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Nailing New Products: Techs Launch Polish and Glitter Product Lines

April 22, 2013  | Article

The creative juices of nail techs are truly flowing this year, as we’ve seen lots of great inventions come from beauty professionals who are working in the salon every day. Here are a few that might be worth picking up for your salon.

Keywords: glitter   nail trends   private labeling  

On the Road: Salon Chérie

April 19, 2013  | Article

Outside the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, Hawaii, Salon Chérie’s owner Anri Bui keeps a steady clientele of nail art aficionados.

Keywords: nail art   On the Road   salon profiles  

Cross Country Nail Road Trip: Nails Across America

April 19, 2013  | Video

Newly licensed nail tech Breanne Trammell (who graduated from TW Nail Technology Inc.) embarks on a cross-country road trip this summer, in which she'll take a canned ham trailer renovated as a mobile nail salon and do manicures all over the U.S. "This experiential project is about more than simply ail art. By transforming a 1968 Shasta Compact camper into a mobile salon, I aim to create an intimate platform to exchange ideas and conversation," Trammell says.

Keywords: manicures   mobile salons  

Richard Hurter Acquires Kupa Inc.

April 19, 2013  | Article

Richard Hurter, who has been the driving force behind Kupa Inc. for the last 20 years, was a partner and has now acquired the entire company.

Keywords: Kupa  

Tweezerman Signs Alpine Skier Lindsey Vonn

April 17, 2013  | Article

Tweezerman has partnered with professional alpine skier and Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn as the beauty tool manufacturer’s new brand ambassador for North America.

Keywords: Tweezerman   tweezers  

Tech Pens a Faery Tale

April 17, 2013  | Article

“I wrote my first short story when I was 9, and I never stopped writing,” says Patrice McNeal, owner of WildSide Nailz in Los Angeles and a tech of 35 years. “Last year I digitally published my first novel, Feyling Duplicity."

Keywords: nail trends  

Have a Drink With Philadelphia’s Lacquer Lounge

April 16, 2013  | Article

Pretty in pink, Lacquer Lounge offers a wide range of nail services priced between $10 and $60. This “something for everyone” mentality has served the salon well amid economic uncertainty.

Keywords: salon profiles  

My Other Life, Tania Rice, Geocacher

April 16, 2013  | Article

“Caching is a great way so see new places and blow off some steam while you are exploring. It can be done in the country or the city and you can meet great people along the way,” says Tania Rice, owner of Certified Esthetics in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Keywords: My Other Life  

On the Road: SC Nail Lounge

April 1, 2013  | Article

Just opened in May 2012, after taking over her mother’s salon space, Teresa Hamm and her crew of three nail techs run a cozy nail lounge that overlooks the San Clemente, Calif., oceanfront and embraces education.

Keywords: On the Road   salon profiles  

Viet Nails Documentary Teaser

March 30, 2013  | Video

New York-based filmmaker Adele Pham interviews Miss Professional Nails president Mike Vo and VietSALON associate editor Kim Pham in the initial stages of her research of the Vietnamese nail industry.

The updated trailer and new title, #NailedIt: Vietnamese and the Nail Industry, can be viewed by clicking here.

Keywords: history of nail care   NailedIt Documentary   Vietnamese salon industry   VietSALON  

My Other Life, Erin Hart, Stand-up Comedian

March 22, 2013  | Article

By day you can catch Erin Hart doing nails at The Nail Lounge in Costa Mesa, Calif., but most weekends around 8 p.m., you’ll find her spouting off about her life in front of an appreciative audience at The Comedy Store in Hollywood.

Keywords: My Other Life  

The Theme’s the Thing: Savvy Chic Nail Cottage

March 15, 2013  | Article

Indisputably feminine, Savvy Chic exemplifies the shabby chic style, using distressed antique furniture, paintwork, and repurposed curtains and textiles to achieve an elegant overall effect reminiscent of Victorian decor.

Keywords: salon decor/design   salon furnishings   salon profiles  

Bahamas, Baby!

March 15, 2013  | Article

The owner of Kai’s Kottage in Titusville, Fla., Kai Keach flies to Andros Island in the Bahamas once a month for a few days to deliver nail and skin care services on the navy base there.

Keywords: mobile salons   nail technician   traveling with nail products  

Kansas Salon Does Things Its Own Way

March 14, 2013  | Article

With its own brand of polish, complimentary products, and parties, Fairway, Kan.-based Hoopla offers a twist on the traditional salon experience.   

Keywords: polish   polish displays   salon decor/design   salon furnishings   salon parties  

An American in … Australia

February 27, 2013  | Article

Meet Erin Margrethe of Blonde Tiger in Melbourne, Australia.

Keywords: nail technician  

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The U.S. Vietnamese salon industry represents more than half of all salons. VietSALON serves this market with a bi-monthly Vietnamese language print magazine and a community-oriented website.

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