Hannah Lee


I Heart CND Event Brings Nail Trends to Nail Professionals
  • March 3, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

On Sunday, February 23, 2014, CND hosted the first ever “I Heart CND” event at Nail Supply House in San Gabriel, Calif. Featuring Spring/Summer 2014 fashion trends and nail styles, this high-energy event transported over 200

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La Palm Gains 18 Educators
  • January 30, 2014
  • Brittni Rubin

A few months ago, we heard La Palm Spa Products was on a quest for educators, having launched their new Leadership & Artistry Academy (LLAA) to educate professionals and grow its brand. Over a two-day seminar

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La Palm Products Certification Course
  • October 24, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Will you be at the San Juan Beauty Show on Nov. 3 and 4? Gel II and Pure Organics are offering a certification class at the Puerto Rico Convention Center on Nov. 4 in classroom 102B.

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GelII and Polish II Nail Art Contest
  • October 11, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

It's time to break out that nail art! Gel II is giving away a bottle of Rave Glow in the Dark gel-polish to three of the best Halloween-inspired nail artists in honor of this frightful yet

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CND and BCL Announce Scholarship Fund
  • July 29, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

CND’s Jan Arnold presented a donation of $184,000 to Lynelle Lynch for the BCL CND Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship Fund at Cosmoprof North America.At an invite-only party during Cosmoprof North America, Beauty Changes Lives (BCL) and

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Salon Owners Partner for All Night Nailathon
  • June 24, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Two Charlotte, N.C.-based salon owners have joined forces to form QC Nail Squad where they’ll be hosting “Nailathons” every other month. Kianna Baskerville, owner of Siditty Kitty, and Wanda Belk, owner of Zoe Nails at Ayrsley,

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Premiere Orlando: NailTech Network Orlando Social
  • June 7, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Team NAILS: Michelle Mullen, Sree Roy, Hannah Lee, Beth Livesay, and Kim PhamLast Saturday night, NAILS Magazine and BeautyTech.com held our annual NailTech Network Orlando Social at the Rosen Centre. Nearly 300 nail industry members got

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Premiere Orlando 2013: CND Introduces Vinylux to Industry VIPs
  • June 7, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

CND is as well known for its science-backed product innovations as it is for its fun parties, and on Sunday, June 2, the nail manufacturer brought the two together to celebrate the official industry launch of

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Paint It Forward! For National Donate Life Month
  • April 5, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Did you know that April is National Donate Life Month? Taylor’s Gift Foundation (www.taylorsgift.org) was founded in memory of Taylor Storch after her gift of life changed the lives of five people. The foundation has just

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Minnie Mouse (Polish) Hits the Runway
  • April 4, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Have you seen OPI’s new Couture de Minnie collection? Created in honor of Disney’s beloved character, the Couture de Minnie line explores the fashion-forward side of Minnie Mouse. “Last summer, OPI created a ‘Vintage Minnie Mouse’

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Celeb Manicurist Uses Gelish in "Nail-Off" on E! Live
  • February 11, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

By now, if you love nails and you watch the red carpet arrival shows on the E! channel, you’ve probably seen the “mani-cam” (a diorama-like mini red carpet that celebs “walk” their fingers down to show

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Tweezerman Signs on Alpine Skier Lindsey Vonn
  • February 1, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Tweezerman has partnered with professional alpine skier and Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn as the beauty tool manufacturer’s new Brand Ambassador for North America. Von will collaborate with Tweezerman for various marketing activities throughout the year,

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Ke$ha Rings in the New Year With Amped Up Minx Nails
  • January 3, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Pop star Ke$ha (who has been known for some wild nail designs) performed on MTV on New Year's Eve wearing these blinged-out Minx nails. New York celebrity nail stylist Michina Koide, who frequently styles Ke$ha's nails,

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Partying at the Painted Nail
  • December 17, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

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INTA Brings You CND Art & Style Event
  • October 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

The INTA (International Nail Technicians Association) is hosting a two-day event in Joliet, Ill., on October 14-15 with the CND education team. CND Art & Style will take place at Harrah’s Joliet Casino and Hotel. Sunday’s

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OPI Lacquer Bottle to Be Featured at Trademark Expo
  • September 25, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Next month the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is hosting its annual USPTO Trademark Exposition in Alexandria, Va. And OPI’s lacquer bottle will be one of the select brands featured at the event. The

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Orly Dark Shadows Giveaway
  • September 25, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

In conjunction with the DVD release of Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows", Orly will be giving away the Blu-Ray DVD and Orly's Dark Shadows-inspired polish collection to three winner each day beginning today (September 25) and going

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Hand & Nail Harmony Is Looking for US Educators
  • September 12, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Need a little Harmony in your life? Hand & Nail Harmony is looking for U.S.-based educators. What: Join the US Harmony family. Where: Brea, California When: Nov 2-5, 2012 Send resumes to maeling@nailharmony.com

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First Lady Nails It With Artistic Colour Gloss in Vogue
  • September 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Michelle Obama (also known as FLOTUS...First Lady of the United States) gave a passionate speech at the opening night of the Democratic National Convention last night in Charlotte, N.C. But it's her stylish ways that are making

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Gelish Birthday Surprise
  • August 8, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Last week associate publisher Michelle Mullen and I went to Hand & Nail Harmony during their international educator training to say hi to their international educators and surprise CEO Danny Haile with a fun cake (or

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Orly Flash Glammed Venice Beach
  • July 26, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Orly recently spent a day on California's famed Venice Beach boardwalk "Flash Glamming" unsuspecting beach-goers in a fun promotion of the company's new extra-glittery FlashGlamFX. They handed out bottles of the multi-dimensional shimmer collection, polished nails,

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BuzzFeed Loves NAILS Magazine
  • July 12, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

BuzzFeed recently posted a list: "22 Reasons Why Design Was More Awesome in the '80s." And while we see the slight untertones of sarcasm, we're stoked that our January 1987 cover is at the top of reason

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Is Nail Art an Art Form or a Craft?
  • July 11, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

The latest episode of PBS Arts’ weekly web series, “Idea Channel,” takes a look at something close to our hearts — nail art. According to host Mike Rugnetta, nail art can actually be viewed as an

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Donate and Win an Audi A7 From OPI
  • June 11, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

As I’m sure you all know, OPI president and CEO George Schaeffer is being honored at this year’s City of Hope Spirit of Life Gala. He has set a goal of raising $5 million for diabetes

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Premiere 2012: Light Elegance Has Great Chemistry
  • June 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s always great to see the team at the Light Elegance booth. And I’m loving the company’s new logo and T-shirts so much that owner (and chemist) Jim McConnell let me take one home

