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  
The Chipping Point
  • May 27, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

A news item from the NY Times recently came across my desk. The title of the piece from the Fashion & Style section: “I Love What You Didn’t Do to Your Chipped Nails.” Catchy. The gist

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Keywords: Hannah Lee  
The Natural Trend
  • May 22, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I just read an NBC article online reporting that natural nails are becoming increasingly popular, while artificial enhancements are being requested by fewer and fewer clients. If the trend continues, the nail salon industry will have

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Keywords: business  
Mobile Salon Goes Where the Girls Are
  • May 21, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

It had to happen eventually. The past several years have seen a rise in mobile spa services as well as a growth in salons catering to teens and even younger children. Now there’s Alexandria, Va.-based Sprinkles,

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Keywords: business  
Seen & Heard
  • May 20, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m always keeping my ear to the ground for the latest in nail-related celebrity news. Here’s a round-up of some of the latest items that have come my way.

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NAILS tv Goes Live!
  • May 19, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The latest addition to NAILS Magazine’s online empire (I kid, well sort of) is up and ready for your viewing pleasure. We bring you NAILS tv, a collection of online videos from nail techs, manufacturers, industry

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   Nail Art   products   techniques  
California Bill Requires Translation of MSDS into Vietnamese
  • May 16, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

There’s a bill pending in the California State Assembly right now called the Vietnamese Nail Worker Information Act that would require manufacturers of professional-use nail care products to provide MSDS in Vietnamese. If the bill —

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Keywords: salon safety  
Mother’s Day
  • May 13, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

With the passing of mother’s day this past Sunday, I couldn’t help but think about how many mothers there are in the nail industry that are working hard to provide their kids with everything they can.

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Color Me Excited
  • May 12, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Color is a powerful force in the nail industry. It’s the biggest variable in the latest and most anticipated polish collections; it defines clients’ (and your own) signature looks; it sets the entire tone for your

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
Can Renters Use the Salon’s Credit Card Machine?
  • May 9, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

There was a post recently on the BeautyTech.com Forums about whether it’s OK for a booth renter to use the salon owner’s credit card machine for her own transactions. As you know a booth renter is

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Keywords: business  

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