Fully updated with the latest industry standards, this 4th Edition of The Complete Nail Technician by Marian Newman, is a must-have for every nail technician.
From the first time student studying towards their Level 2 or 3 qualification to the practising professional seeking to refresh their skills, this respected book will appeal to those who want
to develop excellence in their chosen profession.
Written in Newman's accessible and professional style, this text provides readers with the benefit of her extensive experience by passing on top tips and advice. It is the only nails textbook endorsed by Habia and VTCT, and is an essential reference manual for all nail technicians and manicurists.
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.
Ch 1 Starting out: you and your industry Ch 2 Anatomy and physiology relating to nail services Ch 3 Essential chemistry for nail professionals Ch 4 Your working environment Ch 5 You and your client Ch 6 Providing a manicure treatment Ch 7 Providing a pedicure treatment Ch 8 Providing a UV gel polish manicure Ch 9 Applying tips to the nails Ch 10 Applying overlays Ch 11 The art and skill of applying sculptured nails Ch 12 Maintaining artificial nails Ch 13 Business matters Ch 14 Nail art, basic and advanced Ch 15 Develop your career Ch 16 Using electric files