On the Road


Premiere Orlando: Germany’s Alessandro International Celebrates Its U.S. Launch
  • June 19, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

A hit nail products brand in Germany since its founding in 1989, Alessandro International expands to the U.S. for the first time. Setting itself apart from other brands, Alessandro offers prescriptive nail care, meaning instead of

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Chi Nail Bar’s Photo Light Box Blew Me Away
  • June 17, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

As I visited Chi Nail Bar in Beverly Hills, Calif., I wanted to take a picture of my stunning “Joker Nails,” created by Lexi Kumasaka. I wanted to take the photo with a backdrop of something

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Nails Across America Kicks Off This Week
  • May 28, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Remember when we told you about Breanne Trammell, an aspiring (and now licensed) nail artist who wanted to travel across the United States doing nails (in a canned ham trailer, no less)! Well, readers, Trammell is

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Tat'z Nail'z Nail Art Printer Launch Event
  • May 1, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Is a machine the future of nail art?Last night, I attended a West Coast launch event for Tat’z Nail’z, a nail art printer that literally prints a completed design onto your nail (that’s my  machine-printed design

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African American Manicurists Association
  • February 8, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

As a long-time member and former committee chairwoman of an ethnic-based networking group (The Network of Indian Professionals (NetIP)), I understand how valuable these groups can be. While NetIP is open to everyone regardless of ethnic

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Second Generation of the DeSantis Family Now Serving the Nail Industry
  • November 7, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

It had been 15 years since I visited the offices of DeEnterprises, a Chicago-based manufacturer of professional nail products and originator of Aqua Nails, an acrylic system that cures in water (click here for the story

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Equinox Spa Tones Up Its Nail Opportunities
  • October 30, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

As more and more established chains in related industries (fitness, beauty retail) want in on the growing popularity of nail care, I’m noticing a positive trend for nail techs: jobs, nay, make that career paths even,

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Nail Art on Exhibit at LA’s Subliminal Projects Gallery
  • September 10, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

At NAILS Magazine, we recognize nail art as a legitimate art form — if you need evidence of that, just check out our annual Mini Masterpiece contest — so we were thrilled to hear that Chicago-based

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Are Beauty Vending Machines the Future?
  • July 22, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Vending machines have gone beyond trail mix and candy for a while -- you may have noticed Apple iPod vending machines at your local airport, something I always thought was a bit odd but figured that

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Education for Students and Instructors at Barristar Beauty School Forum
  • April 18, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

The Barristar Beauty School Forum is such a useful show for beauty school students and instructors. It’s one of the most affordable shows to attend — for the Anaheim show this past weekend,  students got in

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In-Progress Nail Art Documentary Needs Funding
  • March 14, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

While backstage at the CND Shellac Couture event at America’s Beauty Show, I was thrilled to meet Ashley Crowe, better known as Astrowifey (who runs a nail art blog by the same name), a phenomenal nail

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Walgreens’ Nail Salon Photos
  • March 9, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I understand the hesitancy among nail techs (and myself, to be honest, at least until I saw the salon in person) about the in-store experience at the nail salon that just opened inside a Chicago Walgreens.

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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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ABS 2012: CND Shellac Couture Photos
  • March 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I attended CND’s Shellac Couture nail fashion show at The Runway at America’s Beauty Show today. I love how the CND team makes its nail art designs so accessible. The showcased designs included some of the

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ABS 2012: Nails Are Getting Longer, says CND’s Jan Arnold
  • March 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

“Nail lengths are getting longer,” observed CND co-founder Jan Arnold during the company’s Shellac Couture event today on The Runway at America’s Beauty Show. I caught up with Jan backstage after the show to find out more

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ABS 2012: Everything Microplane
  • March 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Evolving from a line of kitchen tools (yes, you guessed it, literally from a microplane citrus zester), Microplane Personal Care offers a huge assortment callus removers. The company has large professional size callus microplanes, small at-home

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ABS 2012: Trendy Nails Offers Trendy Lips
  • March 4, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Will “lip art” be the next big thing? Trendy Nail Wraps, makers of full-coverage nail art coatings, seem to think so. If you stop by their show booth, you’ll see women with lips adorned in leopard

