November 1, 2003
Market your services to students and turn them into loyal clients. Read on for tips from salons who've successfully brought students in--and kept them coming back. From advertising in the school paper to participating in sorority events, there's more than one way to go about it.
Confusion over the pronunciation of Seche, a favorite nail treatment product, is clarified.
October 1, 2003
This year’s Nail Technician of the Year finalists wowed us with their expertise and dedication to the nail industry. On the next few pages, you’ll get to meet all six of them and find out why they’re among the best in the industry has to offer.
July 1, 2003
By my count, this month’s column is the 40th I have written for NAILS. To mark the occasion, NAILS publisher Cyndy Drummey suggested it might be fun to let readers peek over my shoulder for a day.
Naoko, who has been doing nails for eight years, learned how to run a nail business during her three years as a manager at a Tokyo nail salon.
Traveling the world with her husband searching out new products and initiating long-lasting customer and vendor relationships was Ann Spilo’s forté.
Whether she’s creating nail art for salon clients or murals for homeowners, her incredible eye for detail ensures remarkable work.
June 1, 2003
Some nail techs are reluctant, apparently, to compete at all because they feel they have no chance if the top competitors are participating.
Last month we talked to three manufacturers who have been around for the last two decades. This month, three more manufacturers give us their take on how the industry has change and where it is headed.
While Star Nail president is out in the field, several key women on his staff help the company grow one of the largest nail manufacturers in the world. Here's a little behind the scenes look at them.
Instead of producing waste, Kupa is now a recycler.
After 16 years in the nail business, Anna Maria Paty finally set up her own shop. The opening of The Perfect 10 Spa in Indiana Harbour Beach, Fla., was the result of perfect timing.
May 1, 2003
After a stint managing a salon in Boston, Sallyanne Austine decided to return to her native Nantucket, Mass., to open her own salon, where she’s now known as The Nail Lady.
March 1, 2003
This Irish salon is a thriving and state of the art.
Succulent Scrubs8 photos
24 Holiday Retail Items24 photos
A type of nail art that uses several media including airbrushing, embellishments (rhinestones, striping tape, etc), acrylic, gel, and hand painting.
Should I have a TV in my salon?
What’s the best way to recruit techs for a new salon?
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