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OPI Enters The Toy World
  • February 4, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

OPI joined toy design company JAKKS Pacific to collaborate on a new line of miWorld play environments, including a miniature OPI nail salon. This adorable little creation was on display at ISSE Long Beach 2014 —Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONE

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ISSELB 2014: Famous Names' IBX Treatment
  • January 25, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

Tracy and I got to try Famous Names' new IBX nail treatment, which is debuting here at ISSE Long Beach 2014. There are two formulasNormal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONE

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Cuccio Match Makers for 2014
  • January 10, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

Cuccio Match Makers, which are kits containing matching shades of Cuccio lacquer and Veneer, had a very successful run in 2013. To keep the momentum going, Cuccio is offering them all year at a discounted price

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Americanails.com's Valentine's Day Offerings
  • December 19, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Americanails.com just released several heart- and love-themed nail art products you'll love for Valentine's Day. They're great seasonal add-ons for your loyal nail art clients and also make great stocking stuffers or retail boutique items.EZ Art's

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A New Interactive Web Series from Orly
  • December 5, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Tomorrow, Friday Dec. 12, Orly launches its new interactive dating adventure! Change Your Color, Change Your World is a fun, innovative web series that allows you to choose the heroine's fate as she navigates the hilarious

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'Tis the Season to be Polished
  • November 20, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

The Nail Superstore has two new 12-lacquer holiday collections to ensure clients have a shade for every event this season. The MK Nail Lacquer Christmas in the City collection celebrates winter in the city with a

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OPI's Mariah Carey Gift Sets
  • November 19, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

OPI is launching four limited-edition Mariah Carey holiday gift sets inspired by the pop icon's songs to welcome the season. Each bottle included in the collections features OPI's ProWide Brush. Mariah Carey...The Look contains three full-sized

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OPI's Miss Universe Collection
  • November 4, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Inspired by the 2013 Miss Universe competition airing Nov. 9, OPI launched a limited edition Miss Universe collection. The trio of polish includes I'm Feeling Sashy (a dusky purple), Miss You-niverse (a deep black plum), and

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Love Liquid Sand?
  • October 9, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Today OPI debuted LoveLiquidSand.com, a microsite dedicated to the brand's Liquid Sand nail lacquer line. It provides news, application and removal instructions, swatches, nail design ideas, video tutorials, user-generated content, and answers to frequently asked questions

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Stay Long and Stay Strong
  • September 25, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Dermelect has made a name for itself as the peptide-infused nail treatment that keeps nails long and strong. Their pink hue Indulgence retails for $14 and during the month of October 50% of net proceeds will

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OPI's Pink for October
  • September 18, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

OPI launched its seventh-annual limited-edition Pink of Hearts 2013 promotion, featuring polishes Pink-ing of You and More Than a Glimmer in addition to 10 pink ribbon decals and 10 crystal embellishments. The pack is designed to

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Twinkle While You Work
  • September 12, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Korean-based IT company Chahoo Limited brings us the Twinkle Nail, an illuminating nail decal connected to the wearer's smartphone, set to hit the market this December. Using near field communication (NFC), the chip embedded in the

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OPI Releases Limited-Edition Neon Collection
  • July 3, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4OPI launched the Neon Revolution mini pack, featuring four limited-edition neon nail lacquers, OPI top coat, and a white base coat to make the vibrant colors pop. Available starting this month, the collection includes fluorescent shades

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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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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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Artistic Launches Rock Hard World Tour Kit this Month
  • June 4, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

After much anticipation, the Artistic Rock Hard World Tour Kit (RHWT Kit) is now shipping. Customers can expect their pre-ordered kits to be available during the month of June. The kit will also be available for

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Women 3X More Likely to Get a Salon Gel Manicure Than to Buy An At-Home Kit, The NPD Group Says
  • May 15, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Women are about three times more likely to purchase a professional gel manicure at a salon than they are to buy a gel kit for use at home, according to a recent study from global information

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Katy Perry Dons Patricia Nail Lacquer, Nail Veils, and CND Additives
  • May 14, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Last year, I wrote an article about how more and more licensed nail techs are launching their own consumer product lines — a business-savvy move in light of the booming category.I’m thrilled to hear that one

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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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No-UV Light, No-Chip Nail Polish: a CND Vinylux Trial
  • April 24, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve gained a bit of notoriety around the NAILS office. Among my many other qualities, I am well-known for my magical ability to chip any fingernail polish within a max of approximately one hour from the

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Help Fund An Indie Nail Wraps Brand (and Apply for Your Own Line)
  • April 16, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Kickstarter.com has been a boon to the nail industry. We told you about a nail art documentary that was funded on the site and about a woman who funded her cross-county manicuring expedition on the crowd-sourcing

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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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Square Credit Card Reader Now Offers “Business in a Box”
  • February 20, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Many of you are already using the Square credit card reader or are considering getting this nifty device that lets you swipe credit cards with your smart phone with no monthly fees. (If you haven’t heard

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Alessandro Now Available in the U.S.
  • February 11, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

If you happened to attend any of the European beauty shows for the past few years, you may have been impressed with a nail polish, hand, and foot care company by the name of Alessandro International.

