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Talons & Claws & Hooves, Oh My!

February 1, 1995  | Article

Did you ever wonder what type of nail care, if any, is necessary for both wild and captive animals? It’s not as if they can trot on down to the local Beastly Nail Salon and get a pedicure. Most animals require some sort of nail care, either on their own or given by caretaker.

Keywords: animal nail care   animals   doing nails in unusual places   humor  

Salon of the Year Winners Show Professionalism and Creativity

February 1, 1995  | Article

This year's winners span North America and inspire with their creative and optimistic approach to business and customer service, as well as their passion for nails.

Keywords: Canada   Canadian nail techs   Debbie Krakalovich   Debra Schoaff   Florida  

Taking Your Talent to the Screen

February 1, 1995  | Article

Do you have what it takes to star in a technical video? If you're a highly skilled professional and are unflappable under pressure, you probably do.

Keywords: alternative careers   doing nails for photo shoots  

Salon Of The Year Awards Honored Few, Inspired Many

February 1, 1995  | Article

Reading the stories about why these exceptional people got into the nail business and what keeps them going reminded us all what we love about the nail business: It’s about working with people, doing something you love, and making other people feel good.

Keywords: As I See It   Nailco   NAILS Salon of the Year Awards  

Cover Tech LaCinda Headings: Lay-Off Led to Dream Career In Nails

February 1, 1995  | Article

Her career path led her from grocery store clerk to nail technician to a member of CND's photo shoot team. Advice for others who are interested in having their nail work photographed.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   CND   creating a portfolio   doing nails for photo shoots   photographing nails  

Nail Technician With A Nurse's Touch

February 1, 1995  | Article

Janeice Spicer, a licensed vocational nurse, went back to school two years ago to pursue a career that she thought would better utilize her natural born talents.

Keywords: alternative careers   customer service  

Industry Pioneer Mona Hamlin has Retired, But Her Legend Lives On

January 1, 1995  | Article

When she opened her first salon in 1971, nails were still a noveltry. Since then, Hamlin has sold mroe than 50 salons, and nail care has become a billion-dollar industry.

Keywords: history of nail care  

Tremendous Nail Market Down Under

January 1, 1995  | Article

Though nail care professionals are not required to be licensed in Australia, nails are serious business "Down Under."

Keywords: Australia   Australian nail industry   international   OPI products  

Cover Tech Lisa Lavender—Living Life to Its Fullest

January 1, 1995  | Article

 

At 31, Lisa Lavender was on top of the world. She had a successful nail salon, a loving husband, and a beautiful 3-year-old daughter. And then one morning her world collapsed.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   CND   doing nails for photo shoots  

Nail Polish History Dates Back to 3200 B.C.

January 1, 1995  | Article

Did you know that at one time black was the favorite color applied to fingernails, and that men — not women — wore it?

Keywords: history of nail care   polish  

Paula Gilmore: Nail Professional Extraordinaire

December 1, 1994  | Article

Salon business consultant, educator, competition judge, competitor, speaker, salon owner, nail video technician, magazine columnist, color and image consultant — Paula Gilmore has been all of these and more.

 

Nails Are All in the Family for This Trio

October 1, 1994  | Article

When you meet the Anderson brothers, it seems as if they’ve been working together all their lives. And, in a way, they have.

Keywords: California   California salons   Donald Anderson  

Bristol-Myers Squibb Buys Matrix

October 1, 1994  | Article

In keeping with their commitment to salons, Matrix will remain professional-only.

Keywords: company sales/acquisitions   matrix  

Charlene George,Cofounder of Nail Emporium, Will Be Missed

October 1, 1994  | Article

Wife of Nail Emporium's Jim George passed away in June 1994

Keywords: INM   Jim George   obituaries  

Lori Ribar -Her Family Comes First

October 1, 1994  | Article

As owner of Perfect 10 Nails, a licensed in-home salon, Lori Ribar has the best of both worlds — a lucrative career and a family all under one roof.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots  

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