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Beyond the Salon: Alternative Career Paths for Nail Techs

November 29, 2017  | Article

If you want to explore options other than traditional salon work, consider these six non-salon jobs that are still all about nails.

Artist Session, Fall 2017

November 8, 2017  | Photo Gallery

NAILS joined sister publication Modern Salon for the first Artist Session in New York City to feature a nail technician. 

Keywords: Artist Session   Beth Livesay   China Glaze   doing nails for photo shoots   IBD  

Top 10 Emerging Spa Trends

June 26, 2017  | Article

From on-demand service to using natural ingredients, these spa trends will help keep your business ahead of the industry curve.

Keywords: customer service   environmental issues   natural ingredients   spas  

NAILS Readers Choice Awards 2016 Winners

January 3, 2017  | Article

NAILS Readers’ Choice Awards has been a valuable resource for nail techs for the past 13 years. We ask professional nail manufacturers to nominate their best products and then leave it up to you, our readers, to vote for your favorites.

Keywords: Readers' Choice Awards   readers' favorites  

NAILS NTNA S. 4 Pre-Challenge #1

August 18, 2016  | Photo Gallery

We tasked our Top 24 with creating nail art unlike anything we had seen before.

Keywords: CND   nail art   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   NTNA  

NSI Nails Launches NSI University

June 29, 2016  | Video

NSI University is a premiere educational event that gathers NSI nail technicians and distributors from around the world. Attendees learn tips and tricks from NSI top educators and graduate to become NSI educators. This one was held in June 2014.

Keywords: continuing education   manufacturers educators   NSI  

Cuccio Job Opening: Brand Manager and Director of Global Education

June 23, 2015  | News

Cuccio International is looking for a professsional nail technician to become its Cina Nail Art brand manager as well as Director of Global Education, Research and Development.

Keywords: alternative careers   Cuccio   job choices  

The Beauty of Technology

February 3, 2014  | Article

Many cosmetology schools are getting on board with technology to help supplement students’ education. Minnesota School of Cosmetology is the first cosmetology school in Minnesota to add Apple iPad technology to its learning curriculum.

Keywords: education   Minnesota  

Why Newbies Should Attend ISSE Long Beach 2014

December 20, 2013  | Article

The International Salon & Spa Expo Long Beach is the largest beauty industry event held on the West Coast

Marinello Launches Military Scholarship Program

November 12, 2013  | Article

Marinello Schools of Beauty is now offering a scholarship program for all direct family members of active military.

Keywords: cosmetology schools   Marinello Schools of Beauty   military nail techs   scholarships  

Press Release Writing for the Non-PR Pro

July 9, 2013  | Article

If you’ve ever seen a nail salon mentioned in your city magazine or on the local TV news and thought, “I wish they’d feature my salon,” we think it’s time to make your wish come true. Use this template to e-mail out a salon announcement that will have the media shouting “Extra! Extra! Check out this unique salon!” 

Keywords: consumer press   public relations  

Maisie Dunbar on Underarm Hair Removal

May 2, 2013  | Video

Nail tech and salon owner Maisie Dunbar explains the ins and outs of underarm soy hair removal treatments. 

Keywords: hair removal   learning new techniques   Maisie Dunbar   soy   step-by-step  

Removing Yellow Nail Stains

March 8, 2013  | News

Nothing removes yellow stains from nails like a little lemon, says Self Magazine.

Keywords: client health   removal products   yellow nail syndrome   yellowing  

The All-purpose Polish

March 4, 2013  | News

It's always good to remember the multifaceted power of clear polish around the house, says Good Housekeeping's March issue.

Keywords: polish  

30 Timeless Tips for Thriving in the Nail Industry

February 20, 2013  | Article

NAILS Magazine has made it to our 30th anniversary — and we want to help you get to your 30th career anniversary too! We present 30 timeless tips, culled from our three decades of experience, to help you build your book, run your nail salon, and, dare we say it, retire.

Keywords: 30th Anniversary   adding new services   building your clientele   business building   client retention  
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