More Fantasy Nail Art
  • July 28, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I took snapshots of some great fantasy nail art during an IBS Las Vegas competition. The theme was “Las Vegas shows.” Which one is your favorite? Let me know in Feedback.Tech: Lorraine Nelson, Model: Brittany Davis

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Keywords: nail art   On the Road   tradeshows  
Tips From a Pro
  • July 25, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I recently profiled Lynn Lammers for our Top 25 List feature in the September issue, and I asked her how she’s able to make such detailed drawings on a surface as tiny as a nail. “One of

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Keywords: nail art   techniques  
Fishy Pedi
  • July 22, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

By now, I’m sure you’ve all seen the AP reports going around about the Fish Pedicure. (Click here and here for videos.) A salon in Alexandria, Va., is using so-called “doctor fish” to nibble away at

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   salon services  
Canadian Nail Competitions Canceled — For Now
  • July 21, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The dwindling universe of nail competitions has just gotten a little smaller. Canada’s Allied Beauty Association (ABA) just announced it will be halting all nail competitions — at least for the balance of 2008 and 2009.

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Keywords: tradeshows  
First It Was Starbucks. Now It’s Nails.
  • July 18, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

For years financial advisors have counseled the cash-strapped to cut back on their daily grandé latte and instead tuck away the cash equivalent for a rainy day. But now they’ve gone too far. A recent article

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Keywords: business  
IBS Las Vegas
  • July 15, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Here’s a quick photo round-up of my experience at IBS Las Vegas (formerly the Las Vegas Hair & Nails show). How was your experience at the show? Leave me a note in Feedback. Check the September issue of NAILS Magazine for more coverage of this show and of Premiere Orlando.NSI’s North American account manager Staci Noble and company president Rick Slack pose by their booth.

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Keywords: On the Road   products   salon decor/design   tradeshows  
O Canada — Come Network
  • July 14, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

 “It’s time for Canadian nail technicians to get together and meet each other to share skills, product knowledge, and business cards,” says Lana Gavric, organizer of the first Western Canadian Networking Event, which takes place Sunday,

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Protecting Your Investment
  • July 11, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Pedicure thrones are one of the biggest investments a salon can make, yet some owners tend to neglect them once they have been installed, and soon find themselves with a chair in need of repair. I recently

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Keywords: business   products  
Seen & Heard
  • July 8, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Here’s the latest in the world of celebrity news relating to everything nails!  According to US Weekly, Donna Nieves, a nail tech at a Mario Russo in Boston gave L.A. Lakers player Kobe Bryant

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Nails and the iPhone
  • June 26, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The Los Angeles Times ran an article about how many women are not using iPhones because the length of their fingernails prevents them from being able to type on the interface.

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What’s in a Name?
  • June 25, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

As I was reading a New York Times profile about Essie Weingarten, founder of Essie Cosmetics, I couldn’t help but relate as it talked about the cleverness (and some minor controversy) of Essie polish names.

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North Carolina Makes the Grade
  • June 24, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I have to say I was happily surprised this morning when I logged on to the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners and saw how easy it was to navigate.

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   health   legislation   North Carolina   salon safety  
Join Doug Schoon and Walk for the Cure
  • June 23, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

“We are walking because breast cancer destroys lives,” says CND’s Doug Schoon, who, along with his teammates, will be participating in the 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk on Nov. 21-23. “Our team, called ‘Beauty and the Breast,’

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Keywords: health  
Digital Demos
  • June 17, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Some of you may already know about NAILS TV. For those that haven’t heard about it, it’s a new website where NAILS can gather videos on everything a tech could need, from demos to tradeshow coverage

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Keywords: nail art   techniques   tradeshows  
Beauty Industry “W.O.W.s” California Legislators
  • June 16, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

California’s Welcome To Our World (W.O.W.) lobbying event in Sacramento, held on April 21, is now a much anticipated annual tradition for California legislators and regulators. Hosted on the south steps of the State Capitol building,

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Keywords: legislation  

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