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.
Keywords: international salon profiles
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
May 1, 2001
Nail care is growing increasingly popular in South Africa, with artificial nails topping the request list for young women and professionals.
Keywords: international South Africa
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
November 1, 2000
Product manufacturer sees opportunities in Pakistan and Japan.
Keywords: international Japan Pakistan Star Nail Products Tony Cuccio
July 1, 2000
Deal will help international customers.
Keywords: European nail industry international Star Nail Products
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
September 1, 1999
In the Land of the Rising Sun, nail care is rising in popularity. As manufacturers jockey for market share and brand loyalty, Japanese nailists bring a flair for nai design and a perfectionist streak that has the world watching.
Keywords: CND George Schaeffer international Japanese nail industry Jim Nordstrom
February 1, 1999
I was in beautiful Toronto for four days visiting salons and attending the Canadian Hairdresser magazine show. I learned that our salon neighbors to the north share a lot of the same joys and frustrations in their work as you do. Although still not as prominent, discount salons are redefining the nail industry there as well.
Keywords: Canada Debbie Krakalovich international On the Road
November 1, 1998
Light-activated gel systems have been revamped for the healthy, odor-free environment of the 90s.
Keywords: En Vogue gels IBD international Nailco