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ISSE 2013: CND's Brisa Lite Removable Gel System
  • February 6, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Sree and I visited CND's booth at ISSE 2013 to chat about the new Brisa Lite Removable Gel System with Lisa Wong, CND's education ambassador from Vista, Calif. Brisa Lite products — Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONE

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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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ISSE 2013: Intrinsics Helps You Pamper Your Clients
  • January 31, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

The Intrinsics booth within the Esthetics America & Wellness Pavilion caught my attention with paper and cotton products of every size and shape for the needs of the salon and spa industry. Shown above are lint-free

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Jessica Cosmetics' Gel and Polish Hybrid
  • January 30, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

There's polish, there's gel polish, and now there's Flash Fusion 2.5.2. Jessica Cosmetics' new hybrid product was showcased at ISSE 2013, with two in-booth nail techs giving the quickest pedicures I've ever seen. As

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Dashing Diva Partners with Hair Company for Comprehensive Beauty Look
  • January 30, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Like peanut butter and jelly, hair and nails were meant for each other. Nail company Dashing Diva partners with hair company Amika in spring 2013 to release sets of nail and hair products that complement each

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NailGrafx Seminar at Gellipop
  • January 29, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4Yesterday I attended a NailGrafx seminar at Gellipop in Redondo Beach, Calif. Gellipop offers seminars for nail professionals and is also a distributor for NailGrafx and Akzentz. After an appearance at ISSE on

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ISSE 2013: $250,000 Polish with a Security Guard
  • January 28, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

So the $250,000 bottle of polish doesn't come with an insurance rider (that I know of), but it does have a body guard at ISSE Long Beach.Yes, the Azature "Black Diamond" polish that contains 267-karats of

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ISSE 2013: Ergonomic Client Handrest from Pampered Perch
  • January 28, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

UPDATED 2/28/13: We have seven Pampered Perch hand/footrests to give away! Leave a comment in our blog comments section along with your city, state, and e-mail address for a chance to win. We will

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ISSE 2013: More Furnishing Options from Belava
  • January 28, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Courtesy of Belava's expertise in upholstering its own furniture, the pedi tub and chair manufacturer is now able to design custom furniture for your salon, including pieces like this comfy hair drying chair. So stop by

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ISSE 2013: Acrylics from Light Elegance
  • January 27, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

For those of you who rely on Light Elegance for great gel products, you'll be happy to know that you can now rely on them for acrylics as well.Long-time nail industry veteran John Hauk partnered with Light

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Minx “Underwear” Sneak Peek
  • January 22, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

UPDATED APRIL 2013: Here's the full step-by-step tutorial on Minx Underwear we promised you!When I first heard that Minx Nails was launching a new product called “Minx Underwear,” my first thought was, “I know the company

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Make Your Nails Unique
  • January 22, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Sparkles Print a Nail is a U.K.-based company. It uses state-of-the-art printers to print high-quality designs onto nail tips. Direct clients to send their own photos to Sparkles for a unique nail experience. Once the nail

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Beyoncé Shares Some Tips
  • January 15, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Beyoncé posted a photo of her New Year’s nails on Instagram, showing off her colorful Minx nail coatings. Celebrity stylist Lisa Logan created the look inspired by the artwork of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Both Beyoncé and Jay-Z

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3 Ventilation Success Stories
  • January 14, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

While working on a feature story about salon ventilation for NAILS Magazine’s February issue, I came across several salon owners who are an inspiration to all of us in their installation of proper ventilation systems. Though

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NCLA Pop-Up Nail Bar at Kitson
  • January 4, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

The holidays are a hectic time. That’s why a pop-up nail bar at a cool, trendy store is a fantastic idea. NCLA at Kitson featured the brand’s spunky lacquers as well as its signature wraps. A

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FingerNailFixer Partners with LaVaque Professional
  • November 12, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

We know many of you share our love of the FingerNailFixer (the alias of Holly Schippers, an amazing and helpful nail tech from Bussey, Iowa), something that we see every day via the pageviews that Holly’s

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New China Glaze & Ardell Collections Inspired by “Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away”
  • October 19, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

China Glaze and Ardell are partnering with Paramount Pictures for their newest collection of nail polishes and eyelashes inspired by the upcoming 3-D film, “Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away” in theaters December 21st. This new collection

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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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Would You Like to Buy an Insurance Rider with that Polish?
  • September 21, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve been noticing an interesting trend in my inbox these past few weeks. It seems that the pent-up longing from our recessionista lifestyles may finally be reaching the breaking point — for fall, it is all

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Nail Segment Experiences Largest Growth of Prestige Makeup Products, says The NPD Group
  • September 12, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Prestige makeup sales within U.S. department stores grew 8% to $1.8 billion for the first half of 2012, according to The NPD Group.While nail products continue to be the smallest segment, it experienced the largest growth

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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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Putting the Celebrity in Celebrity Manicurist
  • August 24, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I remember nodding my head in agreement as I read nail tech and blogger Maggie’s rant about how the phrase celebrity manicurist doesn’t refer to a manicurist who’s a celebrity herself but to a manicurist who

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Cosmoprof NA: Body Art Lets Your Salon Sparkle
  • August 9, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

In this age of nail art, I’m excited to see manufacturers launch products in other categories that also let clients showcase their individually. It’s so great to make a bold (and reassuringly temporary) fashion statement, such

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Continuum’s Echo Pedicure Chairs Showcased in Salon Today’s “Salon of the Year”
  • August 1, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

An art gallery feel is what the owner of Salon Today’s “Salon of the Year” was going for, and Continuum’s Echo pedicure chairs were chosen to complement that esthetic. The 2012 Salon of the Year winner

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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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Cosmoprof NA: Harmony, AII Win Sally Beauty Awards
  • July 25, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Sally Beauty Supply knows that keeping its 2,500+ stores well-stocked with innovative beauty products is just one piece of the puzzle of satisfying the “beauty junkie.” The necessary coordination behind the scenes between Sally and its

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Cosmoprof NA: Innovative Pedi Spa Changes Afoot at Gulfstream
  • July 24, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Gulfstream showcased two especially neat pedicure spa improvements at Cosmoprof North America.One is this convenient pull-out storage area on its La Lili 5. Handy, right?The other is this upgraded footrest style, which allows you to elevate

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Cosmoprof NA: Nail-focused Layla Cosmetics Wins Discover Beauty Award
  • July 24, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I love that a nail-focused company won this year's Discover Beauty Award -- it truly is a year of amazing things for nails! Based in Milan, Layla Cosmetics has been creating trendsetting products for over 70

