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Photographer Publishes Paint & Polish

April 20, 2017  | Article

Photographer Helen Maurene Cooper recently released her book, Paint & Polish: Cultural Economy and Visual Culture from the West Side. Cooper spent eight years building relationships with nail techs, salon owners, and clients in Chicago to take the photos that appeared in this book. NAILS spoke with the photographer and author about why she found the subject of nails so fascinating.

Keywords: books   nail art  

The Theme’s the Thing: Industrial Chic

April 19, 2017  | Article

Clean, chic, and “Instagrammable” were the adjectives nail tech Joanna Xu and husband Lambert Hahm had in mind when they designed their new salon, Nailbox LA.

Keywords: salon decor/design   The Theme's the Thing  

Featured Artist: Bree Garland

April 19, 2017  | Article

"The world is filled with horrible things, so it’s nice to take a little breather and smile at a silly little watercolor portrait of Larry David or The Dude from The Big Lebowski," says watercolor portrait artist and nail tech Bree Garland from Nailed It Portland in Portland, Ore. 

Keywords: Featured Artist  

Texas Salon Puts the "Bar" in Nail Bar

April 18, 2017  | Article

Two Texan sisters created a nail bar modeled after an actual bar, complete with free drinks, bartenders, and karaoke.

Keywords: serving alcohol   signature services: alcohol   Texas salons  

InternatioNAILS: Canada

April 14, 2017  | Photo Gallery

Gain insight into the nail industry in Canada. This slideshow accompanies the seventh story in NAILS’ InternatioNAIL series: Canada: Nails Au Naturale.

Keywords: Akzentz   Canadian nail industry   Canadian nail techs   InternatioNails series  

NTNA Top 3 Liina Leino's America's Beauty Show Travel Log

April 10, 2017  | Video

Liina Leino from Helsinko, Finland, takes viewers on a personal journey with her through Chicago during her whirlwind adventure as a Top 3 contestant during NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Season 4.

Keywords: ABS Chicago   America's Beauty Show   Chicago   Liina Leino   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  

[InternatioNAILS] South Africa: Nail Color Goes From Occasional Indulgence to Everyday Wear

March 31, 2017  | Article

As more women enter  the workforce and move up the career ladder in the rainbow nation, cosmetics are becoming an essential part of the well-kempt professional’s wardrobe. 

Keywords: InternatioNails series   international  

Nail Tech Thrives in Remote Reykjavík, Iceland

March 28, 2017  | Article

Nail tech Catherine Côté lives on a remote Nordic island, where most of her clients opt for neutral colors.

Keywords: artist profiles   international  

Young Nails VLog #10: The Dude Does Weathered Snakeskin Nails

March 27, 2017  | Video

Greg Salo demonstrates a weathered snakeskin design in acrylic, and he and brother Habib discuss the hard work and practice that goes into becoming a great nail artist.

Keywords: Greg Salo   Habib Salo   Young nails  

On the Road: Finger Bang, Portland, Ore.

March 27, 2017  | Article

East of the Willamette River in Portland, Ore., you’ll find Finger Bang, a local and not-so-secret spot known for its edgy style and amazing nail art.

Keywords: On The Road  

Young Nails VLog #9: Nail Art is Everywhere

March 27, 2017  | Video

Young Nails CEO Habib Salo travels to the Downtown Arts District in Los Angeles to look for nail art inspiration.

Keywords: Habib Salo   vlog   Young nails  

Young Nails VLog #8: Our Founder is a Badass

March 27, 2017  | Video

Young Nails CEO Habib Salo talks to his mother, Young Nails founder Young Salo, about the company's beginnings.

Keywords: Habib Salo   Young nails  

Young Nails VLog #7: Organized Chaos at Paris Fashion Week

March 27, 2017  | Video

Young Nails CEO Habib Salo shares the hard work of the Young Nails team as they create nails for a runway show at Paris Fashion Week.

Keywords: Fashion Week   Habib Salo   Young nails  

My Other Life: Melody Hopkins, Sheep Farmer

March 27, 2017  | Article

Keeping Sheep Ship Shape: Canadian nail tech Melody Hopkins moved her family to a 200-acre sheep farm in central Alberta to help out with about 400 ewes.

Keywords: Canadian nail techs   My Other Life  

Nail Tech VLog: How I Began in the Nail Industry

March 21, 2017  | Video

Talia S. shares an emotional journey about the trials and tribulations about being in the nail industry.

Keywords: nail tech issues   vlog  

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