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A Trip to the Hive
  • March 19, 2014
  • Brittni Rubin

Queen Bee Salon and Spa has a creative spunk matching that of the salon’s employees. 

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Keywords: nail art   salon decor/design   salon profiles   salon services  
L.A. Hair: Episode 6 -- Naja Needs Anthony's Help Polishing Toenails
  • July 19, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Gaybonics: "GUUURRRLLLL...CHILE...YES GAWD, YES JESUS...HUNTY, FIERCE...WERK...SHADE...REEEEAAAD…" Look, I’m  always down for  a good ol' kiki (butch queens raised me, it’s in my blood), but let’s just get this fashion show done, Anthony!It’s like everything he touches

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Keywords: L.A. Hair   salon services  
L.A. Hair: Episode 5 -– Naja’s Client Has Down-to-the-Nub Nails
  • July 11, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

How many times have you met a stranger and been introduced as, “This is blank ______ (Naja in my case). She does nails.” The stranger immediately pulls her hands back in a hiding position and says,

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Keywords: L.A. Hair   salon safety   salon services  
Salon Owners Partner for All Night Nailathon
  • June 24, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   salon services   social media  
Now’s a Great Time to Join Beauty Bus
  • April 18, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

While working on a story for our June issue about caring for nail clients with cancer, I reached out to nonprofit Beauty Bus for a sidebar about volunteer organizations serving this demographic. The Beauty Bus Foundation

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Keywords: Beauty for Good   health   mobile salons   salon services  
Moms, Plus 18-24 Year-Olds, Grow the Nail Market, Mintel Finds
  • March 1, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Women in households with children are more likely to use more nail care products than those without children in their homes, reports market intelligence firm Mintel. According to a Mintel report, this is particularly notable with

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Keywords: business   salon services  
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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Keywords: nail art   products   salon services   techniques  
UV Nail Lamps Do Not Increase Skin Cancer Risk, New Study Finds
  • December 12, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

“UV nail lamps do not appear to significantly increase the lifetime risk of KC [keratinocyte carcinoma]” in consumers, reports a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Authors Alina Markova of Massachusetts General Hospital, the

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Keywords: health   salon safety   salon services  
Male market segment to grow, predicts IBISWorld
  • August 29, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

A market segment within the U.S. day spa and nail salon industry likely to experience growth in the next five years is the male consumer, according to a recent report by market research firm IBISWorld. The

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Keywords: business   clients   salon services  
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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Keywords: nail art   products   salon services  
SuperStyled Makeover Show Launches on YouTube
  • August 22, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Many of us get inspired by YouTube videos these days, and new online series SuperStyled plays that up with short (the first one is under 4 minutes) episodes that showcase total makeovers — nails, makeup, and

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Keywords: clients   nail art   salon services   techniques  
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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Keywords: products   salon services   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: health   products   salon services   techniques   tradeshows  
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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Nails Across America: A Mobile Nail Salon
  • July 6, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Breanne Trammell, an artist from Wassaic, N.Y., has set her sights on the nails industry. She took a 16 week nail specialty course and graduated from TW Nail Technology with a Nail Specialty Certificate on June

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Keywords: business   nail art   salon services  
Celebrate Father’s Day with Specialty Nail Services
  • June 12, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Manicures and pedicures can be the perfect pamper gift to give a great dad on Father’s Day. Is your salon prepared with enticing services for all the fathers out there? Here are some salons that we

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Keywords: salon services  
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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Nail Salons to Increasingly Expand to Full-Service Salons, Predicts IBISWorld
  • May 2, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Between 2012 and 2017, nail salons will increasingly expand into full-service salons, which will allow industry operators to diversify their customer base and mitigate revenue fluctuations, according to a recent report by market research firm IBIS

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Keywords: business   salon services  
Volunteers Needed for D.C.'s Welcome to Our World
  • April 24, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

If you care about the beauty industry and can be in Washington D.C. on May 9, then I highly encourage you to volunteer your skills at the annual Welcome to Our World event on Capitol Hill.Welcome

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Keywords: business   legislation   salon services  
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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Keywords: nail art   products   salon services   techniques  
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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Keywords: products   salon services  
In-Progress Nail Art Documentary Needs Funding
  • March 14, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: business   clients   nail art   On the Road   salon services  
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  
$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  
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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Keywords: products   salon services   techniques   tradeshows  
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: 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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Keywords: health   products   salon services   tradeshows  
Ramp Up the Red for Valentine’s Day
  • January 24, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

With Valentine’s Day swiftly approaching, we know you want to cater to all of your clients’ requests for that lovely, flattering shade of red. Experts at Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas — John Gialluisi,

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Keywords: clients   salon services   techniques  
New at the Spa: Color Therapy
  • January 20, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Aura-Soma Color Therapy Series / Courtesy of Caesars Palace Do you believe color has the power to affect the body, mind, and spirit?  Qua Baths and Spa at Caesars Palace  in Las Vegas is one of the

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Keywords: health   salon services  
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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Keywords: nail art   products   salon services   techniques  
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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Keywords: business   nail art   products   salon services  
Sister Salons
  • November 18, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: business   On the Road   salon services  
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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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  
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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Keywords: nail art   products   salon services  
Pricey, But Well Worth It
  • May 23, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I didn’t exactly expect to find any bargains as I was browsing the nail service menu at the upscale Spa Gregorie’s, a small chain of day spas in Southern California, but I was a little surprised

