean & dry surfaces to bond to but nails that are exposed to hyperhidrosis are SATURATED....)
BUT if you use IBX on the client, then you create an inner barrier so to speak, in the upper layers of the nail plate, that prevents the upper layers from absorbing the moisture since two molecules can not occupy the same space...... (so just as iBX prevents those upper layers from absorbing acetone during frequent soakoffs , it prevents them from absorbing other 'liquids' as well). Within 2-3 treatments, you will start seeing a turnaround.
I use IBX on my Hyperhidrosis clients, Hairdresser and Barmaid clients... anyone with frequent exposure to water and/or moisture. Reapply at refill appointments.
Follow with your service of choice. I currently have 3 such clients.
You can reach out to Linda Nordstrom about classes.
“how to build your clientele”.
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What happens when you go to long between getting your mails maintained. ???? Even if they are not lifting it can still damage your nails. (It also does not look that nice)
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From CJ Murray. Full article in comments.
Terms we should know as Nail Technicians
NOT – I paint her nails
YES – I polished her nails
You paint a house, polish nails
NOT – Foot paddle
YES – Foot file
You paddle a boat, you file the skin on the feet
NOT – fake nails
YES – Artificial enhancements
TERMS YOU SHOULD KNOW AS NAIL TECHNICIANS
BACTERIA – Pathogenic or non-pathogenic microscopic organisms (Pathogenic – causing or non-causing)
CALLUS – A thickening, sometimes hard area of the skin
CUTICLE – Dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail
CVI – Chronic venous insufficiency
DERMIS – Layer of the skin “under” the epidermis layers
DERMATITIS – Skin inflammation
DERMATOPHYTE – A parasite, usually fungal which grows in or on the epidermis layer of the skin and/or nail
DISINFECT – The process of using a liquid chemical in order to destroy bacteria
EPIDERMIS – The outer layer of the skin also called the Stratum Cornea layer.
GAIT – the manner in which we walk
HIDROSIS – Sweating excessively
HYGROSCOPIC – Having the ability to absorb moisture
INVOLUTED – A nail that has excessive curvature
PALPATE – To consult or examine by touch or feel
PHALANGES – Bones of the fingers or toes
PROXIMAL NAIL FOLD – Not the cuticle. the layer of epidermis and dermis covering the nail matrix, from the proximal edge of the nail plate to the first joint of the finger.
SANITIZE – Processes of cleaning
STERILIZE – Making something free from bacteria or other living organisms
UREA – Natural end product made of protein metabolism. Lab based.
Oncology Foot Care. #oncologyfootcare #cjcentreforbeauty #NailTechs
ONCOLOGY CARE | Centre for Beauty Caring for our clients goes well beyond luxury. We have to make sure they are safe and we are safe. Covid has brought us a stark reality.
This is from 2012 Can anyone get the more current to come up in google. Texas Cosmetology - TDLR
Cosmetologists - Rule 83.108 TAC
(Effective February 17, 2012)
Health and Safety Standards – Footspas, Foot Basins, and Spa Liners
(a) As used in this section, “whirlpool foot spa” or “spa” is defined as any basin using circulating water, either in a self-contained unit or in a unit that
is connected to other plumbing in the establishment.
(b) After use upon each client, each whirlpool foot spa shall be cleaned and disinfected in the following sequential manner.
(1) All water shall be drained and all debris shall be removed from the spa basin.
(2) The spa basin must be cleaned with soap or detergent and water.
(3) The spa basin must be disinfected with an EPA registered disinfectant with demonstrated bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal activity which must be used according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
(4) The spa basin must be wiped dry with a clean towel.
(c) At the end of each day, each whirlpool foot spa shall be cleaned and disinfected in the following sequential manner.
(1) The screen and any other removable parts shall be removed, all debris trapped behind the screen shall be removed, and the screen and the inlet
and any other removable parts shall be washed with soap or detergent and water.
(2) Before replacing the screen, one of the following procedures shall be performed:
(A) The screen and any other removable parts shall be washed with a chlorine bleach solution of one-third (1/3) cup of 5.25% chlorine bleach
to one (1) gallon of water; or
(B) The screen and any other removable parts shall be totally immersed in an EPA registered disinfectant with demonstrated bactericidal,
fungicidal, and virucidal activity which must be used according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
(3) The spa system shall be flushed with soap and warm water for at least ten (10) minutes, after which the spa shall be rinsed and drained.
