July 3, 2012
After several years of urging from Swiss-born, California-based nail tech Elsbeth Schuetz, Editor Hannah Lee hopped on a plane and headed first to Zurich, Switzerland, and then to Dusseldorf, Germany, to attend two European beauty shows.
Keywords: Elsbeth Schuetz gels German nail industry Hannah Lee international
June 20, 2012
All over the world nails bring people together. Editor Hannah Lee discovers, while in Switzerland and Germany, that nails can be a universal language.
Keywords: German nail industry Hannah Lee international On My Mind
June 12, 2012
When we received e-mails showcasing phenomenal nail art from two different Polish nail artists several weeks apart, we knew we had to share their striking images with the rest of the world. We hope their designs inspire nail artists in our home country of the U.S. and our readers around the globe.
Keywords: competitions international stiletto nails
April 13, 2012
With a growing number of men opting to pay bills and forge careers from behind a nail table, NAILS takes a look at some male techs to find out what they think of their chosen profession and how they’re making it in a female-dominated industry.
Keywords: Arizona artist profiles California European nail industry German nail industry
March 1, 2012
The bohemian beach town of Tulum, Mexico isn’t exactly known for its salon services. But MayaSpa Wellness Center had manicures and pedicures on its salon menu so I decided to give it a try.
Keywords: international On The Road salon profiles
May 30, 2011
Call them ongles or uñas, nägel or negle, they’re still nails and they deserve the attention of a skilled professional — no matter where you live. These international techs share what life is like in the nail industry in their slice of the world.
Keywords: international licensing nail technician nail trends
February 28, 2011
Turkish salon Misk keeps cleanliness and luxury at the top of its priority list as owner Ceren Ergun gears up to open a second location of her popular nail haven in Istanbul.
Keywords: autoclaves customer service international nails-only salons salon decor/design
January 18, 2011
In addition to salons, nail techs ply their trade in a range of locations — from military bases to senior homes — targeting different clientele across the world and bringing nail services to new markets.
Keywords: alternative careers elderly clients international military nail techs salon profiles
November 17, 2010
The success of Barbados-based Summa Nails is evidence of owner Christine Hinds’ many years of experience as a nail tech and constant dedication to education.
Keywords: boutique nail salon continuing education international salon profiles
June 1, 2010
A 15-year resident of Rome, Stephanie Alliman owns Ari’s Nails, which caters to English-speaking tourists who flock to see the city’s ancient ruins, expatriates who have decided to stay, and Italians looking for some nail pampering.
Keywords: international salon decor/design salon profiles
April 1, 2010
Sharmadean Reid, salon owner, magazine founder, blogger, and stylist, brings nail art to London with the trendy WAH Nails salon, gathering a following of young, creative women.
Keywords: fashion international Nail art salon decor/design salon profiles
March 1, 2010
The reassignment of a spouse or fiancé in the military is difficult enough on a personal and emotional level, but it can also be tough professionally for nail techs who depend on loyal clientele.
Keywords: alternative careers international
July 1, 2009
Germany in March can be a bit colder than my native Southern California, so it was with pleasure that I ducked into a local salon to warm up and get a quick manicure. Alessandro International Nail and Foot Spa is located in a quiet suburban city just southeast of Dusseldorf.
Keywords: Alessandro international On The Road salon decor/design salon profiles
April 2, 2009
“It’s a love, a passion, and an obsession,” says Australian nail tech Georgina Kuhnast, whose enthusiasm for nails prompted her to create Nail Tips Australia, an online nail forum for nail technicians, students, salon owners, and suppliers.
Keywords: international websites to watch
July 1, 2008
Those nails you’re working on today may bring you more than your weekly wages. In cultures around the world, there are (or were) superstitions about the good, the bad, and the ugly those nails can bring a person. Here is a sampling of some global nail superstitions and beliefs.