October 20, 2011
Jim George of W.I.N.B.A., Nail Emporium, and INM passed away. Industry veteran Vicki Peters shares a memory of him.
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October 1, 2010
An industry icon and part of Spilo Worldwide for more than 40 years, Rosalyn A. Barton (Simon) passed away on July 26. She was the right hand to Charles G. Spilo, the company’s founder, and a guiding influence to the company ever since.
Keywords: obituaries Spilo
October 29, 2008
Dr. Dennis Arnold, the Ft. Worth, Texas-based podiatrist who founded the International Pedicure Association, passed away October 21, 2008 after a long battle with cancer.
Keywords: Dr. Dennis Arnold International Pedicure Association obituaries
September 1, 2006
McCoy was the co-inventor and manufacturer of the Feet First Buffing Pad.
Keywords: Feet First McCoy Enterprises obituaries Ron McCoy
November 1, 2004
Mikey had a distinctive voice and when it was him on the phone you didn’t need to ask who it was.
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May 1, 2004
The manicuring world lost a friend in February when Jan Miner - better known to most as Madge the Manicurist - died at the age of 86.
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October 1, 2003
Julian Wilson, sales director and one of the founders of Realys/Tropical Shine, passed away in May.
Keywords: Julian Wilson obituaries Realys Tropical Shine
October 1, 2003
Nail artist, competitor, and entrepreneur Dao Nguyen Dobyns Upshaw died in May at age 53 after a short battle with stomach cancer.
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May 1, 2002
The industry, and I personally, lost a dear friend recently when NAILS sales rep Helen Vanegas died.
Keywords: As I See It Backscratchers Mike Megna obituaries Star Nail Products
December 1, 2001
Like one of those uncles who drives you crazy retelling a story, my old boss Denis Hand used to tell everyone we met that he gave me my start in the business, and indeed he did.
June 1, 1999
Julie Skrocki, mother of Renee Skrocki, passed away March 19, 1999 after a brief fight with stomach cancer. The mother-daughter team had owned VIP Nails & Tans in Riverview, Mich., since 1986.
Keywords: obituaries Renee Borowy
March 1, 1999
November 1, 1998
Industry Veteran Gino Forlin Dies at 65
October 1, 1998
Beloved educator for Galaxy Nail Products succumbs to breast cancer.
Keywords: breast cancer awareness Galaxy Nail Products Kym Lee obituaries
June 1, 1997
Brenda L. Roberts- Brown championed the causes of licensing in the state of Illinois and continuing education for nail technicians.
Keywords: CCA obituaries Pat Johnson-Rambo