Extra Extra Read all about it SNS Owner Writes Book !!!

That’s right you read this correctly I wrote a book and I am beyond thrilled to share this with you.

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Start to Success: A Nail Technician’s Guide into the Industry
“Start to Success” offers exclusive insights into the nail industry that are designed to empower you to succeed! Are you considering a career in the nail industry? Are you currently working or leasing at a salon but want to start your own shop? Have you been contemplating how to have a successful home-based business? Do you need ideas and innovations that will help your nail company grow? Do you want to be self-employed? “Start to Success” was written with you in mind! In this book, insights, advice and decision-making tools are provided throughout to address questions that arise at each step of your nail career journey. Is a nail technician the best fit for me? In which school should I enroll? Is it better to lease or rent? How do I get started opening my own business? What’s the first steps for creating my own brand? How can I attract customers? What resources are available to help me? What advertising is the most effective? What can I do differently to increase my profits and expand my business? Start to Success answers these questions and more, giving you the confidence to succeed in the nail industry!

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Check out the new FB page for the book “Start to Success: A Nail Technician’s Guide into the Industry”and snag your digital or print copy as well.
Check out the awsome reviews on Amazon along with the 5 star rating which supports the quality and integrity of this well thought out, researched and written book.

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Watch for events such as Q&A guest speaking, book signings, special events and more.

Snag your copy of Start to Success: A Nail Technician’s Guide into the Industry While it is at Promotional pricing now until the end of May:

Digital /Kindle Version is listed at 50% the regular $15.98 price. 

Paper Print Version is also listed at 50% of the regular $20.00 Price

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A bit about the Author:

Featured in international NAILS Magazine contributing to multiple articles though out her career in the industry. Running a blog with informative articles to educate the general public on health, nail care 101, current trends, interacting and educating. (Know your Nails http://www.knowyournails.com/). Katy has always been a passionate professional and sharing that passion with others writing is just one of the powerful was she shares. She has shared that passion though student teaching, teaching techniques to other nail Tec’s in the industry, being a mentor, giving back to the community, social media connection, industry networking, and constantly reinventing & defining what she can do with her profession because of her passion. Having run a successful salon with a 5 star rating listed #1 on google search she has the proven her know how on starting and successfully running and in home nail salon. Katy is a firm believer in being your best be it when she was in school getting the best grades possible, creating a one of a kind salon experience for her clients, getting multiple certifications each year though continued education ( IBX, CND, Barbacide),interactions with everyone she meets, to becoming the best salon. But it’s not enough for her to just be the best unless during the process your helping others. She shows this at any opportunity she can including being a guest multiple times on “Beauties Talking Business” ( http://beautiestalkingbusiness.com/dealing-with-difficult-customers/ Found on Blab & Youtube ) sharing insights to those in the industry, With 20 plus years of world class customer service experience, formal administrative skills, combine with her educational training in the industry she is able to collaborate all of these into providing a powerful book for you. This debut novel “A Nail Tech Guide from start to success” by the talented new novelist Katy Lambson Shares a unique one of a kind inside view with her readers that you will not find anywhere else currently.

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Once you have had a chance to enjoy reading my book please pass it forward by sharing it with those who can learn, grow, and benefit from it. Although the advice is focused on the nail industry it can easily cross over into other fields.

Click here to Write a review on Amazon!

 

 

We are moving to St George Utah

Hi everyone I have some exciting news!!!!
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Sugar N Spice Services is moving to sunny St George Utah. I am really looking forward to opening my salon doors and sharing my world class services with you!!!! Check my blog for more details to come on where the new location address will be along with when my GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION will take place!!!!
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Mothers Day Giveaway

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t’s our Mother’s Day Giveaway!

Sugar N Spice Services Salon is giving away two tote bags to two lucky women in celebration of Super Mothers everywhere, and the best part is it’s super easy to enter!

 

Use your super speed powers to visit our Facebook page and comment #‎MOMSUPERHERO‬ on the giveaway post.

images (5)We will announce the winners on May 1, 2015. Be sure to share the FB post with all the super women in your life who would love a helping hand from our black and white tote bag!

