February 21, 2014 | Article
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.
February 19, 2014 | Article
Clients gather information from a wide range of sources, and it’s likely at some point they’ll want to know the polish you use is “three-free.” Build trust by recognizing — and relieving — their concerns.
February 19, 2014 | Article
How does cuticle oil actually work? NAILS spoke to CND’s resident chemist, Dr. Dave, for answers.
January 31, 2014 | Article
Moroccan oil is the hot cosmetic ingredient right now. And now it’s on display as the key ingredient of the Moroccan Oil Pedicure at MiniLuxe.
December 24, 2013 | Article
Is a garden the new must-have addition to a salon setup? More salons are growing their own herbs, fruits, and vegetables for use in scrubs, manicures, and pedicures.
December 2, 2013 | Article
Seemingly a rite of passage for anyone over 40, presbyopia (near-sightedness) can be a game-changer for nail techs. Learn simple ways to adjust to the inevitable so you’re not side-lined at work.
December 1, 2013 | Article
“When people say they can’t work with gloves, aren’t they really saying they won’t work with gloves?” asks industry chemist Doug Schoon.
November 25, 2013 | Article
Your salon gift cards are probably on everyone’s wish-lists this year.
November 21, 2013 | Article
NAILS’ 2013-2014 Big Book is the ultimate resource for those in the nail industry. With information on the latest statistics and trends, this annual issue also contains a state board directory, salon safety guidelines, and a marketers directory.
October 11, 2013 | Article
Belava has added a new product to its line: small, manicure-size bowls with disposable liners.
September 19, 2013 | Article
Studies done by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) consistently show allergens are present in the air of nail salons.
September 11, 2013 | Article
AliMarLabs.com, a division of Smell No Evil Ltd., is a private label skin care company that manufactures back-bar products for salons and other entities.
September 10, 2013 | Article
It never hurts to pinch a few pennies. We asked salon owners and nail techs for some of their best money-saving tips and added a few of our own.
August 19, 2013 | Article
“The scent of chocolate triggers the release of chemicals in the brain that produces a feeling similar to when one first falls in love,” says Dr. William Comiskey, N.D., founder and president of Keyano Aromatics, Inc., makers of the Chocolate Spa Collection.
August 14, 2013 | Article
After a lengthy hiatus, one-time nail tech Pamela Reeder jumps back into the salon world — toes first — with an array of natural nail services in Solana Beach, Calif.