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Backscratchers Celebrates 20 Years Of Innovation

February 1, 2004  | Article

1984 was quite a year. Apple Computer introduced the Macintosh, stonewashed jeans had just made their entrance into pop culture, and Backscratchers Salon Systems introduced fiberglass wrap technology.

Keywords: Backscratchers   Jack Megna   Mike Megna  

Orly Gets Its Rocks On

February 1, 2004  | Article

Keywords: Orly  

Behind the Scenes: Tiffany Greco, Super-Mom

February 1, 2004  | Article

Keywords: Behind the Scenes  

Educating the Nail Tech Masses

February 1, 2004  | Article

Do you long to take that next step in your career and make extra money but aren’t quite sure how? Become a manufacturer’s educator. Not only will you get a chance to teach, you’ll have fun, meet new people, and increase your own knowledge along the way — all while bringing in more cash.

Keywords: alternative careers   manufacturers educators  

A Fashionably Beautiful Blend

January 1, 2004  | Article

Talk about making good use of space. This San Francisco nail salon tucked away in a fashionable clothing boutique gives new meaning to the term double duty. Here, clients can shop and get their nails done — all in a hip, eclectic atmosphere.

Keywords: California   California nail techs   California salons   salon profiles   San Francisco salon  

Lost in translation: NAILS Editor Visits Japan

January 1, 2004  | Article

Sitting in the crowd, listening as nailists explained new techniques or styles in Japanese, I found I wasn’t completely in the dark. Why not? Because I found out that what I had in common with everyone here was we all spoke a universal language — of nails.

Keywords: Alisha Rimando   competitions   Danny Haile   international   Japanese nail industry  

The Health Club at The Westin Maui

January 1, 2004  | Article

Last year, my best friend Emily and I both turned 30 and as birthday presents to ourselves, we planned a vacation to Hawaii to celebrate.

Keywords: On The Road   salon profiles  

Oh, How Nic[h]e

December 1, 2003  | Article

In a time when many salon owners are looking to expand their offering, the Isle PediSpa in Houston, Texas, is making waves by offering natural manicures and pedicures almost exclusively. Offering specialty services, an original concept, and an appealing environment, Isle PediSpa is cashing in as Houston’s first foot spa.

Keywords: niche marketing   pedicure spas   salon profiles  

Who Would Have Ever Guessed?

December 1, 2003  | Article

Sometimes you think you know a person, but it turns out there is more than meets the eye. We gave our six AVA Nail Technician of the Year finalists a few questions for them to ponder. Some of their answers may surprise you.

She's a Winner Up North [and Everywhere Else]

December 1, 2003  | Article

Darlene Johnston from Hagersville, Ontario earns 2003 Canadian Nail Technician of the Year award.

Keywords: awards   canada   competitions  

On the Road: Salon Cielo

December 1, 2003  | Article

Salon Cielo provided a peaceful escape in Orlando for associate editor Erin Barajas and editor Hannah Lee.

Keywords: full-service salons   On The Road   salon profiles  

Keeping the College Crowd Polished

November 1, 2003  | Article

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.

Keywords: advertising/promotions   business   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   niche marketing  

Seche: One Syllable or Two?

November 1, 2003  | Article

Confusion over the pronunciation of Seche, a favorite nail treatment product, is clarified.

Keywords: Seche   top coats  

Realys Mourns the Passing of Co-Founder

October 1, 2003  | Article

Julian Wilson, sales director and one of the founders of Realys/Tropical Shine, passed away in May.

Keywords: Julian Wilson   obituaries   Realys   Tropical Shine  

In Memorium: Nail Tech/Entrepreneur Touched Many Lives

October 1, 2003  | Article

Nail artist, competitor, and entrepreneur Dao Nguyen Dobyns Upshaw died in May at age 53 after a short battle with stomach cancer.

Keywords: Bob Upshaw   Dao Dobyns   Kupa   obituaries  

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