March 28, 2016
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Take a look at the passion and flair shown by Japanese nail techs.
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March 22, 2016
Known for developing nail styles and techniques that later spread throughout the world, the island nation understands the connection between nail art and fashion. Gel nails are popular, and the Japanese gel application technique may soon arrive in the United States.
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February 26, 2015
Jessica Vartoughian was honored with the Japan Nail Association’s Certificate of Gratitude in November for her outstanding contributions to the Japanese nail industry.
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December 31, 2014
Industry leader Vicki Peters interviews NAILS Magazine's Cyndy Drummey in her first podcast on the nail industry.
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June 29, 2012
Mars The Salon, one of Tokyo’s most luxurious nail-care destinations, has opened its first outpost in North America with the debut of Mars The Salon Los Angeles.
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February 6, 2012
Torrance, Calif.-based salon Gemist, owned by nail artist Meg Kaehler, incorporates Japanese-style services for customers, attracting an international clientele and those who favor nail art over nail maintenance.
Keywords: Japanese nail industry salon profiles
February 1, 2008
A one-stop shop for luxury, the Japanese-inspired Ville de Coco nail salon is nestled on the ground floor of one of Waikiki’s most popular hotels, bringing in guests from around the world.
Keywords: aromatherapy customer service full-service salons Japanese nail industry salon decor/design
January 1, 2004
Sitting in the crowd, listening as nailists explained new techniques or styles in Japanese, I found I wasn’t completely in the dark. Why not? Because I found out that what I had in common with everyone here was we all spoke a universal language — of nails.
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July 1, 2003
Naoko, who has been doing nails for eight years, learned how to run a nail business during her three years as a manager at a Tokyo nail salon.
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October 1, 2001
Nails are hot in Japan. Everyone from famous singers and actresses to trendy school girls are hungry to be the first to wear the latest design on their nails. This makes for a huge nail market and a competitive artistic climate as well.
Keywords: Danny Haile EZ Flow international Japanese nail industry Jessica Cosmetics
September 1, 2001
Even though I speak very few Japanese words, I managed to communicate that I wanted to get my nails done while in Tokyo.
Keywords: Japanese nail industry On The Road
February 1, 2001
With a stunning nine first-place wins, Japan’s Eriko Kurosaki captures this year’s top spot on a list comprised of a handful of veteran winners and a surprising number of new faces. Read on to learn the final results and to get acquainted with some of your industry’s finest competitors.
Keywords: Alisha Sale Amy Becker competitions Darlene Feric Japanese nail industry
September 1, 1999
In the Land of the Rising Sun, nail care is rising in popularity. As manufacturers jockey for market share and brand loyalty, Japanese nailists bring a flair for nai design and a perfectionist streak that has the world watching.
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August 1, 1999
Matsushita says it’s study and practice that got her where she is—in this case, that’s doing the nails on our cover model.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes Japanese nail industry