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Cosmoprof NA: Ciate Caviar Manicure Coming to Salons
  • July 23, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Ciate is one of those "overnight" sensations that was almost a decade in the making. Founded in 2002 by a professional nail tech, the company is now big buzz in the nail industry for its "Caviar

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Cosmoprof NA: Beauty Bus Opens First National Pop-Up Salon
  • July 23, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Nonprofit Beauty Bus has been providing free beauty services -- including nails (the #1 requested service), hair, and make-up -- and, along with that pampering, a sense of hope, touch, and normalcy to terminally or chronically

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Special Effects Like Magnetic Polish Up Consumer Nail Product Sales by 30%
  • July 16, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

The consumer nail polishes category had a tremendous year in 2011, up almost 30% from 2010, partly caused by the emergence of new trends, including bold colors and special effects that attracted women of all demographics,

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IBS Las Vegas: Embedded Time in Acrylic and Gel
  • June 29, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I had the pleasure of talking to Guin Deadman, owner of Shear Magic Styling Salon in Grand Junction, Colo. She has been a NAILS Magazine reader for 17 years!She accumulated timepieces, screws,

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Essie Flagship Salon Opens in New York City
  • June 28, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

If the gorgeous colors of the couches in the above photo look strangely familiar to you, that’s because they were designed to match signature Essie polish shades.No detail was overlooked at Essie’s first ever flagship salon,

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Product Spotlight: OPI's Outrageous Neons
  • June 20, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Pink is my favorite color so I was extremely excited to see it among the four neon colors in OPI’s new Outrageous Neons collection. It’s the perfect time of year for these colors. This limited-edition neon

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Premiere 2012: New Minx Designs by Celebrity Manicurist Lisa Logan
  • June 6, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Minx launched new designs in their Professional Signature Collection of heat-activated nail coatings. Take it to the streets with these graffiti-inspired designs created by celebrity manicurist Lisa Logan. They caught my eye

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Premiere 2012: OPI’s Vintage Minnie and 12 New GelColors
  • June 6, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

OPI educators promoted OPI’s Vintage Minnie Mouse polish collection by bringing out their Minnie Mouse within. From left to right: account manager Loretta Ricker, distributor David Cervasio, director Herman Paez, Norma Sproles, Stephanie

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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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Premiere 2012: Glam Rock Glitter (The Name Says It All)
  • June 4, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

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Premiere 2012: Smart Business Cards from I Am Tags
  • June 4, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

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Premiere 2012: Dashing Diva Double Smile Line Nail Art
  • June 4, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

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Premiere 2012: Mood Gel Polish from LeChat
  • June 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

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Premiere 2012: Buff & Go Launches Foot Soaks and Scrubs
  • June 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

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Premiere 2012: Easy Acrylic Dipping System
  • June 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

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Premiere 2012: New Implement Sterilization Option from Science & Light Technology Inc.
  • June 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

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Premiere 2012: Hologram Effect Nail Polish from Layla Cosmetics
  • June 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

If you love the multi-dimensional look of a mood ring but don’t want to layer color over color to achieve it, then check out Layla Cosmetics’ new Hologram Effect Nail Polish. Available in eight colors so

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Win “The One That Works”
  • May 18, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

You could be the lucky winner of “The One That Works” Salon Air Purifier from Aerovex Systems. The air purifier filters and controls odors, collects dust, and circulates clean air throughout the salon. Its unique “fountain

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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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EvolutionMan Collaborates With Fashion Designer For “Limited Edition” Men’s Nail Paint
  • April 16, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

EvolutionMan has extended its Rebel Nail Paint collection for men and collaborated with fashion designer, stylist, and TV personality Indashio to create a custom color. Indashio Black by EvolutionMan is black in 3-D. The matte formulation

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Color Block Nail Art by Gelish
  • April 6, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Color blocking, a trendy technique where blocks of solid colors are placed next to each other to add visual interest, works so well for nail art.Yesterday, I attended the Alice and Olivia color denim preview party,

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OPI’s Limited Edition “The Amazing Spider-Man” Nail Lacquers
  • April 2, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

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Pantone Makes “Tangerine Tango” Nail Polish
  • March 29, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Remember when we told you about “Tangerine Tango” and how it was declared “color of the year” by the Pantone Color Institute?At the time, I said I’d totally rock tangerine nails. Well, Pantone and beauty retailer

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Product Spotlight: Keyano’s Green Tea Collection
  • March 15, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

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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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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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Keywords: clients   nail art   On the Road   products   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: health   On the Road   products   salon safety   techniques  
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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Keywords: On the Road   products   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: health   On the Road   products   techniques   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: On the Road   products   salon services   techniques   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: On the Road   products   salon safety   techniques   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: business   On the Road   products   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art   products   social media  
Do the Nails for Kupa’s Newsletter Cover
  • February 22, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

If you’re a fan of Kupa products and live in the Southern California area, then listen up: The Anaheim, Calif.-based electric file manufacturer has just launched a print newsletter dubbed Nail Monthly and is looking for

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Keywords: products   techniques  
$5,000 Gel-Polish a Hit at the Grammys
  • February 17, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

My interest is piqued by this trend of super expensive manicures. I love that clients are putting this much worth on having stunning nails (well, some clients, celebrities and such — but, hey that’s where many

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Keywords: products   salon services  
OPI Helps Fight Diabetes
  • February 15, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

OPI will soon launch its new City of Hope limited promotion to celebrate City of Hope 2012 Spirit of Life Honoree George Schaeffer. Each display features four bestselling OPI nail lacquers, including Bubble Bath, Cajun Shrimp,

