IBS Las Vegas 2009

I just came back from the IBS show in Las Vegas. The show was a little smaller this year but there was still a good turnout with lots of manufacturers showcasing their latest wares. Here are some photos from the show.


Nick La, executive of sales and marketing at Lexor, proudly talked about Lexor’s new “Smart Technology,” which automatically drains and fills basins for techs.


David and Raisa Ionis patented the Rada Pro to help manicurists from getting cramps throughout the day during service.


Nail Labo was showcasing its new Presto Gels and Colored Acrylic Powders, with executives Shinya Fujinami, Toshiaki Seki, and Yoko Ohno present to answer any questions.


Cynthia and Rich Wiesen were there to present RAM Products’ new E-File Portable with lightweight handpiece.


Gayla Burnett, owner of Gourmet Spa Essentials has a new product line that allows techs to create custom-scented scrubs and lotions. The lotions and scrubs come unscented, but with three different extracts that can be added for your own custom blends and flavors.


OPI competitor John Hauk brought his game face to the competition, with fellow Team OPI member Vu Nguyen focused as well in the background.


I learned that Lynn Lammers isn’t the only competitor in the family, her husband Bret competed in the novice category for the tip-and-overlay relay competition. Here they are with Lynn’s model Jenny Tam on the right.


The fantasy nail art competition had some strong entries. The theme was psychedelic ’60s with the stipulation that contestants could not use flowers — that would be too obvious. Model Melanie Murad (left) poses with Gina Silvestro of Akzentz and Tammy Warner of The High Road to Education.


Pattie Yankee Williams was doing demos for Dashing Diva.


Young Nails educator Denae Sambrano captivates the crowd with her toenail enhancement demonstration.


Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nailsmag) to see more photos from the show.


— Tim





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