(d) Every other week (bi-weekly), after cleaning and disinfecting as provided in this subsection, each whirlpool foot spa shall be cleaned and disinfected
in the following sequential manner.
(1) The spa basin shall be filled completely with water and one-third (1/3) cup of 5.25% bleach for each one (1) gallon of water.
(2) The spa system shall be flushed for 5 to 10 minutes with the chlorine bleach and water solution or an EPA-registered disinfectant with
demonstrated bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal activity which must be used according to the manufacturer’s instructions and allowed to sit
for 6 to 10 hours.
(3) The spa system shall be drained and flushed with water before use upon a client.
(e) For whirlpool foot spas, a record shall be made on a department-approved form of the date and time of each cleaning and disinfecting indicating whether the cleaning was a daily or bi-weekly cleaning. This record shall be made at or near the time of cleaning and disinfecting and shall indicate if a spa was not used during any individual work day.
(f) As used in this section “non-whirlpool foot basin” or “foot basin” is defined as any basin, tub, footbath, sink or bowl that holds non-circulating water. After use upon each client, each non-whirlpool foot basin shall be cleaned and disinfected in the following sequential manner.
(1) All water shall be drained and all debris shall be removed from the foot basin.
(2) The inside surfaces of the foot basin must be scrubbed and cleaned of all visible residues with a clean brush, soap or detergent, and water.
(3) The foot basin must be disinfected with an EPA-registered disinfectant with demonstrated bactericidal, fungicidal and virucidal activity which must be used according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
(4) The foot basin must be rinsed, emptied and wiped dry with a clean towel.
(g) For non-whirlpool foot basins, a record shall be made on a department-approved form of the date and time of each cleaning and disinfecting. The record shall be made at or near the time of cleaning and disinfecting and shall indicate if the foot basin was not used during any individual work day.
(h) As used in this section “disposable spa liner” or “spa liner” is defined as a plastic liner designed to be placed within a whirlpool foot spa and discarded after a single use and which is equipped with a single “non-adhesive” heat-sealed drain tab which, when pulled, allows water to empty directly into a whirlpool foot spa drain.
(i) As used in this section “portable whirlpool jet” or “jet” is defined as a magnetic or other circulating device, designed to be placed within a whirlpool foot spa basin in order to circulate water in spas in which disposable spa liners are used.
(j) Disposable spa liners and portable whirlpool jets may be used in providing spa services to clients. When used, the following sequential procedures shall be performed.
(1) After use upon a client, the heat sealed tab shall be pulled allowing the water to empty directly into the cosmetology establishment’s plumbing
(2) The spa liner shall be discarded in a covered trash receptacle.
(3) The portable whirlpool jet shall be completely immersed for 5 to 10 minutes in an EPA-registered disinfectant with demonstrated bactericidal,
fungicidal, and virucidal activity which must be used according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
(4) The jet shall be rinsed with warm water and drained.
(5) All surfaces of the spa basin and foot rest shall be wiped with EPA–registered disinfectant wipes.
(k) For disposable spa liners and whirlpool jets, a record shall be made on a department-approved form indicating the time and date when the spa liner was used and discarded and when the jet was used and disinfected and shall indicate if the jet was not used during a work day.
(l) Cleaning and disinfecting records for foot spas, foot basins, spa liners and jets shall be made available upon request by either a client or a department representative and shall be retained for inspection for at least 60 days.
(m) A foot spa, foot basin or jet for which documentation is not maintained in accordance with this section must be removed from service and not used
again until it has been cleaned and disinfected in accordance with the requirements of this section and the records have been properly updated. When a foot spa, foot basin or jet is removed from service for any reason, the record must indicate the date of removal from service.
(n) Foot spa and foot basin chairs shall be cleaned and disinfected after service is provided to each client. The chair shall be made of or covered in a
non-porous material that can be disinfected.
Here’s a fun little trick to help protect your brushes and your mixers WHILE KEEPING MIXERS IN YOUR BOTTLE!
Tilt your bottle to the side before closing, making sure your mixers sit at the side of the bottle and not underneath the brush!
