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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: contests   mentoring   social media   tutorials  

My Other Life: Anthea Thomas, security company owner

December 18, 2012  | Article

“Long gone are the days of big burly monkeys working the club doors. I’m 5-foot-3-inches tall and can do the same job as a 7-foot giant,” says Anthea Thomas, owner of Cornwall, England-based Ant’s Nails and co-owner of GSD Property Protection Services.

Keywords: My Other Life  

Pretty Crafty

December 17, 2012  | Article

Have you ever accidentally washed and dried a wool sweater and been astounded at the results? Well, nail tech and salon owner Kathy Dent of Salon Glow in Reno, Nev., shrinks 100% wool sweaters and skirts on purpose to make adorable purses and hats she sells in her salon’s retail section.

Keywords: retailing  

John Heffner Joins OPI as President and General Manager

December 17, 2012  | Article

In August, OPI Products announced the appointment of John Heffner as the brand’s new president and general manager.

Keywords: George Schaeffer   John Heffner   OPI products   Suzi Weiss-Fischmann  

Nail Snapshots from Switzerland

December 15, 2012  | Photo Gallery

Editor Hannah Lee traveled with nail tech and celebrity manicurist Elsbeth Schuetz to Switzerland where she went to a European trade show and learned the differences and similarities betwen the nail industry in the U.S. and Switzerland.

Keywords: Elsbeth Schuetz   Hannah Lee   international   Swiss nail industry   tradeshows  

OPI Lacquer Bottle Featured at Trademark Expo

December 14, 2012  | Article

In October, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) hosted its annual USPTO Trademark Exposition in Alexandria, Va., and OPI’s lacquer bottle was one of the select brands featured at the event.

Keywords: OPI products  

Artistic Nail Design Hosts International Training

December 7, 2012  | Article

Artistic Nail Design recently invited trainees from around the globe to expand their nail horizons with vice president/creative director Alisha Rimando-Botero.

Keywords: Alisha Rimando   Artistic Nail Design   Catherine Wong   education  

George Schaeffer Highlights OPI Success on Fox News

December 6, 2012  | Video

George Schaeffer, OPI Founder and CEO highlighted the success of OPI and the current state of the nail polish industry in an interview on Fox Business News.

Keywords: business   George Schaeffer   OPI products  

Texas Salon Goes From Mobile to Medical

November 30, 2012  | Article

Mobile salon SPAtaneity caught the eye of several local hospitals and was commissioned to perform services on patients before opening its stationary location in Fort Worth, Texas.   

Keywords: medical pedicures   mobile salons   salon profiles  

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