April 26, 2014 | Article
Healing Hands: Wendy Causey, a nail tech at Vivify Hair and Nails Studio in Torrance, Calif., is a practitioner of Reiki energy healing.
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.
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. Here are five ways to reduce exposure.
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.