Health Working healthy in the salon and understanding your products

Masks Unmasked

If you’re feeling guilty about not wearing a mask while doing nails, you can drop the self-reproach — if you’re using a properly...

A Quicker Fix for Plantar Fasciitis...

A new study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports finds that a simple exercise, easily done at home, is faster and...

Healthy Living: Salon Stress-Busting

Is your salon atmosphere harrowing and tense? Are you a stress case most of the day? NAILS takes a look at the phenomenon of frenzy and explores some...

The Anatomy of a Finger and Nail

Nail Lingo: Learn to speak fluent nail by knowing your anatomy. This illustration will help you know all the proper names and locations of the parts...

Something to Talk About: Bunions

Those painful, persistent pests! While you can’t remove the problem, you can offer some tips to help your clients find the best solution to...

Salon Sanitation

Something to Talk About: Salon Sanitation

It’s likely your clients will hear horror stories of the risks associated with getting manicures and pedicures. Be ready with a response that assures them you’ve taken the necessary steps to protect them.

Working Healthy

Masks Unmasked

If you’re feeling guilty about not wearing a mask while doing nails, you can drop the self-reproach — if you’re using a properly maintained source-capture ventilation system.

Client Health

Something to Talk About: Bunions

Those painful, persistent pests! While you can’t remove the problem, you can offer some tips to help your clients find the best solution to relieve their aching feet.

Conscious Salon

Use Your Power Wisely

“When it comes to saving energy, turning devices off when not in use is a good start, but only the beginning,” says Tamara Jercha, founder of the National Association of Eco-Friendly Salons & Spas (NAEFSS). 

Industry Legislation

Q&A With a Beauty Industry Advocate

Politics Beauty is an umbrella organization that consists of state-level, grassroots advocacy organizations that initiate and address legislation that affects the beauty and barber industry. At its head is nail tech Tamara Johnson. We asked Johnson to tell us about the organization and how readers can become involved.

How Do You Do That?

Read through our archives of demos and how-to’s in the most comprehensive step by step nail section on the web.
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Chemist’s Corner: Glitter

Read what Jim McConnell, a chemist and the president of Light Elegance, has to say about how glitter's made and why it sparkles.

The Science of Nails

The Anatomy of a Finger and Nail

Nail Lingo: Learn to speak fluent nail by knowing your anatomy. This illustration will help you know all the proper names and locations of the parts that make up a single nail tip.

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Market Research

Market Research How big is the U.S. nail business? $7.3 billion. What's the average service price for a manicure? Dig into our decades' deep research archives.

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VietSALON

The U.S. Vietnamese salon industry represents more than half of all salons. VietSALON serves this market with a bi-monthly Vietnamese language print magazine and a community-oriented website.

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