A Gift Certificate in the Best of Taste
  • March 8, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

A full-time nail tech and a part-time chocolatier, Melodie Hand has no problem finding synergy between the two careers. The corporate clients of her chocolate business have made her Gift Certificate Chocolate Bars a big seller,

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Keywords: business  
How Many Fun Accessories Can You Make with Acrylics and Gels?
  • March 4, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

In a bizarre cosmic coincidence, I recently received — in the past two weeks — e-mails from several nail artists who wanted to share cool retail items they were fashioning out of nail enhancement products. Most

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Keywords: nail art   products  
Say Hello to Shellac
  • March 3, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

So it looks like the cat is out of the bag a little early and I’ve been given the go ahead to tell you all about Shellac from CND. It’s the top-secret nail color I’ve been

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products  
Try It On — On Your iPhone!
  • March 2, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Did you ever think how great it would be to search through your favorite nail polish colors on your phone? Well, I have. And I’m excited about OPI’s brand new application for the iPhone and iPod

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products  
Whose Hands Are These?
  • March 2, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

As nail techs, you’re probably more aware of hands in print or on the small and big screens than the average consumer. But do you ever stop to think whose hands we’re all looking at in

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
Volunteers, Clients Step Up for Haiti Relief
  • March 1, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

How do you make $4,300 in six hours? Have a worthy cause and a compassionate clientele. That was the total amount raised at a recent fundraiser at Charles Morris Salon in New Lenox, Ill., to help Haiti

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Keywords: business  
Black History Marketplace & Spa Day
  • February 24, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The Glamour Spot co-owner Debra “DJ” Jessie (right) and esthetician Michelle Rhem-Collins pose by a “Celebrate Black History Month” contest board set up for the salon’s Black History Marketplace & Spa Day. The board asked clients

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Keywords: business   clients   On The Road   salon services  
European Touch’s 25th Anniversary Chair
  • February 23, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Milwaukee, Wis.-based European Touch is celebrating its 25th year in the pedicure spa industry, and to commemorate it has come out with a special limited edition line of its Murano Spa. The new Signature Edition Murano Spa

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Keywords: products   tradeshows  
On My Mind: Fresh Start, Spring Cleaning
  • February 23, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

As we’re putting this issue together it’s January and I’m moving into a new office. Nothing major; I’m just moving into the office next door. We’re reorganizing where the NAILS team fits (and sits) in the

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   On My Mind   salon decor/design  
Minx Nails Supports Haiti Relief Efforts
  • February 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Oceanside, Calif.-based Minx, Inc. is supporting the Haiti relief effort by creating three new limited edition Minx designs with artwork by Haitian resident and artist Carlo Valtrain. Carlo was born on October 26, 1959 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti,

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Keywords: products  
Ladies’ Night Mixes Minx and Drinks
  • February 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

At Gibb’s Lounge in Cleveland, Ohio, salon owner Stephanie Saddler and nail tech Brittany Foster have started a successful Ladies’ Night nail tradition. The Minx, Matte & Moscato Ladies’ Night, which takes place the second and

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Keywords: business  
Fake Inspector Scamming Texas Salons
  • February 19, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

OK, now this is just plain scary. A man is impersonating a state board inspector to try to get money from Houston-area salons. Read the notice from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and

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Keywords: legislation   salon safety  
Texas Licensing Scam Warning
  • February 18, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

As if the California licensing scam wasn’t bad enough, there are now reports of a similar scam taking place in Texas. Here’s the notice I received from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR): TDLR is warning all

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Keywords: business   legislation   salon safety  
Serena Williams Becomes One of Us!
  • February 17, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

“No one likes getting their nails done more than I do. As a matter of fact I go every four days to get a manicure and every seven days for a pedicure,” says tennis superstar Serena

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Celebrities Love Beauty Swag
  • February 17, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

 Both levels of West Hollywood, Calif.’s Café La Bohème were filled with celebrities, the media, and giveaways of beauty, fashion, and other items. In anticipation of the Oscars, celebrities attended The Second Annual Valentine Romance “Sneak Peak”

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Keywords: On The Road   products  

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