Health Working healthy in the salon and understanding your products

Emotional Intelligence

What is it? Do you have it? Why does it matter in the salon?   

Something to Talk About: UV Light...

Even after all the research confirms they’re safe, UV lamps still cause concern among clients. Let’s talk about what you can do to ease...

Client of the Month: The High-Heel...

Fashion-forward clients who love their stilettos can suffer a variety of foot problems ranging from calluses to neuromas. Educate yourself about these...

Chemist's Corner: Nail Strengthener

Are your clients’ nails weak, damaged, and fragile? Read what Faina Ritz, the chemist and “nail doctor” behind Duri Cosmetics,...

Be a Nail Know-It-All

Did you know that nail problems make up about 10% of all dermatological conditions? It’s true, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

Conscious Salon

Chemist's Corner: Gel-Polish

Getting behind the science of gel-polish is no easy feat, but with a better framework for its chemistry comes improved technique and the ability to educate clients. NAILS picked the brain of OPI's Dr. Paul Bryson for some user-friendly answers.

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

Does Your Acetone Pass the Test?

Wondering whether to buy your acetone at the beauty supply or the hardware store? The fact is, acetone is acetone, but some acetone contains small amounts of other impurities, says Doug Schoon, president of Schoon Scientific and co-chair of the Nail Manufacturers Council on Safety.

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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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