April 1, 2003
This month’s cover comes to you all the way from Russia. Russian women are very fashion-conscious and feminine in their styles. With a full set of nails costing around $120 U.S. dollars (and rebalances costing $60) not all women can afford enhancements, but a growing number of women visit salons regularly.
November 1, 2002
October 1, 2002
Tom Holcomb is no stranger to photo shoots. In addition to the many cover shoots he has done with NAILS, Tom also does the nails for EZ Flow’s ads.
August 1, 2002
July 1, 2002
Lee-Anne Baker-Smith did two sets of nails and one set of toe-nails when she came to Los Angeles to do a Nails cover shoot.
May 1, 2002
When we told Elsbeth that we were shooting a teen cover to go with our cover story on teenagers, she conducted an informal poll of teenage girls in her neighborhood to see what they like to wear on their nails.
December 1, 2001
When Alisha, who has been doing nails for seven years, came out to do our shoot she stayed with NAILS’ cover veteran Tom Holcomb.
November 1, 2001
Tom Bachik, who travels the world educating nail techs for Creative Nail Design, is hard to pin down, so we figured why not get this master tech to do two covers at once.
September 1, 2001
August 1, 2001
The photograph on the cover of this magazine is the culmination of the efforts of so many people and so much time, you’d be flabbergasted. Here's a look behind the scenes.
October 1, 2000
Follow the steps outlined by agent Crystal Wright and you may join out industry’s most elite group by becoming one of the tech who makes celebrities and models look perfect before they step in front of the camera.
November 1, 1998
Cover tech Melinda Nelson has always been a nail junkie.
July 1, 1998
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.
Succulent Scrubs8 photos
At Long Last: An Intro to Longer-Lasting Polish7 photos
A substance that has an affinity or attraction to water.
Am I losing my touch applying acrylics?
Should I have a TV in my salon?
What low-cost extras do you provide that clients perceive as having a high value?
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