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In the Spotlight: An Interview With Sandy Borges Combs

January 23, 2014  | Video

Hand & Nail Harmony's West Coast Regional Education Manager, Sandy Borges Combs, shares her experience in the nail industry with Gelish NailStyle, from the moment she decided to become a nail technician to becoming an educator.



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Keywords: artist profiles   Gelish   Hand & Nail Harmony   interview skills  

Passion Breeds Success: An Interview With Danny Haile

December 22, 2013  | Video

In honor of the release of Gelish NailStyle, here's an exclusive interview with CEO and Founder of Gelish, Danny Haile. Learn and take a trip down memory lane as Danny Haile explains his origins in the nail industry and how his passion breeds success.

You Might Also Like: Gelish NailStyle App Available for iPhone and iPad

Keywords: artist profiles   company profiles   Danny Haile   Gelish   Hand & Nail Harmony  

In the Spot Light: An Interview With MaeLing Parrish

November 21, 2013  | Video

Gelish U.S. Dean of Education MaeLing Parrish utilized her background in art to establish herself as a nail educator in the U.S. Find out what makes her tick in the one-on-one interview below.

Keywords: artist profiles   education   Gelish   Hand & Nail Harmony   MaeLing Parrish  

Nail Art and the Ladies of Kleur

May 4, 2013  | Video

MTV Voices features nail art and the ladies of Kleur ("kuh-ler": the Afrikaans and Dutch translation of "color"). The Los Angeles-based collective is bringing nail art to the masses via custom nail art events in retail stores (like Urban Outfitters), art galleries, and other venues throughout Southern California and beyond. The collective consists of three women who are also jewelry designers, plus they each have a career in the music industry.

Keywords: abstract nail art   artist profiles   media coverage  

Top 25: Allison Baker Lands Top Spot in 2012

September 30, 2012  | Article

After dabbling in competitions for years, nail tech Allison Baker started this year out with gusto by keeping her competition schedule full and her product applications perfect. Her hard work paid off — landing her in the #1 spot on this year’s Top 25 list above a group of very talented and competitive nail techs.

Keywords: artist profiles   competitions   Top 25 Competitors  

Males Who Do Nails

April 13, 2012  | Article

With a growing number of men opting to pay bills and forge careers from behind a nail table, NAILS takes a look at some male techs to find out what they think of their chosen profession and how they’re ­making it in a female-dominated industry.

Keywords: artist profiles   male nail techs  

Artist Spotlight

March 13, 2012  | Article

A nail artist can exist in the most unlikely of places, and though NAILS keeps its attention focused on licensed nail professionals, this unlikely non-licensed nail artist has become a fan-favorite for his polish company employer.

Keywords: American International Industries   artist profiles   China Glaze   nail art  

Designer Nails Tutorial

April 19, 2011  | Demo

Veteran nail tech Michelle Sproat shares an excerpt from her new book-DVD set.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   acrylics   artist profiles   colored acrylics   gel overlays  

Meet Some of Our Nail Art Gallery Pros

March 24, 2011  | Article

The improved Nail Art Gallery celebrates one year online with some amazing pictures and plenty to look at. Have you signed up yet?

Keywords: artist profiles   nail art   Nail Art Gallery  

Join the Society of Nail Technicians

March 21, 2011  | News

Frustrated because industry networking groups were either too expensive or out of the area, nail tech Alica Best decided to create the Society of Nail Technicians.

Keywords: artist profiles   networking  

Tech Tells Stories of Heroic Women

March 15, 2011  | News

After more than 20 years of painting nails — a very tiny, very temporary medium — nail tech Robin Moses wants to show the world her true passion: her work on canvas.

Keywords: alternative careers   artist profiles  

Artist Spotlight: Jordan Do

December 1, 2010  | Article

Hailing from Indianapolis, the self-proclaimed “King of Nails” Jordan Do has been a consistent nail art dazzler since he first started doing nails 12 years ago

Keywords: acrylics   artist profiles   nail art  

Behind the Scenes: Cover Tech/Cover Model Doug Smith

December 1, 2005  | Article

Nail tech/CND education director Doug Smith makes his modeling debut.

Keywords: artist profiles   Behind the Scenes   CND   manufacturers educators  

Champion Tech Takes Off

July 1, 1999  | Article

To see the work of an award-winning nail technician, just take a look at NAILS' cover this month. It's the handiwork of 1998 Nail Technician of the Year Athena Elliott.

Keywords: artist profiles   Athena Elliott   NAILS Nail Technician of the Year  

Pretty Hands to Punch With

June 1, 1999  | Article

You never know where connections might lead. In the case of Athena Elliott, a nail technician at The Upper Hand in Houston, they led to the home of heavyweight boxer Evander Holyfield.

Keywords: artist profiles   Athena Elliott   celebrities   celebrity nail techs  
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