A Positive Spin
  • April 9, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Vermont  
IRS and Worker Classification
  • April 7, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

   With the final crunch of tax time falling upon us, many techs are rushing to finish through their final stages of tax forms. I recently found out just how complicated taxes can be in the

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Keywords: Business   legislation  
Nail Polish IDs Triplets
  • April 4, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Polish wearers are getting younger all the time. Rare identical triplets Logan, Eli, and Collin Penn — born on Long Island in March — wore nail polish to their first news conference, according to a report

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Always in Season
  • April 3, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Sure, there that’s fresh fruit tray in your salon that always gets overlooked in favor of the candy dish. But that doesn’t mean your clients aren’t interested in fruit in some form or fashion. Originally created for

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Keywords: nail art  
An Express Service for the Flying Crowd
  • April 2, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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

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

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Keywords: Business   Hannah Lee   On The Road  
Why Are Toenails Thicker Than Fingernails?
  • March 28, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I was surfing the Internet earlier today and came across an interesting site: WonderQuest.com.A wise woman named April Holladay fields questions from the scientific realms along the lines of: “Can fish feel pain?” and “How fast

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Seeing Red Over Injustice
  • March 25, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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

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

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   salon safety  
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  
Manicuring Bonds
  • March 19, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The other day I was talking to a tech who had moved over to the salon ownership side of the business, and I asked her when was the last time she did a full day’s work

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Cultivating New Habits, Reluctantly
  • March 14, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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

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

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Keywords: Business   Hannah Lee   salon services  
Hear Out the State Board
  • February 25, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Love ’em or hate ’em, your state board has a huge influence on how you conduct business day-to-day in your salon. At least in California, I’ve been happy to see board members make themselves accessible to

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Keywords: legislation   salon safety  

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