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.
May 1, 2008
Zvi Ryzman of American International Industries merits an invitation to meet the Pope.
Keywords: American International Industries international Zvi Ryzman
January 16, 2008
In its first-ever beauty awards, Cosmopolitan Asia’s selected CND’s SolarOil as the best nail treatment and Raw Earth Foot Buff as the best foot scrub.
Keywords: awards CND international
November 1, 2007
In this travel journal, former NAILS associate editor Jayna Rust goes to Asia. From China to South Korea, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia, she finds nail services everywhere (and happily tries them all out in order to report back to you).
Keywords: CND international LCN Nail art OPI Products
September 1, 2007
As if Cabo doesn’t already sell itself, now there’s one more reason to head there for your next vacation — HIVE Salon + Spa. Located on the grounds of the One & Only Palmilla hotel in Los Cabos, Mexico, HIVE has locals and tourists alike swarming to this hot spot.
Keywords: international opening a new salon salon profiles Signature Services
September 1, 2007
Many have tried — and many have failed — to do for nail salons what Starbucks did for coffee shops. Our report shows that it’ll take innovative hiring, a simple and consistent sanitation program, and a major consumer PR campaign in order for a salon chain to become the name that clients most trust.
Keywords: business building European nail industry international New York Texas
August 1, 2007
Ever dream of traveling the world with just the clothes on your back and your professional travel kit? Here’s what you could expect to find if you were a nail tech (or a client!) in other parts of the world.
Keywords: alternative careers international
February 1, 2007
I was recently back home in Peru for a friend’s wedding and decided to get my nails done in my own country.
Keywords: acrylics estheticians international On The Road
April 1, 2006
Not too many people can say they love exams, but ask nail techs in Germany whether they like taking tests and they’ll most likely respond with an emphatic yes.
Keywords: international licensing
February 1, 2006
When we found out we’d be getting a visit from Svetlana Klubkova, who works on the Russian NAILS Magazine, we were excited. This would be her first visit to California, and she wanted to take in some of our salon culture.
Keywords: international On The Road
December 1, 2005
Though fairly young by American standards, the Polish nail industry is well on its way to becoming a bigger player in the international nail market.
Keywords: acrylics international Nail art
October 1, 2005
An education in cosmetology can change lives. Nowhere is this more evident than in post-war Afghanistan, where a three-month course at Kabul Beauty School & Oasis Spa gives graduates the capability to earn three to four times the national average salary.
Keywords: international nail education
October 1, 2005
As part of the international series, we take a look at the beauty industry in Venezuela.
July 1, 2005
“Some salons do require nail techs to obtain certificates showing they went to school,” but others, such as Uñas Finas (Fine Nails), even train their own employees and hire them without any prior experience or schooling.
June 1, 2005
Full-service beauty salons are the most typical salon environment in England, but a growing number of nail bars have been popping up in the larger metro areas in recent years.
Keywords: England European nail industry international