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Keywords: Beauty for Good   products  
Nicki Minaj-Inspired Nails
  • February 8, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Nails by Rachelle CribNails by Laura McCarthyNails by Arielle JonesNails by Alexandra MansoorI love these four bold, bright nail designs that recently won the OPI  Nails4Life contest. Via its Facebook page, OPI gave its fans a

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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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Keywords: business   nail art   On the Road   products   salon decor/design  
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: World Champion Nail Tech to be at Nail Labo Booth
  • January 30, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

From 1 p.m.-3 p.m. today, world champion Japanese nail artist Mayumi Hase will be at the Nail Labo booth, so be sure to stop by and check that out. In the meantime, the Nail Labo team (shown

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ISSE 2012: China Glaze Magnetic Polish
  • January 30, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Yay for more magnetic polish options! China Glaze distinguishes itself with a horseshoe-shaped magnet that houses three designs. The six magnetic polish shades are launching in stores now. (Sadly you can’t buy it at the company’s

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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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Keywords: On the Road   products   salon services   techniques   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: On the Road   products   salon services   techniques   tradeshows  
ISSE 2012: Top Model “Stalks” Nails, Learns about CND Products
  • January 29, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

It was pretty amazing to turn my head and realize that Lisa D’Amato, winner of America’s Next Top Model All-Stars, was in the same room as me to learn about CND products. (Though maybe next time

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ISSE 2012: Perfectly Sized Towel Warmer
  • January 29, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I recently uploaded this video to NAILStv that demoed a new towel warmer to enter the U.S. market, and it was even cooler to see it in person at ISSE. Beauty Pro’s warmer is so small. It’s

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ISSE 2012: SalonSwipe Enters Smart Phone Credit Card Reader Market
  • January 29, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

We’ve heard so much buzz about salon owners and nail techs who use Square for credit card payments, and it was only a matter of time before other companies filled this new niche.Enter SalonSwipe. It’s very

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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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Keywords: On the Road   products   tradeshows  
Young Nails Visits NAILS
  • January 17, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

On Friday, Young Nails visited the NAILS’ office to tell us more about ManiQ Color, its brush-on gel-polish.When president Greg Salo mentioned that some Young Nails-educated nail techs were doing three Mani Q Color clients an

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Product Spotlight: Be Creative Nail Art Pen
  • January 11, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Get ready to create this season’s hottest nail art with the Be Creative Nail Art Pen from award winning nail artists Sam Biddle and Rebecca Orme.Made from glass, the Be Creative Nail Art Pen is the

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A Nail Art Book for Your Coffee Table
  • January 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

As a 232-page hardcover book published by Standard Press (the publishing imprint of The Standard Hotels), Nailed: The History of Nail Culture and Dzine is a photo-heavy look at nails through the ages with a focus

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Bio Sculpture Gel Founder Awarded "Entrepeneur of the Year" Award
  • January 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Congratulations are in order for Elmien Scholtz, owner and founder of Bio Sculpture Gel, for earning Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, in the Emerging Category for the Southern African leg of the competition.This

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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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Keywords: nail art   On the Road   products   tradeshows  
New One-Stroke Painting Book Available
  • December 13, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

After we published our One-Stroke Nail Art Tutorial from Donna Dewberry in our February 2011 issue, we got a solid amount of feedback from nail techs who are interested in this painting technique.So I wanted to

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Keywords: nail art   products  
7+ Holiday Gift Ideas for Nail Techs
  • December 9, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Since so many fun products come across my desk each day, I thought I’d offer my two cents for what I think some much-appreciated holiday gifts would be for nail techs specifically. So, if you’re trying

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Keywords: Ask an Editor   products   tradeshows  
Product Spotlight: RaisEase
  • November 23, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

RaisEase is a new product that acts as both a portable foot rest and arm rest. The RaisEase rest was designed by a professional nail technician to use for her own pedicure clients, and it can

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Product Spotlight} Continuum’s Vantage
  • November 17, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

VantageSet to be released in January 2012, Continuum’s Vantage and Vantage+ chairs will combine comfort, elegance, and class into great-looking pedicure chairs. The chairs will feature massage units under a plush-cushioned back rest, as well as

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Product Spotlight: LCN CrocoFever
  • November 9, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

There’s a fun new polish trend on its way, and it’s called CrocoFever.CrocoFever from LCN is a top coat similar to shatter, but it breaks up along lines that are designed to imitate the look of

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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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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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Keywords: On the Road   products   tradeshows  
Long Beach International Beauty Expo
  • October 23, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Reporting from the show floor of the Long Beach International Beauty Expo, the attendance is picking up through the morning, with the Nailympics competition floor active with competitors from around the world.Nail competition veteran Tom Holcomb is

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Product Spotlight: Essie’s Luxeffect Holiday Line
  • October 21, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Essie has a new 2011 holiday polish line coming out called Luxeffects that is made up of sparkling multi-dimensional top coats. The lacquers help achiev the layered looks that range from golden glams to pristine white

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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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Keywords: On the Road   products   tradeshows  
The “Luxe Bag” from The Spa Buzz
  • October 12, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

You know that cheese of the month club you got as a Christmas present that kept on giving? Well, we just learned of something similar available for salon professionals: The “Luxe Bag” from The Spa Buzz,

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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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Keywords: Beauty for Good   Hannah Lee   products  
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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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products  
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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Keywords: Hannah Lee   On the Road   products  
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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Keywords: Beauty for Good   On the Road   products   salon services  
A Custom-Made Spongeable for L.A.’s Natural History Museum
  • August 30, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

There’s been a lot of buzz here in Los Angeles recently about the new Dinosaur Hall at the Natural History Museum. I was happy to hear that a bath and beauty company got it on the

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Product Spotlight: IBD Comes Out with “Just Gel”
  • August 26, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

IBD introduces its new “Just Gel,” a 100% pure gel formula that wears like a gel but applies like a polish for a rich, even color coat that lasts. The system comes with its own Jet