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Premiere 2012: Gelish Users Sample Products
  • June 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Gelish educators Sofia Devlieger, Tiffany Silver, Sandy Combs, and Thao Nguyen jumped away from their stations at the new Hand & Nail Harmony booth to say hello and pose for a quick picture. Premiere Orlando attendees

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Premiere 2012: Gel II Is a Two Step Gel-Polish System
  • June 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

La Palm’s new two-step gel-polish system, Gel II, includes the base coat directly in the gel-polish colors, eliminating the need for a separate base coat. Marketing manager Jordan Langhofer and owner Michael Lee, showed us the

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Premiere 2012: NSI Educator Wins UK Nail Stylist of the Year Award
  • June 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

We met NSI educator Denise Wright doing demos in the company’s booth. The UK-based nail tech is a seasoned competitor, a salon owner, and just a few weeks ago she was honored to win Scratch Magazine’s

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Premiere 2012: Ultra-Thin NailGrafx for Layering
  • June 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

NailGrafx is a unique new way to add art to your clients’ fingernails. Made of an ultra-thin (thinner than a hair, according to the company) high-definition micro-film in Japan, you can layer NailGrafx designs on top

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Chanel's Magic Fingers
  • April 26, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

 We’re digging this cool hand-focused video from T, The New York Times Styles Magazine. When Chanel’s creative director for makeup Peter Philips wanted to showcase Chanel’s latest polish collection, he contacted London filmmaker Ruth Hogben, and

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California Report on Nail Polish Lacks Perspective and Balance
  • April 10, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

A few smaller nail polish brands inaccurately declared that their polishes are free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and formaldehyde, according to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) report entitled, “Summary of Data and

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Are You Ready for a Social Networking Party in Orlando?
  • April 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Are you going to Premier Orlando in June? It’s our favorite beauty show of the year! We definitely recommend checking it out if you’ve never been. For everyone who is going, are you going to be

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Have Total Confidence With Kupa E-File Course
  • April 4, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Do you use an e-file for your nail services? Are you only holding back because you aren’t confident with your skills? Maybe Kupa’s E-File Total Confidence Course would help you feel more comfortable using the tool.

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Snapshots from Beauty Forum Swiss
  • March 7, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Here are more snapshots from the Beauty Forum Swiss show that was held last weekend (March 3-4, 2012) in Zurich. Many thanks to nail tech and friend Elsbeth Schuetz and Marlise Kolliker of Nail International by

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Beauty Forum Swiss: Akyado
  • March 7, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I recognized Akyado from the Orlando show last year. The Swiss company has been around for 12 years and was founded by nail tech Josiane Trachsel. According to Trachsel, the company is one of only a

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Beauty Forum Swiss: Fine Nails
  • March 7, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

German nail tech Niko Ulrich was a guest artist in the Nail International by Marlise K booth. The owner of Fine Nails was showcasing his handpainted gel art. And yes, this mural was painted using gels!

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Beauty Forum Swiss: Hodel Nail Beauty
  • March 7, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Look who I found located front and center in the nail section at the Swiss Beauty Forum in Zurich...the Swiss Hand & Nail Harmony team from Hodel Nail Beauty. The exclusive distributor of all Hand &

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Beauty Forum Swiss: You Nails Switzerland
  • March 7, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

One of the larger Swiss-based nail companies, You Nails is probably recognizable to international nail techs. The company produces just about any product you would need to run your nail business (acrylics, gels, fiberglass wraps, resin

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Beauty Forum Swiss: Nail International by Marlise K
  • March 7, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I came to the Beauty Forum Swiss show in Zurich as a guest of Swiss-born, California-based celebrity nail tech Elsbeth Schutz. She has done many covers for NAILS and contributes her amazing nail art skills to

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Beauty Forum Swiss: Swiss NailArt
  • March 7, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend the Beauty Forum Swiss in Zurich, Switzerland. While the show is much smaller than many U.S. shows, the nail area really was the star. The first thing

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NAILS Makes It Easy for You to “Pin” Your Nail Art Pictures
  • February 23, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Are you on Pinterest? (If you’re unsure what Pinterest is, take note, it’s a virtual pinboard that is taking the Internet by storm.) The basic premise of the social bookmarking site is that it allows you

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Chat With CND’s Jan Arnold During Fashion Week
  • February 8, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Premiere Orlando is offering their Facebook fans a neat opportunity to chat with CND’s style director Jan Arnold LIVE from Fashion Week New York. On Monday, February 13 at 12:30 pm EST, Jan will be available

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My Day as a Nail Science Geek
  • February 6, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Last Thursday I got to spend the day down at CND’s Vista, Calif. headquarters. The main purpose of the trip was to tour their research and development lab and see what their chemists do on a

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ISSE 2012: Let the Music Play Nail Art
  • January 31, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Nubar educator Amanda Lenher created this awesome nail art design for the soakable gel nail art category in the competitions. She was excited with her sixth place finish since it was her first time competing. Here’s

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ISSE 2012: Minx Educators Wear Their Love on Their Sleeves
  • January 31, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Minx educators sure are dedicated to their favorite brand. Crystal Rice, CMP, and Brian Garces, CMP, showed us their brand loyalty on their wrists. You can see more nail-related tattoos in our gallery here. — Hannah

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ISSE 2012: Spotted on the Show Floor: Jeff Pink
  • January 31, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I spotted Orly founder and CEO Jeff Pink on the show floor getting his pinky nails polished with Orly GelFX (one in navy blue, one in black). Nice to see the guys sporting the long-lasting colors.

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ISSE 2012: Gelish Debuts a New Booth
  • January 31, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Hand & Nail Harmony debuted a new Gelish booth at ISSE Long Beach this weekend. Danny Haile and David Daniel wanted to make sure Gelish had a larger presence on the show floor — and it

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ISSE 2012: Snakeskin Pedi
  • January 31, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Terri Silacci, the nail tech who made the snakeskin nails famous last year when they appeared in Vogue magazine, was at ISSE Long Beach this year giving editors her famous pedicure. I was lucky enough to

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Literature-Inspired Nail Art Gallery
  • January 20, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

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Are You a Star? Enter Nail Photo Competition
  • January 17, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Do you know about the Stars Photo Competition? It’s an opportunity for you to showcase your best nails — on film. Basically you have to create a set of nails using extensions, nail art, colored acrylic

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Go for a Cruise with John Hauk and Other Top Nail Techs
  • January 17, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Long-time competitor John Hauk has just announced a new venture — Cruise with the Nail Stars, hosted by John Hauk. Scheduled September 15-22, 2012, the weeklong cruise will include three days of “intense education to inspire

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Saying a Final Goodbye to Tom
  • December 13, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

 Yesterday NAILS publisher Cyndy Drummey, associate publisher Michelle Mullen and I attended a memorial service celebrating the life of Tom Holcomb. On what would have been his 45th birthday, friends, colleagues, and family members gather in

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Trying Out a New Style for the Holidays
  • December 7, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to be invited to an event hosted by CND at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel (formerly the Regent Beverly Wilshire where they filmed "Pretty Woman"). Co-founder and style director Jan Arnold was

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New Web "Docu-Series" Features CND at Fashion Week
  • November 18, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

CND and beauty website BeautyBlitz partnered on a behind-the-scenes fashion week video series exclusively about nails. It just went live and it’s really cool. Billed as the first “docu-series” about runway nail art, it includes behind-the-scenes

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What Did You Dress Up As for Halloween
  • November 3, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Our friends at Misa Cosmetics sent us this cute picture of Kelly Perrin (left) and Sally Eid Reilly (right) of Glamour Secrets Champlain Place in Dieppe, New Brunswick, dressed up as Misa polish bottles on Halloween.