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And don’t forget to check out all the awesome home-care & Mother’s Day gifts we have available to make May 10th out-of-this-world fantastic! Like our CND Repair RX that keeps her nails as strong and supportive as she is.  It’s clinically-proven, reduces peeling and white spots, and repairs even the most damaged nails with Keratin Proteins.  This home-care product is used twice a day for happy, healthy, strong nails. Available for purchase online or for pick up at Sugar N Spice Services Nail Salon. Pick up yours today. images (1)

Or, spoil your super mom with a gift card from Sugar N Spice Services so she can choose her favorite services and treatments. Regardless if it’s yourself, your mom, a future mom, a sister, aunt, etc., if you know a woman who is super, show  her by giving her the TLC she deserves.   11138143_1009528092392938_6768517973717718253_n

Don’t forget to enter our Mother’s Day Giveaway! 2 winners will receive this EZFlow Nail Systems black and white tote. To enter, you must follow the instructions on the Sugar N Spice Services FB Page. Also, watch for additional giveaways and prizes on our social media sites. Check out our new YouTube and be sure to subscribe.

Want to Be More Productive? Get Your Nails Done!

Are we serious? Yes. Really.

But only if you enjoy it.

More and more studies are showing the benefits of relaxation and self-care. Doing things like getting a pedicure can boost energy, increase creativity, and strengthen your health.

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Tony Schwartz of theenergyproject.com has built his entire business on helping individuals and companies learn how to relax, boost energy, and be creative and productive. The NY Times even ran an article all about it.

What does this have to do with getting your nails done? Well, we happen to think there is nothing more relaxing and rejuvenating than an ultimate manicure or ultimate pedicure from our talented Nail Tech and Owner, Katy. But perhaps we’re biased . . .
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Whatever the case, if you’re feeling like you could use a boost now that Spring is here, find your favorite way to relax and indulge yourself! Remember the magic combination for boosting creativity and productivity: a relaxed state of mind, distraction from the problem you need to solve, and a release of dopamine (those fantastic feel-good hormones).

And if it’s pretty nails or a luxurious foot massage that makes you smile, call or text now for your next appointment. We can’t wait to see you!

Want to know more about the health benefits of relaxation? Check this article out.

As Good as Gold: Meet the Editor

Sugar N Spice Services is pleased to present our esteemed editor: Meg Zerkle. We asked her to share a little bit about herself. Here it is:

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I love words.

I love the way they sound, the way they look, and the emotions and images they convey. Words are my playground.

I grew up in a home where words and language were celebrated. We told puns around the dinner table and we learned the correct way to answer the phone (this is she). We kept a dictionary in the kitchen because my parents refused to dumb down their vocabulary. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in English. I’ve been groomed for this my whole life.

And now I get to play with words every day. I’m married to my best friend and I’m a mother of three kids and two dogs. I love reading, writing, playing the piano, and finding hidden minutes in my day to be alone. I’m learning to balance a life full of health and learning issues, and trying to slow down enough to see the beauty in each day.

I’ve known and loved Katy for about 10 years. I was beyond excited when she asked me to help with the Sugar N Spice Services blog. I’m so happy to be able to reconnect with Katy and everyone who makes Sugar N Spice Services such a fantastic place.

Isn’t she great?! You can find Meg on Facebook here. And check out her website here.

Yoo-Hoo… we’re on YOU TUBE!

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Social Media is a wonderful medium that helps us connect with you, and that platform is getting more wide-spread with new mediums available all the time. This year, I’m adding You Tube to our wonderful world of staying connected! I’m excited about the possibilities including Nail Trendz, New Products, How-To Videos, Demos, PRIZE GIVEAWAYS, Behind the Scenes, & Sneak Peaks into all facets of a nail tech’s life, like continued education, certifications, photo shoots, Beauty Expos and shows, etc..

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Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a single thing:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyqQPM3yyNfyhsP9fpblzlw

Why clients love Sugar N Spice Services: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n12-Qk2Yi3Q
Salon Decor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVfATsACvJ4
Customized Nail Art: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puQTpWQYxN8
Fashion Inspired Nail Art: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Vt1cgnr2V4

Introducing IBX–Nail Strengthener and Repair

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Your nails are going to love you for this! IBX is an innovative, two-part system that offers revolutionary benefits. It’s been tested, tried, and it triumphs every time! I’ve been trained by the masters, learned about the product inside and out, and now I can share it with you.

What is IBX? How does it work? What can it do? I’m so glad you asked!

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(Pictures above are actual clients who used IBX)

Here’s what you need to know:

Q: What does the IBX Repair Treatment do?

A: The Repair Treatment is applied to specific spots for a variety of types of damage including spotting, peeling, splits, flaking, ridges, broken nails, paper thin nails, nails prone to chipping, and even nails that have had difficulty growing due to short or long term damage.

Q: How does the IBX Strength Treatment work?

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A: Unlike a repair polish, which sits on the surface of your nail, IBX uses both essential oils and heat to penetrate inside the nail plate. Traditional repair polishes form a bond with the keratin in the nail and are removed and re-applied every time you change your nail color. IBX actually fuses the layers in the upper portion of the nail plate together with an Interpernetratin Polymer Network (IPN), locking itself within the nail plate–a permanent addition that will never need removal.

