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  
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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