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Help The Painted Nail Name Its Polish Collection
  • October 25, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

At the Nailympics in Long Beach this weekend I was chatting with Katie Cazorla (owner of The Painted Nail in Sherman Oaks, Calif. and star of the TV Guide Channel’s reality show “The Nail Files”) and

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Nail Technician Was One of the Shooting Victims
  • October 14, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

We have an update on this week’s horrible salon shooting in Orange County, Calif. We’ve now learned the identities of the eight victims, and one of them was in our family of nail technicians. Christy Lynn Wilson

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Nailympics in Long Beach on October 23-24, 2011
  • October 13, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The Nailympics are back on U.S. soil for the first time in five years. Now, in addition to the popular London Nailympics, you can compete right here in California. The event is being held a little

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Man Kills 8 People at Salon in Seal Beach
  • October 13, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

This awful story is still unfolding. Yesterday afternoon a gunman entered Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, Calif., and opened fire on employees and customers. Eight are dead. One is still in critical care at a nearby

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Art ON Our Fingertips
  • September 29, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

 Earlier this month, nail art aficionados were privy to a very original art exhibit. Called Nailphilia, it was a collaboration between British art house DegreeArt.com and some of the country’s most-recognized nail techs in the industry.

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We Salute Young Nails (and the 1249th Battalion)
  • September 23, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Remember when we told you about SPC Amy Feltzin of the 1249th Battalion stationed in Afghanistan? She's also a licensed nail tech and she wrote to Young Nails asking for products. They, being the awesome guys they

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Cool Retail Item (or Maybe You Want One for Yourself)
  • September 21, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Sometimes things come across our desks that aren't really nail-related, but we still think you might find them interesting. We’ve featured cell phone accessories to retail to your customers in the magazine before. The Callet (available

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On The Road with Light Elegance
  • September 16, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I just got back from a great trip up north to Redmond, Oregon, where associate publisher Michelle Mullen and I visited Light Elegance Nail Products. It just so happened to be the company’s one-year anniversary in

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Follow Up to Article About Consumer Beauty Bloggers
  • September 9, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Wow. I never thought my editor’s letter about bloggers would garner so much controversy (or foul language). Let me clarify a few things, though. A more careful reading of the article will show you that I’m

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New York City Nail Art Salons Highlighted
  • August 26, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Time Out New York has a great story online today about the "Top 10 Nail Art Salons in NYC". It includes a slideshow with some really cool nail art. Check out the super-detailed New York City

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Cool Graffiti-Inspired Manicure How-To
  • August 22, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

BellaSugar TV has a cool graffiti-inspired manicure using Orly polish, Instant Artist, and top coat combined with OPI’s Black Shatter. Celebrity nail tech Kimmie Kyees did the demo for reporter Susan Yara. (A little fun behind

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Is Your Salon America's Favorite Small Business?
  • August 22, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

And by small business, that could mean a salon! There’s a really great contest starting in three weeks that you (salon owners) might be interested in. Dell, MasterCard, and Microsoft are launching America’s Favorite Small Business

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NailsMag.com Hits 4 Million Page Views in July!
  • August 3, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

NAILS Magazine set a new online record in July — breaking 4 million page views in a single month for the first time ever! And in case you don’t know everything we have to offer online,

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Stop-Motion Animation on a Fingernail!
  • July 27, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Yesterday my brother e-mailed me a link to this cool new Kia commercial. It was made to show off the Picanto’s features via stop-motion nail art. (And it just might be the first time stop-motion technology has

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Orly Announces Nail Art Contest!
  • July 11, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Orly International and Beauty Forum are looking for talented nail artists to enter the 1st Annual Orly Global Nail Art Competition (OGNAC). For this new fantasy nail art competition, the theme is Pin-Up, and the deadline

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The New York Times Asks Panelists "Why Did Wild Nail Polish Go Mainstream?"
  • July 1, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The New York Times has a great piece today on wild nail polish colors. I couldn’t be more excited on this Friday before the holiday weekend. Beside the fact that I have a three-day weekend, it’s

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CND Rocks the Runways
  • June 16, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The NAILS team got to sneak backstage with other members of the press to see the nails before they were applied to the models’ nails. We instantly fell in love with many of the designs. On

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Nail Tattoos, Anyone?
  • June 16, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

How much do you love what you do? Enough to have it permanently etched on your body? We’ve seen some nail-related tattoos in the past and now we’d like to start an online gallery of everyone

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An Afternoon With CND
  • June 10, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

RED PR's Julia Labaton (left) and CND's Elyce de Brown (right) welcomed me in the serene suite at The London hotel in West Hollywood for an afternoon of pampering and previews of what's coming up.After walking

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Premiere Orlando: Gelish Offers Try-Me Stations
  • June 8, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

 The Hand & Nail Harmony booth was consistently packed throughout both days of last weekend's show. In addition to expanded booth space and demos from top Hand & Nail Harmony educators (including MaeLing Parrish and Antonio

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Premiere Orlando: Tammy Taylor Offers Hands-On Education
  • June 8, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

 I've attended a few Tammy Taylor classes over the years, but this past weekend I got to witness Tammy Taylor (yes, THE Tammy Taylor) working with one lucky nail tech in a very unique hands-on approach.

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Premiere Orlando: Nail Tech Maisie Dunbar Showcases Her Makeup Line
  • June 8, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I was happy to see my old friend Maisie Dunbar, nail tech and owner of Maisie Dunbar Spa Lounge in Silver Spring, Md. Maisie has done several covers for NAILS over the course of my time at NAILS.

