March 1, 2007
In an industry first, NAILS Magazine and VietSALON surveyed Vietnamese salons and nail technicians and have developed a new understanding of what makes this market segment different - and what makes it not different at all.
February 1, 2007
The nails industry is one business segment that is not seeing a shift toward “DIY” (doing it yourself) to save money. Instead, sales for store-bought polishes and removers have declined and the purchase of professional nail salon services has gone up.
July 1, 2006
Of the women who’ve indulged, 88% think spas are too expensive and 69% perceive them as primarily for the wealthy.
March 1, 2005
First-ever survey of nail salon patrons shows that clients are not too worried about sanitation, are less loyal to individual nail technicians, and favor convenience above most other salon features. Among our other key findings is they start getting their nails done at a young age (almost half say they started manicures before they reached age 25). That's good to know for those of you cultivating teens and college students now.
January 1, 2002
The number of students enrolling in manicuring and nail technology courses has declined.
May 1, 2000
July 1, 1996
Nail technicians' earning power is up 17%. Perhaps the staff shortages the industry is facing is having an impact on the salaries and prices that skilled nail techs can demand. Our biannual compensation studies will help you understand how your earnings compare to the industry and provide some simple ways to increase your earning potential.
November 1, 1995
How do women really feel about their own beauty quotient? A fascinating study commissioned by New Woman magazine uncovered some compelling answers.
October 1, 1993
May 1, 1992
The Latest and Greatest Gels: Soft/Soak-Off8 photos
The Latest and Greatest Gels: Hard/Traditional18 photos
Should I have a TV in my salon?
Should the salon owner do nails herself?
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How big is the U.S. nail business? $7.3 billion. What's the average service price for a manicure? Dig into our decades' deep research archives.
The U.S. Vietnamese salon industry represents more than half of all salons. VietSALON serves this market with a bi-monthly Vietnamese language print magazine and a community-oriented website.
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