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ABS 2012: Easy Reflexology by Lodaat
  • March 4, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Founded by reflexologists, Lodaat (an acronym for “Living one day at a time”) offers several useful massage tools at its booth. This is a Sujok Ring, which, when rolled along a finger, activates pressure points that can

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ABS 2012: Gel Polish Launch at EnVogue
  • March 4, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

There’s a new entry into the gel-polish market: Lac It! by EnVogue.  So far, there are 18 colors, plus top and base, available. Starter kits at the show run from $90 to $385. Booth #3828. --Sree

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ABS 2012: PediSpa Upgrades at Lexor
  • March 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

High-end just got even nicer at Lexor where Ultra Leather is now standard on its high-end pedicure spas (including the Infinity, shown). According to the company, this leather is acetone- and stain-resistant, so if you spill

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ABS 2012: Win a Salon Website from The Nail Superstore
  • March 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Drop your business card into the jar at The Nail Superstore’s booth for the chance to win a free salon website. The Nail Superstore just launched a salon website template business as a new offering, and

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ABS 2012: Download the App
  • March 1, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

America's Beauty Show has impressed me in recent years with its tech-savvy. Last year, there was a QR code in the printed program that, when scanned, took attendees to the “ABS Mobile Program (the program and

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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: OPI’s Suzi Answers Questions on Men Wearing Polish, Her Business Goals, and Past Polish Trends
  • February 1, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve interviewed Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, executive VP and artistic director of OPI Products Inc., several different times during the course of my career at NAILS. This time, I had the inspiring help of our NAILS Facebook fans,

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ISSE 2012: Make Your Own Gel Colors at Sparkleyez
  • January 30, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

There’s a special part in our hearts for nail tech-made products, so we were excited to see a launch from nail tech Rhonda Tooker and her daughter Natalie deWitte that expands the glitter focus of Sparkleyez

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ISSE 2012: One-Coat, Long-Lasting Polish, says Venique
  • January 30, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

There’s a new professional-only nail polish option on the floor called Venique. I’m intrigued by this entry into the field because this polish features Siltek, an ingredient that expands when wet and contracts when dry, meaning

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ISSE 2012: Peacock Bra for Jessica’s Peacock Queen Collection
  • January 29, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

If you’re at ISSE, I urge you to stop by Jessica Cosmetics booth. In addition to having cool new gel-polish colors and packages of gel-polish/traditional polish combos, I was asked an odd question by national sales

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Monthly Calendar: Shellac at the Shore at ISSE
  • December 14, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) Long Beach will host CND’s dynamic nail program, Shellac at the Shore, this January. Taking the styles and colors directly from the runways of New York Fashion Week and

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An Adorable Nail Cottage by the Sea
  • December 12, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

About a week ago, I stopped at Elégance Boutique Spa in Manhattan Beach, Calif., to attend an open house and meet the spa’s new manicurist. It was a bustling event, especially since the salon was savvy

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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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Sister Salons
  • November 18, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

L to R: manager Esther Ton, owner Fawn Ton, and nail tech Mia YangKi Nail Bar in downtown Los Angeles is the girly Japanese sister of Chi Nail Bar in Beverly Hills. Earlier this week, I

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More from the International Beauty Expo
  • October 24, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Here are a few more finds from the show floor!Alite Nail Systems placed a model at the show floor entrance to show off the company's nail and make-up products.ENP Nail Design's Gella soak-off gel polish comes

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Barristar Beauty School Forum Show Coverage
  • October 20, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Aspiring beauty professionals, have I got the show for you. For the first time since I’ve been with NAILS Magazine, I attended the Barristar Beauty School Forum and found that it’s a terrific show to get

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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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Nubar Co-Sponsors Urban Sanctuary
  • September 7, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Thanks to Nubar, my nails are now polished a lovely Fire Sparkle red. I got the mini-manicure at the Urban Sanctuary “Jetsetter Luxe Lounge” retail suite at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., yesterday. (Fancy!)Nubar,

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Nail Files Press Day
  • June 9, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I first spoke to The Painted Nail salon owner Katie Cazorla in fall of 2009 when I contacted her to see if she'd like her salon's Ice Cream Sundae Pedicure featured in our Signature Services column.

