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Old School - A Look at the Pioneering Companies of the Nail Business

May 1, 2003  | Article

NAILS wouldn’t be celebrating its 20th anniversary if it weren’t for the support of many manufacturers in our industry. To help us celebrate this landmark, we talked to the top brass at several companies that have been around from our very beginning.

Keywords: CND   company profiles   Essie   Essie Weingarten   history of nail care  

Just My Opinion: Ours Is the Oldest and Strongest Industry

February 1, 1999  | Article

Keywords: history of nail care   professionalism  

Industry Pioneer Passes On

April 1, 1997  | News

Keywords: distributor news   history of nail care   Joni Rae Russell   Victor Curcio   Vincent Curcio  

History Buffs, Historical Buffers

May 1, 1996  | Article

The art of manicuring has a past worth preserving, and a few pioneering collectors have already started to save fascinating nail memorabilia from the 1930s, 1920s, and even earlier.

Keywords: history of nail care  

Orly International — Made in Hollywood

December 1, 1995  | Article

Orly not only launched the French Manicure, but promoted its development into the fashion statement it remains today.

Keywords: company profiles   French manicures   history of nail care   Jeff Pink   Myriam Clifford  

Is the French Manicure Really French?

May 1, 1995  | Article

Keywords: French manicures   history of nail care   Jeff Pink   Orly  

Industry Pioneer Mona Hamlin has Retired, But Her Legend Lives On

January 1, 1995  | Article

When she opened her first salon in 1971, nails were still a noveltry. Since then, Hamlin has sold mroe than 50 salons, and nail care has become a billion-dollar industry.

Keywords: history of nail care  

Nail Polish History Dates Back to 3200 B.C.

January 1, 1995  | Article

Did you know that at one time black was the favorite color applied to fingernails, and that men — not women — wore it?

Keywords: history of nail care   polish  

Don't Know Much About History

January 1, 1995  | Article

Just when you thought school was behind you, here’s a short history lesson in nails.

Keywords: history of nail care   polish  

Editor's Note: How It All Began

February 1, 1993  | Article

Founding NAILS publishers Peter Grimes and John Cipriano had an idea for a magazine. As they outlined their purpose in their first pub­lishers' note, they said they wanted to “strengthen those involved with the nail industry by providing decision-making information on current industry issues, economic trends, man­agement styles, sales and marketing techniques, and coverage of any and all events important to the further development of the nails industry”

Keywords: Gary Sperling   George Schaeffer   history of nail care   Jack Sperling   John Cipriano  

Acrylics: 1970 1980

June 1, 1991  | Article

Since its origins in dentistry, acrylic for nails has improved steadily. What does the future hold for this product?

Keywords: acrylics   history of nail care   MMA  

Salon Profile of Helen Gourley, Nail Pioneer

November 1, 1985  | Article

Looking Back At 30 Years In The Business With A Sense of Triumph

Keywords: history of nail care  

What is OPI? The Real Question May Be “Who”

December 1, 1984  | Article

What is it that goes into OPI sculptured nail products? Personality…and lots of it. The personalities of the two key individuals who run and manage this acrylic product firm, and the imprint they have left on the three-year-old Southern California company, tell as much about their product as any chemical analysis…and probably more. A company’s policies and style are very much a reflection of the people who run it. Therefore, the question is not necessarily “what is OPI?” but “Who is OPI?”

Keywords: company profiles   George Schaeffer   history of nail care   opi products   Suzi Weiss-Fischmann  

Nailmate: Stunning Success through Creative Fundamentals

August 1, 1984  | Article

A profile on one of the pioneering companies in the nail business: Nailmate

Keywords: history of nail care  

Manicuring: As Rich in History As in Potential

February 1, 1983  | Article

Nearly 70 years of recorded patents illustrate the growth of a product.

Keywords: history of nail care   North Dakota   patents  

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