In some cases, cancer patients going though chemo treatments have had success keeping their nails in healthy condition with IBX!

Q: Who would benefit from the system?
A: Anyone who wants strong, healthy nails! It improves any existing conditions from strength and support to the over-all look and structure of the nail. Those with thin or weak nails will be especially happy with the results.

Q: Is there anyone who can’t wear it?
A: Unfortunately,yes. Anyone who has an allergy to acrylics or gels absolutely can not use the IBX system becuse the chemical structure is similar and it will produce the same response. And, as it’s a semi-permanent solution, the only removal is for the nail to grow out (which takes 2-3 months). Also, those with a nail disorder condition called Egg Shell Nails are not able to have this service done.

Q: I’ve never had gel or acrylics. How do I know if I’m allergic?
A: The only way to be sure is to go to an allergist and have a patch test done. It’s worth the time if you’ve never had gel or acrylics on your nails and you want to try IBX. If you’re cleared there, your good to get IBX. If your patch test shows any kind of reaction to those chemicals, it’s not worth the risk.

Q: How often is the treatment applied?
A: Treatment is prescribed based on the individual & the condition of their nails. Someone with heavily damaged nails will require more treatments. Everyone starts with 1 treatment of Repair on any damaged areas, followed immediately by 2 applications of the IBX Strengthener. After a week, they should come back for a second treatment of Repair and IBX Strengthener; this process repeats once a week until the nails are in prime condition. At this point, treatments can be done once a month or as needed.

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Q: Where is IBX offered?
A: Only salons that have been trained and certified can offer this system. They should display their certification in an easily seen location in the salon. For a list of certified salons, check here. Sugar N Spice Services Salon was certified and was trained directly by the owner/creator of IBX, Linda Nordstrom.

Q: Once I do an IBX treatment, do I have to wait to get my nails done? What can I wear?
A: Immediately following your treatment, you can get a mani or pedi, polish, glitter toes, or shellac. But you may love your newly strengthened nails so much you’ll want to wear them as is.
Traditional gels and acrylics are not recommended at the same appointment because the back-fill process does not allow the treatment to reach as much of the nail plate. Also, application of IBX treatments must stay away from skin to avoid developing adverse reactions.

Q: What’s the point of paying extra when I am just going to put shellac or glitter toes on my nails?
A:Think of IBX as a built-in insurance policy for shellac and polish clients, simultaneously toughening the natural nail and protecting against frequent removals. It offers a level of strength and safety your natural nails deserve.

**Editor’s note: I just had the treatment done for the first time, and I can’t believe how wonderful my nails look! I had my shellac removed and, like usual for me, my nails were starting to peel. A quick application of the IBX Repair and Strengthen treatments sealed the peeling edges, filled in the small ridges I had developed, and made my nails look like I’ve been pampering them all my life!

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Want to win a free IBX Treatment for 1 month? Watch the new YouTube post here. I share a sample of my life as a nail pro and the importance of continued education.

To ENTER TO WIN….. .
1) subscribe to my SNS Youtube channel
2) Share the video on your FB
3) Post “I LOVE Healthy Nails” on video comments.
(Contest open until 11:59 pm MST on March 14th) Winner will be selected at random and announced in our next video early March!!!! So easy to win you might have to pinch yourself for getting so LUCKY!

Additional Links on IBX:
The IBX System: What’s It All About?
Check Out IBX
Learn from Linda Nordstrom

The Magic of a Manicure

This month celebrates love–those special connections we form with those around us. Here at Sugar N Spice, we’re celebrating the connections made through the healing power of touch.

The Power of Touch

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Much research has been done on the benefits of skin-to-skin contact for newborns, babies, cancer patients, and everyone else too. Here at SNS, we’re passionate about supporting our clients’ health and well-being through the power of touch. Whether is a powerful pedicure, a magical manicure, or simply a good-bye hug from Katy (and who doesn’t love those), we love to connect with our clients in a way that pampers them as much inside as it does outside.

Whenever possible, we prefer the smooth, flowing motion of skin-to-skin massage during our services. It’s natural, warm, and allows energy to pass from one person to another. Whether here at SNS or at another fabulous salon, don’t miss the chance to make a connection and heal your heart, mind, and spirit through the power of touch.

Did you know you can add extra massage time to any of our services? Click here to see all your options.

