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Vintage Luxury at Va-Va Varnish

June 17, 2015  | Article

With no nail bars or pedicure chairs in sight, it may be hard to believe Va-Va Varnish is a nail salon instead of a posh living room. The unique layout stems from what owner Elizabeth Morris liked and disliked as a salon customer.  

Keywords: salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Playing Favorites: Readers' Favorite Websites

June 16, 2015  | Article

We surveyed readers to find out what nail-related sites they surf the most. Since we are spending more and more time online, check out these virtual destinations to better your skill set, boost your business, or gain inspiration. Be sure to bookmark these peer favorites. 

Keywords: social media   websites  

On the Road: Astrowifey

June 11, 2015  | Article

Ashley Crowe, more commonly known as nail artist extraordinaire Astrowifey, dreams up funky, contemporary designs and executes them in her Chicago-based home studio.

Keywords: celebrity nail techs   nail art   On The Road  

I Bought a Spa!

June 9, 2015  | Article

Since buying the former Spa Gregorie’s in September 2014, owner Emma Hughes has put in place numerous green initiatives to transform the entire spa — from organic and all-natural product lines and services to the use of eco-friendly flooring and paint.

Keywords: eco-friendly   green salons   salon ownership   spas  

Sola Salon Studios Celebrates a Milestone

June 8, 2015  | Video

Sola Salon Studios, which has 230 locations nationwide, is celebrating a company milestone in June — more than 5,000 salon professionals owning their own businesses at Sola locations across the country, 435 of whom are nail techs.

Keywords: salon profiles  

Salon-Owning Sisters Make Perfect Partners

June 5, 2015  | Article

Jennifer and JoAnna Sciarrino are living proof of the old adage “two heads are better than one.”

Keywords: partnership  

My Other Life: Torie Bastian, Hooping Enthusiast

May 26, 2015  | Article

Hooping It Up: Nail tech Torie Bastian credits hooping, one of the flow arts, with an increase in confidence and better posture and overall health.

Keywords: My Other Life  

GLO Puts a Twist on Traditional Nail Treatments

May 19, 2015  | Article

Following in Mom's Footsteps

May 8, 2015  | Article

It’s not uncommon for nail technicians to have a family member who also shares the same trade. For several of these nail techs, they remember a part of their childhood spent in salons. Whether they initially planned on another profession or knew right away they would follow in their mother’s footsteps, these women share how their mothers played a specific role in finding their way into the nail industry.   

Keywords: Mother's Day  

Support Your Local Nail Fairy

May 6, 2015  | Article

Every other Friday the young patients at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, Wash., receive a special visitor — none other than the Nail Fairy. Wearing wings and bearing polish, Martina Ngo is welcomed with broad smiles as she dispenses manicures and good cheer.

Keywords: charity   doing nails in unusual places   nail techs doing good  

Light Elegance Meets Bambi

May 6, 2015  | News

Joseph McLellan, the operations manager for Redmond, Ore.-based Light Elegance, was playing golf with company president Jim McConnell when a baby doe ran right up to them.

Keywords: Light Elegance  

A Test for the Typical Tech

May 6, 2015  | Article

Based on statistics found in NAILS 2014-2015 Big Book, what follows is a portrait of a typical nail technician. How many boxes can you check?

Keywords: nail technician  

Person * Place * Thing

May 4, 2015  | Article

Nail tech and salon owner Kathy Dent shares her favorite work-related person, place, and thing.

Keywords: Person*Place*Thing  

SASSI Adds Workers’ Compensation Coverage

May 4, 2015  | Article

SASSI, the Salon and Spa Specialty Insurance agency, is offering workers’ compensation insurance coverage for salons, day spas, electrologists, beauty schools, and barber shops.

Keywords: insurance   workers' compensation  

SpaRitual Partners with Step Up Women's Network

May 4, 2015  | Video

SpaRitual partnered with Step Up Women’s Network to inspire girls to fulfill their potential, dream big and take positive steps to achieve their dreams. As part of ongoing mentoring programs, the company welcomed 35 girls on a tour of its facility and shared a behind-the-scenes look at a number of different careers available in the beauty industry. Last February, SpaRitual released a Step Up polish color, donating 20% of the color's proceeds to the organization.

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Keywords: charity   company profiles   SpaRitual  

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