A Grand Soiree
  • November 21, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I had a great time at the grand opening extravaganza for Krème de la Krème Nail Lounge last Friday evening. (I first discovered the salon a month after it opened — it was so cute that

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Keywords: On the Road  
People Either Want the Best or the Least Expensive
  • November 19, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I was leafing thought the latest book by salon owner John R. DiJulius III and came across a bit of wisdom I thought was downright profound. The book is called What’s the Secret? To Providing a

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Keywords: business  
On the Road at The Nail Bar
  • November 17, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m really on a roll with finding cute, clean, shining examples of the perfect neighborhood nail salon. Last week, I visited The Nail Bar in Hermosa Beach, Calif., a natural nails-focused salon that I learned about

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Keywords: On the Road   salon decor/design   salon services  
CND Almond Spa Manicure Video
  • November 14, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

You’ve probably already heard about CND’s new Almond Manicure Line. The products feature almond flavors and scents, and can be incorporated into a signature service, the Almond Spa Manicure. We ran a technical demo in our November issue,

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Keywords: techniques  
What Gen Y Wants
  • November 13, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I read an interesting article in Advertising Age on what so-called “millennials” — those born between 1980 and 2000 — want from an employer. Given the difficulty of recruiting (and holding on to) good young talent,

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Keywords: business  
Glamour Readers Love Squoval
  • November 13, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

According to a web poll on glamour.com, 57% of your clients are wearing “squoval” nails. That’s followed by 16% wearing square, 7% wearing round, 6% wearing oval, and the remaining 13% claiming that they’ve never thought

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
Kicking Butt in An Uncertain Economy
  • November 12, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Strategies (www.strategies.com) is offering a new online seminar next week, Wednesday, November 19, from 1-2 pm EST. Titled “How to Kick Butt in an Uncertain Economy,” the seminar will cover how to prepare yourself for an

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee  
Awesome Holiday Nail Art
  • November 11, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

In the December issue (page 114), I featured holiday nail art for Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Winter Solstice. The techs that turned in tips for the assignment did such a great job that I wanted to

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The Big Book Is Coming
  • November 7, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Hi everyone! Sorry I’ve been missing in action for the last few weeks. I’ve been buried under a stack of directory listings, all-new industry statistics, and an awesome new NAILS Cookbook chock full of service recipes!

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   salon services  
Time Sensitive
  • November 6, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I recently heard about the “Beautiful Bride” program that The Medical Spa at Nova in Ashburn, Va. added to its service menu. The beauty of the program is that it gives brides-to-be the ease of having

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Keywords: clients   salon services  
Sure It’s Bribery, But It Works
  • November 5, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I was reading the monthly client e-newsletter put out by Priti Organic Spa in New York City. They’ve discovered a creative way to expand their presence on the Web and encourage word-of-mouth advertising. Priti manager Catherine

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Keywords: business  
Foot Filing Tips
  • October 30, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I just learned an interesting foot filing technique from Jill Wright, of Jill Wright’s Spa For Nails in Bowling Green Ky. She says putting several drops of cuticle oil on a coarse fingernail file and filing

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Keywords: techniques  
Spa Helps Get Out the Vote — You Can Too!
  • October 29, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The owners of Body Bar Spa in Silverlake, Calif., are doing their civic duty and then some. On Election Day, the spa will be thanking all of its clients who step up and vote with a

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Keywords: business  
Cultivate Inner Beauty — It’s Free
  • October 23, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Times may be tough, but that doesn’t make feeling beautiful any less of a priority — for you and your clients. I came across some advice from Dr. Debra Luftman and Dr. Eva Ritvo (authors of

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Vote for the January 2009 Cover Tech Contest!
  • October 22, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

For the first time ever, we're opening up the polls to let you, our readers, vote on the NAILS Cover Tech Contest winner. We've heard from many of you (Thanks Maggie, for the push!) that you'd

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art  

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