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Premiere Orlando: Kupa Doing File Repairs on the Show Floor
  • June 8, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

During Premiere Orlando this past weekend, electric file manufacturer Kupa had Marshall Himmel, the president of Coast to Coast Nail Supplies Inc. in Boynton Beach, Fla., servicing and repairing electric files right on the show floor. When I saw

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Premiere Orlando: More Blogs Coming This Week
  • June 6, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I'm currently sitting about 35,000 feet above Texas on my way back from the Premiere Orlando. It was an awesome show and we have tons to report. We saw so many old friends, met so many

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Premiere Orlando: BeautyTech BBQ Kicks Off Premiere Orlando
  • June 6, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

On Saturday night before the Premiere Orlando beauty show even started, more than 200 nail techs got together to catch up with old friends, meet new friends, and enjoy a night of networking with other like-minded

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Premiere Orlando: CND Surprises Crowd With Flash Mob at Premiere Beauty Show Orlando
  • June 6, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Hi everyone....we're still here in Orlando for one more day and we've been so busy on the show floor and in meetings with so many of your favorite manufacturers that we've hardly had any time to

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products   social media   tradeshows  
Hope to See You This Weekend!
  • May 31, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The Premiere Orlando beauty show is this weekend in Florida and there are lots of fun events. Click here to find out more about what's going on at the show. NAILS will be at the BeautyTech

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   tradeshows  
The Man-icurist
  • May 18, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

It isn’t every day you find a mention of nails or nail techs in Interview Magazine (the art, culture, and fashion magazine that was founded by Andy Warhol back in the late ’60s). But it’s there

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We Hope You're Going to Join Us at the NailTech Network Orlando
  • May 11, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Are you going to the Premiere Beauty Show in Orlando this year? The show is Sunday, June 5 and Monday, June 6. But one of the best parts actually happens the day before the show —

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products   tradeshows  
Are You Ready for a New Nail Reality Show?
  • May 11, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

We’re a little more than a month away from the premiere of “Nail Files,” TV Guide Network’s new summer reality show that follows budding entrepreneur Katie Cazorla as she aspires to take her salon, The Painted

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Katie Cazorla  
It's a Textural (Nail) World
  • May 10, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The Huffington Post is most notably known for its opinion pieces on all things news-related. As a content-aggregating blog it pulls content from a variety of different sources, but it also includes a large amount of

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
Ask an Editor: How Can I Get My Nail Art Featured on the 365 Days of Nail Art blog?
  • May 4, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Of course, we’ve already told you how to get your nail art featured in the pages of NAILS Magazine. But I also get a lot of questions from nail artists who want to be included on

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Keywords: Ask an Editor   Hannah Lee   Nail Art   social media  
Young Nails Mani•Q Is “Soldier-Proof”
  • April 29, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

  Here’s a really cool story…In February, Young Nails was contacted by SPC Amy Feltzin, a soldier currently deployed in Afghanistan. Specialist Feltzin is also a licensed nail tech from Southern Oregon. She wrote: “The art of nail

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Keywords: Beauty for Good   Hannah Lee   products  
Listen to NAILS Editor Hannah Lee on Nail Talk Radio
  • April 26, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Listen to internet radio with Athena and Naja on Blog Talk RadioIn case you missed me live last night on Nail Talk Radio with Athena and Naja, you can listen here at your own leisure. We talked

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Keywords: Ask an Editor   Hannah Lee   social media  
Ask an Editor: What's Going on With My Subscription?
  • April 20, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m having problems with my subscription. I just signed up and haven’t received my issue yet. My magazine’s late. How do I sign up for a subscription? How do I renew my subscription?These are just a

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Keywords: Ask an Editor   Hannah Lee  
Tune in to Nail Talk Radio to Talk to Hannah
  • April 18, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Next week, I'm going to be the guest on Nail Talk Radio. And in addition to talking about getting consumer press and answering listener questions, I'll be giving away lots of great prizes from top nail

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Keywords: Ask an Editor   Hannah Lee   social media  
J. Crew Ad Sparks Gender Identity Debate
  • April 13, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

So Fox news and now the media in general is all up in arms about J. Crew’s latest online catalog. On her Saturday with Jenna blog, creative director Jenna Lyons writes that she spends quality time

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
A Robot That Does Nail Art?
  • April 12, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Have you guys seen this? It’s a surgical robot doing a nail art design on someone’s actual fingernails. The da Vinci robot is remotely controlled by Dr. James Porter, medical director of robotic surgery at Swedish

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art  
Jessica Is Looking for Educators
  • April 8, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I got an e-mail this morning from Jessica Cosmetics. They’re looking for new educators. So if you’re interested in exploring a different aspect of the nail industry, take a look:Jessica Cosmetics is seeking a licensed nail

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   tradeshows  
Ask an Editor: How Can I Get Featured in NAILS Magazine?
  • April 6, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Another great question we get asked a lot is, “How can I get [myself, my salon, my nail art, my story, my services, my demos] to be featured in NAILS Magazine?” We are always (ALWAYS!) looking

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Keywords: Ask an Editor   Hannah Lee   Nail Art   On the Road   salon services  
Is $51,000 the World’s Most Expensive Manicure?
  • April 5, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Do you think you could get $51,000 for a manicure? I’m thinking there probably aren’t a lot of clients in the market for that level of service. But if there was ever a place for this,

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art  
Rapper Foxy Brown Kicked Off Cruise — Because of Fingernails?!
  • April 4, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Foxy Brown is no stranger to crazy nail salon antics. In 2004, she faced assault charges for allegedly beating up two nail salon employees. And in 2007, she was again accused of beating up a beauty

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Keywords: clients   Hannah Lee  
NSI Launches Charlie Sheen Collection
  • April 1, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

This new product announcement just came across my desk from The Nail Girl at NSI — the new Charlie Sheen Collection of colors for Polish Pro. Colors include Duh, Winning; Tiger Blood, Goddess, Troll, Bi-Polar, and

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
Ask an Editor: How Can I Do the Nails for a Cover of NAILS Magazine?
  • March 30, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Hi guys. Once a week, I’m going to answer a frequently asked question (FAQ) about NAILS Magazine. This way, I will have a place to refer other readers when they ask the same question and hopefully

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Keywords: Ask an Editor   Hannah Lee   Q&A   techniques  
OPI Shattered Application Video
  • January 20, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

OPI just posted this great video to their YouTube page to show you what the new Katy Perry and Serena Williams colors look like and how to apply the Shattered top coat. It really does dry

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art   products  
America’s Beauty Show Will Showcase Runway Nails
  • January 14, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

CND’s Jan Arnold knows a thing or two about fashion. She’s been pushing the marriage of nails and fashion for years. And thanks in large part to all of her hard work, nails are now a

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art   techniques   tradeshows  
OPI "Gleeks" Out
  • January 13, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

