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  
The Grande Dame of Fashion Week
  • February 27, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

As we’ve seen over the last five or so years, nails have staked out their rightful place on the runways. Fashion Week is no longer simply about the clothes (and the hair and the makeup). Nail

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
Colored Tips
  • February 26, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I was looking through the BeautyTech forums today, and I came across a thread on colored tips. I haven’t seen very many techs using colored tips, and I was wondering how popular they are. It seems

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Keywords: nail art   products  
De-Stress Dollars Yield Big Returns
  • February 23, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

In these uncertain times, who couldn’t use some de-stressing at a discount? Julie Nguyen, owner of Blu Water Day Spa in Kensington, Md., was just telling me about a very successful promotion they’ve launched via e-mail

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Keywords: business  
Fashion Forecast on NAILStv
  • February 20, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

For my first real foray into NAILStv, I did a video interview with Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, executive VP and artistic director of OPI. You and your clients may better know her as the force behind all of

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Keywords: On the Road   Q&A   tradeshows  
The History of the French Manicure
  • February 19, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Have you ever wondered how the French manicure got its name? I did a quick Internet search to see if I could find a definitive answer. It seems that the exact origins on how the classic pink-and-white-look

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Keywords: salon services  
The New Home Fungus Test Is Free!
  • February 17, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Salvation has arrived for that stubborn client who refuses to let a doctor take a look at that thick, yellow toenail. Woodward Laboratories has just introduced a home test kit to diagnose fungal infection — and

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Keywords: health   products  
ISSE Show Coverage: Part 2
  • February 13, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

There was a cool assortment of happenings — from new products to live demonstrations to plenty of friendly nail techs — at the ISSE (International Salon & Spa Expo) in Long Beach over Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. Here are some of the interesting things I saw.NailTek master educators Jan White, Saverne Smith, and Marianne Hunter chatted with me about the industry.

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Keywords: On the Road   products   salon services   tradeshows  
World's Longest Nails Broken in Car Accident
  • February 12, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

According to an AP report that just hit the wire, Lee Redmond, the woman who holds the record for longest fingernails according to the Guinness Book of World Records, has been in a car accident that

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
Younger Hands Are Easy
  • February 10, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

The other day I received a book in the mail from frequent NAILS contributor Erin Snyder Dixon called Aging Backwards: Secrets to Staying Young by Jackie Silver. It’s filled with tips for looking and feeling younger

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Pedicures to Feed an Army
  • February 10, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I ran across this piece in the Washington Post on Sunday, “On a Base in Iraq, The Pedi-Cure.” At Forward Operating Base Marez in still-volatile Mosul, some soldiers have found a place to rest their weary…feet.

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   salon services  

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