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Party All the Time

March 1, 2006  | Article

Venice Beach, the bohemian artists’ neighborhood in Los Angeles that is home to skate rats, bodybuilders, and artsy types alike, has a new place to party — and beautify. Opened last year by a former party producer, Nitespa is a new full-service spa for night owls.

Keywords: California   California nail techs   California salons   salon profiles  

A Vietnamese American Dynasty

March 1, 2006  | Article

The Fall of Saigon brought a wave of Vietnamese immigrants to the U.S. who ultimately helped build today's booming nail industry.

Keywords: Charlie Ton   discount salons   Misa Cosmetics   Odyssey   Regal Nails  

On the Road at Mimosa Salon

February 1, 2006  | Article

When we found out we’d be getting a visit from Svetlana Klubkova, who works on the Russian NAILS Magazine, we were excited. This would be her first visit to California, and she wanted to take in some of our salon culture.

Keywords: international   On the Road  

Alberto-Culver to Spin-Off Sally Beauty Company to Regis for $2.6 Billion

January 10, 2006  | News

Alberto-Culver Company has made a $2.6 billion agreement to spin-off Sally Beauty Company, the world’s number-one marketer of professional beauty supplies, and merge it with Regis Corporation, a global leader in beauty salons, hair restoration centers, and beauty education.

Keywords: company sales/acquisitions   distribution   Sally Beauty  

Meet Smiley, the Nail Polish Car

January 1, 2006  | Article

Part of the Neighborhood

January 1, 2006  | Article

Old northeastern charm and manners meet a bright nail business at Wet Paint Nail Spa in Cambridge, Mass.

Keywords: nails-only salons   salon profiles  

Nothing Artificial

January 1, 2006  | Article

Ten years ago any nail tech would have called you crazy if you said you were opening a salon that offered only natural nail services. Today, successful natural nail salons are servicing a growing clientele, and most are doing it with very little marketing.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   nails-only salons   natural nail care   service recipes  

On the Road: The Nail Lounge, Costa Mesa, Calif.

December 1, 2005  | Article

"Cabana" boys and girls take care of the normal grunt work enabling the techs to focus solely on their client and perform top-notch services.

Keywords: nails-only salons   On the Road   salon profiles  

Behind the Scenes: Cover Tech/Cover Model Doug Smith

December 1, 2005  | Article

Nail tech/CND education director Doug Smith makes his modeling debut.

Keywords: artist profiles   Behind the Scenes   CND   manufacturers educators  

Poland: Acrylic Nails Dominate

December 1, 2005  | Article

Though fairly young by American standards, the Polish nail industry is well on its way to becoming a bigger player in the international nail market.

Keywords: acrylics   international   nail art  

New Competitors Find Team Spirit

November 1, 2005  | Article

Keywords: Vicki Peters  

OPI Lends a Helping Hand to Hurricane Katrina Survivors

November 1, 2005  | Article

Keywords: charity   George Schaeffer   OPI products  

Pet Teachers: Advice on Continuing Education from those Who Teach

October 1, 2005  | Article

When you take a class from a dynamic teacher, she (or he) can transform not only the way you work, but the way you think. Here we get to know some of our industry’s teachers a little better and get a glimpse of what makes them tick -and teach.

Keywords: Akzentz   American International Industries   CND   Comfort Concepts   Danny Haile  

Spotting the Spa Imposter

September 1, 2005  | Article

The distinction between a spa and a salon is a blurry one — at times the designation is more a marketing tool than any real indication of the level of service. NAILS asked writer Pamela Yaeger — a beauty industry outsider — to sample a few nail spas in her area and give us her perspective on what makes a spa the real deal.

Keywords: discount salons  

Spa Services Hit the Road

August 1, 2005  | Article

The mobile beauty business is booming as women want to bring the spa experience home with them. In part two of our article on mobile services, learn how to create a spa setting on the road, gather the right service providers, and market the fabulous experience you can provide.

Keywords: mobile salons  

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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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