Take Five
  • August 22, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I just wanted to share this photo of an ideal nail salon breakroom. Found in Da-Lonnie’s Hair & Nail Studio in Las Vegas, it’s referred to as the “After 5 Room” and features rich colors, cute

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
Lovely Jewels
  • August 21, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The September issue of NAILS should be out any day now and we can’t wait for you to see the cover and our latest polish preview. This fall it’s all about deep, rich colors, evoking royal

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products  
Tipping Done Right
  • August 20, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Salon consultant Neil Ducoff is no great fan of tipping. In fact, recently in his “Monday Morning Wake-Up” e-newsletter he suggested the industry get together and ban tipping altogether as of December 31, 2008.  Apparently, Ducoff

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Keywords: business  
New Uses for Old Things
  • August 18, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The problem: You've had to remix the same orange acrylic paint for your Halloween nail art over a dozen times, because it keeps drying up between clients. The solution (courtesy of nail tech Wendy Causey, Vivify Hair

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Keywords: nail art   products   techniques  
Clay Cane Fever
  • August 15, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

One of the latest trends to sweep through the nail industry is the clay cane. Clay canes are small strips of clay that have designs on them. Techs slice the canes thin and then embed the

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Keywords: nail art   products   techniques  
Cosmoprof North America
  • August 14, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Cosmoprof North America, held at the Mandalay Bay convention center in Las Vegas, effectively ended tradeshow season for the NAILS team. It was a whirlwind season; two of the Vegas shows (IBS Las Vegas and Cosmoprof) were almost back-to-back in Sin City. Check out my pictures from Cosmoprof, and don’t forget to check your October issue of NAILS for even more great memories from show season. Luraco Technologies

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Keywords: On the Road   products   tradeshows  
A Site For All You Autoclavers
  • August 13, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

If you autoclave your instruments and practice the highest levels of salon sanitation, there’s a website that should interest you. WeSterilize.com was created by podiatrist Robert Spalding to help consumers find salons and techs they can

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Keywords: business   salon safety  
Obama Enlists Salon Owners in Registering Voters
  • August 12, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

In an effort to increase voter registration in the African-American community, the Obama campaign launched the National Barbershop and Beauty Salon Voter Registration Campaign last weekend at the Bronner Bros. International Hair Show in Atlanta. According

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Keywords: clients   Hannah Lee   legislation  
Olympic Nails
  • August 11, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

With the Olympics in full swing, I was curious if there was any nail news going on in Beijing. A quick Google search brought up some great photos.  Chinese nail artist Jin Yu, made this Olympic-themed painting

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Keywords: nail art  
Welcoming Wellness Into Our Lives
  • August 8, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Have you checked out the newest NAILS blog, Healthy Tech Talk? NAILS editor Hannah Lee (that’s me) and a group of committed CND team members are taking to the blogosphere to share their trials and tribulations

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   health  
Websites Worth Watching
  • August 7, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

What: Orly's French & Beyond website Where: www.frenchmanicure.com/fm/french_beyond.php Why click there?: Because a French manicure isn't always as simple as pink and white. Peruse the gallery of alternative French designs in an array of colors and shapes. You

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Keywords: nail art  
What Does Cutting Hair Have to Do With Rubbing Feet?
  • August 6, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

An article in the Los Angeles Times caught my eye recently. It was about the proliferation of foot massage parlors in ethnically Chinese neighborhoods in L.A. over the past three years. Explains writer David Pierson, the

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Keywords: legislation  
On the Road: Krème de la Krème Nail Lounge
  • August 4, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

As a relatively new resident of the fabulous Belmont Shore neighborhood in bustling Long Beach, Calif., I’ve been asked quite a few times in the past few months for a nail salon I’d recommend in the city.

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Keywords: On the Road   salon decor/design   salon safety   salon services  
Girls Just Want to Have Pedicures
  • August 1, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Back in March, I commented on an article that ran in The New York Times about girls getting pedicures at an ever-younger age. A few months later, features editor Judy Lessin posted about a new mobile

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   On the Road   salon services  
E-File Maintenance
  • July 31, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I have an upcoming article on repairing broken salon equipment, and I got some good pointers from Medicool’s Steve Wallace on how to take care of your e-file so you’ll maximize the lifetime and limit repair costs. 

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Keywords: products   techniques  

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