February 1, 2009
From lack of training to sanitation lapses to treating medical conditions, it’s time for nail techs to come together and raise standards in these all-important areas. Industry chemist Doug Schoon discusses what he sees as the three greatest challenges facing our business and what we can do — as an industry — to face them.
Keywords: business tools CND disinfection keeping your business competitive
September 11, 2008
Join NAILS editor Hannah Lee as she blogs and journeys her way to "become a healthier person." Swap encouragement, recipes, and experiences with others in the nail industry as we challenge ourselves to live healthier, fitter lives.
Keywords: CND exercise
February 2, 2007
The “Nail Community Cares” campaign to fight breast cancer needs volunteers to help spread the word and peddle its signature pink high-shine buffers.
Keywords: breast cancer awareness charity CND Kupa OPI Products
June 1, 2006
When acrylic nail systems first became available on drugstore shelves, and statistics came out stating the number of children accidentally burned by primer — more than 500 over four years — the manufacturers noticed.
Keywords: CND Doug Schoon EZ Flow Gari-Dawn Tingler primers
May 1, 2000
One out of every nine women will develop breast cancer, which means one in nine nail techs will probably develop breast cancer too. The beauty industry has rallied behind the cause of awareness and research, but how does our industry of predominantly women address the disease on a personal level?
Keywords: breast cancer awareness CND healthy working
October 1, 1998
For the occasion of the City of Hope's Spirit of Life Award, honoring Jan Nordstrom Arnold and Jim Nordstrom of Creative Nail Design, everyone wore at least a hint of pink -- even the guys.
Keywords: As I See It breast cancer awareness CND Develop 10 Galaxy Nail Products
March 1, 1998
If ingredients sound good enough (and safe enough) to eat, then most people assume they’re good enough to be used on the body…including nails.
Keywords: antioxidants chemicals CND Doug Schoon jojoba
November 1, 1997
Animals have no business in the salon, and for some beauty manufacturers, they have no business in research laboratories, either.
Keywords: CND Doug Schoon eco-conscious products OPI Products Orly
March 1, 1997
There are just about as many myths circulating about nail care as there are Elvis’ whereabouts. As a nail technician you have a responsibility to your clients to know what constitutes good nail care practice … and what is just plain hogwash.
Keywords: CND fungus nail diseases polish
October 1, 1996
After three years of paperwork and examiner reviews, Creative Nail Design Systems has acquired a patent for its Radical Solarnail acrylic system.
Keywords: CND legislation patents
May 1, 1995
Nail technician want to dry polish fast, showcase it with a glossy shine, and preserve it with a durable finish. Can a top coat do all this?
Keywords: CND fast dry top coats how products are made NSI OPI Products
June 1, 1983
What causes troublesome infections, and what to do about them.
Keywords: allergic reactions CND Dr. Stuart Nordstrom fungus health