More Than a Commodity
  • January 20, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I was talking to a New York City-based beauty editor the other day and realized her experience of the nail salon is very different from the one I’ve come to know through the salon owners and

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Keywords: business   clients  
Hand Reading
  • January 16, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

There was an article on Yahoo recently about a study done by the University of Cambridge in England that stated the length of a man’s ring finger correlates to his financial success. The study found that men

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It’s Official: Cosmetology Is a Top Career
  • January 15, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Rankings giant U.S. News & World Report has validated what many of you have known for years. For the first-time ever, it ranked “hairstylist/cosmetologist” as one of the “30 Best Careers for 2009.” The magazine “plowed through

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Keywords: business  
Kick Off 2009 Right
  • January 12, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

With the holidays behind us, it’s a great time to re-evaluate where you’ve been for the past year and what you want your business to look like going forward. Strategies founder Neil Ducoff offers these 10

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Keywords: business  
Are Nail Services Endangered Treatments?
  • January 12, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

An article ran in the Los Angeles Times yesterday titled “Los Angeles Salons Note a Client Downturn.” In the story, the author says that bikini waxes, manicures and pedicures, and many hair services are all on

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Keywords: business   clients   Hannah Lee  
Nails in Rolling Stone
  • January 9, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m a pretty avid reader of Rolling Stone Magazine, and as I was catching up on an issue from November I was surprised to see a picture of nail art. It came from an article by journalist

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Celebrity-Inspired Nails
  • January 8, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Hair clients often come in with tear-outs from Cosmo or US Weekly showing their stylists exactly how they'd like their hair cut. This always seems to be a helpful tool; I personally never go to a

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Keywords: nail art  
Win a Free Spa Makeover
  • January 7, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Why not start out the new year with an expert in your corner? The good folks at My Sacred Fig and Spa Enrichment Strategies are giving away a three-month spa makeover program valued at $12,000. Spa

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Keywords: business  
Quite a Ride
  • December 23, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The media likes feel-good stories this time of year and what could be happier than a woman who painted her entire car with nail polish? How about two women painting their cars with polish? One of the

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Keywords: Maryland   South Carolina  
Awesome Holiday Nail Art!
  • December 22, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Janet Riffe, a nail tech at X-Treme Nailz in St. Albans, W.Va. sent me a bunch of holiday nail art and I thought it was so great that I’d share it with you all.  She said

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art  
Born to Be a Nail Tech?
  • December 19, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Faithful reader Darlene Donovan of Bamboo Natural Beauty Salon & Spa in Londonderry, N.H., sent me this adorable photo of her 4-year-old niece Skyler giving her a "pedicure." Darlene says, "I polish her nails every other

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On My Mind: Don’t Forget to Breathe
  • December 18, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Each year as the holidays approach (and it feels earlier and earlier every year — I saw Christmas stuff out in September this year!), the pace quickens. Clients are in a hurry (there’s shopping to be

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Keywords: clients   Hannah Lee   health   On My Mind  
Too Much of a Good Thing?
  • December 16, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

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

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Keywords: salon services  
Salon Holiday Decor Gallery is Up!
  • December 15, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I think you’ll be inspired by the cool holiday decorations some of your colleagues have put up around the country. (An upside-down Christmas tree? You gotta admit that’s pretty creative!). Check out all of the photos

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
Strutting Their Stuff
  • December 9, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

A big congrats to the winners of the Strut Your Stuff 8 nail art and enhancement contest sponsored by WWWeb Services and BeautyTech.com. According to webmaster Debbie Doerrlamm, this year’s event enjoyed a record number of

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Keywords: nail art  

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