On the heels of its already-successful polish collection collaborations with Justin Bieber (the collection sold out at Wal-Marts around the country in just a few short weeks), Katy Perry, and Serena Williams, OPI has announced that

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products  
Video Star Features Cool Nail Art
  • December 20, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Recently Deer Park, N.Y.-based nail technician Patricia Yankee, who is also Dashing Diva’s executive technical educator did the nails for her friend Chrisette Michele’s new music video, “Goodbye Game.” Yankee told us that she was so

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Beauty Bus Foundation Needs Your Vote!
  • December 9, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

We’ve written a lot recently about The Beauty Bus Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for terminally or chronically ill individuals and their caregivers with free in-home beauty treatments. That’s because

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   health  
Coty to Acquire OPI
  • November 29, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

                       Well, it’s official. Like we mentioned a month ago, Coty Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase professional nail product giant OPI Products. Coty was created in Paris in 1904 by

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   products  
Color Club Partners with Amethyst Jeans
  • November 29, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Nail polish manufacturer Color Club has partnered with Amethyst Jeans to give away some great holiday gift bags. Go to http://www.facebook.com/amethystjeans to enter to win. (While you're on Facebook, you can also sign up to be

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products   social media  
Nail Salon Reality Show Gets the Green Light
  • November 10, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Earlier this year I visited The Painted Nail in Sherman Oaks, Calif. (You can read my On The Road here.) A cozy, shabby-chic salon located on busy Ventura Blvd., is fronted by owner Katie Cazorla (an

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OPI to Sell?
  • October 27, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

According to reports yesterday from news site Bloomberg, OPI is in advanced talks to sell itself to a beauty care company or private equity firm for as much as $1 billion. We’ve heard these rumors before so

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee  
Katy Perry Launches Her Own Polish Line Too
  • October 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

First Justin Bieber and now Katy Perry? Other than being international pop stars, what to do the two have in common? They both have nail polish lines coming out. Katy’s mini-collection from OPI will debut in

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Justin Bieber Launches His Own Polish Line, Seriously.
  • October 12, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

 Nicole by OPI (the line named after OPI founder George Schaeffer’s daughter) has signed a deal with teen heartthrob Justin Bieber. The six-color collection, titled One Less Lonely Girl, will include glitters and bright primary colors.

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On My Mind: The Recession Is Over (Sort Of)
  • October 11, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Like most of you I got a little tired of hearing about the recession so I stopped writing about it for a while, but because of a recent report it’s back on a lot of people’s

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   On My Mind  
Young Nails' Unofficial Mascot Has His Own Shirt
  • October 11, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Meet the newest member of the Young Nails family: Wilbur, Habib Salo’s 5-month-old French bulldog. Apparently after posting his picture on the Young Nails Facebook page a few months ago, he now has his own avid

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Dashing Diva Offers Social Networking Tips for Salons
  • October 6, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I get Dashing Diva’s monthly e-mail newsletter, Diva Dialogue, and it’s always got some good business tips, interesting fashion trends, and helpful technical and product info.  This month there was a good social networking piece that

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   social media  
On My Mind: Grades Are Important
  • September 23, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Some states, like North Carolina, require salons to post their inspection scores where consumers can see them. While I’m not necessarily a proponent of more rules and regulations for the nail industry, I do believe that

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Keywords: California   clients   Hannah Lee   health   legislation  
Katy Perry Twitters Her Love on Her Nails
  • September 13, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Pop star Katy Perry attended last night's MTV Video Music Awards without her fiance actor Russell Brand. However, as you can see in this picture she posted on Twitter, he wasn't too far from her heart...or

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   social media  
Nail Notebook: Assignment #1
  • September 8, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Editor’s Note: Bussey, Iowa-based nail tech and educator Holly “Fingernailfixer” Schippers has started a project call the Nail Notebook. Over the course of the next few months, she’s going to walk you through the creation of

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   Holly Schippers   Nail Notebook  
Behind the Polish Curtain
  • September 8, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

On the September 7 episode of “The Today Show,” reporter Sara Haines went where few have been before — behind the scenes at OPI Products during a polish naming session with executive VP and artistic director

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products  
Nailtini Polish Goes "Mad Men"
  • August 31, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

According to Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), “Mad Men” costume designer Janie Bryant has collaborated with Huntington Beach, Calif.-based nail polish brand Nailtini on four limited edition nail lacquers for fall.  Nailtini is known for its cocktail-inspired

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Client Charged Extra for Mani/Pedi for Being Overweight
  • August 24, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

A Georgian woman was recently charged more for her pedicure because, get this, she was overweight.  Michelle Fonville told WSBtv.com that the owners of Natural Nails in DeKalb County, Georgia charged her $5 extra, claiming that

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Keywords: clients   Hannah Lee   health   salon services  
Meet Two Nail Bloggers
  • July 29, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

We’re still catching up from Cosmoprof in Las Vegas and we’ll be posting more info on all the new products and happenings soon, but I wanted to share a quick photo.  This is Melissa Osburn and

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art   tradeshows  
Lindsay Lohan Tells Judge How She Really Feels...On Her Nails
  • July 8, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Lindsay Lohan...blah...blah...blah...I'm sure you're all as tired as I am hearing about her. But then I start seeing all over the Internet and news outlets how she was sending a "subliminal" message to the judge...on her

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Good Morning America Goes the Scare Tactic Route
  • June 30, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Well, we’ve got another scare tactic story in the national media on our hands. And this time I’m not up in arms about the story not having its facts straight. Rather, the story of a woman

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Keywords: clients   Hannah Lee   health  
NAILS Wins Again!
  • June 28, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Last month, NAILS was honored to win another Maggie Award from the Western Publications Association. This year we won for Best How-To Article/Trade for March 2009's "The Nitty Gritty Guide to Marketing Your Salon." This year's win brings

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"Outrageous Nails" on iVillage
  • June 17, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

iVillage Beauty & Style network recently posted a gallery called "The Most Outrageous Nails." They found some of the nails on our very own Nail Art Gallery, but some are new to us as well. Hadiyah

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Nail Art Gallery Launch and Networking BBQ!
  • June 14, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

 The NAILS Team (Sree, Cyndy, Hannah, Michelle and Kim) in our cute Green Apple Aprons.Partygoers enjoy their fun-filled goodie bags.New friends and old...everyone was busy mingling at the BeautyTech Networking BBQ.BeautyTech Webmaster and founder Debbie Doerrlamm

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art   On the Road   products   tradeshows  
Are You a Fan of OPI?
  • May 21, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

 If you’re already a fan of OPI, you can now officially become one through the company’s new social marketing efforts.  Today at 5 p.m. EST (2 p.m. PST), OPI will be launching its Facebook and Twitter