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Photos from PBA Lobby Day
  • May 27, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Wednesday was PBA Lobby Day, the main event I flew to D.C. to attend. We split into groups as determined by geography (With NAILS Magazine being based in Southern California, I was in the California-Nevada group),

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Blogging from D.C.
  • May 24, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s been over a decade since I lasted visited our nation’s capital on a family vacation. That trip was purely touristy. I remember going to the Smithsonian museums and waiting in line at the U.S. Mint.

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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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ABS 2011: Congrats, Kupa Winners!
  • March 21, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The team at Kupa Inc. have been extremely busy these past few weeks. They attended back-to-back tradeshows, first IBS New York, then ABS in Chicago (where I ran into them), and now several of the team members are

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Beauty School is G.L.O.W.ing with OPI
  • November 11, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

OPI’s Suzi Weiss-Fischmann gets polished by a Marinello student in the new color OPI Marinello On the G.L.O.W. There’s a brand new shimmery red OPI polish out, but to get it you’ll have to visit a Marinello

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Puerto Rican Nail Style Classes
  • August 31, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Nails by Marilyn Garcia, Element Beauty Salon, Caguas, Puerto RicoAs the editor at NAILS in charge of most of our nail art articles, I get a lot of distinctive nail art submissions from Puerto Rico. Nail

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OPI Gives Back with Computers, Scholarships, Traffic Light
  • June 16, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

About 700 people (including OPI employees and their children) were present yesterday as George Schaeffer, surrounded by new Dell desktops, announced the company’s computer and scholarship winners. OPI created a festive atmosphere for the occasion, with popcorn,

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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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Bio Sculpture Launches Pedicure Line, New Gels
  • April 29, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Earlier this month, Bio Sculpture Gel debuted several new products for its educators, and the company let me, a few other members of the beauty press, and several local salons who use the company’s product line, get

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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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5 Tips for Throwing a Memorable Salon Opening Party
  • April 28, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Congratulations to celebrity manicurist and new salon owner Elizabeth Ashton for opening Elizabeth Ashton Ayurvedic Nail Spa earlier this month! I attended the grand opening party for the Long Beach, Calif., salon, and I wanted to

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Mobile Salon Reaches Cancer Patients
  • April 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The beauty industry is known for contributing to worthy causes, whether its donating flip flops (and many other items) to earthquake relief efforts in Haiti or developing and purchasing pink products whose proceeds help fight breast

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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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Black History Marketplace & Spa Day
  • February 24, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The Glamour Spot co-owner Debra “DJ” Jessie (right) and esthetician Michelle Rhem-Collins pose by a “Celebrate Black History Month” contest board set up for the salon’s Black History Marketplace & Spa Day. The board asked clients

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Celebrities Love Beauty Swag
  • February 17, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

 Both levels of West Hollywood, Calif.’s Café La Bohème were filled with celebrities, the media, and giveaways of beauty, fashion, and other items. In anticipation of the Oscars, celebrities attended The Second Annual Valentine Romance “Sneak Peak”

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Happy Anniversary, Entity!
  • February 3, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The anniversary cake, a blend of vanilla and mousse-like chocolate, was stunningly pretty.As a Long Beach resident, I’ve been to Cohiba Nightclub & Cigar Lounge before, but I’ve never been there when it’s private nail party

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Nail Expo Long Beach
  • September 22, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

A few weeks ago, I went to the first day of the two-day Nail Expo Long Beach, formerly Expo Latino. I especially enjoyed watching the winners of Day 1’s student competition. The competition was a team

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Cosmoprof 2009
  • August 5, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Last month at Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas I saw some great new products that were either newly launched or are in the pipeline and will be available shortly. I thought I’d share some of them. Feel free to leave me a comment in Feedback about which ones interest you the most.

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It’s the Little Things
  • July 27, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve met representatives of the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology several times, and I’m pleased that the board members seem genuinely interested in keeping California nail salons from getting fined during inspections. To that end,

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Premiere Orlando 2009
  • June 29, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Earlier this month, I went to the Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event; this is the first time I’ve attended this show, and I felt an energy and excitement there that I haven’t felt at any of the other beauty shows I’ve been to. I’m sharing some of my pictures here.

