Health Working healthy in the salon and understanding your products

Medinail Learning Center Presents...

Medinail Learning Center (MLC) has launched a series of monthly webinars for nail techs

Something to Talk About: Ingrown...

Pesky and painful, ingrown toenails are often the result of improper filing or ill-fitting shoes. Here are a few ways to deal with this common...

The Cure for Inspection Anxiety

Do you suffer from salon inspection anxiety? I’ve got the right prescription for you: Get prepared and be proactive.  

Is Ours a Risky Business?

After almost three decades, a rare diagnosis prompts one nail tech to ask the question, “Is this related to my work?” In an effort to shed...

Client of the Month: The Arthritic

Arthritis is America’s #1 cause of disability. Educate yourself about this often debilitating disease, and then try some of our techniques and...

Nail & Skin Disorders

Something to Talk About: Pseudomonas

Known behind the desk as “green spots,” pseudomonas is easily treated and simple to explain. Help your client learn to manage greenies so she can avoid an interruption in nail services.

Working Healthy

Is Ours a Risky Business?

After almost three decades, a rare diagnosis prompts one nail tech to ask the question, “Is this related to my work?” In an effort to shed some light on difficult questions, we did some digging and asked some questions of our own.   

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: Traditional Gel

With so many newer gel-based inventions on the market (soft gels, gel-polish, soak-off gels), how does hard gel stand out? Director of research and development at Nubar, Dr. Norair Arkoian, and Light Elegance president Jim McConnell explain it all.

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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