For more information and ideas on how stop de-stress and heal through touch, see these resources:

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http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/01/05/touching.makes.you.healthier.health/

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/stress-management/in-depth/massage/art-20045743

New Year, New Hue

It’s 2015! Celebrate the new year with an appointment with your favorite nail tech and one of these hot trends:

New Hue

Pantone has announced Marsala as the color of the year, and it’s gorgeous! Come in and see all the shades of this rich sine color we have to offer.

New Jewels

Have you tried an embellished 3-D manicure? Now is the perfect time to indulge your love of bling and be perfectly on-trend.

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New Nude

After the bustle of the holidays, maybe you’re craving something softer and more subtle. Jazz up nudes with color-blocking, graphic lines, and double-smile French manicures.

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Check out these reports from PopSugar, Fanionisers, and Nailsmag for more ideas on the latest and greatest, then get your appointment with Sugar N Spice Services right away!

Happy Spa-lidays! Our Sweet Spoiling Product Picks

 

Holiday Gifts

Naughty or Nice, we all deserve a little pampering this time of year. And so do all our friends and family. At Sugar N Spice Services, we’ve gathered our favorite products for stuffing stockings this year–including your own!

Hemp Body Butter Lotion: Limited Edition Triple Moisture White Peppermint & Vanilla Herbal Whipped Body Creme

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Cold and dry air outside, hot and dry air inside, your hands just can’t win. Fight back against winter dryness with this Triple Moisture Herbal Whipped Body Creme. Natural (and luxurious) ingredients include hemp seed oil, yang oil, apple fruit extract, and cogon grass extract. And the limited edition scent is divine!

Vinylux from CND

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The last thing you need to worry about this season (or any season) is keeping up with your polish. That’s why I’m so excited about this fast-drying two-step application with increased usability. It has week-long wear–really! And it’s 3 Free–no Formaldehyde, Toluene, or DBP. It’s a polish breakthrough with 76 delicious shades!

CND Solar Oil: .125 oz

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It’s a mini version of the ever-popular Solar Oil. Perfect for taking with you wherever you go. The Vitamin E helps reduce skin aging and makes your skin and cuticles soft and healthy.

Peppermint Lollypops Fizz

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Drop one of these suckers into your bathwater and enjoy the bubble and fizz as the relaxing aroma surrounds you. As fun as it is therapeutic!

Peppermint Hard Hand Soap

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Give your body and hands some sweet sugar without the guilt! Choose from green or red peppermint. Shaped and wrapped as a peppermint candy with a clean, fresh smell. Guilt-free pampering at its best!

Candy Cane Fix Sugar Scrub

Candy Cane Fix Sugar Scrub

You love an occasional candy cane, and so will your skin! Exfoliate with our new scrub to reveal your skin’s natural glow for the holidays. This much candy never felt so good! This variation on our popular Sugar Fix Sugar Scrub is non-oily, free of paraben, paraffin, sulfates, gluten, lanolin, and soy. Made in the USA from the highest-quality essential oils and phalate-free fragrances with natural enzymes and vitamin E. And, best of all, it’s cruelty free and not tested on animals.

Peppermint Swirl Hand Soap

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Keep clean and smell great with this limited edition soap from Simple Pleasures. Place one at every sink to spread the holiday joy.

The Berry Collection 3-piece Mini Lotion

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There’s nothing that softens your skin quite like a CND Scentsations lotion. And this boxed set makes a great holiday gift! This mini set of 2 oz bottles comes in Cranberry, Winterberry, and Black Cherry & Nutmeg. Divide the set for perfect stocking stuffers, or offer the boxed trio as an ideal hostess gift.

The Pamper Kit

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Every thing you need to create a spa for your feet in one easy-to-use kit! Keep your tootsies soft this winter with CND’s Cucumber Heel Therapy Pamper Kit. As a bonus, the kit now includes the brand new Cucumber Eye Masks to soothe those tired eyes.

Glittering Snowball Bombinator

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Sparkle inside and out for all your holiday events! Relax with the glittering vanilla-mint fizzy snowball in your bath, then step out and shine. Break it up or use it whole. Another fantastic pampering product made her in the USA.

Fragrance-Free Satin Hands Mini Gift Set

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Perfect to fit in your purse or carry-on. This hypoallergenic formula is perfect for those with sensitive skin or fragrance sensitivities. It’s easy to customize with essential oils, or as a perfect neutral base for layering under your favorite perfume. This easy three-step system absorbs quickly and provides a protective layer that lasts through several hand washings. Don’t miss out!

All the above are available from Sugar N Spice Services. We can even package them into a lovely gift basket for you! Please call ahead for gift baskets and to make sure your favorite product is in stock or order online.

Happy Holidays from Sugar N Spice! Spa la la la la, Spa la la la!!!

 

Photos by Celtic Dream Photography