Pedicure Protocols
  • September 15, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

The International Pedicure Association (IPA) hosts online webinars for its members about once a month, and, for the September 30 event, “From the Editors” blog readers can attend the online seminar for free, without purchasing an

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Keywords: health   salon safety  
Martinis and Manis Still Bring Them In
  • September 14, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Apparently, ladies love a night at the pub — especially when it includes free manicures. The staff of Americana Nail Co. in Columbus, Ohio, recently packed up their nail gear and took it to the RedRock

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Keywords: business  
CND Blogs Fashion Week
  • September 10, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

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Keywords: nail art  
Enter a Fimo Cane Nail Art Contest
  • September 8, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Fimo cane nail art is so trendy these days, and with good reason: It’s an easy way to add nail art to your menu without requiring the artistic ability of techniques like handpainting or acrylic sculpting.

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Keywords: nail art   products  
What to Expect During an Inspection
  • September 3, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Let the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology alleviate some of your apprehension about the salon inspection process by watching the board’s interactive webinar “What to Expect During an Inspection: What You Need to Know”.

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
Pac-Man Nails on Jordin Sparks
  • September 2, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

You gotta love these cute Pac-Man nails that singer Jordin Sparks was sporting last week. “Mr & Mrs Pacman on my thumbs, the ghosts on the middle and fruit on the pinkies! So amazing!!!” she gushes

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Keywords: nail art  
Education in Poland
  • September 1, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

AII’s global educator MaeLing Parrish and director of education Gari-Dawn Tingler traveled to Pruszcz Gdanski, Poland, recently to conduct a training seminar for international distributors, educators, and nail technicians. Over 30 AII distributors from Poland and

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Keywords: techniques  
Get Your Salon in (Financial) Shape
  • August 25, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Deborah Evans, a spa consultant and principal of Deborah Evans & Associates, recently taught a “financial bootcamp” at a spa summit. The session sponsor, Universal Companies, e-mailed me some of the bootcamp’s takeaway lessons, most of

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Keywords: business  
Essie and the Diamond Factory
  • August 19, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

In a stunning Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-esque promotion, Essie Cosmetics and jewelry designer Judith Ripka have hidden a one-carat sapphire, emerald, and diamond separately inside three different polish bottles in the new “Essie Loves Diamonds

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Keywords: products  
Go Away to Kamp
  • August 19, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Vicki Peters’ Nail Kamp is a non-product-specific, hands-on workshop that focuses on technical skills. Kamp attendees can learn how to shorten their time, work with products more efficiently, gain knowledge, and become electric file-certified. Learn from

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Keywords: Georgia   Michigan   Montana   Nevada   Rhode Island  
Minx All Around
  • August 14, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Minx seems to be popping up everywhere on the celebrity circuit. Celebrity manicurist Lisa Logan, who also does Beyonce’s nails, recently did a Minx set on Cheetah Girl Adrienne Bailon for MTV. And MTV even taped

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PBA and NCA Agree to Proposed Merger
  • August 10, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and the National Cosmetology Association (NCA) just announced the two organizations have signed an agreement to effect a proposed merger. The merger will combine the best practices and leverage the complementary

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Keywords: business   tradeshows  
Good Things Come in Pretty Packages
  • August 7, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Remember those goodie bags you got as a kid, as a thank you for attending a classmate's birthday party? Well, I just got a cute one as a thank you for my first visit to Indulgence

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Keywords: business  
Cosmoprof 2009
  • August 5, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Last month at Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas I saw some great new products that were either newly launched or are in the pipeline and will be available shortly. I thought I’d share some of them. Feel free to leave me a comment in Feedback about which ones interest you the most.

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Keywords: On the Road   products   tradeshows  
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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