October 1, 2009
About a year ago I was visiting my mom in North Carolina. She wanted to get a pedicure so I grabbed a copy of the local monthly Skirt. There was an ad for Polished Nail Bar. We went in for services, but I didn’t call ahead and tell them I was coming. (Meaning, I was incognito — not Hannah the editor of NAILS, just Hannah the girl who was taking her mom to get a pedicure.) After our services, I introduced myself to the owner and promised to come back on an “official” visit next time.
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September 22, 2009
A few weeks ago, I went to the first day of the two-day Nail Expo Long Beach, formerly Expo Latino. I especially enjoyed watching the winners of Day 1’s student competition. The competition was a team
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September 1, 2009
Managing editor Sree Roy visits Talons Nail Evolution in Victoria, B.C., Canada.
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August 5, 2009
Last month at Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas I saw some great new products that were either newly launched or are in the pipeline and will be available shortly. I thought I’d share some of them. Feel free to leave me a comment in Feedback about which ones interest you the most.
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August 1, 2009
NAILS graphic artist and VietSALON associate editor Kim Pham visits Victoria Nails & Spa in Orange, Calif.
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July 27, 2009
I’ve met representatives of the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology several times, and I’m pleased that the board members seem genuinely interested in keeping California nail salons from getting fined during inspections. To that end,
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July 1, 2009
Germany in March can be a bit colder than my native Southern California, so it was with pleasure that I ducked into a local salon to warm up and get a quick manicure. Alessandro International Nail and Foot Spa is located in a quiet suburban city just southeast of Dusseldorf.
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June 29, 2009
Earlier this month, I went to the Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event; this is the first time I’ve attended this show, and I felt an energy and excitement there that I haven’t felt at any of the other beauty shows I’ve been to. I’m sharing some of my pictures here.
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June 1, 2009
Chi Nail Bar, located right off the well-known shopping mecca that is Rodeo Drive, opened this February. I think we can all admit that it’s not exactly the ideal time to open up a new business, what with the economic crisis and all. But that didn’t stop Ton, a second generation nail tech, from opening up her newest salon. In the business for 10 years, Ton owned several other salons before coming across the space in chic Beverly Hills.
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May 1, 2009
I knew I’d fallen hopelessly down the wondrous nail-salon-industry rabbit hole when my friend Claire’s birthday was approaching and my first suggestion was to throw her a pedicure party. Claire fell in love with the idea too, and, after confirming a date with one of my favorite salons, The Nail Bar in Hermosa Beach, Calif., the invitations quickly went out.
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April 1, 2009
Employing a "service-step" system and inventive nail bar set-up, Naturals in Gloucester, Virginia handles clients' natural nail care with ease.
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March 11, 2009
At a recent press event held by Tweezerman Professional the company told me about its Free Sharpening Policy & Guarantee for its salon tweezers. “We sharpen our implements that have become dull through normal use free
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February 20, 2009
For my first real foray into NAILStv, I did a video interview with Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, executive VP and artistic director of OPI. You and your clients may better know her as the force behind all of
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February 13, 2009
There was a cool assortment of happenings — from new products to live demonstrations to plenty of friendly nail techs — at the ISSE (International Salon & Spa Expo) in Long Beach over Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. Here are some of the interesting things I saw.NailTek master educators Jan White, Saverne Smith, and Marianne Hunter chatted with me about the industry.
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February 1, 2009
Two University of Texas grads left the business world to open a cozy nail salon and boutique close to campus in Austin.
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