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Sephora Launches In-Store Nail Studios, Nail Art Guide
  • August 17, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Beauty retailer Sephora is infatuated with nail art. Through a partnership with XpresSpa, it now offers in-store Sephora Nail Studio Art + Lacquer Services at select stores in New York and California. The retailer’s blog states,

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Product Spotlight: Cuccio Has New Body Butter Flavor
  • August 11, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Debuting recently at Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas, Cuccio Naturale’s new Vanilla Bean Sugar Butter Blend and Sugar Scrub are the first sugar-based scrubs and butters from the company. PR & Marketing executive at Cuccio, Arica Carpenter,

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Manicures and...Ice Cream?
  • August 11, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

We've all heard of Martinis & Manicures, a popular salon promotion, but as we're in the dog days of summer, Mars Chocolate North America had a better idea. Manicures and ice cream! The candy giant launched

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Keywords: products  
Product Spotlight: Tuff Scent Relaunches Scented Nail Polish
  • July 22, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Lisa Arnbrister founded Tuff Scent in 1996, and her unique line of scented polish became a quick success in the beauty world, retailing in 2,000 stores worldwide. Now Lisa, along with her daughter Sylvana Barbash, have

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Miss Universe Photos (Go Suzi!)
  • July 6, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Did you catch the Miss USA pageant on TV? If so, you most likely noticed that nail industry star Suzi Weiss-Fischmann (right), OPI executive VP and artistic director,  was one of the pageant’s celebrity judges. We

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My Wedding Minx: Help Me Pick!
  • July 5, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m getting married on July 30, and of course I have to make a statement with my nails. Lucky for me, I’m having a traditional Indian wedding — which means color, color, and more color. Instead

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Keywords: nail art   products  
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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Premiere Orlando: Valentino's Beauty Pure
  • June 20, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

\]\\Valentino made its show debut with a new type of nail dust purification unit. The Valentino Pure Air Purifier and Dust Collector sits directly below the nail tech and client and extracts acrylic and gel dust

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OPI & Miss Universe Collaboration
  • June 14, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

OPI Products Inc. is in Las Vegas today to reveal the colors of its upcoming Miss Universe Collection of polish, which will be available in September.  The four new colors will be unveiled tonight at a

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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: Cheeky Monkey Reminds You to Laugh
  • June 9, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Cheeky Monkey's Carol Daugherty (left) and Creative Director/Founder Andrea Pahn had fun promoting their new Cheeky Monkey polish colors. "Quality with a Giggle" is how Pahn describes her line with a polish base from France, colors

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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: 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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OPI Unveils Three More Shades from Serena Williams’ Glam Slam! Series
  • May 25, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

As you all know, OPI has partnered with Serena Williams for its Glam Slam! Series, and OPI has been releasing new polishes for the collection as the different tennis tournaments begin. It started in January with

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LCN Attracts with Magnetic Polish
  • May 11, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

LCN has just come out with a new type of polish that actually has metal particles in the polish so that they will react to a magnet, which LCN has designed to create unique and fun

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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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Product Spotlight: OPI Launches Three Blue-Hued Shatter Shades
  • May 4, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

OPI expands its Shatter line with the addition of three new blue shades: Blue, Navy, and Turquoise.  These blues have an allure of the sea and provide a great look for summer nails. Inspired by graffiti

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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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Crackle on Crackle Action
  • April 28, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

A lot of us have been experimenting with trendy crackle polishes. I know I have. For those of us who can’t get enough crackling, Irene Chao of China Glaze shares an awesome tip for how to

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China Glaze: Ready For The Royal Wedding
  • April 21, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

In anticipation of the upcoming royal wedding, China Glaze has come out with a recommendation for all nail techs to check out the classic China Glaze core collection for some apropos shades.These high-quality lacquers will match perfectly

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Wear Test: The Miracle Manicure
  • April 14, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Seven days ago, the NAILS staff tried out Tammy Taylor’s new Miracle Manicure. It’s a light-cured base coat that increases the wear time of regular nail polish. As promised, today I’m reporting on the wear.All of

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Product Spotlight: Medicool PediNova Pro
  • April 12, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Medicool has a new professional electric pedicure and manicure filing system, the PediNova Pro. The PediNova Pro comes with 14 different filing tools that are designed to complete any pedicure or manicure service and are safety-conscious

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Link Love: 4/8/11
  • April 8, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I hope everyone has had a busy week at your salons and that pedicure clients are coming out of winter hibernation. (If not, this Hot Lava Pedicure might coax them out.)Here are some of the most

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Keywords: Link Love   nail art   products   salon services   techniques  
The Miracle Manicure
  • April 7, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m so stoked because today I got to A) meet Tammy Taylor in person B) try out her new Miracle Manicure Base Coat, which is such a unique product that when I originally read about it

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Product Spotlight: Neon Nail Art Pens from Cina
  • April 5, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Cinapro Nail Creations is coming out with new Neon Nail Art Pens for summer. The neon colors are fun and will make a bold statement. With neon colors being a popular choice for nail polish this

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Product Spotlight: Premium Nails’ Drop N Go
  • March 29, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Brand new in nail drying comes Premium Nails’ Drop N Go. These quick-drying polish drops dry polish to the touch in as little as 45 seconds and will have them completely dry and tap-ready in four

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White and Red Shatter Debut for French Open!
  • March 25, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Serena Williams Serves Up Four New Shades for OPI’s Glam Slam! CollectionOPI is capturing Serena Williams’ winning spirit with four new additions to the Glam Slam! Collection, including two new shades of the Shatter lacquer –

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Picking Out Royal Wedding Colors
  • March 23, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I bet Prince William and Kate Middleton are happily counting down the days to their April 29 nuptials. Did you and your clients invitations to the wedding somehow get lost in the mail? Well, at least

