tradeshows


Cosmoprof 2014: Shine & Social Event
  • July 21, 2014
  • Beth Livesay

Jennifer Ivanov, founder and creator of Wonder Beauty Products and SuperChic Lacquer, held the Shine & Social event to help indie polish brand designers come together for a meet and greet at the Four Seasons Press Lounge during Cosmoprof.

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Keywords: CosmoProf   Nail Art   Nail Polish   tradeshows  
Top Industry Artists to “Empower” Nails at Premiere Orlando
  • April 2, 2014
  • Hannah Lee

Featuring all-new nail films in a limitless number of ways, Empower Nail Art is bringing together an all-star nail cast at Premiere Orlando on June 1-2.

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Keywords: Athena Elliott   Empower Nail Art   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Lauren Wireman  
#ABSChicago: Instagram Follower Wins Stiletto Nail Art
  • March 27, 2014
  • Kimberly Pham

Heidi Meier from The Day Spa in Shoreview, Minn., won an Instagram-based contest created by Gina Silvestro (right) with a full set of stiletto nails at the Akzéntz booth. The winner of Silvestro's Instagram-based contest also had the choice of receiving an Akzentz Pro-Formance starter kit.

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Keywords: Akzentz   America's Beauty Show   gels   Instagram   rhinestones  
Get “Merricured”
  • January 31, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

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Keywords: Link Love   social media   tradeshows  
ISSELB 2014: PBA Beauty Bar
  • January 30, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

Holli Holiday and Pamela Jaye happily worked the Beauty Bar.One of the things I look forward to the most at PBA trade shows are the Beauty Bars. These giant purple booths are filled with sample sizes

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Keywords: Beauty for Good   tradeshows  
Negative Space Nail Art at ISSE 2014
  • January 28, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

As always, we all brought home handfuls of different manicures from ISSE Long Beach 2014! But what jumped out at me was the overwhelming amount of negative space nail art I saw. Five out of my

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Keywords: Nail Art   tradeshows  
ISSELB 2014: A Spectacular Show!
  • January 28, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

NAILS' Next Top Nail Artist finalists Buddy Sims and Lauren Wireman with winner Ryoko Garcia.What a whirlwind this weekend was at the ISSE show in Long Beach! It was my first show, and I had no

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Keywords: Nail Art   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   tradeshows  
ISSELB 2014: Pedi Princess
  • January 27, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

 Tired of the dull flip-flops that you usually give your clients? Pedi Princess says "no more!" Designer/founder Laura Slipak was hands-on with her pedi vision, creating a toe-shaped sandal with bling to separate the toes. With

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Keywords: tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   tradeshows  
ISSELB 2014: CND Open Road
  • January 25, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

CND talked trends this morning at a press event. Their Open Road collection for Spring 2014 is comprised of both new Shellac and Vinylux colors. The story behind the collection: a woman who runs a PR

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Keywords: CND   tradeshows  
NAILS NTNA Finalists on Nail Talk Radio
  • January 22, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

Our three NAILS Next Top Nail Artist finalists, Buddy Sims, Lauren Wireman, and Ryoko Garcia, chatted together last Sunday on Nail Talk Radio, a weekly internet radio show created for the nail industry. (If you're running

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Keywords: contests   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   tradeshows  
Cuccio Makes a Splash at the San Juan Beauty Show
  • January 2, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

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It All Started with Pink
  • August 1, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Cocktails and appetizers in hand, the throng at the Orly booth quieted as senior vice president of global marketing Carina Breda said into the microphone, “We are here today to celebrate Jeff Pink. He is the

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

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   tradeshows  
IBS Las Vegas 2013: Get More Like$, Social Media for Salons & Spas
  • July 3, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Shannon Leehr of STX Salon and Spa Management Software gave a talk about the importance of getting more socially active. The bottom line: more likes = better business.“Social media is not a fad,” says Leehr. Fifty

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Keywords: social media   tradeshows  
IBS Las Vegas 2013: The Road to Nail Competition
  • July 2, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

The Thursday before IBSLV, I headed to Atlas Studio in Costa Mesa, Calif. to see four nail professionals prepare to compete against the best nail professionals in the business in Las Vegas. Atlas Studio offers many

