For our professional gel nail enhancement specialists
January - February 2012
first and last and sunshine
15% off singles OR
Buy 1 Get 1 of the
same product and
size for 50% off
Another year has come and gone and
nailbasics continues to work hard
at achieving our ongoing mission to
improve industry standards.
Competition is fierce in western Canada
which helps keep us on top of our game.
We love this industry and will continue
to do our best to ensure a safer work
environment for you and your clients.
Thank you !
January is Customer Appreciation month!
All orders in January will
receive an EXTRA 10% discount.
Thank you for your continued support and
best wishes from all of us at nailbasics.
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
footlogix # 18,
Callous Softener, 180ml size.
o r d e r
Celebrating our Distributors
Fort McMurray, Alberta
Louise moved to Fort McMurray where she met and
married her husband. They started their family and
as her children grew, she looked for a career that
would challenge her. One hurdle of living in Fort Mc-
Murray was finding a career that she was comfortable
with and qualified for. During a vacation in the
Shuswap, she broke a nail and had a horrible experience
finding a nail technician that could fix it properly.
This incident turned her attention to the nail
industry where she was determined to learn how to
prevent these experiences from happening to others.
Louise began taking the classes available to her in
Fort McMurray. At that time, there was a company
that sent an Instructor to her city every 4 months.
Unfortunately, this meant learning in a classroom
with 10 classmates and little personal
instruction. The curriculum didn’t teach
students how to work with an electric file
and offered little support upon completion.
As time passed Louise wanted to know more,
she found that she had to experiment to
master filing left handed and teach herself how to
use an electric file during a nail service. In the midst
of her struggles a new client came in that changed
everything for Louise.
“One day in 2003 a lady sat down at
my desk and asked if I could fill her
nails. As I looked down I could not believe
what I saw. I explained that my
fill would not look like that. She said,
"That’s ok, it’s only this one time!!!"
(Thanks, I thought to myself). I asked
her if she could share with me what
product her nail technician used. She
said, "I know it has a sunflower!!!!" and
gave me her nail technician's name.”
Louise got to know nailbasics and found a
product and techniques that worked together to
sculpt a perfect set of nails as individual as her clients.
The nailbasics training combined with the
company’s values and goals resonated with
Louise. She decided to continue her education
with nailbasics and became one of our
highly valued and skilled Education Leaders.
What challenges do you face being a nail technician
and Education Leader, a salon owner and a distributor?
“My biggest challenge being a salon owner and a
distributor is the high rent in Fort McMurray. As a
new business there was additional pressure to ensure
that the high cost of living here is covered.”
How did you overcome this challenge? “With the businesses
added responsibilities, I added new services and
new staff to my salon but I rented their desks to them.
It was a win-win situation. I am able to have responsible
and driven staff that are entrepreneurs and the
rent they pay for their space. That relieves the pressure
the high cost of living in Fort McMurray put
on to the new distribution portion of my business.”
Why did you become a nailbasics Educator? “The way
that nailbasics taught students impressed me. The Introductory
and Show and Share programs are one on one
instruction, the type of instruction that I missed and wished
that I had when I first learned nails. I like how the nailbasics
one on one education creates the opportunity to individualize
the training to develop every student’s potential.”
What is your favorite part of teaching students? “I
love being able to help people learn how to be the best
they can be. Doing nails is my passion and being able
to share that with students is a rewarding experience.
I am driven by a desire to make a positive difference in people’s
lives. Teaching is my way to help another develop a skill
to start a new career and maybe even their own business.
I was drawn to nailbasics as it is a company that believes
in the same values that I do. Instead of competing,
our Education Leaders and nail technicians work together
to develop healthier and safer practices to raise our
industry’s standards as well as help each other succeed.
One of my goals as a distributor is to help other nail
technicians succeed, not just by selling them products
but by teaching them the best way to overcome
issues that they may be having during a
service. The way that nailbasics has shown me. “
What inspires you? “Setting an example of success
for my daughter keeps me motivated and inspires
me to be my best. I am also inspired by Kathi Rochemont
and the other nailbasics Education Leaders.”
Clean Brings In The Green
Our mission is to improve industry standards to
ensure the health of our clients as well as our Nail Technicians.
One of the ways that we accomplish this is
by using and carrying the Accel product line.
There are 3 levels of cleaning; Sanitizing, Disinfecting
and Sterilizing and cleaning is a 2 step process of
sanitizing and disinfecting OR sanitizing and sterilizing.
nailbasics wants to thank all of our Education
Leaders and Nail Technicians that participated
in 2011’s Hands that Care campaign. We want to
add a special Thank you to Bob Dale Gloves for
their on going, generous support of this effort.
Together we were able to help many families in
need across our western provinces.
