The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 6, 1996 · Page 13
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SUNDAY iifte/1 THE SALINA JOURNAL Life WEDDINGS / B3 ALMANAC / B7 CROSSWORD / B8 B All HANDS on I ^ppV ^BL«^^^ \*S V/J\. Many women enjoy the indulgence of a luxurious manicure During her regular appointment at Just Nails, 1202 S. Santa Fe, Salinan Cindy Will steadies her fingers as manicurist Glenda Randolph applies the newest fall nals By SHERIDA WARNER The Salina Journal S alinan Cindy Will drapes her left hand across a narrow table topped with a terrycloth towel. Her manicurist, Glenda Randolph, begins working diligently under the intense light of a small desk lamp. Will's nails mean a lot to her, and they need some dressing up. A regular customer at Just Nails, 1202 S. Santa Fe, for the past year, she comes every other week to maintain her well groomed fingernails. "They always look nice, and I don't have to worry about polishing them myself. This is a treat for me," said Will, 453 Tulane. That, finger-conscious professionals insist, helps explain why manicurists make up the llth fastest-growing profession in the country. A recent Labor Department study deterr mined that by 2005, the number of nail technicians will likely have grown by 69 percent (the average for all occupations is 14 percent). Hands, it seems, are joining the ranks : of hair and clothing as a personal-grooming bellwether. Blame it on the computer age, "One of the reasons has to do with so many people on keyboards today," said Beth Barv rick Hickey, Arlington, Texas, the national ' beauty adviser for Sally Beauty $upgly, '!Both men and women have to look at their hands • all day long." Such is the case for Will, a typesetter who works daily on a computer fpr a Salina firm. Any woman who has ever polished her nails at home knows that — between the search for the least-sticky polish, the time- consuming attempt at perfection, and the never-failing last-minute smudge — doing it yourself can be a lesson in drudgery. The opportu-, nity to simply sit and let someone else do the work makes professional manicures all the more attractive. Then there's the matter of self-indulgence. "For me, personally, to go and have a manicure and a pedicure for an hour, that's beautiful," said Gyndy Drummey, the publisher of "Nails," a •;, trade magazine based in California that has 55,000 subscribers. . Baby boomers' yen She, attributes the increased demand for manicurists on the ba. by boomers' yen and financial ability to pamper themselves. "They're fighting ,. age, and fhey/ve gpt money to.spend on sa, Ion services an4 prod- v . ucts," she said. ",Acrylic nails require less mainte- . nance and worry. They chip and crack far less than polish applied to natural nails. They're as strong as, well.nails. ; <: Nail gare is offered'as one of many services, along wu-h. hairstyling and facials, at local Manicurist Glenda Randolph says square fingernails are now in style. beauty salons. Some salons employ full-time manicurists, but most have employees trained in all areas of cosmetology. At Just Nails in Salina; co-owners Glenda Randolph and Cay Gunelson specialize in sculptured nails, manicures and pedicures and nail-care products. "Women want to be beautiful, and having someone do their nails gives them a big lift. It makes them feel glamorous," Randolph said. She's been a nail-care technician for three years. A basic manicure takes 30 minutes and costs $12. Application of acrylic nails takes an hour at $25 to $50 with maintenance sessions priced at $15 to $27. The natural fingernail continues to grow from the base and must be filled in with acrylic every four to six weeks. Just Nails also offers a therapeutic wax dip that removes dead skin cells from the hands or feet, softening and reconditioning the skin. See NAILS, Page B8 The nails file Following is some general information about manicurists: • The Labor Department reports the number of manicurists will increase 69 percent by the year 2005, as fingernails assume a higher fashion profile. • As of April 1, the 50 states had licensed 215,589 manicurists. • Kansas licensed 1,027 of them last year. • Kansas requires 350 hours of training and passing grades on state practical and written exams for licensing. • The U.S. nail industry generated $5.8 billion in sales in 1995 (artificial nails accounted for $3.9 billion of this). • The average cost for a full set of sculpted (acrylic) nails is $38.81. • The average cost for a half- hour manicure on natural nails is $12.10. • The average manicurist's salary is about $24,000. • Manicurists work an average of 35 hours a week. Sources: "Nails" magazine, the Kansas State Board of Cosmetology TIN THE HOME Words used as weapons leave invisible but deep scars MARY LOU ODLE KSU-Saline County Extension Agent- Family and Consumer Sciences If words aren't weapons, why do they hurt so much? Why would someone you care for say things that make your stomach tense and make you feel betrayed? Verbal abuse is defined as frequent verbal conflict that destroys self-esteem and dignity. It's a systematic way of instilling self-doubt in the victim and building the abuser's sense of total power. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Saline County Extension Service and the YWCA of Salina is sponsoring a program called "When Words Become Weapons," in observance of the month! Thi§ also occurs in conjuntlon with A Week .Without Violence: \ , • Elaine Johannes, an extension assistant for family and community . .health at Kansas State University, will present the free programs at 2 and 6:30 p,m, Monday at the YWCA, 651 E. Prescott Along with other forms of domestic violence, verbal abuse is used to gain power over spmeone. Keeping a vic- tim uncertain and on edge gives the abuser great control. Often, 9 victim will think: "If only I would/try harder, understand and be more patient, he would be kind and caring to me." But the victim may not understand that abusers often lack the skills to effectively communicate their true feelings. Battering usually begins with some form of verbal aggression or verbal abuse. Physical abuse is easy to identify and access, but verbal abuse is harder to measure. Laws do not define verbal abuse and do not require it to be reported. It might be misinterpreted as a bad habit or "just the way she talks." Verbal abuse can be a weapon used by either partner in a couple. Recovering from abuse begins with its recognition. Patricia Evans, author of "The Verbally Abusive Relationship," offers some examples of verbal weapons: • Withholding: Refusing to share ideas, feelings and intimacy. • Countering: Disputing the part- ner's thought, feelings, perceptions and experiences, arguing any point • Discounting: Minimizing the partner s accomplishments or experiences. • Telling jokes about the partner that humiliate and embarrass. • Blocking and diverting: Verbally creating barriers to the partner's efforts to communicate; changing the conversation to gain control. • Accusing and blaming: Blaming the partner for the abuse which excuses the abuser's actions. SUGGESTIONS? CAUL SHERIDA WARNER, LIFE EDITOR, AT (913) 823-6363 OR 1-800-827-6363 0 (I

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