Salon Discriminates Against Overweight Client
  • April 25, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

A WPTV Channel 5 report out of West Palm Beach, Fla., claims a local woman is planning a discrimination suit against a nail salon. Barbara Phillips told News Channel 5 an employee refused her service, saying,

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Keywords: clients   Hannah Lee  
Nails and Polish: a couple for the ages
  • April 24, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Have you ever wondered when it was that humans first started to wear polish on their nails? It’s like asking about the history of shoes or clothes; they’ve really been with us since the beginning.  The

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Lammers Takes First at ABA Competition
  • April 23, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Lynn Lammers took first place at the April 6 nail competition sponsored by the Allied Beauty Association of Canada (ABA) at its Toronto show. Jessica Ellison took second place, followed by John Hauk in third place. Lammers

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Helping the Planet…One Salon at a Time
  • April 22, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

As a nod to Earth Day, I decided to check out a cool new eco-chic nail salon in Los Angeles: Recess. Only five weeks old, the environmentally-friendly salon boasts that it’s in the process of LEED

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Keywords: health   On the Road   products   salon decor/design   salon services  
On My Mind: Is the Nail Industry Really Recession-Proof?
  • April 21, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I was talking to a celebrity manicurist the other day and she mentioned she’s felt a slowdown in house calls to some of her regular celebrity clients. She said they’ve been getting their nails done at

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   On My Mind  
Raising the Bar on Education
  • April 18, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

This past March, Tammy Warner of Nails Unlimited in Buffalo, N.Y., held her first annual Buffalo Education Event to bring educators and professional technicians together to share techniques, ideas, and advice to help give them a

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Keywords: techniques  
Retailing: Starting the Conversation
  • April 16, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I was just reading an e-newsletter from salon consultant Bryan Durocher of Durocher Enterprises that had some interesting tips about retailing in the salon. He began with a reminder that it isn’t enough simply to invest

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Keywords: business  
PostSecret: Love, Your Clients
  • April 16, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

In our May issue, we are running a story called “50 Things Your Clients Wish You Knew.” In it, real clients shared with NAILS the good, the bad, and the ugly of what they think of

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Keywords: clients   Hannah Lee  
Meet Cyndy
  • April 15, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

For me, the beginning of my very long — and rewarding — career in the nail industry began inauspiciously when I got laid off from another magazine job in 1990. I loved the magazine, which was

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Solicited Advice
  • April 14, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I'm probably a pain in the butt to a lot of consumer product manufacturers out there, because when I'm unhappy with a product (a certain brand of teeth whitening strips and a shoe accessories company shall

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Keywords: products   salon decor/design  
A Site for Last-Minute Gift-Givers
  • April 11, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I recently discovered on online spa gift certificate site that’s set up to give consumers what they want: gift certificates that are instant and customizable. It’s called SpaEmergency.com.  For shoppers, it’s 1, 2, 3. First, they

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Keywords: business  
Symptoms of a Bigger Problem
  • April 10, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I recently read an article in The Sacramento Bee about 17 Sacramento beauty and nail salons being cited by The Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement for illegally classifying their workers as independent contractors.  This topic is one I

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Keywords: business   legislation  
A Positive Spin
  • April 9, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

With all the negative press our industry seems to garner, sometimes it’s just nice to read a story in the news relating to nails that has a positive outlook. Most often when I’m interviewed for news

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Vermont  
IRS and Worker Classification
  • April 7, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

   With the final crunch of tax time falling upon us, many techs are rushing to finish through their final stages of tax forms. I recently found out just how complicated taxes can be in the

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Keywords: business   legislation  
Nail Polish IDs Triplets
  • April 4, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Polish wearers are getting younger all the time. Rare identical triplets Logan, Eli, and Collin Penn — born on Long Island in March — wore nail polish to their first news conference, according to a report

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