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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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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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Keywords: products   salon services   techniques  
Ask an Editor: How Can I Get Featured in NAILS Magazine?
  • April 6, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: Ask an Editor   Hannah Lee   nail art   On the Road   salon services  
Top 10 Ways to Get Brides Into Your Salon
  • March 31, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Jacqueline Oliphant, a freelance manicurist, makeup artist, cosmetologist, barber, and contributing author for Milady’s Standard Nail Technology, shares her “top 10” for how to get more brides in your salon. Summer wedding season will be here

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Keywords: clients   nail art   salon services   social media  
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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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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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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Keywords: On the Road   products   salon services  
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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Nail Notebook: Assignment #5
  • November 4, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Welcome to Assignment #5! Are you getting antsy to put your notebook out in the salon reception area? How about we create a mini menu for the notebook today and do just that! Then in the

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Keywords: Holly Schippers   Nail Notebook   salon services  
Man Sues Nail Salon for Gender Discrimination
  • September 30, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Many of us, myself included, were in an uproar over the recent case of a Georgia woman being charged more for a pedicure because, according to the salon, the client was overweight and so could potentially

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Keywords: clients   legislation   salon services  
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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Client Charged Extra for Mani/Pedi for Being Overweight
  • August 24, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: clients   Hannah Lee   health   salon services  
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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Coming Soon to a Spa Near You ...
  • August 16, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Massages, facials, body scrubs — clients can’t get enough. And that’s great. But did you know these standard treatments barely scrape the spa surface? New technology, reinvented techniques, and pop culture all shape the way consumers

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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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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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New World Record: 1,897 Nails Filed and Varnished in Eight Hours
  • May 19, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Congratulations to the students at the London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT) for setting The Guinness World Record for “most nails filed and varnished in eight hours”! In setting the record, the students filed and polished

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Beauty School to Attempt World Record for “Most Nails Filed and Varnished in Eight Hours”
  • May 4, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

On May 13, students at the London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT) will attempt to set The Guinness World Record for “most nails filed and varnished in eight hours.” Sara Wilcox, a PR and marketing assistant

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

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

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

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

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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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An Afternoon at Be Beauty in San Diego
  • March 16, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   On the Road   salon services  
Black History Marketplace & Spa Day
  • February 24, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products   salon services   tradeshows  
Minx Celebrates In Style
  • February 2, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   health   products   salon services  
Nail Trend Videos from Seventeen Magazine
  • December 22, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   salon services  
Dr. Fish Bites Back
  • December 14, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

In journalism school, one of the oft-repeated maxims we learned about “what is news?” went as follows: “If the story is ‘dog bites man,’ it’s not news. If the story is ‘man bites dog,’ it is.”

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Keywords: Arizona   business   clients   health   legislation  
Parties vs. Open Houses
  • November 17, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

With the holiday season swiftly approaching, it’s great timing that I received an ecstatic e-mail from a salon owner who just threw her first successful holiday theme party: the “Bewitching Bash” in honor of Halloween. “In

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Keywords: business   clients   salon decor/design   salon services  
BlogTalk Radio From Milady
  • October 22, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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

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

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   nail art   On My Mind   salon services  
Raising a Stink (Literally)
  • June 1, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Ah, pedicure season. Or is it AAAHHHH, pedicure season? For the most part, I’m sure all of you look forward to the summer months for the natural boost to your pedicure business, but I’m also curious

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Keywords: clients   health   salon services  
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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Pink Slip Promos
  • March 23, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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The History of the French Manicure
  • February 19, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Have you ever wondered how the French manicure got its name? I did a quick Internet search to see if I could find a definitive answer. It seems that the exact origins on how the classic pink-and-white-look

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Keywords: salon services  
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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Keywords: On the Road   products   salon services   tradeshows  
Pedicures to Feed an Army
  • February 10, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   salon services  
Sole to Soul
  • January 22, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

A friend forwarded me an interesting Associated Press article today about church volunteers who offer mini-pedicures (including a soak, pumice, nail trim, scrub, ointment, massage, and polish) to a city’s homeless, in order to both head

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Keywords: health   salon services  
Too Much of a Good Thing?
  • December 16, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Pumpkin spice pedis. Oatmeal apricot scrubs. Food-based spa treatments have been front and center these past few years, but not everybody thinks that’s a great idea. A recent article in Newsweek discussing the financial health of high-end

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Keywords: salon services  
On the Road at The Nail Bar
  • November 17, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: On the Road   salon decor/design   salon services  
The Big Book Is Coming
  • November 7, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   salon services  
Time Sensitive
  • November 6, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I recently heard about the “Beautiful Bride” program that The Medical Spa at Nova in Ashburn, Va. added to its service menu. The beauty of the program is that it gives brides-to-be the ease of having

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Keywords: clients   salon services  
Shrink-Wrap for Your Nails?
  • October 14, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art   products   salon services  
Sneak Preview of the First OPI Concept Salon
  • October 1, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: On the Road   salon decor/design   salon services  
On My Mind: A Little Something Extra
  • September 8, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   On My Mind   salon services  
NAILS Offers New Online Channels
  • September 2, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   nail art   salon decor/design   salon services  
On the Road: Krème de la Krème Nail Lounge
  • August 4, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: On the Road   salon decor/design   salon safety   salon services  
Girls Just Want to Have Pedicures
  • August 1, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   On the Road   salon services  
Fishy Pedi
  • July 22, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   salon services  
Nailing Nail Art
  • May 30, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: nail art   On the Road   salon services  
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  
Cultivating New Habits, Reluctantly
  • March 14, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I came to work a few days ago and found a new computer on my desk. What should have been a happy surprise instead induced a mild case of panic. I’m very much a creature of

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Keywords: salon services  
Too Young for Pedis?
  • March 7, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   salon services  
Meet Sree
  • January 24, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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

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