How To Take Care Of Your Implements
To perform safe and exceptional nail services, you need to keep your tools in top condition. Learn how to keep implements sharp, and give proper care. #nailpromagazine #nailtechs #nailcaretools
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, removable too. #tattoos
@neglakademiet showing off this amazing transformation using IBX SYSTEMS underneath and this is after 20 weeks! The power of IBX.
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@neglakademiet showing off this amazing transformation using IBX SYSTEMS underneath and this is after 20 weeks! The power of IBX.
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What to Do if Your Client Has Beau’s Lines
If you notice thin, white horizontal lines across the nails, it could be Beau’s lines. #beauslines #NailTechAustinTx #HealthyNailsAustinTx #nailpromagazine
What to Do if Your Client Has Beau’s Lines If you notice thin, white horizontal lines across the nails, it could be Beau’s lines.
Your feet are always at work. Take care of them.
#takecareofyourfeet #pedicures #pedicuresaustintx #masterpedicurist #NASP #CMP
Certified Master Pedicurist Austin TX.
Our feet are amazing because even when you're standing still, your feet are busy at work – they're supporting the rest of your body and helping to keep you stable. There are no days off for feet!👣
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Sherri Evans wrote this. #heresthetruth #nailtechs #chargeyourworth #SherriEvans
I’ve been watching these how much would you pay or I charged this much or I only paid this much threads for a long time and I have to say, I’m pretty disgusted by a lot of what I’m seeing from clients and nail techs alike.
First of all, if you’re a nail tech and your work is good, don’t be proud saying I only charged $20 for these. And don’t be saying I just want nails to be affordable for everyone. Nails are a LUXURY, not a necessity. It’s not up to us to mind our clients budget or their wallet. It’s our job to provide the best service possible so we get repeat business so we can make a living so we can feed our damn kids. I’m not about to take food (or anything else) our of my baby’s mouth so home girl can get her nails done. Stop giving your time, talent, and product away for free.
For those of you only charging $20-30 a set, have you actually ever done the math? Have you actually figured out how much it costs you to do a set of nails? Are you aware that the cost of that service is not just the product you apply? There’s a list of about 300 things you have to figure in to get your price. I’ll be happy to post about it later or you can pm if you want to know how to REALLY price your services.
Mc Nails IS NOT your competition. If you are a solo tech, booth renter, in a full service salon, rent your own suite, have a salon in your home (legally and licensed I hope but that’s another post for another day) you and McNails are not the same in any way, shape or form. They charge low prices because the operate on the same business model as fast food restaruants-QUANTITY OVER QUALITY. Sell as many as you can as fast as you can and f**k the details. How many times have you been to a drive through and your order was wrong? Forgot the fries? No napkins? Wrong drink? Pickles when you asked for no pickles? Or even somebody else’s order?
By the same token, how many times have we seen a post about what I asked for vs what I got, that was sooooo bad we are shocked the client paid. Because quantity over quality is the business model. No attention to detail. Shapes not consistent, nails are flat and no apex, no c-curve, is that almond or stiletto? I can’t tell. Polish too far from the cuticle. Polish not all the way down the sides of the nails. Cuticle cut from the drill. Ombré that looks like 2 stripes. Cheap stones. Tips going up in the air or crooked. Why? Because these techs don’t have the skill, training or passion to do it right. Not to mention that they are bullied by owners to hurry hurry hurry get the next one in your chair.
So clients, when you complain about all that and we show our work that is clean, beautifully and correctly shaped, but took longer than a minute, you say it’s too expensive or it took too long. Can you really not see the difference? And about timing: you may get decent nails in 30-45 minutes. But you’re not getting quality product or customer service. Oh, and you aren’t paying us for the time it takes to do a good job- you’re paying for all of the time it took us to PRACTICE and LEARN to DO a good job.
For those of us who went to school we spent anywhere from 150-600 hours in trade school. (I spent 1800 because I have a full cosmo Licence). AFTER school, we spend hours and hours and hours, literally thousands in my case, practicing and taking MORE classes and learning the on trend up to date styles you all want. The average class for nail art is $300, plus the loss of income when we’re not working to attend the class to give you what you want. Plus travel time, hotel and food in some cases, gas to get there and back. Plus now we gotta practice that skill we just learned. Yeah, yeah, I know there’s YouTube but nothing can replace a hands on class. It’s just not the same.
