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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  

Nail Care: From Ancient Rites to New Heights

September 1, 1993  | Article

Superstitions and unusual practices have helped pave the road to modern nail care. 

Keywords: history of nail care  

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   Nails Industry Association  

Nail Fashions Change

January 14, 1993  | Article

From points to ovals to squares to anything goes, manufacturers borrow from the dental, plastics, and prosthetics industries

Keywords: history of nail care  

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  

Alyce Brand… The Magic Behind Magic Sculptura

November 1, 1983  | Article

Her name is Alyce Brand, quite possibly the matriarch of the nail industry, but clearly the magic behind Magic Sculptura Nails.

Keywords: history of nail care   manufacturer profiles  

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  

Industry News: Nail Filings

February 1, 1983  | Article

First nail show in San Francisco, new manicurist table, and a nail show from Jack Sperling in Chicago

Keywords: history of nail care   Jack Sperling   No Lift Nails   tradeshows  

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