Home' Spa and Clinic : Volume 60 February 2015 Contents FASHION COLOUR STYLE
intensive training and included the theory of natural
nail care along with plenty of practise to ensure
our application was faultless. Jessica was constantly
assessing our skills and offering her guidance
Bringing that wealth of knowledge home, we started
to educate our existing clients on the benefits of using
the Jessica brand.
Jessica is a complete system that cultivates natural
nails, bringing them back to health so they will
grow long and strong. That means there is no
need to resort to damaging acrylics. This is
where our story really began and we have never
The Jessica philosophy is simple: Treat nails
like we treat our skin and no nails are alike.
We don’t just do “regular” manicures anymore
but Analyze, Cultivate, Customise and Prescribe
for optimum results. Our ser vice also involves
educating clients on how easy it is to maintain
beautiful, strong and healthy natural nails.
Nail Analysis is where we begin our treatment
and is the cornerstone of our success. It might
sound like a waste of time but it only takes two
minutes and is the most important element.
Otherwise, it’s a bit like a doctor prescribing
medicine without a consultation!
It’s the tool that gives us critical information about the state of
a client’s nails and so enables us to customise the correct treatment
for best results.
For instance, if a new client’s nails have been damaged by
incorrect use or over-use of shellac and gels, the Jessica system has a
prescriptive product, just as it has for ever y nail problem.
This way we can confidently transition from gels to natural
nail care without ever losing a client - but most importantly we can
identify a nail condition before the damage occurs!
We are different because we always start at the “foundation”
and work up – concentrating on the nail base first and then on the
cosmetic side after. Other salons focus mainly on the cosmetic look.
If the nail foundation is unhealthy, polish or gel will not last and
nails will keep deteriorating. This is a key factor in why many salons
are not successful.
By providing an holistic, successful nail treatment with 100
percent results and showcasing latest trends in polishes you are
creating walking billboards for your business.
The biggest threats to nail health, both in-salon and in clients’
own homes, are using cheap or “knock off ” products - normally the
two go hand in hand. These can ruin the surface of the nails even
after just one application.
Poor hygiene, unqualified manicurists, clients’ lack of knowledge
(which is a reflection of the manicurist) are other key factors.
And a big no-no is keeping nails uncovered - this is the worst
thing you can do. Keeping nails encased with a good base coat and
polish is essential to add strength and prov ide protection to the nail
plate. It will minimise breaks, splitting, peeling and drying out.
Like hair, the nail plate is dead tissue and therefore does not
need to breathe – a very common misconception.
CHANTELLE’S TOP TIPS
Jessica Critical Care Prescriptive base coat is an all-in-
one quick fix. It sets a new standard for boosting growth
and strength of severely weakened nails that just won’t
grow. The exclusive Protein KSW-fortified formula with
calcium and intense strengtheners penetrates the nail
and increases keratinisation, creating a protective barrier
to allow for maximum growth. Apply once a week for
about six weeks to see results.
Keep it natural and work with the nails you have is my
Number 1 rule. Number 2 is wearing the correct “seasonal
shades” - the best trend ever! Jessica’s summer 2014-15
palette In Bloom was inspired by a holiday where Jessica
Vartoughian came upon an exquisite rose garden. “I
was captivated by the unusual colors, and knew I had
to recreate them for my line,” she says. The palette
comprises six crème shades, pairing soft pastels with
stunning red and deep blue, the perfect combination for
pretty, feminine manicures.
Jessica Critical Care
Prescriptive base coat
sets a new standard for
boosting growth and
strength of severely
The Jessica Summer 2014-15 palette In Bloom was inspired by a holiday
where creator Jessica Vartoughian came upon an exquisite rose garden.
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