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Something Old, Something New?
  • March 11, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

At a recent press event held by Tweezerman Professional the company told me about its Free Sharpening Policy & Guarantee for its salon tweezers. “We sharpen our implements that have become dull through normal use free

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Fashion Forecast on NAILStv
  • February 20, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

For my first real foray into NAILStv, I did a video interview with Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, executive VP and artistic director of OPI. You and your clients may better know her as the force behind all of

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ISSE Show Coverage: Part 2
  • February 13, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

There was a cool assortment of happenings — from new products to live demonstrations to plenty of friendly nail techs — at the ISSE (International Salon & Spa Expo) in Long Beach over Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. Here are some of the interesting things I saw.NailTek master educators Jan White, Saverne Smith, and Marianne Hunter chatted with me about the industry.

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A Grand Soiree
  • November 21, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I had a great time at the grand opening extravaganza for Krème de la Krème Nail Lounge last Friday evening. (I first discovered the salon a month after it opened — it was so cute that

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On the Road at The Nail Bar
  • November 17, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m really on a roll with finding cute, clean, shining examples of the perfect neighborhood nail salon. Last week, I visited The Nail Bar in Hermosa Beach, Calif., a natural nails-focused salon that I learned about

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Sneak Preview of the First OPI Concept Salon
  • October 1, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m sure most of you have heard the buzz by now about the first ever OPI Concept Salon. The soon-to-open Studio City, Calif.-salon is co-owned by Robbie Schaeffer (son of OPI founder George Schaeffer) and his

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On the Road at R & E Cosmetology School
  • September 25, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Roberta Hector is the voice of experience. An Aruban-native and owner of R & E Cosmetology School in Baytown, Texas, the 10-year beauty industry veteran has dabbled in a little bit of everything, from opening her

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Cosmoprof North America
  • August 14, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Cosmoprof North America, held at the Mandalay Bay convention center in Las Vegas, effectively ended tradeshow season for the NAILS team. It was a whirlwind season; two of the Vegas shows (IBS Las Vegas and Cosmoprof) were almost back-to-back in Sin City. Check out my pictures from Cosmoprof, and don’t forget to check your October issue of NAILS for even more great memories from show season. Luraco Technologies

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On the Road: Krème de la Krème Nail Lounge
  • August 4, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

As a relatively new resident of the fabulous Belmont Shore neighborhood in bustling Long Beach, Calif., I’ve been asked quite a few times in the past few months for a nail salon I’d recommend in the city.

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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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More Fantasy Nail Art
  • July 28, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I took snapshots of some great fantasy nail art during an IBS Las Vegas competition. The theme was “Las Vegas shows.” Which one is your favorite? Let me know in Feedback.Tech: Lorraine Nelson, Model: Brittany Davis

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IBS Las Vegas
  • July 15, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Here’s a quick photo round-up of my experience at IBS Las Vegas (formerly the Las Vegas Hair & Nails show). How was your experience at the show? Leave me a note in Feedback. Check the September issue of NAILS Magazine for more coverage of this show and of Premiere Orlando.NSI’s North American account manager Staci Noble and company president Rick Slack pose by their booth.

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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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Nailing Nail Art
  • May 30, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

As the editor in charge of NAILS two monthly nail art departments (Nail Art Studio and Reader Nail Art), I'm frequently searching for talented nail artists. I was thrilled when I found Wendy Causey on BeautyTech.com about

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On The Road at Sugarcoat
  • May 6, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I recently visited my hometown of Atlanta and, during a visit to a local nail salon, I noticed one crucial way that nail salons can help set themselves apart from the unfair “dime a dozen” stereotype

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Helping the Planet…One Salon at a Time
  • April 22, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

As a nod to Earth Day, I decided to check out a cool new eco-chic nail salon in Los Angeles: Recess. Only five weeks old, the environmentally-friendly salon boasts that it’s in the process of LEED

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Keywords: health   On the Road   products   salon decor/design   salon services  
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  
Meet Sree
  • January 24, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

My favorite part of being an editor at NAILS Magazine is that I’m expected to visit a salon every month and get a nail service. By my count, I’ve been to 25 salons in the year

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Keywords: nail art   On the Road   salon decor/design   salon services  

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