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  
Skin Cancer Increase May Be Linked to Tanning Beds
  • July 30, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Melanoma rates have risen 50% among young women in the United States since 1980, while melanoma rates have remained steady among young men, reported the Los Angeles Times.  Researchers theorized that the trend might be related

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Keywords: health  
Organic Peas and a Pedi
  • July 30, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I bet you never thought you’d hear someone say, “I’m going to the grocery store to get a pedicure.” But now, folks in Dallas, Texas, are saying just that. The Whole Foods Market on Preston Road

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee  
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  

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