Please visit www.nailbasics.ca to view our the
charities that all the mittens and gloves were
donated to. We look forward to our 2012
campaign and the generosity of our fellow
technicians and the thoughtful clientele.
2012 marks the 3rd
year that nailbasics
will be at the
show being held
February 26 & 27,
We are excited to go and meet our neighboring
provinces Nail Technician’s and introduce
them to our products and philosophies.
Kathi Rochemont and Leslie Kluthe will be
teaching a class Introducing our gel products
and the techniques to guarantee a perfect
Bonnie Maxwell will showcase techniques used
to create glamourous and quick Nail Art.
Come and see us if you plan on attending!
The Accel line is a medical grade product used by professionals
in the health care industry, by the animal care industry, laboratories,
food services and by informed beauty professionals.
The line includes the ready to use surface disinfectant, Accel
TB, available in a spray bottle or ready to use wipes.
Accel TB is a powerful disinfectant against Tuberculocidal,
Bactericidal, Virucidal and Broad Spectrum sanitizing.
This product is one of our favorites as it can be used effectively
to sanitize as well as disinfect (just remember to use a
new wipe or a new cloth for each step in the cleaning process).
Accel Hydrotherapy+ is a Concentrated Surface Disinfectant for
Hydrotherapy Tubs and is a 5 Minute General Virucide, Bactericide,
Fungicide qnd 30 Second Sanitizer. This product has a DIN
number and kills biofilm in Jetted Tubs. It is environmentally friendly
so it can be dumped down drains without contaminating the environment
and hurting pipes. Hydrotherapy + is free from Glutenhydes,
so it does not disrupt hormones and is non-carcinogenic. ,
making it our choice to use to raise health standards in our industry.
Invest In SUCCESS
Professional Development Series
Advanced Level 2 - $199 January 23, 2012
Health and Safety - $199 February 13, 2012
Business Building - $199 February 6, 2012
nailbasics Pedicure Program - $595
January 29 &30, 2012 Exam: March 5
Please note that supplies begin at $1800.
Introduction to Waxing - $299 February 8, 2012
Call us at 1-866-490-6720 to register for our classes today.
Visit our website at www.nailbasics.ca for more
information on any of our classes and schedules.
Behind the Desk
by Kathi Rochemont
D o you find yourself asking,
“why are the backs of my
clients nails always pulling
away and have dirty looking
This is a continual maintenance issue,
when preparing or removing old product
it is especially important to pay close attention
to keeping the nail bed free of “red
marks” (deteriorated keratin structure).
When damage occurs on the nail plate that
thinned out keratin will not hold a bond for
the free edge as it grows out and becomes
the free-edge. If you find the natural nail free
edge is or becomes very thin (like onion skin
paper) remove it and rebuild a new extension.
Preparing for your french fills requires
you to remove all of the white, back
into a new fresh smile line. With a careful
light touch remove the product on the
edges where the dirty looking edges are.
The cause of these dark edges is from lack
of preparation (removal and reapplication)
or simply your client’s lifestyle. Whichever
the situation, carefully remove loose edges
from the surface not from underneath.
It is tempting to take your diamond cone
bit and just file it away, the challenge here
is that you will not be resealing the edges,
they are still separated but now they are
clean. Within a few days they will look
dirty again because of lack of removal
and re-application. Spend a bit more time
making sure all loose product is carefully
removed and the top layer of keratin is
strong and healthy and your free edges
will have minimal separation between fills
Never forget to moisturize the backs of
the nails as well as the cuticle, a good
habit to get your clients into on a regular
basis in between fills. Our dry winter
brings dry skin and nails. Rose oil is the
ideal product to keep the moisture content
in the tissue and the grown out free edge.
Book both Level 1 and 2 Nail
Art for $348.00 and receive your
manuals FREE! ($50.00 value)
Nail Art classes are running
Saturday, February 4, 2012 from
9am to 6 pm with a half hour
break for lunch.
Level 1 – Mix it up with Color
9am - 1pm
Master mixing colored powders, working
with colored gels, how to cut in designs
and innovative brush techniques. Polish
your nail art skills and cut down your
level of frustration with our time-saving
tips and professional techniques.
Level 2 – Let’s Decorate
1:30pm - 6pm
Master the use of decorations into your
nail art designs with this fun and exciting
class. We’ll show you how to apply rhinestones,
decals, glass beads and other
embellishments into your nail designs. We
introduce Striper brushes and art pens
and show you ways to take your stamping
to new income levels!
Health and Safety
9am - 2:30pm
A clean and healthy environment is
good business. Provide the safest and
healthiest environment in this industry.
