May 1, 2005
More than just color, nail polish is the finishing touch, the final step in a nail service. What’s in this product staple and how has it changed over the years?
October 1, 2004
Whether linen, paper, silk, or fiberglass, chances are you’ve seen or done a wrap before. But have you ever thought about its humble beginnings? We decided to take a trip back in time to track the origins of wraps and see how far they’ve come.
August 1, 2003
Ever wondered when nail polish first came into vogue or how women took care of their nails at the turn of the century? NAILS delves into the roots of modern nail care with a look back at the last 200 years of the nail industry.
July 1, 2003
This month, three more manufacturers give us their take on how the industry has changed and where it is headed.
June 1, 2003
Last month we talked to three manufacturers who have been around for the last two decades. This month, three more manufacturers give us their take on how the industry has change and where it is headed.
May 1, 2003
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.
March 1, 2003
Business is up. Business is down. The nail industry has had its share of stories over the last 20 years. Who better to tell them than a few veterans?
February 1, 2003
The original goal of NAILS is still true today.
February 1, 1999
April 1, 1997
May 1, 1996
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.
January 1, 1996
Years ago someone discovered that nitrocellulose, treated properly, could be transformed into a hard and glossy enamel.
December 1, 1995
Orly not only launched the French Manicure, but promoted its development into the fashion statement it remains today.
May 1, 1995
January 1, 1995
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.
InternatioNAILS: Vietnam13 photos
Nail Art for Little Princesses15 photos
A surgical instrument used to remove material by a scraping action.
What are reasonable terms for a non-compete contract?
How do I announce to my clients that I will be moving to a new salon?
The new products I’m using are adding time to each appointment. How do I adjust my schedule?
Why isn’t my Gelish application curing properly?
What’s the cause of the pinkish-red oval area on the pad of my client’s toes?
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