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  
Tweezerman’s Philanthropic Initiatives Keep Giving and Giving …
  • March 16, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Since its inception, Tweezerman has maintained an essential Second Bottom Line program that shares profits with those in need. 2010 marked Tweezerman’s 30th anniversary and its ongoing dedication to numerous humanitarian, environmental, community, and charitable organizations. As

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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: Stylish Bags from My Element Style
  • March 12, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

From My Element Style come six sizes of stylish black-and-white blacks that are great for business or personal use. Buy a large duffle with a pull-out handle and wheels to take with you to cash-and-carry beauty

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Keywords: products  
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  
An Open Letter to the Beauty Industry
  • March 9, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The letter below is entitled “Women’s History Month: In Praise of Beautiful Career Paths” and was submitted by Christine Gordon, president the American Association of Cosmetology Schools. March is Women’s History Month and yesterday, March 8,

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Keywords: Business  
SpaRitual Reaches Out in Local Community
  • February 24, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

In an effort to reach out to the local community, members of the SpaRitual team visited with the Los Angeles-based environmental non-profit organization, TreePeople, for an afternoon of ecological/sustainability education and volunteerism. In addition to hands-on

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UStream Nail Talk Radio Broadcast
  • February 22, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

In case you missed it, Nail Talk Radio video recorded its entire UStream broadcast on January 30, 2011. The episode featured special guests from Cuccio Naturalé and Star Nail: Tony Cuccio, CEO, and Elaine Watson, VP of

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Keywords: Business  
Babble.com: Nail Taxi Founder Is Top Mom-preneur
  • February 15, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

There’s definitely a special kind of respect that I bestow to a mom-preneur (also known as a mom-trepreneur or a mom who starts and runs her own business while simultaneously raising children).  Their time-management skills and

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