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Snails Celebrates 20 Years

June 1, 2000  | Article

On the occasion of Snails’ 20th anniversary, NAILS asked CEO Marlene Sortino to reflect on the growth of her company and the industry as a whole.

Behind the Scenes: John Hauk

May 1, 2000  | Article

For this month’s cover, we look care of the first part—supplying the model—and left the rest to Hauk. He began by applying his competition-quality tips with pink-and-white acrylic overlay on our model.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   John Hauk  

Hand-in-Hand Partnership: Making Over One Salon's Profitability (part 6)

May 1, 2000  | Article

One year ago, Lynn Kogle and her staff at Secrets Salon in Long Beach, Calif., took on the challenge of revamping their business systems using the strategies taught in OPI’s business management program, The Edge - Standards & Systems for Success.

Keywords: OPI Products   profitablity   Suzi Weiss-Fischmann  

On the Road in Garden City, MI

May 1, 2000  | Article

Keywords: On The Road   Ruth Windsor  

Just My Opinion: Add Airbrush to Your Menu

May 1, 2000  | Article

Your prices are competitive, and your speed is average or above, so how do you make more money this year? One word, airbrush.

Keywords: airbrushed nail art   airbrushing  

Oh Happy Days

May 1, 2000  | Article

Do acrylic nails rank up there with indoor plumbing and women’s suffrage as the 20th century’s happiest events?

As I See It: Guilt By Association

May 1, 2000  | Article

At a time when the nail industry needs them most, professional associations are having a tough time getting, and keeping, membership. I think it’s a shame that people can’t or won’t see the benefit to the greater good of banding together.

Keywords: associations   Nail Manufacturers Council  

Big Sky Country's Secret Place

April 1, 2000  | Article

Montana’s The Secret Garden offers a spa-like atmosphere, therapeutic paraffin dips, and even nail art to the residents of this remote town.

Keywords: acrylics   Montana   nail art   pedicures   salon profiles  

Behind the Scenes: Tom Holcomb

April 1, 2000  | Article

April showers bring May flowers, including Tom Holcomb, who created these colored acrylic masterpieces, as well as the matching ring, also made from acrylic.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   Tom Holcomb  

The NAILS List: The Most Influential Manufacturers' Educators

April 1, 2000  | Article

Almost all educators in this industry can teach. Only a few, though, have both the combination of technical skills and personal charisma to motivate and inspire.

My Other Life: The Perils of Pauliina

April 1, 2000  | Article

Nail tech and instructor Pauliina Laramee never shrinks from a challenge—or an opportunity to help those in need. Laramee, owner of the Institute of Nail Sculpturing in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., ushered in the millennium in New Zealand by completing her seventh marathon in about five hours.

Keywords: My Other Life  

New Nail Royalty Is Crowned

March 1, 2000  | Article

A look at the winner of the Canadian Natural Nail Technician of the year. 

Keywords: artist profiles   canada   Canadian nail techs   Contessa Awards  

Bella Spazio [Beautiful Spaces]

March 1, 2000  | Article

Italian for "beautiful spaces," Bella Spazio lives up to the promise of its name with Greco-Roman architecture, muted colors, soothing scents, flowing fountains, and a solicitous staff. "Everything, from the time the client enters the parking lot- where strategically placed landscaping blocks the sight and sound of congested traffic- has been considered in producing the environment," asserts Darlene Baker, owner of the Knoxville, Tenn., day spa and salon.

Keywords: retail sales skills   retailing   salon profiles  

Behind the Scenes: Danny Haile

March 1, 2000  | Article

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   Danny Haile   EZ Flow  

On the Road: Chesapeake, VA

March 1, 2000  | Article

Keywords: On The Road   Virginia  

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