A Timely Promotional Technique
  • October 2, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Whenever we hear of a new way to get your name out there — for free — we like to pass it along. Kahne Witham, a national educator for Light Elegance, suggests you take advantage of

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Keywords: business  
California Beauty School Gives Back
  • October 2, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

The Bellus Academy Beauty School in Poway, Calif., has done an extraordinary job of giving back to the community. On Sept. 10th, the academy opened its doors to all military men and their wives or girlfriends

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Nail Artist to Document Long Nails
  • September 29, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Houston-based nail technician Athena Elliott has a new client — and a new undertaking. Ayanna called Athena because she wanted to come in to get her 16-inch-long nails Minxed. After an initial evaluation Athena realized the

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art  
Nail Expo Long Beach
  • September 22, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

A few weeks ago, I went to the first day of the two-day Nail Expo Long Beach, formerly Expo Latino. I especially enjoyed watching the winners of Day 1’s student competition. The competition was a team

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Keywords: nail art   On The Road   tradeshows  
Pedicure Protocols
  • September 15, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

The International Pedicure Association (IPA) hosts online webinars for its members about once a month, and, for the September 30 event, “From the Editors” blog readers can attend the online seminar for free, without purchasing an

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Keywords: health   salon safety  
Martinis and Manis Still Bring Them In
  • September 14, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Apparently, ladies love a night at the pub — especially when it includes free manicures. The staff of Americana Nail Co. in Columbus, Ohio, recently packed up their nail gear and took it to the RedRock

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Keywords: business  
CND Blogs Fashion Week
  • September 10, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

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Keywords: nail art  
Enter a Fimo Cane Nail Art Contest
  • September 8, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Fimo cane nail art is so trendy these days, and with good reason: It’s an easy way to add nail art to your menu without requiring the artistic ability of techniques like handpainting or acrylic sculpting.

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Keywords: nail art   products  
What to Expect During an Inspection
  • September 3, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Let the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology alleviate some of your apprehension about the salon inspection process by watching the board’s interactive webinar “What to Expect During an Inspection: What You Need to Know”.

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
Pac-Man Nails on Jordin Sparks
  • September 2, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

You gotta love these cute Pac-Man nails that singer Jordin Sparks was sporting last week. “Mr & Mrs Pacman on my thumbs, the ghosts on the middle and fruit on the pinkies! So amazing!!!” she gushes

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Keywords: nail art  
Education in Poland
  • September 1, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

AII’s global educator MaeLing Parrish and director of education Gari-Dawn Tingler traveled to Pruszcz Gdanski, Poland, recently to conduct a training seminar for international distributors, educators, and nail technicians. Over 30 AII distributors from Poland and

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Keywords: techniques  
Get Your Salon in (Financial) Shape
  • August 25, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Deborah Evans, a spa consultant and principal of Deborah Evans & Associates, recently taught a “financial bootcamp” at a spa summit. The session sponsor, Universal Companies, e-mailed me some of the bootcamp’s takeaway lessons, most of

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Keywords: business  
Essie and the Diamond Factory
  • August 19, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

In a stunning Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-esque promotion, Essie Cosmetics and jewelry designer Judith Ripka have hidden a one-carat sapphire, emerald, and diamond separately inside three different polish bottles in the new “Essie Loves Diamonds

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Keywords: products  
Go Away to Kamp
  • August 19, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Vicki Peters’ Nail Kamp is a non-product-specific, hands-on workshop that focuses on technical skills. Kamp attendees can learn how to shorten their time, work with products more efficiently, gain knowledge, and become electric file-certified. Learn from

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Keywords: Georgia   Michigan   Montana   Nevada   Rhode Island  
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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