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A Wrap in Time

October 1, 2004  | Article

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.

Keywords: Backscratchers   Becky Lynn Co.   fiberglass   fiberglass wraps   history of nail care  

The History of Nail Care: 1803-2003

August 1, 2003  | Article

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.

Keywords: history of nail care   history of the nail industry  

Old School, Take 3

July 1, 2003  | Article

This month, three more manufacturers give us their take on how the industry has changed and where it is headed.

Keywords: American International Industries   history of nail care   history of the nail industry   Jessica Cosmetics   Jessica Vartoughian  

Old School, Take 2: A Look Back at the Origins of Top Manufacturers

June 1, 2003  | Article

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.

Keywords: George Schaeffer   history of nail care   Jeff Pink   OPI Products   Orly  

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  

20 Years and Counting...

March 1, 2003  | Article

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?

Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm   history of nail care   professional image   professionalism   Tanis Darling  

The Right Time, the Right Product

February 1, 2003  | Article

The original goal of NAILS is still true today. 

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   Danny Haile   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  

War and Peace and Nail Polish

January 1, 1996  | Article

Years ago someone discovered that nitrocellulose, treated properly, could be transformed into a hard and glossy enamel. 

Keywords: history of nail care   how products are made   nail polish   Tevco  

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  

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