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
April 1, 2004
Tom Holcomb may no longer do nails at the salon, but he certainly isn’t out of practice. He often travels to Japan to educate Japanese nailists, so he has plenty of practice sculpting his beautiful nails.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes doing nails for photo shoots Japanese nail industry Tom Holcomb
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
July 1, 2003
Naoko, who has been doing nails for eight years, learned how to run a nail business during her three years as a manager at a Tokyo nail salon.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes Japanese nail industry OPI Products
October 1, 2001
Nails are hot in Japan. Everyone from famous singers and actresses to trendy school girls are hungry to be the first to wear the latest design on their nails. This makes for a huge nail market and a competitive artistic climate as well.
Keywords: Danny Haile EZ Flow international Japanese nail industry Jessica Cosmetics
September 1, 2001
Even though I speak very few Japanese words, I managed to communicate that I wanted to get my nails done while in Tokyo.
Keywords: Japanese nail industry On The Road
February 1, 2001
With a stunning nine first-place wins, Japan’s Eriko Kurosaki captures this year’s top spot on a list comprised of a handful of veteran winners and a surprising number of new faces. Read on to learn the final results and to get acquainted with some of your industry’s finest competitors.
Keywords: Alisha Sale Amy Becker competitions Darlene Feric Japanese nail industry
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
December 1, 1997
Fads come and go in the blink of any eye, but Kenko Hino means to make nail care a classic fashion in Japan.
Keywords: Japanese Nail Art Japanese nail industry Nail art
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
March 1, 1996
During the one-week trip, they visited their two Japanese distributors, Nail Labo and Life Beauty Systems, and 15 salons.
Keywords: Essie Essie Weingarten international Japan Japanese nail industry
May 1, 1995
Each Nail Bar location is designed to highlight a bright line-up of nail polish along the wall facing clients, a colorful contrast to the high-tech black chairs and sleek, modern design in the salons.
Keywords: international Japan Japanese nail industry Japanese nail technicians
January 1, 1992
The United States may lag behind Japan in high technology, France in high fashion, and the Soviet Union in military weapons (high anxiety), but when it comes to nail care, the U.S. takes a backseat to no country. Nail technicians the world over emulate the popular styles and applications of Americans.
Keywords: German nail industry international Japanese nail industry