September 16, 2011
We recommend For Your Nails Only, Painted Lady Fingers, Hey, Nice Nails!, Burgers and Nails, and 365 Days of Nail Art as worthy of an Internet bookmark. Find out why.
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September 9, 2011
I’m getting kind of tired of all these consumer bloggers online who are just infatuated with nail polish and post endlessly about polish and doing their own nails. I mean, sure, they probably help increase the awareness of nail care and new products (mostly polish), but I think it’s time for those of us on the professional side of the nail world to take back our place in the pecking order.
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June 13, 2011
Specialty manicures and pedicures are a great hook to get clients into the salon. Be inspired by these six manicures and pedicures that would be great additions to your service menu.
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June 7, 2011
As a newbie, you may not be familiar with all the product options available to you. Here we’ve gathered some products that may be useful as you start your career.
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June 1, 2011
Nail art is a great add-on service that brings in extra income, plus it makes your services more memorable in clients’ minds. You don’t necessarily need natural artistic talent to create eye-catching designs. Here are some easy step-by-steps to get you started.
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January 13, 2011
A financial advisor teaches you how to make the most of your hard-earned dollars. Her three-step plan requires you to commit to saving, make it a habit, and allocate wisely.
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January 1, 2011
Come take a class, learn about the latest products, meet new friends, and renew your love of nails. Here's a quick preview of this year's major tradeshows.
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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.
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April 1, 2006
Sometimes keeping yourself motivated can be enough of a challenge. So what do you do when it comes to keeping others up and running? Do you recommend a book for them to read? Offer them words of encouragement? Instruct them how to keep going?
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April 1, 2006
Patti Labelle got it together in her famous song “New Attitude” and professed that, “I’ve tidied up my point of view, I’ve got a new attitude.” Unfortunately though, her song didn’t come with an instructional manual on how to change your attitude, so to help you freshen up your at-work outlook, we rounded up solutions from techs with their own tidy points of view.
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April 1, 2005
College students are a new and interesting demographic for nail salons to target.
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November 1, 2004
It’s not always about what you know, but who you know. One significant relationship with someone in-the-know can lead to exciting opportunities in both your personal and professional lives. Conversely, who you know will no doubt lead to what you know.
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.
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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.