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  
Allow me to French Halloween ’Ya
  • October 21, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Loni Jensen Preato, of Da-Lonnie’s Hair & Nail Studio in Las Vegas, shows how to use a Q-Buffer to make a special “V”-French in a Halloween nail. 1. Prep nail. 2. Prime nail. 3. Apply pink acrylic. 4. Allow pink

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Keywords: nail art   products   techniques  
What Nails Do Techs Wear to Their Own Weddings?
  • October 17, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m sure most of you could testify to what a huge business brides and bridal parties are to your business. After all, weddings are a huge deal, and (speaking strictly as a bridesmaid here) the perfect

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Keywords: nail art  
She’s Got the Nicest Nails in NASCAR
  • October 16, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

What does Mystique Salon & Spa in Boise, Idaho, have in common with nationally known brands like Home Depot, Miller Lite, Sprint, and Viagra? Like them, Mystique is an official NASCAR sponsor. The winner of the

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NAILS Online Channels
  • October 14, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

If you haven’t noticed, NAILS is now offering four (we’re adding two more soon) new online “channels” that are targeted to different aspects of the nail industry. I recently posted a couple of new articles there.

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Keywords: nail art   techniques  
Shrink-Wrap for Your Nails?
  • October 14, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

So have any of your tried Minx nail coatings yet? We used the brand new product on our February anniversary cover. (Tom Bachik did the nails.) It’s kind of like shrink-wrapping your client’s nails. The colors

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art   products   salon services  
One Million Women Wanted to Further Breast Cancer Research
  • October 6, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

This week, the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and the Avon Foundation launched the Love/Avon Army of Women, a groundbreaking initiative that will partner women with breast cancer researchers to find the key to what causes

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Keywords: health  
Sneak Preview of the First OPI Concept Salon
  • October 1, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m sure most of you have heard the buzz by now about the first ever OPI Concept Salon. The soon-to-open Studio City, Calif.-salon is co-owned by Robbie Schaeffer (son of OPI founder George Schaeffer) and his

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Keywords: On the Road   salon decor/design   salon services  
Christmas Is Coming! Oy Vey.
  • September 29, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

There are just 87 days and counting until St. Nick puts in his annual appearance. The key to making this a joyous time of year — rather than the usual frenzy — can be summed up

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Keywords: business  

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