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
NAILS wouldn’t be celebrating its 20th anniversary if it weren’t for the support of many manufacturers in our industry. To help us celebrate this landmark, we talked to the top brass at several companies that have been around from our very beginning.
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
Business is up. Business is down. The nail industry has had its share of stories over the last 20 years. Who better to tell them than a few veterans?
We have been “re-imagining” an awards program that will become the pinnacle of achievement for nail technicians.
This Irish salon is a thriving and state of the art.
A.I.I. Partner Sales Incentive Program Photos18 photos
On the Road with Hannah Lee34 photos
Another term for colored acrylics; refers to the powder component (polymers) of the acrylic system. [See also colored acrylics]
What’s the cause of the pinkish-red oval area on the pad of my client’s toes?
Am I losing my touch applying acrylics?
Should I have a TV in my salon?
Is perfectionism on the job a blessing or a curse?
What’s the best way to recruit techs for a new salon?
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