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I've Always Wanted to Incite a Riot

December 11, 2009  | 

So, I got a message via Facebook yesterday regarding all my ranting about the Dr. Oz fiasco. She wanted to know what I thought the answer was. Of course I sat down and wrote back. And,

Keywords:   clients   nail tech issues   professionalism  

The Stiletto Challenge

November 7, 2008  | 

It started with Gina showing off her Ed Hardy-inspired nails on the message boards at, followed closely by the kick@$$ November cover of Nails Magazine featuring tattoo-style artwork. Then J (aka OPI educator Joseph Pham)


Some Days …

October 28, 2008  | 

So this weekend I made the trek up to Sacramento (a three- to four-hour drive) to attend a tradeshow sponsored by, ahem, as they say on the talk shows “another network.”  So the BF and I

Keywords:   tradeshows  

How Do You NOT Know?

October 16, 2008  | 

So, by now most of you have probably heard of, or even seen, “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” on Bravo. There was some buzz about it over on the mailing list at a couple of weeks ago

Keywords:   money  

How I Got Here

September 12, 2008  | 

I like to think it happened like this: Everyone from NAILS Magazine is sitting around the office, discussing how to improve the magazine’s website. Someone suggests adding a new blog. Eyebrows arch inquisitively around the room. “What would this


Orlando Is the Place to Be in June if You’re a Nail Tech

September 3, 2008  | Photo Gallery

It seems to be happening earlier and earlier each year, but once again, the Premiere Beauty Show in Orlando (June 1-2, 2008) attracted record numbers of attendees and exhibitors.

Keywords: Backscratchers   Bio Sculpture Gel   CND   Maisie Dunbar  

ISSE Show Shines Through the Rain

April 3, 2008  | Photo Gallery

The first big show of the year, the International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE), kicked off in Long Beach, Calif., January 26-28, 2008. The show, hosted by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA), is the West Coast’s biggest show. More than 30,000 attendees visited booths from more than 465 exhibitors.

Keywords:   Belava   Charisma Nail   CND   Cuccio Naturale  

Contest Winners Strut Into View

February 1, 2007  | Article

This entirely digital competition drew entrants from 19 states and five different countries.

Keywords:   competitions   enhancements   mixed-media nail art  

10 New Tech Troubles

January 1, 2005  | Article

Think nobody knows the troubles you’ve seen? In fact, the problems facing new techs are predictable and preventable. Read on for the cures to 10 common newbie nail woes.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   gel troubleshooting   lifting   time saving devices  

A Decade of Debbie

May 1, 2004  | Article

In July 1994, NAILS’ Internet correspondent Debbie Doerrlamm launched the nail industry in to the computer age by creating a message board for nail techs on America Online.

Keywords:   Debbie Doerrlamm   email marketing   online networking  

Oh Happy Day

March 1, 2004  | Article

One of the nicest things about’s NailTech mailing list is that after a tough day at work, you can log on and vent your problems to hundreds of sympathetic colleagues.

Keywords:   online networking  

E-Nails: Staying in Touch Online

March 1, 2003  | Article

Our gal on the web talks about using Instant Messaging, Chat Groups, and an email list to stay in good touch with other techs.

Keywords:   Debbie Doerrlamm   Joann DiPrete   Nancy Kin   networking  

Click, Snap, Scan

November 1, 2000  | Article

Greetings from the Internet. Here’s a quick survey of what’s been going on in cyberspace when it comes to nails.

Keywords:   online education  

Get With It … On-Line

November 1, 1998  | Article

If you aren't online yet chatting with other nail techs, you're missing a unique opportunity.

Keywords: As I See It   Debbie Doerrlamm   web marketing   websites  

Nails on the ‘Net

November 1, 1996  | Article

What does “surfing the ‘net”mean? What is that “dot com”thing?

Keywords: 1990s   Debbie Doerrlamm   online networking   web marketing  

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