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Retail Boutique: Eco-Friendly Items

March 24, 2014 | Article

Celebrate Earth Day every day with these eco-friendly, totally chic products. Made from natural ingredients, your customers can leave your salon with these items feeling like they are doing themselves and the planet a favor.

Chemist's Corner: Gel-Polish

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.

Something to Talk About: Three-Free Polishes

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.

Chemist's Corner: Cuticle Oil

February 19, 2014 | Article

How does cuticle oil actually work? NAILS spoke to CND’s ­resident chemist, Dr. Dave, for answers.

MiniLuxe Launches Moroccan Oil Pedi

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.

From Farm to Manicure

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.    

Presbyopia

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.

Wear Those Gloves, Folks

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.

Pop Goes the Gift Card

November 25, 2013 | Article

Your salon gift cards are probably on everyone’s wish-lists this year.

Did You Get Your Copy of The Big Book?

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.

Belava Debuts New Bowl With Disposable Liner

October 11, 2013 | Article

Belava has added a new product to its line: small, manicure-size bowls with disposable liners.

Personal Trainer: Respiratory Reactions

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.

Back-Bar Made Easy

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.

I’m Not Cheap, I’m Thrifty

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.

Who Doesn’t Love Chocolate?

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.

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