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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.

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  

Become a Certified Master

September 17, 2013  | Article

Nail Tech Vicki Peters will host a Level 1 — Certified Master Pedicure Class by Footlogix/North American School of Podology with industry expert Vicki Malo. 

Keywords: certification   diabetic clients   pedicures  

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  

How to Sell Nail Art

November 2, 2012  | Article

I tell the client that I have something to show her, and that if she doesn’t like it, I can wipe it off.

Keywords: beginner nail art  

How to Throw Great Salon Parties

October 25, 2012  | Article

Whether you’re gearing up for a holiday shindig, want to throw your first (or 10th) client appreciation party, or will be welcoming clients to your new salon with an open house, we’ve got you covered with these ideas to be the best hostess ever.

Keywords: Facebook marketing   networking event   opening a new salon   promoting your services   salon parties  

8 Lessons in Beauty Retail to Bet On

September 25, 2012  | Article

Back from a trip to Las Vegas, NAILS’ managing editor brings you advice on stocking your salon’s shelves, maximizing your space, and how to entice customers to buy.

Keywords: client consultation   Cosmoprof   retail boutique items   salon decor/design   shelf life  

Making the Grade: Elevating Nail Schools

September 11, 2012  | Article

All too often, cosmetology schools in the U.S. aren’t putting their best foot forward when it comes to educating future nail technicians. For nail schools to get all As when it comes to training students for the real salon world, we need more dedicated nail instructors, increased hours, and a commitment to more than just the state board exam.

Keywords: Backscratchers   CND   cosmetology schools   education   Empire Education Group  

Cosmoprof North America 2012 Show Snapshots

August 28, 2012  | Photo Gallery

Cosmoprof North America’s 10 year anniversary in Las Vegas showed just how resilient the beauty industry can be.

Keywords: Alfalfa Nail Supply   American International Industries   Artistic Nail Design   Beautiful Nails   Beauty Bus Foundation  

Premiere Orlando 2012: NailTech Network Orlando Social

August 22, 2012  | Photo Gallery

On Saturday, June 2 before the Premiere Orlando Beauty Show, 300 nail techs gathered to participate in the NailTech Network Orlando Social, put on by BeautyTech.com and NAILS Magazine.

Keywords: Action Bag Company   BeautyTech.com   CND   Dashing Diva   ENP Nail Designs  
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