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Keywords: tradeshows  
IBS Las Vegas 2013: Fine (Nail) Art
  • June 27, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

While talking with the women at the Minx booth, they eagerly asked if I had met Kelley Ramirez. Janice Jordan was quick to walk me over and make an introduction. If the Minxes were excited about

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Keywords: salon decor/design   tradeshows  
Special Edition Gelish Collections Featured at Beautyworld Japan
  • June 24, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4From May 13 to 16, Gelish featured two new special edition collections made exclusively for the Asian market at Beautyworld Japan, the largest beauty and spa tradeshow in Tokyo. Official Japanese Gelish distributor Nails Unique welcomed

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Keywords: tradeshows  
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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Keywords: On the Road   products   techniques   tradeshows  
Premiere Orlando: Franken-Polish
  • June 12, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Haven’t we all dreamt of making our own nail polish? Just think: all the glitter and color we could ever want and we could even give it a name of our choosing! At Premiere Orlando, Amerikan

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

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   social media   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: CND   Hannah Lee   products   tradeshows  
Premiere Orlando: NAILS Brings Out the Mani Cam
  • June 6, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Everyone in the nail industry was excited to see the mani cam come to red carpets throughout awards season. This step-and-repeat for the hands came with a mini red carpet and was a huge hit at

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Keywords: Nail Art   tradeshows  
NailTech Network Orlando: Get Your Tickets Before They Sell Out!
  • March 28, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

I was recently asked for our May issue masthead question, "What was your favorite work-travel destination?" For me, that answer is a no-brainer. Premiere Orlando -- I love catching up with everyone there!So many nail techs

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Keywords: social media   tradeshows  
Pedis Hit Big at ABS Chicago
  • March 25, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4There was a great showing of pedicure chair manufacturers and foot services at the ABS Show in Chicago, March 9-11. Each company had new chairs and features for attendees to try out, and many nail companies

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Mesa & Anaheim Trade Show for Students and Instructors
  • February 28, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

I'm passionate about improving our beauty schools and our next generation of beauty professionals -- that's the main reason why I recently headed up a team to launch our new Nail School News website and e-newsletter

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Dashing Diva Education at ABS Chicago
  • February 22, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Dashing Diva is very excited to be offering educational classes at America’s Beauty Show in Chicago coming up March 9 - 11, 2013. The classes range from technical advice on product applications to work-life

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Premiere Features Education by Vicki Peters
  • February 22, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Respected educator and master nail technician Vicki Peters will be a featured speaker at the Premiere Show in Orlando, June 2-3, 2013. Don’t miss these new classes — each with a Q&A session — that Peters has

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Keywords: tradeshows  
ISSE 2013: INM Nail Art by Roxy Carrillo
  • February 11, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

In an attempt to show off her favorite colors, nail artist Roxy Carrillo painted these tips for ISSE with INM products. “I think that some of those colors are hard to get to look deep without

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Keywords: Nail Art   tradeshows  
African American Manicurists Association
  • February 8, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: business   On the Road   tradeshows  
ISSE 2013: Vu Nguyen’s Nail Art
  • February 7, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Formerly a tattoo artist, Vu Nguyen moved onto taking his drawing skills to nails 10 years ago. We found him at ISSE 2013 at the OPI booth. Nguyen is currently an OPI educator and has taken

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Keywords: Nail Art   tradeshows  
ISSE 2013: Dashing Demo
  • February 6, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Dashing Diva had a booth that stood out to me at ISSE2013. With tons of hot pink (my favorite color) shelves packed with products, and six nail techs available for demos, it was easy to stay

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

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Keywords: CND   products   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   tradeshows  
Brooklyn & Philly NAILgasm Screenings
  • January 31, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

When I caught up with documentarian Brass in the press room at ISSE this past weekend, I was excited to hear there are some NAILgasm: The Nail Art Documentary screenings  coming up in the northeast.If you're

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Keywords: Nail Art   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   tradeshows  
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: Introducing Morgan Taylor
  • January 28, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Danny Haile and David Daniel from Hand & Nail Harmony introduced their new professional nail lacquer line named after their daughters: Morgan and Taylor. Morgan Taylor showed an array of colors that had ISSE attendees clamoring

