Friday, March 28, 2008

Limited Edition – Decanter Jars…

Do your product containers get DIRTY looking?
Making your station never look CLEAN!

Now Your Station Can Look CLEAN and ELEGANT

With your:

  • Tammy Taylor "Limited Edition" 3 pc Frosted Crystal Decanter jar Set.
  • Embossed with a Real 24 karat Gold logo and a smooth Gold lid.

  • Your set has:
  • 2 Nail Powder Decanter jars and...
  • 1 Nail Liquid Decanter jar.
  • Fill with your favorite Tammy Taylor Nail Products.
  • Each Decanter jar holds up to 1.5 oz.

  • "I love having this beautiful Crystal Set on my table. When I am doing nails, it makes me feel very special and it makes me want to keep my station looking perfect all the time."

Tammy Taylor


  • When we walk into a really nice upscale Salon, Boutique or Spa, we automatically feel like it is going to be more expensive, just by our first impression. Now if it is more expensive we are prepared to pay, but if it is not we are pleasantly surprised.
  • So when a client comes to get their nails done, your Station is her first impression of you.
  • When your Station is cluttered and your product containers are dirty, the client will get a bad impression; even if your Station and your implements have been disinfected properly; your Station has to look like it has been cleaned.
  • Every night before you leave your Salon: wipe off all of your containers and put everything on your station in your cabinet, (except big stuff like a drill and form holder).
  • If you do not have a big enough cabinet then you need to get a new one, or clean out everything you have not used for 3 months and give it to the local Beauty School.
  • By putting everything away every night and cleaning your table top, you will start your next day by getting only what you need out of your cabinet.
This will get rid of the clutter look; and you already cleaned your containers before you put them away, so you will have everything clean and fresh when your clients come in; and then you will give a GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION.

You will have more fun working and you will have a higher perceived value, so your clients do not mind paying more.

Friday, March 21, 2008



"I am so excited to introduce my 4 “New” Prizma colours. They are the "HAUTE" New shades for this Spring; and there is one for every client’s personal style."

Tammy Taylor

Haute Kisses (P-139) - Deep dark chocolate with black cherry and a touch of shimmer

Haute after Midnight (P-140) - Deep dark midnight blue with a slight shimmer

Haute Pink Neon (P-141) - Bright pink neon with sparkle

Haute Green Neon (P-142) - Lime green neon with sparkle

"For those of you who have not tried my Prizma colour acrylic: you need to try it. Prizma is really fun and easy to use. Prizma even has multiple uses:

  • You can make the whole nail one Prizma colour as a permanent manicure or pedicure that does not chip, and you do not polish.

  • You can make a 2 colour manicure where you use one Prizma colour as the tip and one Prizma colour on the base.

  • You can do the 2 colour manicure using the Prizma colour at the tip instead of white powder, and with a natural pink like Dramatic Pink at the base.

  • You can use your imagination with all types of nail art and designs."
Tammy Taylor “Prizma” Nails - Benefits:

  • Does not get fill-lines.

  • Easy and fast to do, which means the clients are out the door immediately, and with no drying time; making Prizma a great way to help build your clientele.

  • Low maintenance.

  • Very Strong and Extremely Durable to eliminate breaking and cracking.

  • Lift resistant so clients do not pick."If your nails are a mess at the end of the day from doing your clients nails; use the Prizma as your entire nail; it is sooooo easy to do on yourself and they always look great."

"If your nails are a mess at the end of the day from doing your clients nails; use the Prizma as your entire nail; it is sooooo easy to do on yourself and they always look great."

Tammy Taylor

Friday, March 14, 2008

Get A Real Job...

Have you ever had anyone say to you “Why don’t you get a “real job”?” Being a Nail Technician is a REAL JOB! WE ARE PROFESSIONALS, AND DOING NAILS IS OUR CAREER!

These are the Definitions in
Having or showing a great skill. One who earns a living in a given occupation.

Occupation: A means of earning a living. An activity that serves as one’s regular source of livelihood.

Career: An occupation or profession, one requiring special training, followed as one’s lifeworks success in a profession.


MSN Business today listed “Nail Technician” as one of the top new jobs for 2008.

It is Official:

Now that we have that settled, you need to run your business as a Professional in your chosen Career.

Let me tell you a story about a Nail Technician who is a friend of mine. She has been a Nail Technician for 10 years, but she has only done nails about 6 of those 10 years. She left doing nails (what she loved) to get a “real job”. She said she was not making enough money doing nails.

This Nail Technician has a lot of talent, but very poor work ethics. She wanted to come in when she had clients booked and then leave right afterwards. She never stayed around to pick up walk-ins or answer the phone. She did not like to be inconvenienced either; like when a client had a broken nail or a special request. She never took any initiative to building her business, improve her education, or change in any way.

If her “real job” puts up with these poor work ethics, they will probably be out of business soon too; because they will not be making enough money, just like this Nail Technician.

As this Nail Technician was working her 40-hour a week 9-5 “real job”, she started thinking about her quality of life before, when she was doing nails.

She could take her children to their first day of school and go to their special programs.

She could take the children to the Doctor and run family errands during the week, instead of using her entire Saturday.

She could take time off when her husband had his vacation time.

She had money in her pocket every day, for when her family needed something.

