Aussie Nail Tips Forum Contest Winners
  • September 10, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I had the honor of judging the Master category of a recent Aussie Nail Tips Forum photo contest. The contest tasked nail techs with creating a full set of salon-style French nails with one to two

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Keywords: nail art  
Nail Notebook: Assignment #1 (Part 2)
  • September 9, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

It is exciting to see all the excitement about the Nail Notebook project! I have had lots of requests for more specific instructions on creating a cover, so for those of you who prefer a little

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Keywords: Business   Holly Schippers   Nail Notebook  
Nail Notebook: Assignment #1
  • September 8, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Editor’s Note: Bussey, Iowa-based nail tech and educator Holly “Fingernailfixer” Schippers has started a project call the Nail Notebook. Over the course of the next few months, she’s going to walk you through the creation of

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Keywords: Business   Hannah Lee   Holly Schippers   Nail Notebook  
Behind the Polish Curtain
  • September 8, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

On the September 7 episode of “The Today Show,” reporter Sara Haines went where few have been before — behind the scenes at OPI Products during a polish naming session with executive VP and artistic director

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products  
ELLEgirls Discover NailEZEE
  • September 2, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

These two ELLEgirl Model Search winners, Maggie (left) and Jazzlyn, bunked in New York City for a week and lived the model life, culminating in a photo shoot by celebrity photographer Francis Hills. (Photography by Francis

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Keywords: products  
NSI Launches Business Development E-Book
  • September 1, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

A new business development e-book titled Building Your Clientele in 6-9 Months: A 360º Guide to Generating Income is available on the NSI website to help nail technicians across the globe. The e-book contains numerous tips, insights,

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Keywords: Business  
What’s New With Young Nails
  • August 31, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I got a chance to visit Young Nails headquarters during its recent training and education seminar. The four-day event had a great turnout, with many new techs trying out to become full-fledged mentors for the Young

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Keywords: Business  
Nailtini Polish Goes "Mad Men"
  • August 31, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

According to Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), “Mad Men” costume designer Janie Bryant has collaborated with Huntington Beach, Calif.-based nail polish brand Nailtini on four limited edition nail lacquers for fall.  Nailtini is known for its cocktail-inspired

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   products  
Puerto Rican Nail Style Classes
  • August 31, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Nails by Marilyn Garcia, Element Beauty Salon, Caguas, Puerto RicoAs the editor at NAILS in charge of most of our nail art articles, I get a lot of distinctive nail art submissions from Puerto Rico. Nail

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Keywords: nail art   On The Road   techniques  
Celebrity Manicurist Gives Away a Manicure, Products
  • August 27, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Props to U.K.-based celebrity manicurist Leighton Denny for giving away a manicure and £100 (about $154) of products from his eponymous line of nail products to one lucky donor who donates to the children’s charity Jeans

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Keywords: products   salon services  
Cosmetologists Chicago Offers Nail Classes, Scholarships
  • August 25, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Educator Shawn Wilson is dedicated to taking nail techs to the next level by training, mentoring, and coaching them to successful careers in the industry. On September 13 and 27, she’ll be combining her unique teaching

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Keywords: techniques   tradeshows  
Client Charged Extra for Mani/Pedi for Being Overweight
  • August 24, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

A Georgian woman was recently charged more for her pedicure because, get this, she was overweight.  Michelle Fonville told WSBtv.com that the owners of Natural Nails in DeKalb County, Georgia charged her $5 extra, claiming that

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Keywords: clients   Hannah Lee   health   salon services  
Milady’s S.O.S. Training Academy Slated for September, November
  • August 24, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Milady’s S.O.S. (Salon Owners Success) Training Academy for Salon & Spa Owners is a four-day workshop that walks you through all the important and sometimes challenging areas of your business. You and another member of your team

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Keywords: Business  
Pedi Under the Stars
  • August 23, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Even if you work in a salon in a big city, where the stars are blocked out by the city lights, you can still create the illusion of a relaxing outdoor retreat within your pedicure room.

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Keywords: products   salon decor/design   salon services  
Salon Owner Accused of Stealing Credit Cards
  • August 20, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

According to the Los Angeles Times, a Beverly Hills, Calif. salon owner has been accused of using clients’ credit cards to charge unauthorized purchases. The accused is Maria Gabriella Perez, 51, of Beverly Hills who owns

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