January 1, 2006
How seven salons use indulgent pedicure services to increase their profits.
December 1, 2005
Though fairly young by American standards, the Polish nail industry is well on its way to becoming a bigger player in the international nail market.
July 1, 2005
“Some salons do require nail techs to obtain certificates showing they went to school,” but others, such as Uñas Finas (Fine Nails), even train their own employees and hire them without any prior experience or schooling.
June 1, 2005
Full-service beauty salons are the most typical salon environment in England, but a growing number of nail bars have been popping up in the larger metro areas in recent years.
May 1, 2005
Japanese people place a high premium on personal appearance. Combined with plenty of disposable income, the typical Japanese consumer is able to dedicate substantial time and resources to her appearance. Beauty professionals reap the rewards of this interest and are well-compensated for their efforts.
April 1, 2005
Toronto nail tech says that neons are popular, while Germany-based nail artist is seeing florals.
January 1, 2005
In Norwegian, nails are "negler": and the average manicure price starts at $35.
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.
This Season's Hottest Nail Art Products38 photos
Music Festival Nail Art46 photos
A hybrid mint that is a cross between water mint and spearmint. Peppermint is often used in aromatherapy to relieve stress, exhaustion and anxiety...
Am I losing my touch applying acrylics?
Should I have a TV in my salon?
Is perfectionism on the job a blessing or a curse?
What’s the best way to recruit techs for a new salon?
What low-cost extras do you provide that clients perceive as having a high value?
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