My friend, this Nail Technician, finally realized if she would have put 50% of the time and effort into her Nail business, as working for someone else in a “real job”, she would have been a very successful Professional Nail Technician.

She “Quit” her “real job” and came back to doing what she loved best and made “NAILS” her “Real Job”; and putting her heart into her Nail Business.

She is now a very successful Professional Nail Technician, who is making Money, spending Time with her Family, and Loving her Career!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Natural Nails - Nail Colour's - Nail Polishing Pointers...


" I like to choose my clients Nail Colour's (polishes), for them before they come in for their appointments. This way I always know they have the most flattering color for their style, age, and skin tone. Sometimes it is difficult to know what colors are flattering so I have put together a guideline to help you choose the best Nail Colour's."

Tammy Taylor


Light blond to light brown hair with a warm skin tone and green to brown eyes:

  • I like soft to medium, warm colors.

  • All the peaches, all the mauve's, dusty rose.

  • In the summertime, if they have a little tan I like the fluorescent colors.

Medium to dark hair with warm skin tone and green to brown eyes:

  • I like medium to dark, warm colors.

  • All the new brown tones, all dark earth tones and burgundy reds.

  • In the summertime, I like the fun bright summer oranges and corals.

Light blonde to light brown hair with a cool skin tone and blue eyes:

  • I like all the pastels year round, lavenders, pinks & blues.

  • In the summertime, I like all the funky Easter egg colors.

Medium to dark hair with a cool skin tone and blue eyes:

  • I like ALL the REDS year round.

  • For a little change in the summertime, ALL the HOT PINKS.

  • No earth tones.

"When I designed my Nail Colour's Collection, I wanted a Complete array of colors, for every occasion, every style and every skin tone but without having so many colors to choose from that you would be overwhelmed. So I have always streamlined keeping only the most fashionable and most popular Nail Colour's. This also guarantees you fresher polish and your favorite colors are always in stock. My Nail Colour's are blended with premium ingredients to create a rich luxurious formula that glides on giving perfect coverage and a silky smooth glossy finish. This special formula dries to a long lasting, hard but flexible, chip-proof finish and promotes strong, natural nails."

Tammy Taylor

(Preparation, Application, and Pointers on Polishing Nails)
"The Secret to smooth, flawless polished nails, is in the Quality of your Products, your Preparation, your Application and your Top Coat."

Tammy Taylor

Step 1- Remove Polish:
Remove polish with
Tammy Taylor Conditioning Polish remover.
This is the fastest polish remover you will ever use.

Step 2- Buff:
Buff the natural nail to extend the life of your manicures and to smooth out ridges in the natural nail. I buff lightly with a Tammy Taylor Clean Finish Buffer; only 2 to 3 strokes over the entire nail. I do not over buff or the nail will become thin. Lightly buffing makes the natural nail more porous so the polish will adhere better.

Step 3- Shape:
Shape the free edge with the Tammy Taylor Natural Nail Shaper File. File only the tip of the free edge; Caution: do not file the sides of the nail or the nails will break. Make sure all the free edges are the same length; using the shortest free edge as the gauge. The strongest nail is a squared off free edge with a slight oval.

Note: If all your nails are long and one is short, extend it by applying a sculptured nail using Clear or Clear Pink powder to the short nail.

Step 4- Scrub or Clean nails thoroughly:
Scrub the nails with a plastic manicure brush and the Tammy Taylor Anti-Bacterial Soft Soak, rinse and dry. OR Clean nails with Tammy Taylor Conditioning Polish remover applied to a
Tammy Taylor Towelette.
Wipe nails clean.

Note: The nails need to be really clean before you apply polish to help adhesion and extend the life of your Tammy Taylor Manicure.

Step 5- Base Coat:
Apply one coat of Tammy Taylor Base Coat
to the entire nail and let dry 1 minute.
(Letting polish dry in between coats extends the life of your manicure.)

Step 6- Nail Colour's:
Apply 2 coats of
Tammy Taylor Nail Colour's.
Apply the first coat thin and let dry 1-2 minutes. Then apply the second coat a little thicker and let dry 1-2 minutes.
(polish always needs to be dry to the touch before applying another coat of polish).

To make nail polish smooth not streaky:

Use plenty of polish on your polish brush, getting a ball of polish at the tip of your brush and placing this ball near the cuticle area, stroking it out in 3 LONG STROKES towards the free-edge, (never use short strokes or a dry polish brush). It is better to use too much polish on your brush than not enough.

To help stop polish from chipping:
Cap off the free edge of the nail with a coat of color polish.
Apply a coat of Z-Coat underneath the free edge.
Apply a fresh coat of Z-coat every 2-3 days.

"Using your Tammy Taylor Conditioning Polish Remover and a Tammy Taylor 3D nail Art Sable nail brush, you can clean off all the polish you might have gotten onto the skin while doing manicures and pedicures, Lickety Split. This is a trick I have been doing for over 20 years."

Tammy Taylor

To Clean polish off skin:
Pour the Tammy Taylor Conditioning Polish Remover into a small dish, then dip your brush into the remover, then clean wherever the polish has gotten onto the skin.


Step 7- Top Coat:
Apply the Tammy Taylor Z-Coat.
Z-Coat is the Longest Lasting; Shiniest; best topcoat you will ever use over French manicures and color polish on natural nails.