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Americanails Expands

February 1, 2013  | Article

Americanails acquired United Nails in August 2012.

Keywords: Americanails  

A Tribute to His Clients

February 1, 2013  | Article

In Hairspray, High Heels, and Second Hand Smoke, cosmetologist Frank Meyner shares his stories from behind the chair.

Keywords: books  

On The Road: Cosi Fan Tutte

February 1, 2013  | Article

The name of this salon comes from Mozart’s opera, meaning “Women are so like that!” And this Laguna Beach, Calif., salon is meant for women who like to be pampered. Owner Jae’tte Burneo offers custom nail art surrounded by shabby chic decor, all overlooking the ocean.

Keywords: On the Road   salon profiles  

Manicuring Veteran Rakes in Clients With New Shop

January 29, 2013  | Article

With an almost 20-year career in the nail industry, Cammy Nguyen opened Blossom Beauty Lounge last year and has attracted heaps of customers with affordable nail art, talented techs, and more.  

Keywords: salon profiles   Vietnamese salon industry  

All the Single Ladies

January 28, 2013  | Article

We often hear stories from techs who credit their spouse for carrying the financial burden while they built their nail business. But what if that’s not an option?

Keywords: salon finances  

My Other Life: Teresa Phelps, Sheriff’s Deputy

January 23, 2013  | Article

A law enforcement veteran with 22 years under her belt, Teresa Phelps is currently a sheriff’s deputy for the Bell County Sheriff’s Office. She’s also the owner of Texas Elegance Nail Spa in Harker Heights, Texas, and a natural nail specialist.

Keywords: My Other Life  

Secrets to a Long-Lasting Salon

January 4, 2013  | Article

What happens when two recent nail graduates interview a handful of veteran salon owners to find out the secrets to a long-lasting salon? They were privy to a host of knowledge from a combined 132 years of salon experience. Here they share it with you. 

Keywords: La Shaun Brown-Glenn   MaeLing Parrish   Maisie Dunbar   Renee Borowy   salon ownership  

My Other Life: Megan McManus, Marine Biologist

December 29, 2012  | Article

She’s been a whale watcher for over four years now. More properly known as a “marine mammal observer,” marine biologist and nail tech Megan McManus looks out for marine life on surface seismic ships and rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.

Keywords: My Other Life  

Tweezerman Slant Tweezer Wins Again

December 28, 2012  | Article

Tweezerman’s Slant Tweezer was named the best tweezer in the “Tools” category and is the recipient of the prestigious Allure 2012 “Best of Beauty” Award for the 12th consecutive year.

Keywords: Tweezerman   tweezers  

Creativity Was on Display at the Nailympics London

December 28, 2012  | Article

London was buzzing in September as the world’s top nail technicians traveled from all over the globe to compete in The Nailympics London, one of the nail industry’s most creative and hotly contested competitions.

Keywords: competitions   Nailympics   tradeshows  

Tricks of the Trade: Student Wins Day of Mentorship with CND

December 22, 2012  | Article

Mentoring a new nail tech can be a rewarding experience for both the mentor and the mentee. After winning a Beauty Changes Lives student competition, Marinello Schools of Beauty student Cheyanne Birchall was awarded a day of mentorship with CND co-founder Jan Arnold. Here, they both share their experiences attending Beauty Buzz 2012 in Detroit and inspiring each other.

Keywords: CND   cosmetology schools   Jan Arnold   mentoring   scholarships  

On the Road: Colour Bar & Spa

December 21, 2012  | Article

Located in the tourist town of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and nestled in an enclave of diverse shops, ranging from gourmet yogurt to a mini-golf course, is the aptly named Colour Bar & Spa. Even its website lives up to its colorful and engaging name — plus the spa pays attention to retail like few others!

Keywords: On the Road   retail merchandising   salon profiles  

Fashion Meets Relaxation in Chicago’s West Town

December 20, 2012  | Article

At Posh’aah Nail Spa, guests are treated to pampering mani-pedis in a comfy-chic atmosphere. The owner — who quit her successful career as a mixed-use property manager in 2012 to embark on her lifelong dream of opening a nail salon — shares the story of making her dream a reality.

Keywords: opening a new salon   salon ownership   salon profiles  

Multi-Dimensional Nail Tech

December 19, 2012  | Article

A licensed nail tech for five years, Missi Barry sells custom-blended indie nail polish.

Keywords: glitter   nail trends  

“Awesome Nail Tech”

December 18, 2012  | Article

Nancy Dodd sent us an e-mail — subject line “awesome nail tech” — a few months ago, singing the praises of S. Maria Chheo-Shen, who has influenced her life via YouTube tutorials and Facebook nail giveaways.

Keywords: Arizona   contests   mentoring   social media   tutorials  

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