January 1, 2004
Sitting in the crowd, listening as nailists explained new techniques or styles in Japanese, I found I wasn’t completely in the dark. Why not? Because I found out that what I had in common with everyone here was we all spoke a universal language — of nails.
July 1, 2003
Whether she’s creating nail art for salon clients or murals for homeowners, her incredible eye for detail ensures remarkable work.
The annual competition gave techs a chance to highlight their advanced skill and creative vision.
June 1, 2003
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.
The competition categories were Hand-Painted Work and The Stuff of Nail Art, which included airbrushing, jewels, colored acrylic or gels, and glitters.
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.
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.
July 1, 2002
NAILS asked Lisa Murphy, a nail tech living and working in Manama, Bahrain — an island located in the Persian Gulf just east of Saudi Arabia — to tell us about life in that remote region and how she got there in the first place.
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.
March 1, 2002
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
May 1, 2001
Nail care is growing increasingly popular in South Africa, with artificial nails topping the request list for young women and professionals.
The Latest and Greatest Gels: Soft/Soak-Off8 photos
The Latest and Greatest Gels: Hard/Traditional18 photos
A sole proprietor is someone who owns an unincorporated business by himself or herself.
Should the salon owner do nails herself?
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