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Building Your Winter Pedicure Business: 5 Case Studies

November 1, 2006  | Article

Between the winter blues and covered shoes, you may think pedicures are reserved for the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. But, we’ll show you five salons that still sizzle even when it’s freezing.

Keywords: business building   pedicures   salon profiles   seasonal services   winter pedicures  

Lulu’s by Travis Parker

October 1, 2006  | Article

As we walked by an empty storefront, my flip-flopped feet wanted a rest, and the storefront was simply a tease. The cream-colored paper plastered to the window taunted me with stories of manicures and pedicures, and the logo — with its bright colors and intricate font — promised me that this would be an adorable nail spa.

Keywords: California   California salons   On The Road   salon profiles  

A Tale of Keeping Beauty

October 1, 2006  | Article

Maria Lekkakos opens up her new Alexander’s Spa & Salon in dreamy Wenham, Mass. There, the pageant princess uses her Yankee (and Greek) ingenuity to make Alexander’s a getaway fit for a queen.

Keywords: Massachusetts   Massachusetts salons   salon profiles  

AQ Nail Spa in Studio City, CA

September 1, 2006  | Article

Senior editor Sree Roy gives us the scoop on this trendy salon in Studio City.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   nail technician   On The Road  

Is the professional nail industry a leader or a follower when it comes to product innovation?

September 1, 2006  | Article

We spoke to nail experts to get their perspectives on where the professional industry stands in the realm of innovation.

Honoring Essie in its 25th Year

September 1, 2006  | Article

Today, the company offer more than 200 polish shades, and the line has expanded to include nail treatments, a spa line, and other cosmetics.

Keywords: Essie   Essie Weingarten   Max Sortino   polish  

McCoy Founder Passes Away

September 1, 2006  | Article

McCoy was the co-inventor and manufacturer of the Feet First Buffing Pad.

Keywords: Feet First   McCoy Enterprises   obituaries   Ron McCoy  

Pretty in Pink [& Green]

September 1, 2006  | Article

Recently voted Best Salon Atmosphere in NAILS’ Artist & Visionaries Awards, Posh Nails Salon brings bright colors a modern design to its Oklahoma City Clients.

Keywords: Oklahoma   salon decor/design   salon profiles   Southern salons  

Are They There Yet?

September 1, 2006  | Article

There’s no arguing that kids these days are growing up faster than they did 25 years ago. But just because they want to be older faster, does that mean you should help them? Manufacturers, experts, and techs discuss just how young is too young for various nail services and how to perform services on and attract younger clients.

Keywords: youth marketing   youth services  

Veterans Get a View of 2005-2006 Top 25 Competitors

August 1, 2006  | Article

Trang Nguyen, John Hauk, and Lorena Marquez — all previous number-one finishers — are just some of the recognizable names on this year’s Top 25 List. 

Keywords: Amy Becker   Entity Beauty   John Hauk   Lorena Marquez   Michelle Sproat  

NAILS' AVA Awards Honor the Best in the Industry

August 1, 2006  | Article

Members of the nail industry gathered in Las Vegas to celebrate NAILS 2006 Artists and Visionaries Awards winners.

Keywords: Artists & Visionaries Awards   CND   EZ Flow   INM   Lorena Marquez  

On the Road: Scandals Day Spa, St. Louis, MO

August 1, 2006  | Article

I’d seen Scandals’ entry from our 2005 Salon Menus with Style Contest, and I’d made a mental note to visit one of the next times I was staying with my family in Missouri. 

Keywords: Missouri   On The Road  

OPI Celebrates 25 Years of Fashion and Innovation

August 1, 2006  | Article

NAILS recently asked OP president George Schaeffer to look back on his 25 years in the nail business.

Keywords: company anniversaries   George Schaeffer   OPI Products   Suzi Weiss-Fischmann  

NAILS Artists & Visionaries Winners Are the Best of the Best

August 1, 2006  | Article

Keywords: Artists & Visionaries Awards   Hannah Lee   RCA   Top 25 Competitors  

Dashing Diva

July 1, 2006  | Article

LAS VEGAS—Jayna Rust, associate editor—With the opening of Dashing Diva’s Las Vegas location last winter, I wanted to make sure I stopped in during my recent trip to Sin City.

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