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products  
Orly Introduces Instant Artist!
  • May 20, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Orly has recently introduced it’s new Instant Artist Collection — “an extensive color palette designed to satisfy the most exotic of tastes and allow clean and precise designs to be achieved by artists at every skill

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art   products   techniques  
We're Having a Party!
  • April 28, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

To celebrate the launch of our new Nail Art Gallery site, we've partnered with BeautyTech.com to have a grand old party. On June 6, at the Premiere show in Orlando, from 7-10 p.m., come have dinner with us

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art   On the Road   tradeshows  
Introducing NEW Nail Art Gallery
  • April 23, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

We know how much our readers and web users love nail art! It’s one of the most searched for topics in all of nails. So we’ve been working on this awesome new nail art site for

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Essie Cosmetics Acquired by L’Oreal USA
  • April 23, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

 Earlier this week Essie Weingarten announced the eponymous company she founded in 1981 has been acquired by L’Oreal USA. In addition to Essie’s famous nail polish line, the company also sells treatments, accessories, spa products and

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   products  
Attention Salon Owners: Do You Want to Be on TV?
  • April 1, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

As I was canvassing the show floor last weekend at America’s Beauty Show in Chicago, I happened upon a booth for Bravo TV. The casting directors were there looking for salons for season three of “Tabatha’s

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   tradeshows  
What Do You Believe?
  • April 1, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

To celebrate its new Believe Collection for Spring 2010, SpaRitual is asking fans to unleash their creativity and imagination and answer the evocative question, what do you believe? In the SpaRitual Believe Video Sweepstakes, people can

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Free Social Media Webinar
  • April 1, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

When I got to the office this morning, the following message was in my inbox: Milady’s Webinar “Jump on the Social Media Bandwagon” Tweet me! Facebook me! Become our fan on Facebook! Technology continues to advance how we

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee  
An Afternoon at Be Beauty in San Diego
  • March 16, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I love salons in houses…there’s just something quaint and comfortable about them. Owners and estheticians Juliana Rodrigues (left) and Tara Manna (right) opened Be Beauty a year ago in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. Nail tech

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   On the Road   salon services  
Olympic Medalists Love Minx Too
  • March 12, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Alana Meyers, the Bronze Olympic Winter Games medalist for the two-woman bobsled, sent this photo of herself wearing Tease Me Black and Gold Minx with the American Flag Minx on her thumbs as she’s holding her

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art   products  
Say Hello to Shellac
  • March 3, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

So it looks like the cat is out of the bag a little early and I’ve been given the go ahead to tell you all about Shellac from CND. It’s the top-secret nail color I’ve been

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products  
Try It On — On Your iPhone!
  • March 2, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Did you ever think how great it would be to search through your favorite nail polish colors on your phone? Well, I have. And I’m excited about OPI’s brand new application for the iPhone and iPod

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products  
Whose Hands Are These?
  • March 2, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

As nail techs, you’re probably more aware of hands in print or on the small and big screens than the average consumer. But do you ever stop to think whose hands we’re all looking at in

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On My Mind: Fresh Start, Spring Cleaning
  • February 23, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

As we’re putting this issue together it’s January and I’m moving into a new office. Nothing major; I’m just moving into the office next door. We’re reorganizing where the NAILS team fits (and sits) in the

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   On My Mind   salon decor/design  
Day 14 of Hannah's Secret Nail Color
  • February 10, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Remember the new CND product I got to try out two weeks ago? Well, Roxanne Valinoti did my manicure on Thursday, January 28. So it’s been 14 days and this is what my nails look like.

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Essie Introduces System for Younger-Looking Hands
  • February 5, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

For years women have been taking care of their faces with top-quality products laced with the latest technologies in anti-aging skin care. But only in recent years have women begun to look at their hands as

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products   salon services   tradeshows  
Top Secret Nail Color
  • February 4, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

So remember that top secret product that CND is launching in our May issue? Well I’ve been wearing it on my nails since last Thursday. I got a lot of comments about how great my nails

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products  
A Rainbow of Hope
  • February 3, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

What: Rainbow of Hope is a color display of 20 China Glaze nail lacquers selected to coincide with the “awareness colors” used to represent the different forms of cancer. (For instance, we all know pink is

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products   tradeshows  
Grammy Red Carpet Nail Styles
  • February 3, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, many of this year’s Grammy ladies were sporting Minx nail coatings on the red carpet (and for their amazing performances). I got my hands on a few great shots from

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art  
Minx Celebrates In Style
  • February 2, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

In conjunction with ISSE Long Beach, Minx (the fun, sassy, fashion-forward nail coating that has been gracing the hands of celebrities like Beyonce, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Fergie) had VIP parties both Saturday and

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art   salon services   tradeshows  
News From CND
  • January 29, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Yesterday I had a meeting with CND’s co-founder and style director Jan Arnold and education ambassadors Roxanne Valinoti and Kristina Estabrooks. They filled me in on CND’s The Look Spring/Summer 2010 trends. The big trend is

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products   tradeshows  
Beauty Industry Pitches in for Haitian Earthquake Relief
  • January 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

In the aftermath of the 7.0 earthquake that shook Haiti on January 12, the beauty industry is living up to its reputation of helping people feel better by organizing a variety of relief efforts. If you

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   health   products   salon services  
On My Mind: Fear Factor Doesn’t Fly With Us
  • January 12, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Many of you are probably aware of the segment that ran on “The Dr. Oz Show” in December. (You know who Dr. Oz is…the latest “guru” who was capitulated to fame, fortune, and his own TV

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   health   On My Mind  
NAILS Launches Two New Blogs!
  • December 31, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

For the new year, we're bringing you two new blogs.The first is Competition Insider, a closer look and commentary on the professional nail competition circuit. Number-one competitor Lynn Lammers will be blogging twice weekly about upcoming

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art   tradeshows  
NAILS Editor to Judge Nail Art Photo Contest
  • December 28, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

America’s Beauty Show and the International Nail Technicians Association (INTA) are now accepting entries for the STARZ 2010 Nail Design Photo Competition. The exclusive photo competition is open to nail techs worldwide and entries are due no

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art   tradeshows  
Nail Trend Videos from Seventeen Magazine
  • December 22, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Dashing Diva nail tech and educator Pattie Yankee just sent me over links to these cool new videos she shot witih the beauty editor at Seventeen Magazine. In addition to showing clients the proper way to do manicures

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   salon services  
Customer Appreciation Promotion — For You!
  • December 8, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I just got an e-mail that those adorable salon aprons from Jessie Steele are on sale for a Customer Appreciation Promotion! All you have to do is log on to www.jessiesteelesalon.com. The entire online catalog is

