June 15, 2014
As a leader in innovation, Japan is home to well-trained “nailists” whose looks frequently migrate stateside. Give your U.S. salon some Eastern flair by trying these styles.
Keywords: handpainted nail art international Japanese nail industry nail art
November 25, 2013
Sculptural folds reminiscent of the Japanese paper art.
Keywords: Japanese nail industry
June 29, 2012
Mars The Salon, one of Tokyo’s most luxurious nail-care destinations, has opened its first outpost in North America with the debut of Mars The Salon Los Angeles.
Keywords: customer service Japanese nail industry salon decor/design
April 24, 2012
Japanese for “cute” and “adorable,” it’s an art and fashion style that frequently features cartoonish characters, flourishes like bows and hearts, and the color pink.
Keywords: embellished nail art Japanese nail industry kawaii nail art
February 6, 2012
Torrance, Calif.-based salon Gemist, owned by nail artist Meg Kaehler, incorporates Japanese-style services for customers, attracting an international clientele and those who favor nail art over nail maintenance.
Keywords: Japanese nail industry salon profiles
February 1, 2008
A one-stop shop for luxury, the Japanese-inspired Ville de Coco nail salon is nestled on the ground floor of one of Waikiki’s most popular hotels, bringing in guests from around the world.
Keywords: aromatherapy customer service full-service salons Japanese nail industry salon decor/design
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.
Keywords: international Japanese nail industry nail art
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.
Keywords: Alisha Rimando competitions Danny Haile international Japanese nail industry
September 1, 2001
Keywords: Japanese nail industry On the Road
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
August 1, 1999
Matsushita says it’s study and practice that got her where she is—in this case, that’s doing the nails on our cover model.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes Japanese nail industry
April 1, 1997
“Studying the Japanese language is a lot easier for me than Spanish was,” Nadine Galli, who attends a Japanese university twice a week. Now, even her interpreter wants to learn how to do nails.
Keywords: Japanese nail industry OPI products
August 1, 1984
Akiko Kimura develops beauty/manicuring school to develop market in Tokyo
Keywords: international Japanese nail industry