March 1, 2010
Nail techs play an important role in protecting clients. The three Cs — cuticles, colors, and contours — can be early indicators of larger health problems.
Keywords: career handbook healthy working nail diseases newbie referrals
February 1, 2001
After being named runner-up in last year’s Salon of the Year Awards, Shelly Morley, a nail technician at Salon Elite in Prescott, Ariz., was determined to take the top prize at this year’s awards. Not that she didn’t like being named one of the top three nail technicians in the country. It’s just that coming so close to being Nail Technician of the Year – one point away from winning, in fact – only fueled her desire to obtain the top spot.
Keywords: EZ Flow Gari-Dawn Tingler NAILS Magazine Salon of the Year Awards Top 25 Competitors
February 1, 2001
At the 2000-2001 Salon of the Year Awards, we saw a few familiar faces and some new ones as well, as we honored individuals and salons that have made an art out of contributing to our industry. As NAILS’ judges combed through the many great entries for all three categories, we couldn’t help feel that this year may have been the toughest to judge yet.
August 1, 2000
When Kimberly Spiekerman, a nail tech at Image in San Jose, Calif., approached NAILS for advice on becoming a hand model, we had to do some head-scratching.
May 1, 2000
Finland may lay claim to the title “cell phone capital of the world,” but we think nail tech Tina Daley’s comer of the United Kingdom may well quality as the cell phone art capital.
Keywords: international nail art
April 1, 2000
The most influential manufacturer's educators. Almost all educators in this industry can teach. Only a few, though, have both the combination of technical skills and personal charisma to motivate and inspire.
February 1, 2000
Canadians are just as passionate about the nail industry as their American neighbors, and with the recent rise of nails-only salons and nail services up north, the time is right for the installation of associations, expansion of education, and – most importantly – the certification or licensure of nail technicians.
Keywords: Canada Debbie Krakalovich international licensing MMA
January 1, 2000
The most influential nail techicians in the professional nail industry. Who leads when others follow? Who sets the standards? Who are the trend-setters?
September 1, 1999
A new breed of nail salon is on the horizon and the first glimpse of the future is in Beverly Hills, Calif. The future nail salon "chain" is called Hands On and the owners say they have designed a nail business that opens up a whole new realm of service-oriented, quality spa manicures and pedicures at reasonable prices.
Keywords: franchise salon profiles
October 1, 1998
From a career as a part-time manufacturer's educator to a full-time industry consultant, the nail industry presents myriad opportunities.
Keywords: alternative careers manufacturers educators
July 1, 1997
Ben king owner of King Research and maker of Barbicide Salon Disinfectant thought he knew all the angles on uses for his product—conceptual art wasn’t one of them.
April 1, 1994
Competition is rivalry between skilled persons, and the theory that once you have competed and won, you should step down is absurd.
Keywords: competing competitions Galaxy Nail Products Kym Lee NASA Show
February 1, 1993
Encouraging teamwork and mutual support, especially with new nail technicians, is essential to long-term salon success.
Keywords: newbie staff training