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Back from Germany!

April 1, 2010  | 

I’m still decompressing from the trip, but here are some quick pics I took. Here is the 2010 Beauty International Düsseldorf Internationale Nail Meisterschaft (that means championship) judging team; from left to right, Gabriella Kaines, Lynn Lammers,

Keywords: international  

Uniting the Young, Urban, and Artistic Crowd

April 1, 2010  | Article

Sharmadean Reid, salon owner, magazine founder, blogger, and stylist, brings nail art to London with the trendy WAH Nails salon, gathering a following of young, creative women.

Keywords: fashion   international   nail art   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

Budapest

March 10, 2010  | 

I just got back from a last minute event held in Budapest, Hungary, of all places. I left on Thursday and returned this Monday. At the event, I was asked to participate in a “jury,” which is

Keywords: international  

Married to the Military

March 1, 2010  | Article

The reassignment of a spouse or fiancé in the military is difficult enough on a personal and emotional level, but it can also be tough professionally for nail techs who depend on loyal clientele.

Keywords: alternative careers   international  

Down Mexico Way

March 1, 2010  | Article

In September, Mexican nail techs gathered to compete at the Puerta Vallarta Nail Art Contest. Competitors had two hours to create a full set of decorated nails working solely by hand.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   acrylics   embedded nail art   embellishments   international  

Finally, a U.S. Invitational Competition

February 16, 2010  | 

Our competition circuit this year has been enhanced with the addition of a U.S. championship competition, the U.S. Invitational. Personally, I always felt it should be this way — it’s the way they do it overseas.

Keywords: international   motivation   state licensing  

A Conversation with the 2009 Contessa Winners

February 1, 2010  | Article

The Contessas are an annual beauty award program that shows off the best Canada’s salon professionals have to offer.

Keywords: acrylics   contests   doing nails for photo shoots   enhancements   gels  

Nail Competitors Convene at Nailympics London

January 1, 2010  | Article

Competitors from 23 nations compete on the world stage.

Keywords: competitions   international   Nailympics   Russia  

Fabulous Fimo

January 1, 2010  | Article

The popularity of fimo cane nail art extends around the globe, as evidenced by these creative entries in the Aussie Nail Tips Forum’s Fimo Nail Competition.

Keywords: colored acrylics   contests   embedded nail art   embellishments   fimo canes  

Sea My Pedi

January 1, 2010  | Demo

Step-by-step by Talons Nail Evolution, Victoria, B.C., Canada

Keywords: canada   Canadian nail industry   CND   Gena   herb-based services  

The Butterfly Effect

September 17, 2009  | Demo

In honor of CND’s 30th anniversary, the Russian School of Nail Enhancement OleHouse in Moscow has created this nail art design, known as the “butterfly effect.”

Keywords: acrylics   CND   French nail art   French twists   international  

A Japanese Manicure Makeover

August 24, 2009  | News

Marie Claire editor gets a makeover in Tokyo, getting a mani with "Crystal Devil," an airbrush and crystal nail artist.

Keywords: airbrushed nail art   consumer press   gels   international   nail art  

The British Are Coming

July 21, 2009  | News

London-based Nails Inc. is crossing the pond this month to make its U.S. debut, and the company already has plenty of celebrity fans, including Kate Moss, who mentioned the polish in Daily Mirror, Danni Minogue who talked it up in Reveal, and Jessica Simpson who mentioned it in Now Magazine.

Keywords: consumer press   international   polish  

They Wear Gels in Germany, Don’t They?

July 1, 2009  | Article

That was about the only thing I knew before heading to the Beauty International Show in Dusseldorf, Germany, this past March. I had never been to Europe before and spoke no German, but I was eager to learn everything I could about the German nail industry. Unearthing stiletto styles, licensing loop-holes, the economic recession and more, the German nail industry proved to be a fascinating player in the worldwide nail market.

Keywords: competitions   gels   international   tradeshows  

On the Road: Alessandro Intl. Nail and Foot Spa, Dusseldorf, Germany

July 1, 2009  | Article

Germany in March can be a bit colder than my native Southern California, so it was with pleasure that I ducked into a local salon to warm up and get a quick manicure. Alessandro International Nail and Foot Spa is located in a quiet suburban city just southeast of Dusseldorf.

Keywords: Alessandro   international   On The Road   salon decor/design   salon profiles  

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