The Complete Nail Technician (3rd Revised edition)

The Complete Nail Technician (3rd Revised edition)

By: Marian Newman (author)Paperback

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Marian Newman's The Complete Nail Technician has been written in line with the current NVQ in Nail Services at levels 2 and 3, and will appeal to both students, instructors and practising nail technicians alike. Written by a leading figure in the nail industry, The Complete Nail Technician contains everything you need to know about nails. It covers essential information about the chemistry of artificial nails, as well as comprehensive sections on the anatomy and physiology of the skin and nail unit; preparation of therapist, work area and client; applying and maintaining tips, overlays and sculptured nails; and basic and advanced nail art; as well as providing important health and safety advice. The new third edition has been completely brought up to date and includes inspiring 4-colour images and nail art designs, and easy to follow step-by-steps. It also includes new pedagogical features and increased coverage of business practice to ensure that students and nail technicians alike are better equipped with all-important commercial skills. The Complete Nail Technician is an essential reference manual for practising nail technicians, salon owners and instructors and a great step-by-step guide for beginners.

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About Author

Marian Newman has worked in every aspect of the nail industry since opening a 'nails only' salon in 1988, then moving into training and subsequently building a formidable reputation prompting Tatler magazine to comment "Marian Newman is to nails what Karl Lagerfeld is to frocks." She is a frequent contributor to the media and was the Chairperson of the Nail Services Forum and Committee Member for Habia (Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority) for many years. Marian works with many leading designers at the key fashion shows including London and Paris and has worked for Loewe, Vivienne Westwood, Emanuel Ungaro, Sonia Rykiel, Alexander McQueen, Giles and Mary Katrantzou. Such is her unrivalled position in the industry, Marian is one of the few top nail practitioners whose work is seen in glossy magazines around the world virtually every week. She has over 50 British Vogue covers to her name, 10 years of Christian Dior's advertising campaigns and has also designed a range of nail products for MAC Cosmetics.


1. Starting Out: You and your industry 2. Anatomy and Physiology 3. Preparing the work area 4. Preparing you and your client 5. Providing a manicure treatment 6. Providing a pedicure treatment 7. Essential Chemistry of artificial nails 8. Applying tips to the nails 9. Applying overlays 10. The art and skill of applying sculptured nails 11. Maintaining artificial nails 12. Business Matters 13. Nail art, basic and advanced 14. Media work and special occasions 15. The Electric File Glossary

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/04/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781408032442
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9781408032442
  • weight: 872
  • ISBN10: 1408032449
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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