Monthly Calendar: Nail Those Profits at Sea
  • April 4, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

All aboard! The annual Nail Those Profits at Sea nail cruise (NTP) is now accepting passengers for its January 2012 voyage. Nail professional Vicki Peters and her cruise partner Tonya Hibdon from Ship To Shore Travel

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Enter SheeKee’s “5 for 5” Design Contest
  • April 4, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Check out this unique contest sponsored by SheeKee. The company, which makes adhesive nail art applications, is looking for innovative designs to be featured in a signature line. It has announced a worldwide contest to highlight

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Rapper Foxy Brown Kicked Off Cruise — Because of Fingernails?!
  • April 4, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Foxy Brown is no stranger to crazy nail salon antics. In 2004, she faced assault charges for allegedly beating up two nail salon employees. And in 2007, she was again accused of beating up a beauty

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Keywords: clients   Hannah Lee  
NSI Launches Charlie Sheen Collection
  • April 1, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

This new product announcement just came across my desk from The Nail Girl at NSI — the new Charlie Sheen Collection of colors for Polish Pro. Colors include Duh, Winning; Tiger Blood, Goddess, Troll, Bi-Polar, and

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
Link Love: 4/1/11
  • April 1, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Happy April Fool’s Day Friday! Today we’re launching a new weekly column called “Link Love” (no fooling), which is a collection of the best nail-related blog links from the past week. Enjoy and share the love

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Keywords: Business   Link Love   nail art  
Nail Factoid: Nitrocellulose
  • March 31, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Polish. We all use it. We all love it. But what exactly is it made of? From tosylamide/formaldehyde resin to stearalkonium bentonite, ingredient names can sound more like a top secret formula for NASA rather than

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Top 10 Ways to Get Brides Into Your Salon
  • March 31, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Jacqueline Oliphant, a freelance manicurist, makeup artist, cosmetologist, barber, and contributing author for Milady’s Standard Nail Technology, shares her “top 10” for how to get more brides in your salon. Summer wedding season will be here

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Keywords: clients   nail art   salon services   social media  
Beauty for Good: Join the Hello Gorgeous! Team
  • March 31, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Hello Gorgeous! of Hope is a non-profit organization that gives free services to cancer patients and survivors. Started in South Bend, Ind., in 2006 by Kim and Michael Becker, it gives women going through chemotherapy treatment

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Keywords: Beauty for Good  
Ask an Editor: How Can I Do the Nails for a Cover of NAILS Magazine?
  • March 30, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Hi guys. Once a week, I’m going to answer a frequently asked question (FAQ) about NAILS Magazine. This way, I will have a place to refer other readers when they ask the same question and hopefully

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Keywords: Ask an Editor   Hannah Lee   Q&A   techniques  
Product Spotlight: Premium Nails’ Drop N Go
  • March 29, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Brand new in nail drying comes Premium Nails’ Drop N Go. These quick-drying polish drops dry polish to the touch in as little as 45 seconds and will have them completely dry and tap-ready in four

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Keywords: products  
White and Red Shatter Debut for French Open!
  • March 25, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Serena Williams Serves Up Four New Shades for OPI’s Glam Slam! CollectionOPI is capturing Serena Williams’ winning spirit with four new additions to the Glam Slam! Collection, including two new shades of the Shatter lacquer –

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Keywords: products  
Picking Out Royal Wedding Colors
  • March 23, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I bet Prince William and Kate Middleton are happily counting down the days to their April 29 nuptials. Did you and your clients invitations to the wedding somehow get lost in the mail? Well, at least

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Keywords: products  
ABS 2011: Shellac & Fashion Fusion Runway Show
  • March 22, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

"Nails have never been hotter," said CND's Jan Arnold to me backstage at the first-ever Shellac & Fashion Fusion runway show. In our midst, models were multitasking with having their hair done, getting final make-up touches,

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Keywords: nail art   tradeshows  
ABS 2011: Congrats, Stars Competition Winner Michelle Sproat
  • March 21, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Congratulations to Michelle Sproat (left, with me) of Inspirations Salon, Kingsville, Ontario, Canada, for winning the 2011 Stars Photo Contest in the nails category. The competition let nail professionals show the world their creativity by designing and photographing

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Keywords: nail art   techniques   tradeshows  
ABS 2011: Congrats, Kupa Winners!
  • March 21, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The team at Kupa Inc. have been extremely busy these past few weeks. They attended back-to-back tradeshows, first IBS New York, then ABS in Chicago (where I ran into them), and now several of the team members are

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Keywords: On The Road   products   tradeshows  

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