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Q&A With a Beauty Industry Advocate

February 5, 2014  | Article

Politics Beauty is an umbrella organization that consists of state-level, grassroots advocacy organizations that initiate and address legislation that affects the beauty and barber industry. At its head is nail tech Tamara Johnson. We asked Johnson to tell us about the organization and how readers can become involved.

Keywords: Arizona   continuing education   Florida   Illinois   legislation  

SugarButter Pedicure

December 16, 2011  | Demo

Maisie Dunbar uses her own product line, BluffaJo, to create this decadent buttery pedicure.

Keywords: Maisie Dunbar   Maryland   nail trends   paraffin   pedicures  

On The Road: DC-MD-VA

July 21, 2011  | Article

When visiting the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, we couldn’t just stop at just one salon since we don’t get over that way too often. Follow along as we discover unique salons in D.C., central Maryland, and northern Virginia.

Keywords: children's services   hiring nail technicians   Maisie Dunbar   Maryland   On The Road  

Partner With Some Famous Names

June 25, 2011  | News

Linda and Jim ­Nordstrom, founders of Famous Names LLC and makers of Lumos Top and Bottom Coats, have announced the Famous Names Partner Program.


Keywords: California   Famous Names   manufacturers educators   Maryland   Rhode Island  

Partner With Some Famous Names

May 6, 2011  | Blog Post

Got great people skills and a desire to branch out in the industry?  Linda and Jim Nordstrom, founders of Famous Names LLC and makers of Lumos Top and Bottom Coats, are looking for nail techs to participate

Keywords: Business   California   Maryland   Rhode Island  

Day 3: Snowflakes and Glitter Nails

December 29, 2009  | Blog Post

Tanaya Banks, Treasure Nothing Better Nail Salon (Baltimore, Maryland)

Keywords: abstract nail art   glitter   handpainted nail art   Maryland   seasonal nail art  

Mobile Marketing

June 1, 2009  | Article

How do you attract clients when you have no storefront to draw them in? Target marketing, networking, and a little creativity can help mobile nail techs expand their businesses.

Keywords: alternative careers   business tools   California   Georgia   Illinois  

All the Right Ingredients

March 1, 2009  | Article

Julie Nguyen, owner and founder of Blu Water Day Spa, has plenty of experience in the beauty industry. Coming to the United States when she was 16 and building on the beauty training she received in Vietnam, she worked in hair, then nails and cosmetics, and was quickly able to purchase her own salon.

Keywords: add-on services   Business   charity   Maryland   natural nail care  

Quite a Ride

December 23, 2008  | Blog Post

The media likes feel-good stories this time of year and what could be happier than a woman who painted her entire car with nail polish? How about two women painting their cars with polish? One of the

Keywords: Maryland   South Carolina  

Peppermint Spa Pedicure

June 1, 2008  | Demo

Signature Service by Pamper Me Please Travel Spa, Washington D.C./Maryland/Virginia

Keywords: essential oils   Maryland   mint-flavored services   minty pedicures   pedicures  

On the Road: Giovanni's, Largo, Md.

January 1, 2008  | Article

Maisie Dunbar goes on the road to check out Giovanni's full-service salon in the neighboring  town of Largo, Maryland.

Keywords: booth rental   full-service salons   Maryland   On The Road   salon profiles  

Queen of the Spas

February 1, 2005  | Article

What sets Maryland’s About Faces Day Spas & Salons apart from the rest? Well, for starters, the first location opened more than 26 years ago and is still going strong.

Keywords: Maryland   salon profiles  

Have the Courage to Let Bad People Go

January 1, 2005  | Article

It is better to turn down business, referring business to another salon, than to keep employees that I cloud your space with their negative attitude. 

Keywords: firing staff   Maisie Dunbar   Maryland   staff management   staff motivation  

In a Hurry?

October 1, 2004  | Article

While salon owner Melissa Hash originally planned to target teens, she quickly realized that there was demand for a moderately priced, fun, upbeat salon for everyone. Billing itself as an express salon and spa bar, Rush! In Gambrills, Md., is a hip full salon that appeals to the young and young at heart.

Keywords: Maryland   niche marketing   salon profiles   teens  

Nail Technician of the Year: Honorable Mentions

July 1, 2004  | Article

These techs gave this year's winners a run for their money!

Keywords: John Hauk   MaeLing Parrish   Maisie Dunbar   Maryland   nail technician  

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