August 1, 1999
Matsushita says it’s study and practice that got her where she is—in this case, that’s doing the nails on our cover model.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes Japanese nail industry
July 1, 1999
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 Behind the Scenes NAILS Nail Technician of the Year
June 1, 1999
“Bad education is as detrimental as no education,” says Dianne D’Agnolo, this month’s cover tech.
Keywords: airbrushed nail art Behind the Scenes Dianne D’Agnolo
May 1, 1999
Kim Paterson of For Professional Use Only (Farmington Hills, Mich.) used Pinnacle acrylic powder and liquid on this month's cover model.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes FPO Kim Patterson
April 1, 1999
When Lonardo, who is based out of North Providence, R.I., first embarked on her career in the beauty industry, she wanted to become a hairstylist, which required some training in nails.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes Star Nail Products
December 1, 1998
Three years ago, when we interviewed Tom Bachik for his first NAILS cover, he was a nail technician, a part-time educator, and a globe-trotting competitor. Today, his career — and focus — has changed dramatically.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes Tom Bachik
November 1, 1998
Cover tech Melinda Nelson has always been a nail junkie.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes doing nails for photo shoots
June 1, 1998
Brenda Bollard has what it takes to be a cover technician — superior technical skills — so this year her dream came true.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes competitions Kim Morgan
April 1, 1998
Shari Finger, owner of Finger's Nail Studio in W. Dundee, Ill., did sculptured acrylic nails on this month's cover model.
Keywords: acrylics Behind the Scenes salon sanitation
March 1, 1998
Debra Shoaff’s strong commitment to the industry and gaining the respect of her peers and public were why she entered NAILS’ 1996 Nail Technician of the Year Award. And guess what? She won.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes doing nails for photo shoots NAILS Salon of the Year Awards
January 1, 1998
Keywords: Behind the Scenes
November 1, 1997
“I was very nervous because I knew I would be representing OPI so there was pressure as well as a challenge,' says Tracey Revis about her first NAILS cover shoot. “I'm a total perfectionist—it's never good enough. You can never be too good because there's so much more to learn.”
Keywords: Behind the Scenes celebrity nail techs doing nails for photo shoots OPI products Tracey Revis
October 1, 1997
Christopher Truong recently became an educator for OPI Products because he says many nail technicians need help with certain skills, especially when it comes to proper product application.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes competitions OPI products salon chains Top 25 Competitors