Nail Art Celebrates Michael Jackson
  • July 9, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Charlotte, N.C.-based salon owner/nail tech Topaz Woodruff sent us these pictures she did to celebrate the life of Michael Jackson. RIP MJ. — Hannah

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art  
California Licensing Scam Warning
  • July 6, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I just received an e-mail with the following message and wanted to share it with you all immediately.  The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (Cal-BBC) has posted a warning on their website, of a scam

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   legislation   salon safety  
Take a “Bubble Bath” for a Good Cause
  • July 1, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

This summer, each time a client purchases a bottle of OPI’s Bubble Bath lacquer, she can be glad to know she is helping women undergoing cancer treatment feel better. Look Good...Feel Better, a national public service program

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Salon Inspection on YouTube
  • June 30, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I just found a professionally-done video by the Washington Department of Licensing of a nail salon inspection. You can watch the six-minute video here. The video is geared toward consumers (advising them of what to look for

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Keywords: clients   health   legislation   salon safety  
Premiere Orlando 2009
  • June 29, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Earlier this month, I went to the Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event; this is the first time I’ve attended this show, and I felt an energy and excitement there that I haven’t felt at any of the other beauty shows I’ve been to. I’m sharing some of my pictures here.

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Keywords: business   On the Road   products   tradeshows  
CND Launches Colour Effects
  • June 23, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Last week I went down to Oceanside, Calif. (just north of San Diego) to attend a special launch party for CND’s new enamel line. Called Colour Effects, it’s an open stock line of 50 crème enamels

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products  
CNN Lauds Manicurist as Hero
  • June 19, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Have you heard about Washington D.C.-based manicurist Lidia Schaefer, who sold her home and her car in order to raise money to build a new school in her native village in Ethiopia? All we can say

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IBS Las Vegas 2009
  • June 19, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I just came back from the IBS show in Las Vegas. The show was a little smaller this year but there was still a good turnout with lots of manufacturers showcasing their latest wares. Here are

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Keywords: tradeshows  
On My Mind: Nail Art Is NOT Dead
  • June 10, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

NAILS ran an article in 2001 asking “Is Nail Art Dead?” At the time, nail art seemed to be on the wane and the percentage of salons offering nail art and airbrushing had dropped several points

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   nail art   On My Mind   salon services  
Let Them Eat Gluten-Free Organic Cake
  • June 3, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

While the economy is limping along — with many sectors shrinking and others just holding their own — one area is actually growing: retail health and wellness products. According to the Natural Marketing Institute, retail sales of

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Keywords: business  
Raising a Stink (Literally)
  • June 1, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Ah, pedicure season. Or is it AAAHHHH, pedicure season? For the most part, I’m sure all of you look forward to the summer months for the natural boost to your pedicure business, but I’m also curious

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Keywords: clients   health   salon services  
Yes, It’s Effective Against Swine Flu Too
  • May 18, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

The recent Swine Flu outbreak has manufacturers of hand sanitizers and implement disinfectants scrambling to reassure the public that their products can effectively combat the H1N1 virus — better known as the swine flu. “The new strain

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Keywords: health  
Nails in Germany
  • May 15, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I wanted to share a little sneak peak about my trip this past March to the Beauty International Show in Dusseldorf, Germany. The full story will come out in our July issue, but here are some

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Courtesy Counts
  • May 6, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I went to a new dentist the other day and pretty much fell in love with everyone there. Not only was the office immaculate (a top priority in both a dental office and a salon), the

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Keywords: business  
Quick Fix for Mother’s Day Nail Art
  • May 4, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

With Mother’s Day at the end of the week, your schedule is probably full of mother-daughter appointments. Why not bring in a little more revenue by upselling some themed nail art for the occasion? I found

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Keywords: nail art   products   salon services  

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