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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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ABS 2011: Eliminer Callus Removal System
  • March 16, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Many states won't let nail salons use credo blades on clients (they can be dangerous, as you can accidentally cut clients' skin with them), but here's a callus removal alternative that uses a disposable RotoFile Caps

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ABS 2011: Gulfstream's Portable Pedicure Spa
  • March 16, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

America's Beauty Show 2011 ended Monday afternoon, but we're going to continue sharing some of the new product launches from the show throughout the week. There were a lot of exciting new nail products!Pedi spa manufacturer

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ABS 2011: Steam, Not Foot Soak, for this Pedicure Spa
  • March 13, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The Nail Superstore has released an ingenious pedicure spa. The Red Dragon Turbo Sauna Pedicure uses a cup of water to create a pore-opening steam -- no plumbing or tedious spa cleaning involved. The client simply

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ABS 2011: Stylish Bags from My Element Style
  • March 12, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

From My Element Style come six sizes of stylish black-and-white blacks that are great for business or personal use. Buy a large duffle with a pull-out handle and wheels to take with you to cash-and-carry beauty

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ABS 2011: Get Started with NSI Polish Pro
  • March 12, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

NSI has made its Polish Pro gel-polish so easy to get your hands on (and to get onto your clients' hands!). Educator Heather Hall pointed out the handy handle that the Versa UV Lamp is equipped

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Butter London: “No More Waity, Katie”
  • February 7, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

It seems that these days everyone is trying to acquire princess-to-be Kate Middleton’s amazing sense of style. Just a few days ago, I viewed a late-night infomercial hawking a (much cheaper) replica of her engagement ring.

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A.I.I. Acquires Two Nail Brands
  • February 4, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

American International Industries (A.I.I.) recently acquired It’s So Easy Nails and Poshé. It’s So Easy is known for its nail art accessories (especially for funky embellishments) and tools like the PICKerr UPerr for rhinestones. Poshé is

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ISSE 2011: New Portable Drill from Kupa
  • January 31, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Kupa just released the new Kupa Upower-2G, a versatile and portable electric nail drill. Within the small unit is a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery that lasts through hours of use. The battery is removable so you can keep an extra on hand, or you

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ISSE 2011: New Gel Polish Kits at ibd
  • January 31, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Gel polishes are in a myriad of booths at ISSE, including a newly launched kit from ibd. The ibd gelac UV Gel Polish Kit includes 6 gel-polishes, plus a base coat and a top coat.Sister brand

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ISSE 2011: 2 for $10 Butters at Cuccio Naturale
  • January 31, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The last day of a beauty show means...amazing show specials! Be sure to stop by the Cuccio Naturale booth today to get two body butters for just $10. Cuccio Lytes are also on sale: 2 for

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ISSE 2011: Shellac Layering Tip
  • January 31, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Want to see what color you'll create with your Shellac layering idea? Paint a bit of the top color on the side of the bottle of the bottom layer. Here, education ambassador Anne Clarizio shows me

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ISSE 2011: Acrylic Collections from INM
  • January 30, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

INM International Educator, Rachel Mouritson, sculpted INM's Jessica Ayala's first stiletto nail using a combination of the company's new Long Ago & Far Away colored acrylics (left) and Northern Lights Neon Holographic Acrylic Powders (right). Rachel

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ISSE 2011: Minx Launches Celebrity Manicurists' Lines
  • January 30, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Even though its booth is a little out of the way in the Arena, it seems that nail techs are having no problem finding the Minx booth. And it is definitely worth stopping by because celebrity

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ISSE 2011: NSI PolishPro Window Decals
  • January 29, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Do you carry NSI's new Polish Pro line at your salon? If so, be sure to grab a window decal to announce your new product to the masses! Available on www.nsinails.com (and you can likely also

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ISSE 2011: Vamoos! at Famous Names LLC
  • January 29, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

With the proliferation of hybrid brush-on gel polishes, brand new nail company Famous Names LLC just launched Vamoos! Removal Wraps, which it says reduce the amount of acetone used by 50%. 240 wraps are $45. Booth #712.--Sree

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ISSE 2011: Trade in Your UV Lamp at Odyssey
  • January 29, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Odyssey Nail Systems has a great trade-in special going on at its booth. Bring in any gel nail lamp -- working or not -- and get a $150 credit on the company's new The One: LED

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ISSE 2011: New Chairs, Accessories from Belava
  • January 29, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

We're trying something new this year...blogging LIVE from the show floor at ISSE Long Beach!                For those of you who were intrigued by the Low-Flow Pedicure Spas story in the February issue, Belava has a new contender in

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OPI Calendar for Your Computer Desktop
  • January 25, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

If you're a little bored with the blah desktop background that's on the computer in your salon, switch it up once a month with the 2011 OPI Desktop Wallpaper Calendar. This year's calendar is unique because

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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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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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New DVDs for a New Year
  • December 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

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Coming 2011: Crackle Nail Polish Trend
  • December 13, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

China Glaze launches Crackle Glaze next month.  Crackle polishes work well even over glitters (shown: OPI Black Shatter over OPI Teenage Dream). In 2011, clients will be intrigued to see their polish break apart before their very

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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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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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Tweezerman 2011
  • November 23, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Tweezerman celebrated its 30th anniversary last week and held a luncheon in Hollywood to commemorate the occasion as well as introduce some new products and promotions for the upcoming year. Tweezerman started out in 1980 with a

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Win Retired OPI Polish Shades!
  • November 16, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

After teasing this giveaway on its Facebook page for several weeks, OPI today announced the details of its amazing 100,000 Fans promotion. If the company reaches 100,000 Facebook fans before Dec. 31, 2010, it will award 100