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Keywords: tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   tradeshows  
ISSE 2013: Custom Nail Solutions
  • January 27, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Your nails are as unique to you as your fingerprints. Custom Nails Solutions offers you the opportunity to obtain the perfect pair of nails that won't chip, crack, or yellow. Simply take a mold of client's

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Keywords: tradeshows  
ISSE 2013: Blue Is Great for Spring Nails, Says OPI's Suzi
  • January 27, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Though the "color of the year" is emerald, according to The Pantone Institute, OPI's Suzi Weiss-Fischmann (center, pictured with NAILS' senior editor Beth and myself) told us that she prefers blue for nails. "Blue is easier to

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Keywords: tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   techniques   tradeshows  
Cosmetologists Chicago Announces 2013 STARS Photo Competition
  • November 28, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Since 2000, the STARS and RISING Stars Photo Competitions, sponsored by Cosmetologists Chicago, have been enthusiastically embraced by established salon professionals as well as those just entering our exciting industry. For 2013, Cosmetologists Chicago has revamped

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

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art   tradeshows  
Monthly Calendar: ISSE Midwest
  • September 21, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Buy your tickets now for the International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) Midwest, which will make its fall debut on November 4-5 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.Be prepared for the holiday

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Monthly Calendar: Olympia Beauty in London
  • September 13, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

The city of London is always spectacular to visit, and 2012 has proved an especially event-filled year for this bustling U.K. hub. First the Olympic Games graced the city this summer, then the Paralympics lit up

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Nails at the Hair Wars
  • August 27, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Fantasy nail art found its way onto the catwalk at the Hartland Mansion in Las Vegas. The annual Hair Wars Supreme Salon Tour, produced by Windy City Media, began its cross-country tour in

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Keywords: tradeshows  
How to Respond to Negative Social Media Posts
  • August 14, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

As one of the editors at NAILS Magazine who converses with readers via our burgeoning Facebook page, I always find it useful to hear about how other brands (salons, product manufacturers, other magazines, etc.) handle social

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Keywords: social media   tradeshows  
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: OPI's George Schaeffer Raises Millions (and Gets Married)
  • July 25, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

So, I went to a friend’s wedding this weekend and it was amazing because the “wedding band” was Al Green and Aretha Franklin. Well, it started out as the City of Hope dinner honoring George Schaeffer

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Keywords: Beauty for Good   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: health   products   salon services   techniques   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: Nail Art   products   salon services   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: Beauty for Good   clients   health   Nevada   products  
Are Beauty Vending Machines the Future?
  • July 22, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: business   On the Road   tradeshows  
International Beauty Expo: Designed 4 Life, Natural Solution Bath Salts
  • July 10, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Daisy Marie of Designed 4 Life showed us the company’s Natural Solution Bath Salts, which contain 84 natural minerals. The company also has Himalayan salts and detoxification blocks.--Erin

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International Beauty Expo: Chiara Sea Salt Body Peel
  • July 10, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Dikla David and Nova Zeevi of Chiara showed us a new scent that came out for their company’s sea salt body peels. The new scent has been out for two months and they were promoting it

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Keywords: tradeshows  
NAILgasm, a Nail Art Documentary
  • June 30, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Here is the second trailer for an in-progress documentary by Brass called "NAILSgasm", exploring how nail art has evolved from the streets to high fashion. This trailer was unveiled at a joint launch party

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IBS Las Vegas: Beauty Is Pain Tattoo
  • June 30, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Check out this tattoo! Jamie Melchor (pictured above) was inspired by her mother to pursue her dream of getting into the beauty world. She went to cosmetology school at the age of 15. She got this

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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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Keywords: Nail Art   products   tradeshows  
IBS Las Vegas: Young Nails Family Keeps It Busy
  • June 29, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s one big happy and busy family when it comes to Young Nails and beauty shows. Pictured above are Young Nails CEO Habib Salo (far right), president Greg Salo (second from right), and

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International Beauty Expo: Mood Gel Polish by LeChat
  • June 28, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Yvonne Vuong of LeChat polishes NAILS’ managing editor Sree Roy’s nail with the company’s Mood Gel-Polish. The gel-polish is applied with several coats and begins to change color when exposed to different temperatures. (You can show

