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  
The Nail Techs of London
  • April 30, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I just learned about a growing nail salon chain from London that has come out with its own brand of nail products. Nail Inc. has a wide range of products, including the polish shown here with

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Keywords: products  
New Nail Art Class You Won’t Want to Miss
  • April 30, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

International nail art sensations Viv Simmonds (of Australia) and Catherine Wong (of Singapore) are joining forces to teach a “Designer Nails Extravaganza” class on June 16 in Las Vegas.  As the editor in charge of NAILS

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Keywords: nail art   techniques   tradeshows  
What Price Beauty?
  • April 29, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Makeup, highlights, waxing, and, of course, mani/pedis, don’t come cheap. In fact, Newsweek estimates today’s beauty-conscious woman will pay $449,127 for “cosmetic maintenance” over the course of a lifetime.  And how much of that $449,127 goes

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Keywords: business  
NAILS Wins 5 Maggies!
  • April 27, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

As anyone who is a “fan” of NAILS Magazine on Facebook already knows, Friday night was an epic moment for the NAILS team, capturing five Western Publications Association Maggie Awards including the Gold Award for the

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
Acetone Sparks Serious Salon Accident
  • April 22, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Recently, an Owings Mills, Md., woman was seriously injured when a bowl of acetone ignited, sending her to the hospital with second-degree burns covering about 40% of her body. The woman — a regular client at Baltimore’s

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Keywords: salon safety  
Soak-Off Gels Giveaway
  • April 20, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Be one of the first nail techs to try NSI’s Illusion Soak-Off Gels when the product line launches later this month. We found out that the company is giving away an Illusion Sampler Kit to the

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Keywords: products  
Adventures in Acrylic
  • April 16, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve taken a liking to newbie nail tech Michele Hoffman of Arizona. She’s been e-mailing me pictures of her nail art ever since she graduated from Charles of Italy Beauty College in Lake Havasu City about

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Keywords: acrylics   Arizona   nail art  
International Pedicure Association Continues its Efforts
  • April 15, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

The International Pedicure Association (IPA) is continuing its mission of educating and providing support for pedicure professionals following the death of its founder, Dr. Dennis Arnold, who passed away in late 2008. “The IPA is currently

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Keywords: health  
Free Tele-Class: Learn to Thrive in Any Economy
  • April 7, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

It will cost you no more than an hour of your time to participate in a free tele-class being offered by Milady in June. Called “Creating Wealth in a Down Economy,” the class is facilitated by

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Keywords: business  
Recession Tips: Add-on retail
  • April 3, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

One good thing about the recession is it’s forcing businesses to come up with smarter and more creative ways of better servicing customers. On that note, I recently learned of a salon owner who uses clever

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Keywords: business  
Newsletters Keep the Conversation Going
  • March 30, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

The reason newsletters are a great marketing tool, says Dar Reiss-Depp, the president of RD Management (which distributes Thalgo products in the U.S.), is that instead of soliciting random consumers, you’re reaching out and talking to

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Keywords: business  

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