What’s in a Name?
  • June 25, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

As I was reading a New York Times profile about Essie Weingarten, founder of Essie Cosmetics, I couldn’t help but relate as it talked about the cleverness (and some minor controversy) of Essie polish names.

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North Carolina Makes the Grade
  • June 24, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I have to say I was happily surprised this morning when I logged on to the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners and saw how easy it was to navigate.

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   health   legislation   North Carolina   salon safety  
Join Doug Schoon and Walk for the Cure
  • June 23, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

“We are walking because breast cancer destroys lives,” says CND’s Doug Schoon, who, along with his teammates, will be participating in the 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk on Nov. 21-23. “Our team, called ‘Beauty and the Breast,’

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Keywords: health  
Digital Demos
  • June 17, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Some of you may already know about NAILS TV. For those that haven’t heard about it, it’s a new website where NAILS can gather videos on everything a tech could need, from demos to tradeshow coverage

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Keywords: nail art   techniques   tradeshows  
Beauty Industry “W.O.W.s” California Legislators
  • June 16, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

California’s Welcome To Our World (W.O.W.) lobbying event in Sacramento, held on April 21, is now a much anticipated annual tradition for California legislators and regulators. Hosted on the south steps of the State Capitol building,

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Keywords: legislation  
Salon Safety
  • June 13, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I just wrote an article about salon safety for our upcoming August issue. While researching it, I found some interesting things that didn’t make it into the print edition. The article focuses on the simple, first-step

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
Law & Order: SE (Salon Edition)
  • June 11, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I object, your honor. Oh, the glory of having a moment of limelight in the courtroom — and all the better if it's not from the defendant's chair. The California state Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

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Keywords: legislation   salon safety  
Premiere Behind the Scenes
  • June 10, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The Premiere Beauty Show in Orlando is one of the largest beauty trade shows in the country. The amount of work and coordination that goes into one of these shows was impressive to see. If you’ve

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Schwarzenegger Hits Up Salon Industry for a Loan
  • June 9, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

In a effort to ease a $15.2 billion budget shortfall in California’s general fund, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed borrowing from several of the state’s “special funds,” including $10 million from industry fees earmarked to inspect

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Keywords: legislation  
Blending Old and New
  • June 9, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

While we were in Orlando last weekend for the Premiere show, NAILS publisher Cyndy Drummey and I went to visit a salon in Winter Park, Fla. It was called Bonjour Day Spa & Nail Salon. It’s

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   On the Road   salon decor/design  
Global Nail Competitors Battle at Nailympics London
  • June 4, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The Nailympics competition, which began in Las Vegas in 2001, proved to be as exciting as ever in 2008 when 124 nail techs and artists from all over the world convened in London, May 18-19, to

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Rising to the Top
  • June 3, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I got a chance to talk to Entity’s Lynn Lammers this past weekend at the Premier Beauty Event in Florida, and I asked Lynn, (who is currently the number one ranked competitor by both NAILS Magazine and NailPro),

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Keywords: Q&A   tradeshows  
Nailing Nail Art
  • May 30, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

As the editor in charge of NAILS two monthly nail art departments (Nail Art Studio and Reader Nail Art), I'm frequently searching for talented nail artists. I was thrilled when I found Wendy Causey on BeautyTech.com about

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Keywords: nail art   On the Road   salon services  
Basketball Nails
  • May 29, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Here’s a little conversation starter for some of your male clients.  According to a report from the San Antonio Express, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili lost a finger nail on one of the fingers on

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YBN Is Finalist for Business/Technology Award
  • May 28, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

We usually think of the beauty industry as a field that’s big on heart and technical artistry, but hardly a leader when it comes to technology. That’s why we were surprised to learn that industry consultant

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Keywords: business  

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