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International Beauty Expo: Tip Jar’s New Stiletto Nail Tips
  • June 28, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Chris Vo of Tip Jar showed us the new stiletto tips that the company is selling. They also had many other styles of tips on display including patterns, round tips, and flared tips. Vo explained that

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International Beauty Expo: Bon Bliss Makes Adorable Candy-Themed Scrubs
  • June 27, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Elissa Choi, co-founder of Bon Bliss, launched the company in the professional salon industry only about two weeks ago but the company has been around for about one year. The company specializes in single use, candy

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International Beauty Expo: Pele Stamping Nail Art
  • June 27, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Miriam Rozenbaum of Pele Stamping Nail Art stamps white flowers on NAILS’ managing editor Sree Roy’s nail. We’ve seen more and more professional nail techs use stamping in nail art. This process works by putting any

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Keywords: Nail Art   tradeshows  
NailTech Network Orlando Social 2012
  • June 21, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

On Saturday, June 2 before the Premiere Orlando Beauty Show, 300 nail techs gathered in a ballroom at the Rosen Centre Hotel, adjacent to the convention center, to participate in the NailTech Network Orlando Social, put

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Monthly Calendar: International Beauty Expo 2012
  • June 8, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s that time of year again! The International Beauty Expo, an exhibition in the beauty and cosmetics industry, will be at the Long Beach Convention Center [http://www.longbeachcc.com/] on June 24 and 25. Tickets are $30 for

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Premiere 2012: Amazing Fantasy Nail Art
  • June 6, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Catherine Wong’s pups won first place “Best in Show” in the dog show-themed Fantasy Nail Art veteran competition during Premiere Orlando. Her combination of brown and gray-coated pure breeds with the vibrantly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   social media   tradeshows  
Premiere 2012: NSI Educator Wins UK Nail Stylist of the Year Award
  • June 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art   products   tradeshows  
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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Nail Tech Lisa Logan Honored at Essence “Best in Black Beauty Awards”
  • May 15, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Celebrity manicurist Lisa Logan was honored at Essence Magazine’s first annual “Best in Black Beauty Awards” on May 8, 2012. The lifestyle publication for African-American women created the awards to honor beauty innovators who are influencing

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Entity Beauty Does Netherlands Trade Show and Training
  • April 25, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Lorena Marquez, director of education for Entity Beauty, Inc., traveled to the Netherlands Utrecth show in late March to launch Entity Beauty’s new True Artistry Colored Sculpting Powders and to lead an educator training seminar with

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Graduation, Now What?
  • April 19, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

NAILS’ Blueprint of a First Year blogger Alica Best will be teaching a class at the Premiere Orlando trade show for new nail techs who could use some help transitioning from nail school to the real

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

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

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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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Congratulations, Stars Photo Contest Winner Viktoria Evtushenko!
  • March 13, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Congratulations to the 2012 Stars Photo Contest Winner in the nails category, Viktoria Evtushenko, Iryna Giblett Nail Academy, Kiev, Ukraine. Here are her winning photos.—Sree

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ISSE 2012: Activating Heat Packs
  • February 1, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

In the Esthetics America & Wellness Pavilion, attendees enjoyed a quieter and more intimate room to try out new products from skin care to make-up airbrush kits.Within the pavilion I found this fascinating product,

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

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

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ISSE 2012: Splattering Nail Art
  • February 1, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Young Nails mentor Tom Huynh demonstrates two droplet-splattering effects. The nail on the left is created using five layers: a layer of Young Nails’ Mani•Q base coat and color, a layer of cosmetic-grade glitter (using a

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ISSE 2012 Show Coverage
  • January 31, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

INM’s owner Garrett Kellenberger promoted INM’s new Gelavish Cure Gel LED Lamp, as well as new collections of Gelavish Gel Polish.The Bellissima International team was eager to showcase and demo their line of gels. From left

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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: Nail Files Reality Star to be at Nubar Booth
  • January 30, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Katie Cazorla, star of TV Guide’s reality show Nail Files, will be at the Nubar booth today signing autographs. (Her expected arrival time is noon.) Booth #1785 --Sree

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Continuing Coverage on The International Beauty Expo
  • October 24, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Cácee educator Andrea Green does a demo on Lily Lee using Cacee’s new GP Color Gel Polish.Essie’s Debbye Shelton showcased the new winter collection Cocktail Bling at the booth, along with Essie’s other shades of fan-favorite colors.

