July 10, 2015
The NYT story on exploited nail techs got the industry talking about how to enforce fair wages. Is new legislation the answer or should we just be better at following laws already on the books?
Keywords: business management consumer press New York Times article on nail salons professionalism salon sanitation
February 22, 2013
CleanSpa is a partnership of a podiatrist and nail technicians in a new spa setting — the foot spa. Here, nail technicians have the opportunity to perform pedicures for people who not only need their services, but appreciate their special expertise.
Keywords: podiatrists salon profiles salon sanitation
January 4, 2013
In 2000, when news broke about the potential dangers of whirlpool spas, many salon owners were horrified to hear of the sanitation shortcuts happening within the industry. Today, conscientious techs find creative ways to let every client know of their pledge to provide safe services — every time.
Keywords: Dashing Diva pedicure sanitation salon sanitation
June 28, 2012
Editor Hannah Lee explains what nail techs should practice, outside of just doing nails, that can help their careers.
Keywords: client retention client scheduling Hannah Lee marketing/promotions On My Mind
February 22, 2012
Clean your station after each customer. No exceptions.
Keywords: Inspector Monika salon sanitation
August 1, 2011
Good Housekeeping asked its readers if they knew what to look for in a good salon.
Keywords: autoclaves Barbicide reader surveys salon sanitation
May 20, 2011
You may not know Philly Arnold — the owner of the newly opened Ft. Worth, Texas, salon called Spa 270° — but you may be familiar with her late husband, Dr. Dennis Arnold. Dr. Arnold, a podiatrist, founded the International Pedicure Association (IPA). He passed away in October 2008 after a long battle with cancer. NAILS asked Philly to tell us about her path to a new career in the nail industry.
Keywords: salon profiles salon sanitation
February 28, 2011
Turkish salon Misk keeps cleanliness and luxury at the top of its priority list as owner Ceren Ergun gears up to open a second location of her popular nail haven in Istanbul.
Keywords: autoclaves customer service international nails-only salons salon decor/design
November 1, 2010
A new online continuing education course from Milady teaches the salon and spa professional how to avoid dangerous situations while keeping the salon or spa clean.
Keywords: continuing education disinfection healthy working Milady salon sanitation
October 1, 2010
Some states, like North Carolina, require salons to post their inspection scores where consumers can see them. While I’m not necessarily a proponent of more rules and regulations for the nail industry, I do believe that since most salons are already being inspected, why not post the grade?
Keywords: California discount salons Hannah Lee North Carolina salon inspections
August 1, 2010
Orchard Nails opened in Corona, Calif., when the economy was at its worst, but co-owner Thomas Irwin says this meant the salon had “nowhere to go but up.”
Keywords: nails-only salons opening a new salon salon decor/design salon furnishings salon profiles
December 1, 2009
I'm pretty excited to be almost done with the year 2009. It has been a rough year for magazines and the beauty business.
Keywords: economy Hannah Lee industry research networking New Year's
March 1, 2009
Industrial designer Christopher Rozek has done the seemingly impossible: He's made sanitation sexy.
Keywords: salon decor/design salon sanitation sterlize
February 1, 2009
Take a fun walk down memory lane as NAILS chronicles some of the biggest changes in the nail industry's unwritten rules from the past two decades.
Keywords: add-on services French manicures history of nail care men's services natural nail care
January 31, 2009
Sanitation-conscious patrons may prefer to be able to inspect the pedicure basin’s cleanliness and see you draw fresh water just for them.
Keywords: disinfection pedicure equipment pedicure safety salon sanitation