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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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Purple Polish Helps Fight Alzheimer’s
  • November 9, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The girl-treprenuers of NailEZEE — Ryan, Jordan, and Erin Wolf — recently launched a trio of purple polishes to help fight Alzheimer’s. The colors — (from lightest to darkest) Lovie Dovie, Pamper Me Purple, and Power to

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Dr. Murad’s Original Art Raises $25K for Charity
  • October 29, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Steven A. Napolitano, deputy, LA County supervisor, presented a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the County of Los Angeles to Dr. Murad (left) at a recent charity art auction, acknowledging Dr. Murad’s philanthropic contributions at

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Salon Designers L.A. Parking Lot Sale
  • October 27, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

For one day only (rain or shine), Salon Designers L.A. will have a parking lot sale. This Sunday (Oct. 31) from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 814 W. Hyde Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90302, you may

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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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New Nail Polish Jewelry
  • October 13, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I interviewed Tracey Barker a few months ago for an August article in NAILS Magazine about great beauty-related product finds on online marketplace Etsy. Better known by her Etsy shop name of “gingerkittydesigns,” Barker creates amazing

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Halloween Nail Art Inspiration
  • October 12, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Halloween is a great time for nail art. After all, Susie the Regular Client might not wear nail art — but Susie the Wicked Halloween Witch just might. Be sure to discuss your clients’ costume plans

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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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25 Years of Attitude
  • September 28, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

In 1985, Anne Taintor glued the words “intellectuals gone bad” onto a vintage magazine ad featuring two proper and glamorous women. It should perhaps come as no surprise to women in the beauty industry, where wit

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Jason Wu Tries His Hand at Nail Polish
  • September 15, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

New York Fashion Week is in full swing, and fashion designer Jason Wu and CND have announced a limited-edition Jason Wu Collection of polishes — CND’s first designer partnership and Wu’s first foray into nail products.

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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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ELLEgirls Discover NailEZEE
  • September 2, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

These two ELLEgirl Model Search winners, Maggie (left) and Jazzlyn, bunked in New York City for a week and lived the model life, culminating in a photo shoot by celebrity photographer Francis Hills. (Photography by Francis

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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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Celebrity Manicurist Gives Away a Manicure, Products
  • August 27, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Props to U.K.-based celebrity manicurist Leighton Denny for giving away a manicure and £100 (about $154) of products from his eponymous line of nail products to one lucky donor who donates to the children’s charity Jeans

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Pedi Under the Stars
  • August 23, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Even if you work in a salon in a big city, where the stars are blocked out by the city lights, you can still create the illusion of a relaxing outdoor retreat within your pedicure room.

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Around the World in Three Pedicures
  • August 13, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

With the release of Eat, Pray, Love today — the movie adaptation of the memoir of the same name, in which a newly divorced Elizabeth Gilbert travels through Italy, India, and Indonesia on a journey of

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Sally Beauty Recognizes “Partners in Progress”
  • August 3, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

In a year when the financial slogan seemed to be “flat is the new up,” Sally Beauty Supply has a lot to be proud of. Its same-store-sales are up, both its professional and retail business is

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Get Buzz for Your Product Line
  • July 26, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Lots of nail techs have created their own product lines and if you’re one of them, then The Spa Buzz has an opportunity for you to get your brand in front of beauty decision-makers at one

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Would You Wear This?
  • July 16, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

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Jealous of My Gelish?
  • June 24, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Hand & Nail Harmony (the makers of Gelish) founder Danny Haile (second from right) visited the NAILS office with nail techs Yuki Morooka and Mie Asada. I’m showing off my sparkly red Gelish manicure.Gelish applies like

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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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Congratulations to Entity’s $500 Winner!
  • June 14, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Entity Beauty, Inc. celebrated its fifth anniversary at ISSE Long Beach earlier this year. To keep the party going, Entity shared the celebration by awarding $500 to one lucky customer. Congratulations to winner Janette Zelaya of

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Attend a Virtual Trade Show on May 26-27
  • May 21, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

For those of you who don’t have the time and/or the money to travel to beauty trade shows, you may want to make plans to attend the upcoming Spa Hospitality Expo (SHE) — because you can

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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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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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Be Eco-Friendly and Exchange Your Old Polish
  • May 10, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I definitely appreciate the honesty, but it’s disturbing that 36% of respondents to NailsMag.com’s current web poll don’t dispose of salon hazardous waste items (which can include leftover nail polish) correctly, at least some of the

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Make Your Own Products with Gourmet Spa Essentials
  • May 3, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Normal0012261292Bobit Business Media102158611.773000You can create unique signature services using your own custom mixes with Gourmet Spa Essentials’ Master Chef’s Blend. Nail tech and Gourmet Spa Essentials owner Gayla Burnett developed her line of manicure and pedicure

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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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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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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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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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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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Taking Polish for a Test Drive
  • March 23, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Auto maker Volvo typically retails cool gear to match its cars — items like key rings, T-shirts, golf umbrellas, and sunglasses. With the launch of the Volvo S60 at the Geneva Motor Show this month, the

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Get Minx Training During America’s Beauty Show
  • March 19, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

When I attended ISSE, I noticed a lot of nail techs frantically trying to find the Minx booth. (The company was a last-minute addition to the show floor, so its booth number wasn’t published in the

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Southern California Nail Techs: Get Free OPI Training
  • March 18, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

OPI is hosting a free evening demo and salon tour event in Studio City, Calif., on Monday, May 17. Dubbed, “An Evening with OPI,” the event will allow nail techs to watch demos and work hands-on

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Get Lucky with China Glaze’s Four-Leaf Clover
  • March 17, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If you’ve purchased China Glaze’s Up and Away polish collection, you’ve got the perfect polish with which to polish your clients' nails today: Four-Leaf Clover. This vibrant green has been showing up all