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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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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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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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Free Ticket Giveaways to ISSE Long Beach
  • October 13, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

ISSE Long Beach is one of our favorite shows, so we were thrilled to hear from show organizers at the PBA that two people a week will win free show tickets. “One Facebook follower and one

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

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

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Monthly Calendar: Northwest Nailtechs Networking Retreat
  • August 11, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Education in the Northwest can be hard to come by. To solve this problem, five years ago a group of nail techs got together to form an educational networking event. For the first three years, the

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Sally Beauty Recognizes Star Nail International
  • August 1, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

At its third annual "Partners in Progress" breakfast award ceremony at Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas, Sally Beauty honored the Star Nail team for their dedication in helping move the nail industry forward with innovative

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A Postcard from the Smokies
  • July 15, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I was thrilled to hear from nail tech and event organizer Jill Wright that this year’s Nail Tech Networking Event of the Smokies was bigger and better than ever. Here’s her report from this flourishing, education-packed

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Monthly Calendar: PBA Symposium
  • July 12, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned professional, continued education is key to staying motivated and to making more money. Just as you have to keep up with the latest nail application techniques, staying on

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IBS Las Vegas: Classes
  • June 23, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I got a chance in the early afternoon this past Saturday to sit in on a couple classes at IBS Las Vegas, 2011. Stephanie Jennings of MindBody Universal Business Management gave a great class called “Is There

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

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

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

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

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Run for the Roses — Catherine Wong's Fantasy Nail Art
  • June 14, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I bumped into veteran nail art competitor Catherine Wong and her good friend Gina Silvestro in the middle of the show floor. Gina was Catherine's hand model for the Fantasy Nail Art competition and, with my

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Premiere Orlando: OPI Pirate Techs
  • June 10, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

In celebration of its new OPI Pirates of the Caribbean polish line, all the educators at the OPI booth donned scarves and eye patches. Check out Joseph Pham sporting pirate garb while educating attendees on proper

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Premiere Orlando: Incoco Brings New Twist on Polish
  • June 9, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

One of the new companies at the show was Incoco. The concept is pretty interesting. Basically it applies like a decal or adhesive, similar to Minx, but it is made of actual polish and comes off

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

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

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

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

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Monthly Calendar: Nail Tech Networking Event of the Smokies
  • June 6, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Advance registration for the annual Nail Tech Networking Event of the Smokies closes in less than a week (on June 12, to be exact), so if you’ve been thinking about attending this much-lauded event, be sure

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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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Hope to See You This Weekend!
  • May 31, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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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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Monthly Calendar: Premiere Orlando
  • May 2, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event is the largest beauty show in the U.S., and it's also one of the best for nail techs to attend. This year it runs from June 4 to 6 (the show

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New Nail School, Networking Event in Wisconsin
  • April 11, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s a good time to be a nail tech or aspiring nail tech in the Midwest. For aspiring nail techs, there’s a new nail-focused school, Elite Nail School and Training Center that just opened in Madison,

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Jessica Is Looking for Educators
  • April 8, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   tradeshows  
Monthly Calendar: Nail Those Profits at Sea
  • April 4, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

All aboard! The annual Nail Those Profits at Sea nail cruise (NTP) is now accepting passengers for its January 2012 voyage. Nail professional Vicki Peters and her cruise partner Tonya Hibdon from Ship To Shore Travel

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Keywords: tradeshows  
ABS 2011: Shellac & Fashion Fusion Runway Show
  • March 22, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

"Nails have never been hotter," said CND's Jan Arnold to me backstage at the first-ever Shellac & Fashion Fusion runway show. In our midst, models were multitasking with having their hair done, getting final make-up touches,

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Keywords: Nail Art   tradeshows  
ABS 2011: Congrats, Stars Competition Winner Michelle Sproat
  • March 21, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Congratulations to Michelle Sproat (left, with me) of Inspirations Salon, Kingsville, Ontario, Canada, for winning the 2011 Stars Photo Contest in the nails category. The competition let nail professionals show the world their creativity by designing and photographing

