Dream a Little Dream
  • August 3, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

On the whole, the nail techs I have the good fortune to work with every day are a passionate bunch. But anyone can fly her enthusiasm flag now and then. I was just reading an article

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The High Road to Education Comes To Anaheim
  • July 28, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Yesterday I visited The High Road to Education’s (HRTE) class in Anaheim, Calif., and it was great to see a collection of nail techs being so positive and collaborative in helping each other out. The HRTE

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Keywords: techniques  
It’s the Little Things
  • July 27, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve met representatives of the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology several times, and I’m pleased that the board members seem genuinely interested in keeping California nail salons from getting fined during inspections. To that end,

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Keywords: health   legislation   On the Road   salon safety  
More Ways to Stretch a Buck
  • July 24, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Recently, in NAILS’ business section, we’ve been sharing tips from salon owners on how to make a dollar go further at the salon. Reneé Borowy, owner of VIP Salon & Spa in Riverview, Mich., is in

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Keywords: business  
Atlanta Nail Bar Is First to Earn Platinum Certification
  • July 13, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

The Brookhaven location of Atlanta’s Natural Body Spa & Shop has just been awarded Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program. The first spa in the Southeast constructed

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Keywords: health  
Blink 182’s Almost Nail Salon Gig
  • July 10, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

On Blink 182’s online schedule today, the band was incorrectly listed as kicking off their summer tour by playing in a Cleveland, Ohio nail salon. According to the MTV News, fans logged on to the band’s

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Nail Art Celebrates Michael Jackson
  • July 9, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Charlotte, N.C.-based salon owner/nail tech Topaz Woodruff sent us these pictures she did to celebrate the life of Michael Jackson. RIP MJ. — Hannah

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art  
California Licensing Scam Warning
  • July 6, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I just received an e-mail with the following message and wanted to share it with you all immediately.  The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (Cal-BBC) has posted a warning on their website, of a scam

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   legislation   salon safety  
Take a “Bubble Bath” for a Good Cause
  • July 1, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

This summer, each time a client purchases a bottle of OPI’s Bubble Bath lacquer, she can be glad to know she is helping women undergoing cancer treatment feel better. Look Good...Feel Better, a national public service program

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Salon Inspection on YouTube
  • June 30, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I just found a professionally-done video by the Washington Department of Licensing of a nail salon inspection. You can watch the six-minute video here. The video is geared toward consumers (advising them of what to look for

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Keywords: clients   health   legislation   salon safety  
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  
CND Launches Colour Effects
  • June 23, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Last week I went down to Oceanside, Calif. (just north of San Diego) to attend a special launch party for CND’s new enamel line. Called Colour Effects, it’s an open stock line of 50 crème enamels

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products  
CNN Lauds Manicurist as Hero
  • June 19, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Have you heard about Washington D.C.-based manicurist Lidia Schaefer, who sold her home and her car in order to raise money to build a new school in her native village in Ethiopia? All we can say

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

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

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   nail art   On My Mind   salon services  

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