June 24, 2015
Whale Spa is now offering a pedicure chair made with genuine Italian leather.
Keywords: pedicure spas salon furnishings Whale Spa
June 24, 2015
Minx has partnered with Disney star G. Hannelius to launch the Make Me Nails app.
Keywords: consumer product brands Minx nail decals smartphone apps
June 22, 2015
NAILS asked Rosie Herman, the founder of One Minute Manicure, to give us a glimpse into the nitty-gritty details of growing a beauty business from scratch.
Keywords: Business marketing/promotions scrubs
June 17, 2015
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
June 16, 2015
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
June 11, 2015
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
June 9, 2015
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
June 8, 2015
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
June 5, 2015
Jennifer and JoAnna Sciarrino are living proof of the old adage “two heads are better than one.”
May 26, 2015
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
May 19, 2015
Tomson Nguyen and Tracy Tran both have parents who worked in nail salons, but when coming up with the concept for GLO Nail Bar, they realized there were many tweaks and upgrades that could be made to improve the quality of service.
Keywords: salon decor/design salon profiles Vietnamese salon industry
May 8, 2015
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
May 6, 2015
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
May 6, 2015
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
May 6, 2015
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