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Keywords: Nail Art   techniques   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: On the Road   products   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: health   products   salon safety   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: health   products   salon safety   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   salon services   techniques   tradeshows  
ABS 2011: Minx Tips & Tricks
  • March 13, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

NAILS FingernailFixer blogger Holly Schippers (right) needed some advice on how to get Minx Nail Coatings to work for her (especially on how to mold them to fit her curved nails) and was able to get

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Keywords: Nail Art   tradeshows  
ABS 2011: CND Googly Eyes
  • March 13, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

While getting Shellacked at America's Beauty Show, I ran into CND's Jan Arnold. I always love seeing her, for many reasons, one of which is because I love to see what she's wearing. She's always has

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Keywords: Nail Art   tradeshows  
ABS 2011: Salon Pure Air Built-In Table Ventilation
  • March 12, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

At its America's Beauty Show booth, Salon Pure Air has a prototype of a built-in table ventilation system set-up of its award-winning salon ventilation unit. By connecting the flexible hose to a cut-out in a manicure

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Keywords: health   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   tradeshows  
ISSE 2011: Swedes Come to Long Beach
  • February 8, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Met up with Anette Claesson, a very old friend who used to run a nail academy in Sweden. She’s focusing all her energy these days on Naglar inorden, her nail magazine. She told us that in Sweden

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Keywords: tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   techniques   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   tradeshows  
ISSE 2011 Show Nails
  • January 31, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Here'a a quick sampling of some of the nails being worn at the ISSE show.Students at Western Beauty Institute (WBI) in Lancaster, Calif., made the trip all the way to Long Beach and were excited to

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Keywords: tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   techniques   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: business   products   salon services   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   techniques   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   tradeshows  
Tony Cuccio on Nailtalk Radio
  • January 25, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The smash hit Nail Talk Radio with Athena Elliot and new co-host Naja Rickette, will have the one and only Tony Cuccio on as a special guest this Sunday night, January 30th. Cuccio is the president

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Tomorrow’s beauty leaders at Cosmoprof North America 2011
  • January 14, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The organizers of Cosmoprof North America are partnering with the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in New York City. F I.T. is the State University of New York’s most fashion-forward university, and the only college in the

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Keywords: tradeshows  
America’s Beauty Show Will Showcase Runway Nails
  • January 14, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art   techniques   tradeshows  
ISSE Long Beach Ticket Giveaway
  • December 3, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Beauty trade show season is about to kick off with ISSE (International Salon & Spa Expo) in Long Beach on January 29-31. It’s a great show that we NAILS editors attend every year. This year, the PBA

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Keywords: tradeshows  
New Nail Tech Networking Event
  • November 18, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Midwest nail techs, you’re in luck: your neighbor Jennifer Wirth is hosting the new Midwest Nail Technicians Networking Event. ”Networking for nails is a very important part of being a nail artist! So I decided to

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Keywords: business   Nail Art   techniques   tradeshows  
INTA Sponsors Stars Nail Design Photo Competition
  • November 10, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Princess Gard won last year’s Stars Photo Competition with this image, which later appeared on NAILS’ cover.Nail professionals can show the world their creativity by designing and photographing their best work to enter in the International

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Keywords: tradeshows  
London Nailympics A Big Success
  • September 28, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The London Nailympics was a big success this year. On September 19-20, some of the best nail artists in the world gathered to take part in the 6th annual London Nailympics contest at the Olympia Beauty

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Keywords: Nail Art   tradeshows  
Good Nail Day
  • September 24, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

For Las Vegas-based Melissa Osburn, every day brings with it the promise of a new and exciting challenge — the challenge of creating a new nail design to showcase on her blog The Daily Nail. Osburn’s

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Keywords: Nail Art   tradeshows  
Nubar Cosmetics Wants You
  • September 16, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Nubar Cosmetics, an eco-friendly professional nail products manufacturer, is looking for highly motivated and qualified demonstration nail techs and nail artists to demonstrate Nubar products at ISSE in Long Beach, Calif., IBS Las Vegas, and the

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Keywords: techniques   tradeshows  
Monaco Hosts World Nail Championship
  • September 13, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