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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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Congratulations to a Fimo Nail Art Contest Winner!
  • March 9, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Congratulations to Louise Callaway of England’s Noble Nails for winning a fimo cane nail art contest run by manufacturer C.A. Therien Polymer Clay Arts. I thought you might enjoy seeing pictures of the winning entry from a

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How Many Fun Accessories Can You Make with Acrylics and Gels?
  • March 4, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

In a bizarre cosmic coincidence, I recently received — in the past two weeks — e-mails from several nail artists who wanted to share cool retail items they were fashioning out of nail enhancement products. Most

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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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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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European Touch’s 25th Anniversary Chair
  • February 23, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Milwaukee, Wis.-based European Touch is celebrating its 25th year in the pedicure spa industry, and to commemorate it has come out with a special limited edition line of its Murano Spa. The new Signature Edition Murano Spa

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Minx Nails Supports Haiti Relief Efforts
  • February 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Oceanside, Calif.-based Minx, Inc. is supporting the Haiti relief effort by creating three new limited edition Minx designs with artwork by Haitian resident and artist Carlo Valtrain. Carlo was born on October 26, 1959 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti,

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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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New Product for “Rock Star Toes”
  • February 11, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Light Elegance plans on launching six new Glitter Gels colors every three months (shown is Silver Glitter).  As the glitter gel toenails craze continues among clients, Light Elegance was promoting a gel line at ISSE that

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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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Suzi Says: “There’s Always a New Shade of Red”
  • February 8, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

You may never have met her in person, but you’ve most likely met Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, executive VP and artistic director of OPI Products Inc., countless times in your salon. Ever wondered who the “Suzi” is in

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mom of Twins Finds Diamond in Polish Bottle
  • January 19, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Back in August, we told you about a promotion in which Essie Cosmetics and jewelry designer Judith Ripka hid three precious stones inside three polish bottles in the “Essie Loves Diamonds by Judith Ripka” collection. Now,

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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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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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The New GiGi
  • October 22, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

American International Industries (AII)  has just rebranded its GiGi line of wax and skin care, and had a press lunch to celebrate its launch. The branding team at AII has been planning GiGi’s makeover for about a

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Enter a Fimo Cane Nail Art Contest
  • September 8, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Fimo cane nail art is so trendy these days, and with good reason: It’s an easy way to add nail art to your menu without requiring the artistic ability of techniques like handpainting or acrylic sculpting.

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Essie and the Diamond Factory
  • August 19, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

In a stunning Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-esque promotion, Essie Cosmetics and jewelry designer Judith Ripka have hidden a one-carat sapphire, emerald, and diamond separately inside three different polish bottles in the new “Essie Loves Diamonds

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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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Keywords: On the Road   products   tradeshows  
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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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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Quick Fix for Mother’s Day Nail Art
  • May 4, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

With Mother’s Day at the end of the week, your schedule is probably full of mother-daughter appointments. Why not bring in a little more revenue by upselling some themed nail art for the occasion? I found

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The Nail Techs of London
  • April 30, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I just learned about a growing nail salon chain from London that has come out with its own brand of nail products. Nail Inc. has a wide range of products, including the polish shown here with

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Soak-Off Gels Giveaway
  • April 20, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Be one of the first nail techs to try NSI’s Illusion Soak-Off Gels when the product line launches later this month. We found out that the company is giving away an Illusion Sampler Kit to the

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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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Colored Tips
  • February 26, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I was looking through the BeautyTech forums today, and I came across a thread on colored tips. I haven’t seen very many techs using colored tips, and I was wondering how popular they are. It seems

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The New Home Fungus Test Is Free!
  • February 17, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Salvation has arrived for that stubborn client who refuses to let a doctor take a look at that thick, yellow toenail. Woodward Laboratories has just introduced a home test kit to diagnose fungal infection — and

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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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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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Allow me to French Halloween ’Ya
  • October 21, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Loni Jensen Preato, of Da-Lonnie’s Hair & Nail Studio in Las Vegas, shows how to use a Q-Buffer to make a special “V”-French in a Halloween nail. 1. Prep nail. 2. Prime nail. 3. Apply pink acrylic. 4. Allow pink

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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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Shoe Shopping
  • September 15, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Clients waste time (theirs and, more importantly, yours) waiting for their toenails to dry enough to step away from the pedicure area and slide back into their shoes. Why not offer them an incentive to BYOS

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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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New Uses for Old Things
  • August 18, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The problem: You've had to remix the same orange acrylic paint for your Halloween nail art over a dozen times, because it keeps drying up between clients. The solution (courtesy of nail tech Wendy Causey, Vivify Hair

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Clay Cane Fever
  • August 15, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

One of the latest trends to sweep through the nail industry is the clay cane. Clay canes are small strips of clay that have designs on them. Techs slice the canes thin and then embed the

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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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Keywords: On the Road   products   tradeshows  
E-File Maintenance
  • July 31, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I have an upcoming article on repairing broken salon equipment, and I got some good pointers from Medicool’s Steve Wallace on how to take care of your e-file so you’ll maximize the lifetime and limit repair costs. 

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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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Keywords: On the Road   products   salon decor/design   tradeshows  
Protecting Your Investment
  • July 11, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Pedicure thrones are one of the biggest investments a salon can make, yet some owners tend to neglect them once they have been installed, and soon find themselves with a chair in need of repair. I recently

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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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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  
Solicited Advice
  • April 14, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I'm probably a pain in the butt to a lot of consumer product manufacturers out there, because when I'm unhappy with a product (a certain brand of teeth whitening strips and a shoe accessories company shall

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Keywords: products   salon decor/design  
America’s Beauty Show
  • March 20, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I had a great time at America’s Beauty Show (formerly the Chicago Midwest Beauty Show) earlier this month. For the first time, the show took place in McCormick Place, a gigantic convention center in the heart of Chicago (in previous years, it had been held in the suburb of Rosemont, Ill.)

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