June 1, 2000
We knew that we would get great nails for this month’s cover when Alisha Sale signed up as the cover tech.
May 1, 2000
For this month’s cover, we look care of the first part—supplying the model—and left the rest to Hauk. He began by applying his competition-quality tips with pink-and-white acrylic overlay on our model.
John Hauk knows that a good model is essential to winning in nail competitions. Some of those same skills help retain clients.
April 1, 2000
April showers bring May flowers, including Tom Holcomb, who created these colored acrylic masterpieces, as well as the matching ring, also made from acrylic.
March 1, 2000
February 1, 2000
Eriko Kurosaki and Danny Haile work together to make natural-looking nail art.
December 1, 1999
November 1, 1999
Our cover tech says, "The key to success in this business is to continually educate yourself so that you’re always abreast on new products and techniques in the nail industry.”
October 1, 1999
It’s not the first time Tom Bachik has immersed tiny objects in acrylic to produce a new art form. He’s sunk small dried flowers, beads, sand, and more into a few nails.
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.
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.
June 1, 1999
“Bad education is as detrimental as no education,” says Dianne D’Agnolo, this month’s cover tech.
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.
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.
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