A Beginners Look at Instagram
  • October 31, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Top row: NAILS assistant editor Brittni Rubin and me. Bottom row: NAILS senior editor Beth Livesay, marketing coordinator Amy Martin, and graphic artist Yuiko Sugino.Happy Halloween from a few of us in the office! A

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Marketing Your Nail Art for Unique Events
  • October 28, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

I never appreciated the art of “getting ready” until I went to my first fantasy masquerade ball in Los Angeles. For the first time, I was excited to fit into an extravagant setting where cosplayers transformed

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Keywords: cosplay nail art   nail art  
Glamour Nails: Karaoke Captivates Clients
  • October 23, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Quarter Dinh’s friendly personality, singing voice, and unique business model has made himself a name in the Detroit area. Dinh, born Ðinh Kh?c Ðam, knew that the best way to succeed in the nail salon business

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Max Truc Nguyen Competes in NAILS Next Top Nail Artist
  • October 9, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Our sister publication, NAILS Magazine, is hosting an elimination-style online nail art competition and, with your online votes, you can help decide the fate of these nail artists and who will be crowned the "NAILS Next

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OPI Forms New Artistic Design Team
  • September 30, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

OPI's new Artistic Design Team, from left to right: Robert Nguyen, Chelsea Baart, Adela Munoz, Christy Graham, Jeany Perez, and Vu NguyenMeet the six top OPI educators who, with their artistic abilities combined, form OPI’s new

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Keywords: OPI Products  
Santa Monica Implements Healthy Nail Salon Program
  • September 30, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Santa Monica Councilman Terry O'Day (left), Mayor Pam O’Connor (center), and members of the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative celebrate the launch of the Healthy Nail Salon Program in Santa Monica, Calif.

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Keywords: healthy working  
$2 Million Settlement from Improper Use of Callus Remover
  • September 28, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Application and removal times for different callus removers may vary greatly. Read instructions carefully before using.A $2 million settlement was awarded to Jenny Howell of Milton, Fla., who was determined to have been permanently injured

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Marble French Nails With Venique Lacquer
  • August 30, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Marbleized nails are an effective way to showcase style and color and are also easy to create. The marbleized nails shown here were created by veteran nail tech and Venique educator Bernice Diep. Diep is the

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Keywords: marbleizing techniques  
Viet Fashion Week: High Fashion + Nail Art
  • August 27, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

The world’s top Vietnamese fashion designers will come together for the first time for Viet Fashion Week, set to take place on Oct. 3 at the Asian Garden Mall in Westminster, Calif.

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Keywords: Viet Fashion Week   Vietnamese salon industry  
Event: The Reality of Human Trafficking
  • August 13, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

If you are in or around the Westminster area tomorrow, there will be a community awareness event, "The Reality of Human Trafficking: Global and Local Truths."High school student Caroline Nguyen will be presenting her findings in

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OPI’s New Professional Website + Sweepstakes
  • August 2, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

OPI has relaunched its professional website, http://pro.opi.com. The site offers information on all of OPI’s professional nail care product lines (including gels, acrylics, manicure/pedicure spa treatments, sanitation, implements, and of course polish) and has an education

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Hello Kitty Nail Art at Comic-Con
  • July 24, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Hello Kitty represented in full force, in promotion of Hello Kitty’s first graphic novel, at Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Center, July 18-21.

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Keywords: comic book nail art   nail art  
IBS Las Vegas: Clip-on Nail Charms
  • July 24, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Bio Sculpture Gel, the creator of soak-off gel, color gel, and gel nail sculptures, has fun new Edgi Art clip-on nail art charms. Although I don’t see hanging nail charms very much in the states, traditionally

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IBS Las Vegas: Contego Spa’s Integrated Spa Chair and Liner
  • July 24, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Contego Spa introduced its brand and new pedicure chair at IBS Las Vegas, held June 22-24. I met two sisters in beautiful red dresses who then proceeded to sit on the manicure trays. If that doesn’t

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Vietnam Travel Log
  • July 22, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Two months ago I went on vacation to visit my grandmother and family in Da Nang, Vietnam. Da Nang has a beautiful contrast of a bustling downtown and a classic landscape of farming villages and rice

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