Win It Wednesday: Bio Seaweed Gel Artist'e
  • July 26, 2017

Artist’e by Bio Seaweed Gel gives traditional color gel an easy-to-control water gel art effect. To win Artist'e, leave a comment on this blog post and tell us what nail art design you are most excited to try.

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Keywords: Bio Seaweed Gel   watercolor nail art   Win It Wednesday  
Guest Blog: Beauty Around the World with Maisie Dunbar
  • July 20, 2017
  • Maisie Dunbar

Maisie Dunbar tells us about her experience training nail techs at Glow Salon & Spa in Liberia. 

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Keywords: blogs   Maisie Dunbar   salon profiles  
My First Year: Cosmetology vs. College
  • July 20, 2017
  • Kelly Wilson

Kelly Wilson reflects on her choice to forgo formal education and become a licensed nail tech.

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Keywords: Kelly Wilson   My First Year   nail school   new nail techs  
Win It Wednesday: Mystery Bag!
  • July 19, 2017
  • Molly Curtis

Win a huge bag of mystery goodies from brands like Orly, IBD, Tweezerman, Swarovski, and more!

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Keywords: Giveaway   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   NTNA   Win It Wednesday  
Guest Blog: The Surprise "Meeting"
  • July 19, 2017
  • Tracey Lee

NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Season 4 Winner Tracey Lee shares a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Keywords: CND   CND at Fashion Week   Jan Arnold   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   NTNA  
Cosmoprof 2017: Glamour Me Booth
  • July 14, 2017
  • Nancy Kirk

I wanted to check out the nail booth, of course, and explore what Cosmoprof had to offer during this fun, express service.

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Keywords: Cosmoprof North America   tradeshows  
The FDA Weighs in on UV Lamp Safety — And They Have Nothing Scary to Say!
  • July 6, 2017
  • Judy Lessin

The FDA just put out a consumer update called “How to Safely Use Nail Care Products” that addresses consumer concerns about UV lamp safety. Their verdict? UV lamps are “low risk” when used as directed by the label.

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Keywords: gel curing   UV Lamps   UV light safety   UV lights  
Meet Nancy, NAILS' New Assistant Editor!
  • July 5, 2017
  • Nancy Kirk

Meet Nancy Kirk, who joined the editorial team at NAILS Magazine mid-June. 

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My First Year: Deciding When to Leave a Salon
  • June 23, 2017

New nail tech Kelly Wilson talks about making the difficult decision to leave her first salon position.

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Keywords: finding a job   Kelly Wilson   My First Year   new nail techs  
My First Year: First-Time Customer Jitters
  • June 16, 2017
  • Kelly Wilson

Kelly Wilson talks about how to conquer self-doubt when beginning to take clients.

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Keywords: building your clientele   clients   My First Year   new nail techs   newbie  
My First Year: Empty Chair Blues
  • May 30, 2017
  • Kelly Wilson

Kelly Wilson talks about how to cope with struggling to find clients when starting out as a nail tech.

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Keywords: blogs   building your clientele   Kelly Wilson   My First Year   new nail techs  
UK Nail Tech’s 24-Hour Nailathon Raises £1000 for Charity
  • May 23, 2017
  • Katherine Fleming

Nail tech Alicia Clough of Lunula Nails and Beauty Studio celebrated the third anniversary of her salon by doing nails for 24 hours, with all proceeds benefitting the charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).

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Keywords: charity   Cuccio   Cuccio Naturale   England   nail techs doing good  
My First Year: Meet Kelly Wilson
  • May 22, 2017
  • Kelly Wilson

Nail tech Kelly Wilson will be blogging here about her first year as a nail professional.

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Keywords: blogs   building your clientele   Kelly Wilson   My First Year   new nail techs  
Guest Blog: Best Birthday Gift Ever
  • May 16, 2017
  • LáShaun Brown-Glenn

Most of us are excited when there is a birthday to celebrate. Even more so when it's a milestone birthday. This year, my dear friend Maisie Dunbar turned 50. To celebrate, she set out to have 50 new experiences.  

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Keywords: elderly clients   LaShaun Brown-Glenn   Maisie Dunbar   manicures   volunteering  
Nail Tech Event of the Smokies Plans 10th Anniversary Party
  • May 12, 2017

The Nail Tech Event of the Smokies, a nails-only show in Gatlinburg, Tenn., will celebrate its 10 year anniversary with “The After Party,” which will take place at the Courtyard Marriott Gatlinburg on Sunday, July 9.

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Keywords: Nail Tech Event of the Smokies   networking   networking event   Tennessee  


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