Oh! And let’s talk about product. There is a difference between cheap product and more expensive brands. For example, a 2 oz jar of powder can range in price from $7-25. So I have over 150 colors of powder. At an average of $10 I have invested $1500 just in powder. A gallon of EMA liquid is $150-200. I buy about 3 gallons per year. Gel polish? Anywhere from $5-2O per bottle depending on brand. Somw bottles are only 1/4 oz and cost $18 some bottles are 1/2 oz and cost the same. My preferred brand is $15/bottle. I buy 4-5 bottles every week when new colors are released because clients expect me to have up to date colors on hand. I have about 500 bottles of gel polish. A couple of brands, averaging $10/bottle. That’s FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS sitting on my wall. Glitter? Chrome? Pigment powders? Embellishments? Paint? Decals? Foil? Also not cheap. I have drawers and drawers of those items and have another $10 grand tied up in that at least. And yeah, there’s a difference between cosmetic grade glitter and craft store glitter. You may not know it but we do because trust me, we’ve tried it. There’s no comparison. Let’s see, I have to use a new file on every client. That’s .25-.50 cents. New buffer also. Clean disposable table towel, cotton. Alcohol. Acetone. Base gel, top gel, hand sanitizer. Did I mention the disinfecting solution I used to clean and disinfect my tools and drill bits. By the way my drill bits are made in the USA and run about $25 each. I need at least 10 of each type so I have a clean one for every client. I replace them every 4-6 months. Oh, can’t forget the towels I washed and dryed. $20 a dozen for salon towels, water, detergent, fabric softener,bleach and electricity plus my time time to wash, fold and put them away. Let’s see... my acrylic brushes-average $20 for a good one. I need several different sizes depending on what I’m doing. Nail forms, tips and glue. A box of tips is about $15-25 depending on brand. And I’m not talking s**t from China. Cuticle oil-can’t forget that. Nail prep solution. Acetone. Alcohol. Hard gel? Twice as expensive to buy as acrylic. I have as many colors of that as I do acrylic powder.
That’s not even everything and I haven’t even talked about rent, utilities, advertising, booking system, credit card fees, taxes, business and professional licenses, insurance, phone, cleaning supplies, beverages I supply for clients, toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap.
Oh! My table ($300) efile ($450), my chair, my clients chair, all the wall racks and storage cabinets, my pedi chair ($2500) plus all the pedi supplies, gel lamps ($50-150 each).
I forgot to mention, I’m have also been an educator for several national and internationally known brands. That means I teach other nail techs the stuff YOU want them to do.
After all that you have the nerve to tell me $50 is too much for my work. At least $25 of that price goes to pay for all of the stuff I just named. If you think your nail techs time, education, talent, skill, experience, product, equipment, etc are only worth $25, well then you deserve $25 nails and all the disappointment that goes with it that you get at McNails. Go on back to McNails, but do not insult the rest of us by telling us we aren’t worth it.
So don’t ask us can we do it for less. That’s like your boss telling you “imma need you to work for 8 hours today, but I’m only gonna pay you for 4.” That’s not ok. You wouldn’t put up with that and you shouldn’t expect us to either.
If you think our prices are too high or out of your budget please don’t say “just for some nails!?” Or tell us you can get it cheaper. Just say ok, thank you for your time. There’s no need to be rude to us.
One last thing: it’s not as easy as we make it look. If it was, everyone could do it.
Off my soap box.
Lydian Flash is a Master Nail Technician practicing her art in North Central Austin, Texas.
Lydian has over 20 years experience as a Licensed Nail Technician and over 30 years of salon and beauty industry experience. Lydian is a CND Shellac Certified Salon, an IBX System Certified Professional, a Certified LCN Barefoot Technician and a Certified LCN Luxury Urea Pedicurist. She is also a Certified Master Pedicurist by the North American School of Podology (NASP). She knows nail care and enjoys helping her clients have healthy, beautiful nails.
She prides herself in not only giving her clients gorgeous nails, but a relaxing, enjoyable experience at the salon. While maintaining the highest level of sanitation. Including Autoclave Sterilization.
Manicures, Pedicures and Skincare services are performed in a comfortable, private room. Pedicure clients enjoy pipeless pedi-spa chairs with in-seat massage.
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