August 1, 2006
NAILS recently asked OP president George Schaeffer to look back on his 25 years in the nail business.
July 1, 2006
Southern California’s Venice Beach is known for its canals, its sunny climate, and its sometimes eccentric residents. It’s also the birthplace of Star Nail International, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Do you ever wonder how some of the industry’s biggest power players got their start — in life and in the beauty industry? Are you interested in how their minds work? From theme song to what car they drive, we’re letting our readers peek behind the curtain of some of the nail world’s most powerful players.
Environmentally conscious salon owners Maria and Gary Sigman built a green salon from the ground up in an up-and-coming neighborhood in Chicago. From organically-derived products and reclaimed building materials to yoga classes and service discounts for bike riders, Salon Echo strives to be eco-friendly in every respect.
June 1, 2006
Aqua is decked out in cool, hip shades of teal and green that perfectly represent the salon’s name.
Five o’clock isn’t necessarily quitting time for all techs, stylists, and massage therapists. Salons and spas across the country have started tapping into new markets by staying open late — and not just 7 p.m. late, but 9, 10, or even 12 a.m. late.
May 1, 2006
With services like the Mango-Pineapple Enzyme Manicure, Toe Pebble Pedicure, and Peppermint Patty Body Treatment, it’s no wonder Spa Space has garnered many accolades. O, The Oprah Magazine even named the spa one of its favourites in the country.
With more than 500 employees and more than 30 acquisitions, the company boasts some of your favorite brands on its growing roster of products,
April 1, 2006
Parking themselves in a neighborhood needing a nail spa, three owners capitalized on location and have sparked San Francisco’s interest in their stylish, serene suite.
Anna Maria Paty faced disaster when her Florida salon was destroyed by a hurricane. The salon not only survived, but went on to thrive and grow due to the efforts of Paty and her many supporters.
March 1, 2006
The agreement will combine Sally Beauty Company’s 2,419 Sally Beauty Stores with Regis’ 10,952 beauty salons.
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.
The Fall of Saigon brought a wave of Vietnamese immigrants to the U.S. who ultimately helped build today's booming nail industry.
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On the Road with Hannah Lee34 photos
the deep layer of the skin
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