[left to right] Annemarie Moser Pröll presented the trophies to second-place winner Sabrina Siebert, first-place winner Emese Koppányi, and third-place winner Éva Darabos.  These nails earned Emese Koppányi the top spot.The European Nail Association invited the most

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Cosmetologists Chicago Offers Nail Classes, Scholarships
  • August 25, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Educator Shawn Wilson is dedicated to taking nail techs to the next level by training, mentoring, and coaching them to successful careers in the industry. On September 13 and 27, she’ll be combining her unique teaching

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Keywords: techniques   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: business   products   tradeshows  
Meet Two Nail Bloggers
  • July 29, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art   tradeshows  
Cosmoprof Eurasia
  • June 29, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Reports coming in from Beauty Eurasia Cosmoprof in Istanbul, Turkey, show it was a successful show this year. With more than 20,000 visitors (up 15% from last year), attendees came from more than 80 countries including

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Keywords: tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   salon services   techniques   tradeshows  
Students Honored at Empire’s Future Professionals Expo
  • June 14, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

 The judges of Empire’s nail competition were Trang Nguygen, Jan Arnold, Jan Zanettini, Catherine Wong, and Maggie Mulhern. Nail competition winner Tiffany Manning poses with celebrity stylist Nick Arrojo (left) and Mike Bouman, Empire Education Group’s president

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

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art   On the Road   products   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: business   products   tradeshows  
We're Having a Party!
  • April 28, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art   On the Road   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: health   On the Road   products   salon services   tradeshows  
Attention Salon Owners: Do You Want to Be on TV?
  • April 1, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   tradeshows  
Get Educated at the Nail Tech Networking Event of the Smokies
  • March 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The third-annual Nail Tech Networking Event of the Smokies offers the best of both worlds, says event organizer Jill Wright. “It mixes aspects of a big show with the intimacy of private classes, and the focus

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Keywords: business   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   salon services   techniques   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   tradeshows  
OPI Academy: Coming to a City Near You
  • February 10, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Last year, as part of OPI’s Academy on Tour, OPI’s technical advisor and award-winning nail technician John Hauk and international spokesperson Joey Brown traveled to Baton Rouge, La., Columbus, Ohio, Charlotte, N.C., and Baltimore to train

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Keywords: techniques   tradeshows  
Handpainted Nail Art Winners
  • February 9, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

At ISSE the theme for the handpainted nail art competition was “Cocktails, Anyone?” I snapped some photos of the winning designs during the awards ceremony, so I thought I’d share them here. Which is your favorite

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Keywords: Nail Art   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   Q&A   tradeshows  
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  
ISSE Breaks Attendance Records
  • February 4, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

From Jan. 30 through Feb. 1, 40,000 beauty professionals attended ISSE, up 21% from 2009 and breaking the show’s all-time attendance records. The show featured 397 exhibitors, which is up 3% from 2009. Attendees shop the OPI

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Keywords: business   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: business   On the Road   products   tradeshows  
A Rainbow of Hope
  • February 3, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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

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

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

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products   tradeshows  
NAILS Launches Two New Blogs!
  • December 31, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art   tradeshows  
Two Industry Leaders: One Educational Event
  • October 14, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

If you are having trouble staying afloat in today’s economy, learn from two pros who have “been there, conquered that.” With a combined 50+ years of real-world experience, La Shaun Brown-Glenn and Millie Haynam are joining

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Keywords: business   tradeshows  
Nail Expo Long Beach
  • September 22, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: Nail Art   On the Road   tradeshows  
PBA and NCA Agree to Proposed Merger
  • August 10, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and the National Cosmetology Association (NCA) just announced the two organizations have signed an agreement to effect a proposed merger. The merger will combine the best practices and leverage the complementary

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Keywords: business   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: business   On the Road   products   tradeshows  
IBS Las Vegas 2009
  • June 19, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I just came back from the IBS show in Las Vegas. The show was a little smaller this year but there was still a good turnout with lots of manufacturers showcasing their latest wares. Here are

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Nails in Germany
  • May 15, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I wanted to share a little sneak peak about my trip this past March to the Beauty International Show in Dusseldorf, Germany. The full story will come out in our July issue, but here are some

