December 17, 2013
It’s hard to ignore the presence of bloggers in the nail industry. They have taken the world of beauty by storm and some blogs are even a part of a daily diet of reading. These women post reviews, paint swatches, and create exquisite art that keeps their followers coming back for more. But I bet you didn’t know that a good number of these nail enthusiasts are actually professionals, and that many of them made the decision to go to nail school after establishing their blogs. Learn how a tiny corner of the Internet encouraged these nail lovers to become licensed nail techs.
Keywords: blogs education Nail art
November 20, 2013
“Our motto is ‘nails with endless possibilities.’ We do whatever we can to live up to that,” says Tanaya Middleton, who owns Treasure Nothing Better Nail Studio in Baltimore, Md., along with her partner Sheena Smith.
Keywords: Nail art service pricing
June 28, 2013
When thinking of a name for their Tumblr account, sisters Donne and Ginny Geer agreed that “Hey, nice nails!” was the best compliment a woman could get. The blog got so popular that these sisters decided to open a salon together after finding they couldn’t both be hired to do nails at the same location. While completing their first book, Nail Candy, the Geers transformed a 1920’s building into a hip nail salon in downtown Long Beach’s arts district. Hey, Nice Nails is now more than just a compliment, it’s a haven for nail art junkies around the world.
Keywords: Nail art On The Road salon decor/design salon profiles
April 19, 2013
Outside the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, Hawaii, Salon Chérie’s owner Anri Bui keeps a steady clientele of nail art aficionados.
Keywords: Nail art On The Road salon profiles
March 1, 2013
A smartphone and tablet app known for sharing pretty pictures, Instagram could be just the tool you need for furthering your business’s reach.
Keywords: Entity Beauty hashtags Instagram Nail art social media
September 4, 2012
Modern Salon's September 2012 issue discusses why the nail business, which has grown significantly since last year, is a smart one for hair salons to be in.
Keywords: business building consumer press Dashing Diva gels hair care
March 13, 2012
A nail artist can exist in the most unlikely of places, and though NAILS keeps its attention focused on licensed nail professionals, this unlikely non-licensed nail artist has become a fan-favorite for his polish company employer.
Keywords: American International Industries artist profiles China Glaze Nail art
February 6, 2012
Gorgeous nails, good composition, and a photogenic reptile — those are what earned Rolla, Mo.-based nail tech Sarah Petersen a coveted spot on this issue’s cover.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes learning new techniques Nail art OPI Products
January 11, 2012
Lucky magazine, in its January 2012 issue, suggested turning a client's favorite outfit into a manicure. Elizabeth Monson, a Lucky blogger, was inspired by Prabal Gurung's pop-art floral blouse.
Keywords: Color Club fashion floral nail art handpainted nail art manicures
November 18, 2011
NAILS editor Hannah Lee remembers Steve Jobs and urges nail techs to take his 1997 "Think Different" ad campaign to heart.
Keywords: Hannah Lee Nail art On My Mind
April 27, 2011
“I don’t charge for nail art,” says Sharon Frenz, owner of The Nail Boutique in Tomah, Wis. “Of all the services we can offer, it’s the least expensive for us. Nail art paint and polish is inexpensive and application only involves a little bit of our time.”
Keywords: handpainted nail art marketing/promotions Nail art
April 19, 2011
One of the best holidays to entice clients in the door, Mother’s Day offers special opportunities for not only pampered mothers but maybe even doting sons and daughters as well.
Keywords: marketing/promotions Mother's Day Mother's Day promotions Nail art seasonal nail art
February 25, 2011
As many techs struggle to get clients to take the plunge and dare to wear art on their nails, Tara Deck, owner of Tara Lea Esthetics in Chetwynd, British Columbia, Canada, can boast that 85% of her clientele wear nail art all the time. She credits her success with creating unique designs for each individual.
Keywords: handpainted nail art marketing/promotions Nail art winter promotions
December 1, 2010
Hailing from Indianapolis, the self-proclaimed “King of Nails” Jordan Do has been a consistent nail art dazzler since he first started doing nails 12 years ago
Keywords: acrylics artist profiles Nail art
July 1, 2010
Associate publisher and editor Hannah Lee takes a look into the lives of two very in-demand, jetsetting celebrity nail techs for a day.
Keywords: celebrities fashion manicures Minx Nail art