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My Other Life: Crystal Smith, racing crew chief

January 22, 2014  | Article

A Woman With Drive: “The car is our baby,” says Crystal Smith, owner of Polished & Pampered in New Oxford, Pa., and crew chief for her husband’s race car, a 1979 Chevy Camaro.

Keywords: My Other Life  

On the Road: Jon Ric Medical Spa and Wellness Center

January 22, 2014  | Article

This beautifully decorated medical spa in Charlotte, N.C., not only has a full-time onsite cosmetic surgeon, but Jon Ric Medical Spa and Wellness Center’s primary focus is on total body wellness. Combined with a clean, modern décor and lavish services — it’s safe to say that this is not your typical spa.

On the Road: Studio Bijoux

January 22, 2014  | Article

With homemade vintage elements, this full-service Canyon Country, Calif., salon is more than meets the eye. Offering a full retail boutique and a welcoming atmosphere, the team at Salon Bijoux made me feel right at home.

Keywords: On the Road  

Smokies Event Was Smashing Success

January 5, 2014  | Article

The sixth Nail Tech Event of the Smokies took place August 25-26 in Gatlinburg, Tenn., with 225 nail techs in attendance and 30 nail company booths.

Keywords: networking event   tradeshows  

Karaoke Captivates Salon Clients

January 5, 2014  | Article

Quarter Dinh’s friendly personality, singing voice, and unique business model has created quite a stir in the Detroit area where he is known as Quarter The Singing Manicurist.

Keywords: nail technician  

On My Mind: Making a Difference — One Tech at a Time

December 27, 2013  | Article

In a special guest column, salon and school owner Tina Caton talks about training nail techs to be the best they can be.

Keywords: continuing education   education   On My Mind  

My Other Life, Ruthy Carter, Horse Trainer

December 26, 2013  | Article

Building a Bond: “I grew up with horses. When I was young I’d ride and work with them whenever I got the chance. I’d watch them for hours, studying their body language and their interactions with each other and with me,” says nail tech and horse trainer Ruthy Carter.

Keywords: My Other Life  

Passion Breeds Success: An Interview With Danny Haile

December 22, 2013  | Video

In honor of the release of Gelish NailStyle, here's an exclusive interview with CEO and Founder of Gelish, Danny Haile. Learn and take a trip down memory lane as Danny Haile explains his origins in the nail industry and how his passion breeds success.

You Might Also Like: Gelish NailStyle App Available for iPhone and iPad

Keywords: artist profiles   company profiles   Danny Haile   Gelish   Hand & Nail Harmony  

How to Open a Nail Salon When…

December 21, 2013  | Article

These five tales of survival prove that timing isn’t everything. Hard work and determination
can make almost any reason for delaying the fulfillment of career goals seem like a paltry excuse. Take inspiration from these salon owners to surmount your obstacles in 2014.

Keywords: health   money   salon ownership  

20 Questions (On Twitter): #AskKandi

December 17, 2013  | Article

Have you been using Twitter as a way to promote your business? Whether you use 140 characters or less to share appointment openings, Instagram photos, or retweet your favorite clients, this social network is a must for the modern day nail artist.

Keywords: hashtags   social media   Twitter  

From Blogger to Beauty Professional

December 17, 2013  | Article

It’s hard to ignore the presence of bloggers in the nail industry. They have taken the world of beauty by storm and some blogs are even a part of a daily diet of reading. These women post reviews, paint swatches, and create exquisite art that keeps their followers coming back for more. But I bet you didn’t know that a good number of these nail enthusiasts are actually professionals, and that many of them made the decision to go to nail school after establishing their blogs. Learn how a tiny corner of the Internet encouraged these nail lovers to become licensed nail techs.

Keywords: blogs   education   nail art  

Natural Nail Spa Provides Tranquility in Rough Times

November 30, 2013  | Article

A former corporate professional, VikkiAnn Albanese imagined a tranquil lifestyle as the owner of a more natural nail salon in New Jersey. Though she opened the salon without a single client in a seasonal area during a rough economy, Albanese thrived, eventually relocating and expanding the salon.

Keywords: salon profiles  

In the Spot Light: An Interview With MaeLing Parrish

November 21, 2013  | Video

Gelish U.S. Dean of Education MaeLing Parrish utilized her background in art to establish herself as a nail educator in the U.S. Find out what makes her tick in the one-on-one interview below.

Keywords: artist profiles   education   Gelish   Hand & Nail Harmony   MaeLing Parrish  

Breaking News: OPI’s George Schaeffer Retires After 32 Years

November 21, 2013  | News

Coty Inc. announced today that OPI founder and CEO George Schaeffer is retiring, but he will continue to work with OPI’s management team through a newly created role as OPI’s strategic board advisor. He’ll support long-standing artistic director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann and newly appointed GM Mary van Praag.

Keywords: Coty   George Schaeffer   OPI products   retirement  

Bronx Nail Salons Beware!

November 21, 2013  | News

Keywords: crime  

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