On the Road at R & E Cosmetology School
  • September 25, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Roberta Hector is the voice of experience. An Aruban-native and owner of R & E Cosmetology School in Baytown, Texas, the 10-year beauty industry veteran has dabbled in a little bit of everything, from opening her

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Keywords: On the Road  
The Right Way to Write
  • September 22, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

My post on website do’s and don’ts a little while back, got me to thinking about more of my pet peeves when it comes to communicating your message professionally. Over the years, I’ve come to spot

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Keywords: business  
Rock On!
  • September 19, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Check out the nails in this music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ0_1vGRRAw (“Becky” by Be Your Own Pet). The nails donned by lead singer Jemina as she snarls in the back of the movie theater set (there’s a good shot

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Keywords: nail art  
Gels Well Done
  • September 18, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Gels can be a tricky substance to master, but once you get the hang of it, gel services can quickly become a great source of revenue for your salon.Light Elegance educator Jayne Berger, of Blondeberry Salon in Bourbonnais,

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Keywords: techniques  
My Little (Nail) Pony
  • September 17, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

While this is not really nail-related, per se, I thought it was a pretty cool thing. I got an e-mail from celebrity nail tech Tom Bachik yesterday with a link to this website. It’s the 25th

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
Before You Partner Up, Ask Questions
  • September 16, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

If you want to read about business partnerships gone wrong, check out “Me and You — So Happy Together?” in NAILS’ October 2008 issue. In it, Michelle Pratt interviews two techs who had bad experiences with

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Keywords: business  
Shoe Shopping
  • September 15, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Clients waste time (theirs and, more importantly, yours) waiting for their toenails to dry enough to step away from the pedicure area and slide back into their shoes. Why not offer them an incentive to BYOS

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Keywords: products  
CND Featured in New York Times
  • September 11, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Wow! This is a pretty exciting day for the nail industry. You know how we’re usually used to seeing negative pieces in the mainstream media about the nail industry? The whole “if it bleeds, it leads”

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
Websites Worth Watching: The Nail Files
  • September 11, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

What: The Nail FilesWhere: http://nailartist.ning.comWhy click there?: Launched in August 2008, the networking site lets you make friends from all over the world, share your nail art, start discussion threads, and personalize your page. Nail art

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Keywords: nail art  
Salon Websites: What Not to Do
  • September 10, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I like the clean design of this upscale spa’s homepage.I was recently on a salon website (I don’t want to embarrass the owner by saying which one) and it had me squinting to the point that

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Keywords: business  
Braggin’ ’bout this Dragon
  • September 9, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Fantasy nail art is the flashy, artistic side of nails, and many techs use acrylic as a medium to express some very detailed pieces.  NAILS’ top 10 competitor, Lynn Lammers, shows just how detailed fantasy nail

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Keywords: techniques  
On My Mind: A Little Something Extra
  • September 8, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Nails are your bread and butter. And whether your specialty is painstakingly perfect pink-and-whites, gorgeous gels, or pampering pedicures, you’re making your living doing nails. If you’re like many other readers, you may have already added

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   On My Mind   salon services  
Seen & Heard
  • September 5, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Here’s the latest in nail and beauty biz-related celeb and PR news.  Huntington Beach, Calif.-based Skin Deep—The Body Spa was the Orange County winner in the “best facial” category on MyFoxLA’s HotList.

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Looking to Waste Some Time?
  • September 3, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I was on Google today looking for something nail-related (of course as soon as I saw this little time-waster, I completely forgot what I was originally looking for...) and I ran across this funny online game

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
Absolutely Essential for Work-Life Balance
  • September 2, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

By and large nail techs score pretty well in the work-life balance department. You consistently cite flexible scheduling as one of the best perks of the profession and according to our last Big Big Book survey,

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Keywords: health  

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