June 1, 2007
Opening your first salon can be the most exciting time of your life — and the most challenging. Follow along as salon owner blogger Robbie Schaeffer applies for construction permits, decides of design details, and starts the hiring process.
January 1, 2007
Opening your first salon can be the most exciting time of your life — but it can also be the most challenging. Robbie Schaeffer lets you in on the trials and tribulations of opening Rob|b: An OPI Concept Salon.
August 1, 2006
Members of the nail industry gathered in Las Vegas to celebrate NAILS 2006 Artists and Visionaries Awards winners.
NAILS recently asked OP president George Schaeffer to look back on his 25 years in the nail business.
July 1, 2006
Do you ever wonder how some of the industry’s biggest power players got their start — in life and in the beauty industry? Are you interested in how their minds work? From theme song to what car they drive, we’re letting our readers peek behind the curtain of some of the nail world’s most powerful players.
November 1, 2005
October 1, 2005
When you take a class from a dynamic teacher, she (or he) can transform not only the way you work, but the way you think. Here we get to know some of our industry’s teachers a little better and get a glimpse of what makes them tick -and teach.
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.
June 1, 2003
Last month we talked to three manufacturers who have been around for the last two decades. This month, three more manufacturers give us their take on how the industry has change and where it is headed.
November 1, 2002
OPI Products went all out for its sixth annual BBSI distributor breakfast honoring distributors who have reached outstanding sales numbers for the year.
September 1, 2002
The second annual nail competition proves that competing really is a global event.
April 1, 2002
OPI’s awards banquet recognized performance and artistic excellence in a number of nail design categories.
March 1, 2002
February 1, 2002
Men-as prospective clients-require different approaches and attitudes to entice them into the salon. Before you decide to market to the opposite sex, you need to make sure you salon and your service menu are ready for them.
Remembering Vicki Peters51 photos
Succulent Scrubs8 photos
Melanonychia is a blackening on the nail plate by melanin pigmentation. It can often present as a darkened band under or within the nail plate.
Am I losing my touch applying acrylics?
Should I have a TV in my salon?
Is perfectionism on the job a blessing or a curse?
What’s the best way to recruit techs for a new salon?
What low-cost extras do you provide that clients perceive as having a high value?
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