May 27, 2011
Wednesday was PBA Lobby Day, the main event I flew to D.C. to attend. We split into groups as determined by geography (With NAILS Magazine being based in Southern California, I was in the California-Nevada group),
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May 24, 2011
It’s been over a decade since I lasted visited our nation’s capital on a family vacation. That trip was purely touristy. I remember going to the Smithsonian museums and waiting in line at the U.S. Mint.
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April 19, 2011
The minute you walk into this organic-inspired salon in Chandler, Ariz., you feel relaxed, pampered, and surrounded by good friends.
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April 6, 2011
Another great question we get asked a lot is, “How can I get [myself, my salon, my nail art, my story, my services, my demos] to be featured in NAILS Magazine?” We are always (ALWAYS!) looking
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March 21, 2011
The team at Kupa Inc. have been extremely busy these past few weeks. They attended back-to-back tradeshows, first IBS New York, then ABS in Chicago (where I ran into them), and now several of the team members are
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March 18, 2011
After three successful years owning and operating a waxing studio in Banker’s Hill, Deven Taylor and Amber Lively relocated their business to nearby tourist mecca Old Town San Diego, introducing the neighborhood’s only nail, waxing, and skin care studio.
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February 15, 2011
The staff of The Spa at West Baden — located in the West Baden Springs Hotel in French Lick, Ind. — strives to give each guest a five-star experience. Each team member cross-trains with other therapists to ensure excellent and consistent service, says spa director Kim Allen.
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January 13, 2011
A one-stop shop, Nails Icon in Montclair, Calif., boasts a bustling retail area, clean, affordable services, and isn’t afraid to stay open ’til 1 a.m. for mani-pedi parties. The owner credits the salon’s customer service as key to surviving the recession.
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January 1, 2011
Nail tech Simmy Bredal-Bell visits Platinum Nails in Monroe Township, N.J.
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November 11, 2010
OPI’s Suzi Weiss-Fischmann gets polished by a Marinello student in the new color OPI Marinello On the G.L.O.W. There’s a brand new shimmery red OPI polish out, but to get it you’ll have to visit a Marinello
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October 1, 2010
“It’s all about you at Head to Toe Salon & Day Spa. May I have your first name?” Wow. I was taken off guard by such a pleasant phone greeting. All about me, I thought. Who doesn’t want that?
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September 14, 2010
I must come clean. I’m probably your worst nightmare for a client. On a scale of 1-10 on maintenance (1 being low and 10 being high), I’d rate myself a 3. I get my hair professionally
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September 1, 2010
The noteworthy salons and spas in Southcentral Alaska are proof that top-notch services aren't always hard to find.
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August 31, 2010
Nails by Marilyn Garcia, Element Beauty Salon, Caguas, Puerto RicoAs the editor at NAILS in charge of most of our nail art articles, I get a lot of distinctive nail art submissions from Puerto Rico. Nail
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August 1, 2010
We first met salon owner Heather Goodwin in 2007 when she entered (and won 1st runner-up in) our Nail Tech of the Year program. She didn’t have her own salon yet, but the plans were in motion. The next time I was in Orlando for the Premiere Show was 2008 and Heather was moving into her salon that very weekend. I promised her next time I was in central Florida, I would visit her salon. In June, publisher Cyndy Drummey and I made the visit.
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