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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The High Road to Education Comes To Anaheim
  • July 28, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Yesterday I visited The High Road to Education’s (HRTE) class in Anaheim, Calif., and it was great to see a collection of nail techs being so positive and collaborative in helping each other out. The HRTE

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Keywords: techniques  
It’s the Little Things
  • July 27, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve met representatives of the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology several times, and I’m pleased that the board members seem genuinely interested in keeping California nail salons from getting fined during inspections. To that end,

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Keywords: health   legislation   On the Road   salon safety  
More Ways to Stretch a Buck
  • July 24, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Recently, in NAILS’ business section, we’ve been sharing tips from salon owners on how to make a dollar go further at the salon. Reneé Borowy, owner of VIP Salon & Spa in Riverview, Mich., is in

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Keywords: business  
Atlanta Nail Bar Is First to Earn Platinum Certification
  • July 13, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

The Brookhaven location of Atlanta’s Natural Body Spa & Shop has just been awarded Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program. The first spa in the Southeast constructed

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Keywords: health  
Blink 182’s Almost Nail Salon Gig
  • July 10, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

On Blink 182’s online schedule today, the band was incorrectly listed as kicking off their summer tour by playing in a Cleveland, Ohio nail salon. According to the MTV News, fans logged on to the band’s

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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  

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