April 22, 2013
The creative juices of nail techs are truly flowing this year, as we’ve seen lots of great inventions come from beauty professionals who are working in the salon every day. Here are a few that might be worth picking up for your salon.
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April 17, 2013
“I wrote my first short story when I was 9, and I never stopped writing,” says Patrice McNeal, owner of WildSide Nailz in Los Angeles and a tech of 35 years. “Last year I digitally published my first novel, Feyling Duplicity."
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December 19, 2012
A licensed nail tech for five years, Missi Barry sells custom-blended indie nail polish.
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October 24, 2012
The consumer retail pie is growing, and nail techs are claiming their slice. Fed by bloggers, celebrities, and technological improvements, the nail care industry offers opportunities beyond the salon to nail tech branded product lines and consulting work.
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September 21, 2012
Consumers are spending like crazy on polish — are you getting your fair share of this growing market?
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September 10, 2012
Five years after Jane Park opened her first salon dedicated to connecting women through color, the Julep brand is still bringing women together, in the Seattle metro area and beyond.
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January 12, 2012
Katie Cazorla, reality TV star of TV Guide Network’s The Nail Files, posted photos of the seven unnamed polishes on the salon’s Facebook page, then had her fans suggest names.
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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.
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January 4, 2012
As retail remains an important source of revenue, nail salons are doing more and more to give their merchandise a boost. These seven nail techs have taken matters into their own hands, using a personal pastime — jewelry-making — as a selling point.
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December 27, 2011
OPI's Shatter topcoat in gold was listed in Redbook Mag's December 2011 list of cute and fashionable things under $10.
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December 20, 2011
Hand Candies by the brand Bath by Riley are manicure scrubs that are individually-wrapped in candy wrappers.
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October 25, 2011
Glamour magazine told us the top 10 things they love in the nail universe.
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October 21, 2011
While everyone else is spending their money on this season's new nail polish shades, Lisa Logan, Beyoncé’s manicurist, is mixing last year's hues to make new ones.
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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.
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November 22, 2010
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Proving that necessity is indeed the mother of invention, these nail techs have created a wide array of products that are perfect for the salon. This gallery is an expanded version of the article in the January 2010 issue of NAILS Magazine.
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