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Beauty Takes Flight at Images By Cara

April 1, 2005  | Article

When you walk into Images by Cara, you can’t miss the butterfly. A splash of mauve, teal, and pink silk, the framed scarf with the butterfly image makes a statement to all who enter the Wayne, N.J., salon. It also says something special about owner Cara Krafchick, who likes to think of Images by Cara as a place for personal metamorphosis.

Keywords: New Jersey   salon profiles  

When Will You Be Back from Maternity Leave?

March 1, 2005  | Article

Keywords: working while pregnant  

Behind the Scenes: Maisie Dunbar

March 1, 2005  | Article

Keywords: Behind the Scenes  

Australia: Nails Down Under

February 1, 2005  | Article

A look at the Australian nail industry.

Keywords: Australia   Australian nail techs   international  

Queen of the Spas

February 1, 2005  | Article

What sets Maryland’s About Faces Day Spas & Salons apart from the rest? Well, for starters, the first location opened more than 26 years ago and is still going strong.

Keywords: Maryland   salon profiles  

Get Ready to Compete

January 1, 2005  | Article

Technicians are often afraid or intimidated when it com to entering a nail competition. Oftentimes, it is simply because they don’t know what to expect. These helpful tips are exactly what a new competitor needs to rise to the challenge.

Keywords: competing   competition judging   competitions   Patricia Yankee Williams  

Frances, Jeanne, and Me [Diary of a Hurricane Survivor]

January 1, 2005  | Article

Over the span of one month, 30-year Florida resident and salon owner Faith Glionna was hit by four hurricanes, two of them hit straight on. Both Glionna’s home, in nearby Melbourne Beach, and the salon sustained significant damage, but that didn’t keep her from her clients for long.

Keywords: Florida   Florida salons   natural disasters  

Nails in Norway: Path to the North

January 1, 2005  | Article

In Norwegian, nails are "negler" and the average manicure price starts at $35.

Keywords: international   international nail industry   Norway   Norwegian nail industry   Scandinavian nail industry  

On the Road in Chicago

January 1, 2005  | Article

Even though I have my own salon it doesn’t mean I don’t like to pamper myself and see what the "competition" is doing while I'm at it. 

Keywords: Illinois   LaShaun Brown-Glenn   On The Road  

Nail Techs Chat About Their Differences & Similarities

January 1, 2005  | Article

Editor’s note: For this piece we paired techs from different facets of the industry and gave them the microphone, so to speak, and got them to interview each other about their experiences in nails. Each tech asked and answered questions about their business, their clients, their motivation, how they cope, pushy coworkers, and, among other things, what they would change if they could. Read on for eight unique perspectives on your industry.

The Secret Lives of Nail Techs

January 1, 2005  | Article

Life outside the salon is the norm for a number of techs who enjoy a variety of alternative careers in nails. A few of them share what their life is like working on photo shoots, on luxury cruise liners, in hospital-based spas, at resorts, and as manufacturer’s educators.

Keywords: alternative careers  

House of Hip: Some Like It Hot Salon in Miami

December 1, 2004  | Article

When Nikki Mallon and partner Gary Feinberg found success in their separate ventures, a salon and a beauty boutique, they merged the two to create an even greater success story. Now, nestled under one large roof in Miami’s South Beach, the couple’s two businesses have blossomed into five — much to the delight of their clients.

Keywords: alternative services   salon decor/design   yoga  

Behind the Scenes: Everyday Nail Tech Reaches for the Stars

November 1, 2004  | Article

It didn’t take Elaine Watson long before she began setting her sights past the nail table.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   Elaine Watson   gels   Star Nail Products  

OPI Computes With Kids

November 1, 2004  | Article

What do you do when you’ve got 70 essays to read, all written by children in need of a computer? If you’re OPI president and CEO George Schaeffer, you’ll make sure every child gets one.

Keywords: charity   George Schaeffer   OPI Products  

Ex-Execs Take to Salon Life

November 1, 2004  | Article

Call them corporate drop-outs or beauty drop-ins, we’d like to introduce you to four salon owners who abandoned the corporate fast track for the rewards of salon life and get their take on the industry.

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