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products  
Essie Blogs!
  • December 3, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Did you guys know that Essie is blogging? Well, she is. And you can read all about the fabulous life of one of the most well-known names in nail polish on her new blog, The World

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products  
BlogTalk Radio From Milady
  • October 22, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Have you heard about Milady’s Blog Talk Radio Show? The next topic that airs on Monday, October 26th is: “What Would You Rather Do: Work More or Make More?” Here’s the description from the website:  “If you are

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   salon services  
Nail Artist to Document Long Nails
  • September 29, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Houston-based nail technician Athena Elliott has a new client — and a new undertaking. Ayanna called Athena because she wanted to come in to get her 16-inch-long nails Minxed. After an initial evaluation Athena realized the

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art  
Nail Art Celebrates Michael Jackson
  • July 9, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Charlotte, N.C.-based salon owner/nail tech Topaz Woodruff sent us these pictures she did to celebrate the life of Michael Jackson. RIP MJ. — Hannah

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art  
California Licensing Scam Warning
  • July 6, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I just received an e-mail with the following message and wanted to share it with you all immediately.  The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (Cal-BBC) has posted a warning on their website, of a scam

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   legislation   salon safety  
CND Launches Colour Effects
  • June 23, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Last week I went down to Oceanside, Calif. (just north of San Diego) to attend a special launch party for CND’s new enamel line. Called Colour Effects, it’s an open stock line of 50 crème enamels

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products  
On My Mind: Nail Art Is NOT Dead
  • June 10, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

NAILS ran an article in 2001 asking “Is Nail Art Dead?” At the time, nail art seemed to be on the wane and the percentage of salons offering nail art and airbrushing had dropped several points

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   Nail Art   On My Mind   salon services  
NAILS Wins 5 Maggies!
  • April 27, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

As anyone who is a “fan” of NAILS Magazine on Facebook already knows, Friday night was an epic moment for the NAILS team, capturing five Western Publications Association Maggie Awards including the Gold Award for the

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
Pink Slip Promos
  • March 23, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I got an e-mail from ROB|B, an OPI Concept Salon, this morning. The salon (which had its official grand opening party last Thursday…more on that in a future post) is offering a new promotion that I

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Keywords: business   clients   Hannah Lee   salon services  
Dashing Diva Is No Diva at Fashion Week
  • March 3, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Dashing Diva head nail tech Alisha Rimando (right) and her team were hard at work backstage at New York’s Fashion Week. And while some designers opted for variations on the standard nudes, there were also standouts with

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
Zoya Enters Fashion Arena
  • March 2, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Top fashion designers, beauty experts, and manicurists at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (NYFW) selected Zoya Nail Polish to complement fall 2009 looks. With over 300 long-wearing fashion shades — Zoya Nail Polish is the new color

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
The Grande Dame of Fashion Week
  • February 27, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

As we’ve seen over the last five or so years, nails have staked out their rightful place on the runways. Fashion Week is no longer simply about the clothes (and the hair and the makeup). Nail

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
World's Longest Nails Broken in Car Accident
  • February 12, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

According to an AP report that just hit the wire, Lee Redmond, the woman who holds the record for longest fingernails according to the Guinness Book of World Records, has been in a car accident that

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
Pedicures to Feed an Army
  • February 10, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I ran across this piece in the Washington Post on Sunday, “On a Base in Iraq, The Pedi-Cure.” At Forward Operating Base Marez in still-volatile Mosul, some soldiers have found a place to rest their weary…feet.

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   salon services  
Words of Wisdom
  • February 5, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Kevin “Bao” Huynh of The Nail Superstore posted this on the BeautyTech Message Boards and I thought it was great and wanted to share it with the rest of you.  Something to think about:  When the

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee  
Are Nail Services Endangered Treatments?
  • January 12, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

An article ran in the Los Angeles Times yesterday titled “Los Angeles Salons Note a Client Downturn.” In the story, the author says that bikini waxes, manicures and pedicures, and many hair services are all on

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Keywords: business   clients   Hannah Lee  
Awesome Holiday Nail Art!
  • December 22, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Janet Riffe, a nail tech at X-Treme Nailz in St. Albans, W.Va. sent me a bunch of holiday nail art and I thought it was so great that I’d share it with you all.  She said

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art  
On My Mind: Don’t Forget to Breathe
  • December 18, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Each year as the holidays approach (and it feels earlier and earlier every year — I saw Christmas stuff out in September this year!), the pace quickens. Clients are in a hurry (there’s shopping to be

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Keywords: clients   Hannah Lee   health   On My Mind  
Have You Considered Leasing Your Equipment?
  • December 5, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Are you interested in upgrading your pedicure throne, but just don’t know how you’ll do it in the current economic crisis? What if you didn’t have to make any payments until April 2009? Continuum Footspas and Quest

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   products  
Monday Morning Wakeup
  • November 24, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Every Monday, I get a Monday Morning Wakeup e-mail  from Neil Ducoff of the salon business consulting company Strategies. It’s usually a salon/spa business tip or industry update of some sort. Lately, he’s been covering how

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee  
Glamour Readers Love Squoval
  • November 13, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

According to a web poll on glamour.com, 57% of your clients are wearing “squoval” nails. That’s followed by 16% wearing square, 7% wearing round, 6% wearing oval, and the remaining 13% claiming that they’ve never thought

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
Kicking Butt in An Uncertain Economy
  • November 12, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Strategies (www.strategies.com) is offering a new online seminar next week, Wednesday, November 19, from 1-2 pm EST. Titled “How to Kick Butt in an Uncertain Economy,” the seminar will cover how to prepare yourself for an

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee  
The Big Book Is Coming
  • November 7, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Hi everyone! Sorry I’ve been missing in action for the last few weeks. I’ve been buried under a stack of directory listings, all-new industry statistics, and an awesome new NAILS Cookbook chock full of service recipes!

