May 29, 2014
Bellacures plans to further expand its footprint nationwide by opening 20 new franchises through a targeted expansion strategy in Northern California as well as Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, and Texas.
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February 5, 2014
Politics Beauty is an umbrella organization that consists of state-level, grassroots advocacy organizations that initiate and address legislation that affects the beauty and barber industry. At its head is nail tech Tamara Johnson. We asked Johnson to tell us about the organization and how readers can become involved.
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January 30, 2014
A few months ago, we heard La Palm Spa Products was on a quest for educators, having launched their new Leadership & Artistry Academy (LLAA) to educate professionals and grow its brand. Over a two-day seminar
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October 11, 2013
Toni Cassidy, Simply Beauty by Toni, Surrey, U.K.Ashley Kilpatrick, Nebraska City, Neb.Jamie Panici, Headhunters Beauty Salon, Bourbonnais, Illinois
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October 11, 2011
All you need is a trip to the grocery store to get the ingredients for this Thanksgiving-appropriate pedicure by Chicago's Aracely's Nails.
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June 1, 2009
How do you attract clients when you have no storefront to draw them in? Target marketing, networking, and a little creativity can help mobile nail techs expand their businesses.
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February 1, 2007
Flash back to the ‘90s to catch up with past AVAs winners. Six Salon of the Year and Nail Technician of the Year Award recipients share their professional and personal triumphs since winning.
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June 1, 2005
The emphasis is on elegance, but this nail also be worn with your Saturday jeans.
Keywords: Illinois nail trends
January 1, 2005
Even though I have my own salon it doesn’t mean I don’t like to pamper myself and see what the "competition" is doing while I'm at it.
Keywords: Illinois LaShaun Brown-Glenn On the Road
January 1, 2005
The nail industry is ever-evolving. Nail veterans give us their take on the changes, both good and bad, they’ve witnessed firsthand and how they’ve grown throughout the years.
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October 1, 2002
Taking a cue from her Southern heritage, Bambi Montgomery softens the hustle and bustle of Chicago with a touch of down-home charm.
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September 1, 2002
Escape Nail Spa in Antioch, Ill., is a delightfully warm salon where vacationers and locals alike can feel at home while getting their nail and feet treats.
Keywords: Darlene Feric Illinois Mary Metscaviz NAILS Salon of the Year Awards salon profiles
September 1, 2001
So what does make a state progressive? We targeted 25 different areas, everything from licensing and continuing education, growth in licenses and salons, to community involvement, and the state’s inspector-to-salon ratio.
Keywords: continuing education Illinois licensing Nebraska
July 1, 2001
Attending the Chicago Midwest Beauty Show in Rosemont was the perfect opportunity to catch up with my aunt and my cousins in nearby Palatine — and check out the nail scene as well.
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May 1, 2001
Salon-goers in the Chicago area know this salon’s number. Digits, etcetera has tapped into something more than the typical salon services. Smack in the middle of a bustling arts district, this salon has its clients bathing in beauty—literally.
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