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Japan: Land of the Artistic Nailists

May 1, 2005  | Article

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  

Behind the Scenes: Tom of All Trades

April 1, 2004  | Article

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  

Lost in translation: NAILS Editor Visits Japan

January 1, 2004  | Article

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  

As I See It: Celebrate Regional Differences

January 1, 2004  | Article

Keywords: As I See It   European Touch   international   Japan   Japanese nail industry  

Behind the Scenes: Naoko Takano

July 1, 2003  | Article

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  

Japan Travelogue

October 1, 2001  | Article

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  

On the Road: Hannah Lee in Tokyo

September 1, 2001  | Article

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  

The Top 25 Nail Competitors of 2000

February 1, 2001  | Article

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  

NAILS in Japan

September 1, 1999  | Article

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  

Behind The Scenes: Michiko Matsushita

August 1, 1999  | Article

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  

Japanese Salon Inspired The West

December 1, 1997  | Article

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  

Profile: OPI's Nadine Galli

April 1, 1997  | Article

“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  

Essie Cosmetics Goes to Japan

March 1, 1996  | Article

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  

Nail Bars Target Japan’s Middle Class

May 1, 1995  | Article

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  

Nails Around the World

January 1, 1992  | Article

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  

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