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   salon services  
Vote for the January 2009 Cover Tech Contest!
  • October 22, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

For the first time ever, we're opening up the polls to let you, our readers, vote on the NAILS Cover Tech Contest winner. We've heard from many of you (Thanks Maggie, for the push!) that you'd

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art  
Shrink-Wrap for Your Nails?
  • October 14, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

So have any of your tried Minx nail coatings yet? We used the brand new product on our February anniversary cover. (Tom Bachik did the nails.) It’s kind of like shrink-wrapping your client’s nails. The colors

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art   products   salon services  
My Little (Nail) Pony
  • September 17, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

While this is not really nail-related, per se, I thought it was a pretty cool thing. I got an e-mail from celebrity nail tech Tom Bachik yesterday with a link to this website. It’s the 25th

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
CND Featured in New York Times
  • September 11, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Wow! This is a pretty exciting day for the nail industry. You know how we’re usually used to seeing negative pieces in the mainstream media about the nail industry? The whole “if it bleeds, it leads”

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
On My Mind: A Little Something Extra
  • September 8, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Nails are your bread and butter. And whether your specialty is painstakingly perfect pink-and-whites, gorgeous gels, or pampering pedicures, you’re making your living doing nails. If you’re like many other readers, you may have already added

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   On My Mind   salon services  
Looking to Waste Some Time?
  • September 3, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I was on Google today looking for something nail-related (of course as soon as I saw this little time-waster, I completely forgot what I was originally looking for...) and I ran across this funny online game

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
NAILS Offers New Online Channels
  • September 2, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Hello out there in the NAILS blogosphere. Hope everyone had a nice Labor Day weekend (hopefully you didn’t have to work all weekend and everyone stayed away from Hurricane Gustav). We’ve been busy over here at

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   Nail Art   salon decor/design   salon services  
Lovely Jewels
  • August 21, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The September issue of NAILS should be out any day now and we can’t wait for you to see the cover and our latest polish preview. This fall it’s all about deep, rich colors, evoking royal

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products  
Obama Enlists Salon Owners in Registering Voters
  • August 12, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

In an effort to increase voter registration in the African-American community, the Obama campaign launched the National Barbershop and Beauty Salon Voter Registration Campaign last weekend at the Bronner Bros. International Hair Show in Atlanta. According

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Keywords: clients   Hannah Lee   legislation  
Welcoming Wellness Into Our Lives
  • August 8, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Have you checked out the newest NAILS blog, Healthy Tech Talk? NAILS editor Hannah Lee (that’s me) and a group of committed CND team members are taking to the blogosphere to share their trials and tribulations

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   health  
Girls Just Want to Have Pedicures
  • August 1, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Back in March, I commented on an article that ran in The New York Times about girls getting pedicures at an ever-younger age. A few months later, features editor Judy Lessin posted about a new mobile

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   On the Road   salon services  
Organic Peas and a Pedi
  • July 30, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I bet you never thought you’d hear someone say, “I’m going to the grocery store to get a pedicure.” But now, folks in Dallas, Texas, are saying just that. The Whole Foods Market on Preston Road

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee  
Fishy Pedi
  • July 22, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

By now, I’m sure you’ve all seen the AP reports going around about the Fish Pedicure. (Click here and here for videos.) A salon in Alexandria, Va., is using so-called “doctor fish” to nibble away at

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   salon services  
North Carolina Makes the Grade
  • June 24, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I have to say I was happily surprised this morning when I logged on to the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners and saw how easy it was to navigate.

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   health   legislation   North Carolina   salon safety  
Blending Old and New
  • June 9, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

While we were in Orlando last weekend for the Premiere show, NAILS publisher Cyndy Drummey and I went to visit a salon in Winter Park, Fla. It was called Bonjour Day Spa & Nail Salon. It’s

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   On the Road   salon decor/design  
The Chipping Point
  • May 27, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

A news item from the NY Times recently came across my desk. The title of the piece from the Fashion & Style section: “I Love What You Didn’t Do to Your Chipped Nails.” Catchy. The gist

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
NAILS tv Goes Live!
  • May 19, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The latest addition to NAILS Magazine’s online empire (I kid, well sort of) is up and ready for your viewing pleasure. We bring you NAILS tv, a collection of online videos from nail techs, manufacturers, industry

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   Nail Art   products   techniques  
The Tippi Hedren Factor
  • May 5, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

A great piece on the Vietnamese impact on the nail industry ran in today’s Los Angeles Times (“Vietnamese Nail Down the U.S. Manicure Business”). The reporter talks about how the Vietnamese got started in the nail

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
Get Up Close and Personal
  • April 30, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

In-person networking events are one of the best ways of meeting people and forming lasting relationships. It’s a great way to meet up with other techs in your region for a day (or even a weekend

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   techniques   tradeshows  
Salon Discriminates Against Overweight Client
  • April 25, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

A WPTV Channel 5 report out of West Palm Beach, Fla., claims a local woman is planning a discrimination suit against a nail salon. Barbara Phillips told News Channel 5 an employee refused her service, saying,

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Keywords: clients   Hannah Lee  
On My Mind: Is the Nail Industry Really Recession-Proof?
  • April 21, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I was talking to a celebrity manicurist the other day and she mentioned she’s felt a slowdown in house calls to some of her regular celebrity clients. She said they’ve been getting their nails done at

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   On My Mind  
PostSecret: Love, Your Clients
  • April 16, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

In our May issue, we are running a story called “50 Things Your Clients Wish You Knew.” In it, real clients shared with NAILS the good, the bad, and the ugly of what they think of

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Keywords: clients   Hannah Lee  
A Positive Spin
  • April 9, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

With all the negative press our industry seems to garner, sometimes it’s just nice to read a story in the news relating to nails that has a positive outlook. Most often when I’m interviewed for news

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Vermont  
An Express Service for the Flying Crowd
  • April 2, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

My layover at Washington’s Dulles International Airport was a success! When I got off my plane, I saw that I actually had two and a half hours before my next flight left. So I made my

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   On the Road  
Beauty Fly-Buys
  • April 2, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Sitting on a flight across the country, reading the airline’s complimentary magazine, I ran across a short piece about Butter London, one of a handful of airport salons that have cropped up in recent years. We’ve

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   On the Road  
Seeing Red Over Injustice
  • March 25, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Can you imagine a time when some people in America weren't allowed to paint their fingernails? I ran across this touching story on NPR's Storycorps last week and haven't been able to get it out of

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
Rachael Ray Talks Nails
  • March 21, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

A few weeks ago, Rachael Ray did a segment on nail salon safety. I always cringe when I see a preview for a television piece on salon safety. Since these programs are usually negative, it almost

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   salon safety  
Too Young for Pedis?
  • March 7, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Last week The New York Times published an article (“Never Too Young for That First Pedicure”) about young girls growing up too fast. Writer Camille Sweeney describes a 7-year-old’s birthday party at a Dashing Diva salon.

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   salon services  
ISSE Part 1
  • February 7, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

We’ve had a little bit of time to get back into the swing of things at the office after the busy week surrounding the International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE). So now that I’ve had a

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   tradeshows  
Back from ISSE
  • January 28, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I just got done with two days at ISSE Long Beach and it was great seeing old friends and meeting some new faces. I got to talk to a lot of readers and product manufacturers about

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   tradeshows  
Meet Hannah
  • January 22, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I’d like to be the first to welcome you to our “From the Editors” blog. I’m excited to launch several new online initiatives — including this blog and our other new blog, The Coaching Chronicles. This

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   tradeshows  

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