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Nothing Artificial

January 1, 2006  | Article

Ten years ago any nail tech would have called you crazy if you said you were opening a salon that offered only natural nail services. Today, successful natural nail salons are servicing a growing clientele, and most are doing it with very little marketing.

Keywords: boutique nail salon   nails-only salons   natural nail care   service recipes  

On the Road: The Nail Lounge, Costa Mesa, Calif.

December 1, 2005  | Article

"Cabana" boys and girls take care of the normal grunt work enabling the techs to focus solely on their client and perform top-notch services.

Keywords: nails-only salons   On The Road   salon profiles  

Behind the Scenes: Cover Tech/Cover Model Doug Smith

December 1, 2005  | Article

Nail tech/CND education director Doug Smith makes his modeling debut.

Keywords: artist profiles   Behind the Scenes   CND   manufacturers educators  

Poland: Acrylic Nails Dominate

December 1, 2005  | Article

Though fairly young by American standards, the Polish nail industry is well on its way to becoming a bigger player in the international nail market.

Keywords: acrylics   international   nail art  

New Competitors Find Team Spirit

November 1, 2005  | Article

Keywords: Vicki Peters  

OPI Lends a Helping Hand to Hurricane Katrina Survivors

November 1, 2005  | Article

Keywords: charity   George Schaeffer   OPI Products  

Pet Teachers: Advice on Continuing Education from those Who Teach

October 1, 2005  | Article

When you take a class from a dynamic teacher, she (or he) can transform not only the way you work, but the way you think. Here we get to know some of our industry’s teachers a little better and get a glimpse of what makes them tick -and teach.

Keywords: Akzentz   American International Industries   CND   Danny Haile   Doug Smith  

Euphoria Institute

October 1, 2005  | Article

Larry Doyle, along with partners Bonnie Chu and Joe Lamarca, decided to open their own school after being dissatisfied with the skills recent graduates were showing at their chain of salons, Euphoria Salon & Day Spas.

Keywords: Las Vegas salons   On The Road   salon profiles   school profiles  

Venezuela: Nail Industry is Still Young

October 1, 2005  | Article

As part of the international series, we take a look at the beauty industry in Venezuela.

Keywords: international  

Spotting the Spa Imposter

September 1, 2005  | Article

The distinction between a spa and a salon is a blurry one — at times the designation is more a marketing tool than any real indication of the level of service. NAILS asked writer Pamela Yaeger — a beauty industry outsider — to sample a few nail spas in her area and give us her perspective on what makes a spa the real deal.

Keywords: discount salons  

Spa Services Hit the Road

August 1, 2005  | Article

The mobile beauty business is booming as women want to bring the spa experience home with them. In part two of our article on mobile services, learn how to create a spa setting on the road, gather the right service providers, and market the fabulous experience you can provide.

Keywords: mobile salons  

AII Acquires Part of Seche

July 29, 2005  | News

American International Industries (AII) has acquired some of Seche's assets, including popular-selling top coat Seche Vite.

Keywords: American International Industries   company sales/acquisitions   Seche  

AII Acquires Worldwide Cosmetics Brands

July 6, 2005  | News

American International Industries (AII) has acquired China Glaze, Winning Nails, Waterworks, Strata Polished Nail, and Gypsy Lash brands from Worldwide Cosmetics.

Keywords: American International Industries   China Glaze   company sales/acquisitions  

In Mexico, the Nail Industry Keeps Growing

July 1, 2005  | Article

 “Some salons do require nail techs to obtain certificates showing they went to school,” but others, such as Uñas Finas (Fine Nails), even train their own employees and hire them without any prior experience or schooling.

Keywords: international  

On the Road: Bask Day Spa & Salon (Las Vegas)

July 1, 2005  | Article

The salon, open for only two weeks when we visited, is relaxing and calming with soft green walls, feng shui touches, and other Asian influences.

Keywords: Las Vegas salons   On The Road  

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