We will teach you how to become a
leader in today’s competitive market in
this 1 day class that runs on February 5,
2012. Price is $199.
NEW STORE HOURS
Beginning May 1, 2012 we are
introducing our new hours.
Tuesday –Thursday 10am – 5pm
Fridays 10am – 4pm
nailbasics Prince Albert
581 28 Street West
nailbasics Lloydminster would
like to remind new or even
experienced nail technicians
that if you are struggling in
certain areas of your nail
service and would like to improve
on those areas, You can
book one on one time with
an nailbasics Education Leader.
Please check our website,
www.nailbasics.ca for an
Education Leader close to you.
204, 5009 48 Street
nailbasics Fort McMurray would
like to wish all their students and
customers success in 2012.
January 19 &20, 2012
The most comprehensive training
program available. Includes
2 days in class a 4 week practium
and a Final written and
practical scheduled exam.
Health & Safety, Business Building,
and Nail Art will be running
in March. Call Louise at 780-791-
1454 to discuss details for these
nailbasics Fort McMurray will
be participating and offering
their services in the 2nd Decadent
Pink Event that runs in Fort
February 10 and 11, 2012.
The event’s goal is to:
“Celebrate .Honour, Empower,
Pamper and Encourage the
Women of our Community while
giving back to a worthy cause.”
This year’s worthy cause is the
Fort McMurray Family Crisis
nailbasics in Fort McMurray will
be donating 100% of their profits
to the Crisis Centre.
nailbasics Fort McMurray
10021 Biggs Avenue
The Bridgeport Inn
Konad Basic Stamping Kit
Reg. $13.50 SALE: $10.80
- 1 Image Plate
- 1 Stamper
- 1 Scraper
- 5mL White Polish
Konad Purple Kit
Reg. $43.00 SALE: $34.40
- 3 - 10ml Polishes
- 3 Image Plates
(M4, M8, M15)
- Small Stamper
- 1 Scraper
flex and bloom
Orly has increased their prices on certain products.
Price increases will take effect on March 1, 2012.
15% off singles
Buy 1 Get 1
of the same
size for 50%
Orly Pin Up
18ml: REG: $5.00 SALE: $4.00
5 ml: REG: $2.70 SALE: $2.16
Konad Gold or Purple Kit
Reg. $ 125.00 SALE: $ 100.00
Get your Orly favorites before the new pricing
increase is implemented.
Here Comes Trouble
- 10 - 10 ml Konad Polishes
- 10ml Clear Top Coat
- 10 Image Plates
(M4, M5, M6, M7,M8,M9,
M16, M20, M22, M24)
- Small Stamper
- 2 Scrapers
- 1 Package of Rhinestones
- 1 Design Emery Board
- 1 3 Way Buffer
- 1 Tweezer
Orly Bonder Refills
4oz : REG:$17.30 SALE:$13.84
8oz : REG:$25.00 SALE:$ 20.00
Va Va Voom
Orly Happy Go Lucky
18ml: REG: $5.00 SALE: $4.00
5 ml: REG: $2.70 SALE: $2.16
e p i l l y s s
Honey Natural and Sensitive Wax
Sugar Fix to Go
8oz, Citrus Fix, Chai Fix and Cocoa Fix
Reg: $16.00 SALE: $12.80
19oz, Citrus Fix
Reg: $26.60 SALE: $21.28
Celebrating our Education Leaders
Patricia Cherrington works out of Fort McMurray, Alberta with Louise Plamondon where she
offers Sculptured Gel Nails and Waxing and teaches both as well! Her career as a Nail
Technician began in 2007 when she decided she would do something she loved and could set
her own hours. Patricia has just celebrated her 1st year as an Education Leader with nailbasics.
Why did you become an Education Leader
with nailbasics? “I love helping people and
when Kathi offered the opportunity to become
an Education Leader I jumped at the chance!”
What was the biggest challenge that you
faced as a Nail Technician? “One of the
challenges was juggling my family and making
time for myself so I could learn how to
do nails. I was able to dedicate time to my
career when my children started school.”
What inspires you? “ My clients excitement
when they are happy with their nails! I love
making my clients and people happy! It is great
working for myself and with my mom. She is a
great source of encouragement and support.”
What is your favorite part of teaching?
“There is not one favorite thing, there
are many – I love meeting new people
and helping them realize their
goals. Every student has something to
offer! I am learning something
from even the newest student.
The nailbasics team of Education
Leaders are supportive and amazing at
their craft, I look forward to teaching
the Waxing class here in Fort McMurray.”
New Winter Hours will be effective
January 2, 2012.
Our New Winter Hours are :
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm.
nailbasics Education and Distribution
9861 62 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 0E4
ph: 780-490-6720 fax: 780-490-4777
Toll free: (866)490-6720