It came as no surprise when Gilmore, owner of Tips Nail Salon in San Mateo, Calif., was awarded the first IBS Editor’s Choice Award in 1994. A popular manufacturer’s and independent educator, Gilmore also wrote “Booked Solid.” She was a founding director of the NIA and, more recently, The Salon Association (TSA). Today she continues to help research and develop products and, she says, her door is always open to anyone who wants training or advice.
September 1, 2000
Gilmore, who plans to retire from the beauty industry this year, says she’s going to ride off into the sunset.
September 1, 1995
Salon owners can reduce costs by limiting the number of product lines and distributors they use. Smart inventory controls also boost your bottom line.
August 1, 1993
Give and take is the secret to success for these 10 women, who are some of the nation’s top nail technicians. They give their all to clients and their craft and take advantage of every opportunity that arises.