July 1, 2003
Whether she’s creating nail art for salon clients or murals for homeowners, her incredible eye for detail ensures remarkable work.
Keywords: international My Other Life
July 1, 2003
The annual competition gave techs a chance to highlight their advanced skill and creative vision.
Keywords: contests international nail art contests
April 1, 2003
This month’s cover comes to you all the way from Russia. Russian women are very fashion-conscious and feminine in their styles. With a full set of nails costing around $120 U.S. dollars (and rebalances costing $60) not all women can afford enhancements, but a growing number of women visit salons regularly.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes CND colored acrylics doing nails for photo shoots international
April 1, 2003
The competition categories were Hand-Painted Work and The Stuff of Nail Art, which included airbrushing, jewels, colored acrylic or gels, and glitters.
Keywords: Canada holiday nail art international nail art nail art contests
March 1, 2003
This Irish salon is a thriving and state of the art.
February 1, 2003
As in past years, veteran competitors John Hauk, Salina Rush, and Lorena Marquez, all familiar with the winner’s circle, set the pace for the competition.
Keywords: Amy Becker California competitions European nail industry European nail technicians
December 1, 2002
It took several years of persuasive arguments and consumer research, but airport salons and spas are taking off. And the sky’s the limit as to the opportunities with on-the-go clients seeking convenience and speed.
Keywords: Calgary Canada Canadian nail industry Canadian nail techs Indiana
March 1, 2002
Whether you can’t get enough airbrushing or you’re looking for ways to transform your airbrush from a dust-catcher to an income-generator; you’ll want to check out these six airbrush services. Try one or try all — you’ll have a blast.
Keywords: airbrushed nail art airbrushing body makeup international
March 1, 2002
Keywords: international NSI Russia
October 1, 2001
We always like to learn about the nail industry in foreign countries. Unfortunately we are not always lucky enough to travel to distant lands. When we found out one of our writers was going on vacation in Germany we assigned her the “difficult” task of going to a spa to do some investigating. Turns out it wasn’t so difficult
Keywords: German nail industry Germany international
March 1, 2001
Russell Ross-Smith, who opened his first nail bar a little over a year ago, now has three TEN locations in London, with plans to open more this year. He was in the British army, stationed in Germany 10 years ago, when he first got the idea to open a nail salon.
December 1, 2000
How come the license that has become a symbol for professionalism halfway across the globe doesn’t hold the same cachet in this country?
Keywords: As I See It international licensing
July 1, 2000
NAILS has learned from correspondence from the U.S.-based Nail manufacturers Council and an interview with industry chemist Dough Schoon that an ingredient commonly found in acrylic systems called benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is under scrutiny in several European countries because of a regulatory classification issue.
Keywords: Doug Schoon ingredients international
May 1, 2000
Finland may lay claim to the title “cell phone capital of the world,” but we think nail tech Tina Daley’s comer of the United Kingdom may well quality as the cell phone art capital.
Keywords: international nail art
February 1, 2000
Canadians are just as passionate about the nail industry as their American neighbors, and with the recent rise of nails-only salons and nail services up north, the time is right for the installation of associations, expansion of education, and – most importantly – the certification or licensure of nail technicians.
Keywords: Canada Debbie Krakalovich international licensing MMA