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Keywords: tradeshows  
New Nail Art Class You Won’t Want to Miss
  • April 30, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

International nail art sensations Viv Simmonds (of Australia) and Catherine Wong (of Singapore) are joining forces to teach a “Designer Nails Extravaganza” class on June 16 in Las Vegas.  As the editor in charge of NAILS

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Keywords: Nail Art   techniques   tradeshows  
Jan Nordstrom-Arnold Speaks at Cosmoprof Italy
  • March 12, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Jan Nordstrom-Arnold, co-founder and style director of CND, will give a special talk at Cosmoprof Italy on April 3rd, at a special seminar celebrating the successful women in the beauty industry.  The seminar is called “Unconventional

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Keywords: business   tradeshows  
Fashion Forecast on NAILStv
  • February 20, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: On the Road   Q&A   tradeshows  
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  
ISSE Show Coverage
  • February 9, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

The ISSE Show last week saw tried-and-true manufacturers and techs doing business as usual during these tough economic times. The word around the show was that the first day’s turnout was a little low, but that it picked up on Monday when the salon workers had the day off.Above, Greg Salo of Young Nails, was as excited as ever to educate techs at the show.

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Keywords: Missouri   tradeshows   Utah  
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  
More Fantasy Nail Art
  • July 28, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: Nail Art   On the Road   tradeshows  
Canadian Nail Competitions Canceled — For Now
  • July 21, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The dwindling universe of nail competitions has just gotten a little smaller. Canada’s Allied Beauty Association (ABA) just announced it will be halting all nail competitions — at least for the balance of 2008 and 2009.

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Keywords: tradeshows  
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  
O Canada — Come Network
  • July 14, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

 “It’s time for Canadian nail technicians to get together and meet each other to share skills, product knowledge, and business cards,” says Lana Gavric, organizer of the first Western Canadian Networking Event, which takes place Sunday,

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Digital Demos
  • June 17, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Some of you may already know about NAILS TV. For those that haven’t heard about it, it’s a new website where NAILS can gather videos on everything a tech could need, from demos to tradeshow coverage

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Keywords: Nail Art   techniques   tradeshows  
Premiere Behind the Scenes
  • June 10, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The Premiere Beauty Show in Orlando is one of the largest beauty trade shows in the country. The amount of work and coordination that goes into one of these shows was impressive to see. If you’ve

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Global Nail Competitors Battle at Nailympics London
  • June 4, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The Nailympics competition, which began in Las Vegas in 2001, proved to be as exciting as ever in 2008 when 124 nail techs and artists from all over the world convened in London, May 18-19, to

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Rising to the Top
  • June 3, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I got a chance to talk to Entity’s Lynn Lammers this past weekend at the Premier Beauty Event in Florida, and I asked Lynn, (who is currently the number one ranked competitor by both NAILS Magazine and NailPro),

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Keywords: Q&A   tradeshows  
Get Up Close and Personal
  • April 30, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   techniques   tradeshows  
Lammers Takes First at ABA Competition
  • April 23, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Lynn Lammers took first place at the April 6 nail competition sponsored by the Allied Beauty Association of Canada (ABA) at its Toronto show. Jessica Ellison took second place, followed by John Hauk in third place. Lammers

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Check Out These Fantasy Nail Art Designs
  • March 24, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The National Cosmetology Association hosted Hairworld Chicago at America’s Beauty Show. In addition to the numerous hair competitions at the show, there were also some really inspiring nail competitions. I got on the competition floor for the Fantasy Nail Art competition and snapped these photos.

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Keywords: Nail Art   tradeshows  
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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Keywords: products   tradeshows  
ISSE Part 2
  • February 12, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Didn’t make it out in the cold rain to ISSE in Long Beach, Calif.? Or made it, but weren’t sure if you saw all the highlights on the show floor? Here’s a quick recap of the show. European

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Keywords: tradeshows  
ISSE Part 1
  • February 7, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   tradeshows  
SuperPoints for Super Competitors
  • February 4, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

It was like Veteran’s day in January. Tom Holcomb, Trang Nguyen, Virginia Arleo, and Elena Maltseva all claimed first place wins at the nail competitions at ISSE in Long Beach. 

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

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

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

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   tradeshows  

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