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  
Pink Slip Promos
  • March 23, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I got an e-mail from ROB|B, an OPI Concept Salon, this morning. The salon (which had its official grand opening party last Thursday…more on that in a future post) is offering a new promotion that I

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Keywords: business   clients   Hannah Lee   salon services  
Reach Out to Women With Cancer
  • March 20, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I just learned that this year marks the 20th anniversary of Look Good…Feel Better, a free, non-medical, national public service program dedicated to helping women with cancer cope with the appearance-related side effects of the illness

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Keywords: health  
Holiday Nail Art Contest Winners from Nubar
  • March 18, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Earlier, I mentioned Nubar’s Holiday Nail Art Contest, and I’m happy that some of you entered and won! Here are the four winning entries, along with a few notes about the creation of each design. 1st place:

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Keywords: nail art   techniques  
Jan Nordstrom-Arnold Speaks at Cosmoprof Italy
  • March 12, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Jan Nordstrom-Arnold, co-founder and style director of CND, will give a special talk at Cosmoprof Italy on April 3rd, at a special seminar celebrating the successful women in the beauty industry.  The seminar is called “Unconventional

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Keywords: business   tradeshows  
When Clients Say No to Their Nails
  • March 11, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s always been the case that now and then an artificial nail client will ask to have her nails removed. But these days, given the economy, it seems to be happening more often. So how should

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Keywords: business  
Something Old, Something New?
  • March 11, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

At a recent press event held by Tweezerman Professional the company told me about its Free Sharpening Policy & Guarantee for its salon tweezers. “We sharpen our implements that have become dull through normal use free

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Keywords: business   On the Road   products  
Branding. I Get It Now.
  • March 4, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I may use the word “branding” from time to time, but the truth is, I’d have a hard time giving you a good working definition of the term. I just read something salon consultant Bryan Durocher

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Keywords: business  
Dashing Diva Is No Diva at Fashion Week
  • March 3, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Dashing Diva head nail tech Alisha Rimando (right) and her team were hard at work backstage at New York’s Fashion Week. And while some designers opted for variations on the standard nudes, there were also standouts with

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
Zoya Enters Fashion Arena
  • March 2, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Top fashion designers, beauty experts, and manicurists at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (NYFW) selected Zoya Nail Polish to complement fall 2009 looks. With over 300 long-wearing fashion shades — Zoya Nail Polish is the new color

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  

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