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My Other Life: A Penchant for Painting

September 1, 1999  | Article

Nail technician Debbie Alford fills an already full life with painting ... on a much bigger canvas than nails.

NAILS in Japan

September 1, 1999  | Article

In the Land of the Rising Sun, nail care is rising in popularity. As manufacturers jockey for market share and brand loyalty, Japanese nailists bring a flair for nai design and a perfectionist streak that has the world watching.

Keywords: CND   George Schaeffer   international   Japanese nail industry   Jim Nordstrom  

Hand-in-Hand Partnership: Making Over One Salon's Profitability (part 3)

September 1, 1999  | Article

How many times does a great idea come up in a meeting then it never gets carried out? We’ve found that the monthly status meetings are critical to helping us achieve our goals.

Keywords: OPI products   profitablity   Suzi Weiss-Fischmann  

On the Road in Elk Grove, CA

September 1, 1999  | Article

Says NAILS salesperson Michelle Mullen: "My first pedicure was causing me a little anxiety but Laura Mix, founder/VP of Footworks in Elk Grove, Calif., welcomed us with her lovely smile and I began to relax."

Keywords: On the Road  

Nail Techs Go Global With CND

September 1, 1999  | Article

As a Creative Boot Camp attendee, I’m pretty familiar with the Creative Nail Design group. They’re fun, cutting-edge, hard workers, and the company and its educators consider themselves one big family.

Keywords: CND   company anniversaries   Jan Arnold   Jim Nordstrom  

It's a Magazine, It's a Club, It's NAILS!

September 1, 1999  | Article

NAILS Rewards program offers special incentives for our subscribers

Keywords: As I See It  

Nail Products Seized. Film at 11.

September 1, 1999  | Article

Donna Louis, national sales manager for Worldwide Cosmetics, had one of those "funny now, not so funny then" incidents years ago while traveling with unlabeled acrylic products.

Keywords: China Glaze   Donna Louis   Sol Majer   Worldwide Cosmetics  

Victorian Vision

August 1, 1999  | Article

From the beginning, home salon owner Kim Barratt has not only had the enthusiasm and talent necessary to become a successful home salon owner; but the dedication to share all she’s learned with nail students.

Keywords: Maine   Maine nail techs   Maine salons   salon profiles   unique salon buildings  

Behind The Scenes: Michiko Matsushita

August 1, 1999  | Article

Matsushita says it’s study and practice that got her where she is—in this case, that’s doing the nails on our cover model.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   Japanese nail industry  

On the Road in Chicago, IL

August 1, 1999  | Article

After a hectic day on the trade show floor, what better place to go than the spa? And what better spa to go to in Chicago than Kiva?

Keywords: Chicago salons   Illinois   On the Road  

Down But Not Out

August 1, 1999  | Article

There’s one name noticeably absent from NAILS’ 1998 Top 25 Competitors Ranking: Victoria Sozio. A veteran nail tech with over 50 competition wins to her credit, she had consistently placed on the Top 25 ranking in previous years.

Keywords: New Jersey   New Jersey nail technicians   Top 25 Competitors   Victoria Sozio  

They Call Her The Shady Lady

August 1, 1999  | Article

That’s because Essie Weingarten, president and CEO of Essie Cosmetics, has elevated the naming of polish colors to an art form.

Keywords: Essie   Essie Weingarten  

The Professional Nail Industry Is Following Instead of Leading

August 1, 1999  | Article

Why are nail fashion trends being set by retail companies and consumer beauty editors instead of professional manufacturers and nail technicians?

Keywords: As I See It   consumer product brands   polish  

New Organization Gives Industry a Voice

August 1, 1999  | Article

Keywords: associations  

My Other Life: Maggie Franklin, Geology Buff

July 1, 1999  | Article

Her geological expeditions have included a field trip to California’s Mono Lake and to Death Valley.

Keywords: Maggie Franklin   My Other Life  

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