April 3, 2008
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The first big show of the year, the International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE), kicked off in Long Beach, Calif., January 26-28, 2008. The show, hosted by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA), is the West Coast’s biggest show. More than 30,000 attendees visited booths from more than 465 exhibitors.
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April 1, 2008
OPI’s new Disinfectable Foot File with Disposable Grit Strips is designed for markets where state boards require single use files.
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April 1, 2008
Coffee and vanilla aromas combine and comfort in this soothing service for the hands.
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March 1, 2008
We asked NAILS readers what new retail products they’ve recently introduced. Far and away the most popular move was to add a new polish line from the top professional brands. Cuticle care products and lotions were also popular choices. Foot care follows in fourth place, then skin care, with Entity’s Nanovive Skin Revival System a particular favorite.
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February 1, 2008
The OPI ProWide Brush is designed with specially shaped bristles aligned in a stack to create a smooth, flat brush surface.
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January 16, 2008
The editors of Allure review and evaluate more than 2,000 beauty products before issuing their Best in Beauty list. See which nail products earn their praise and why.
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December 1, 2007
Axxium acts as an invisible layer of protection for nails, giving them exceptional strength and an incredible shine.
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November 1, 2007
In this travel journal, former NAILS associate editor Jayna Rust goes to Asia. From China to South Korea, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia, she finds nail services everywhere (and happily tries them all out in order to report back to you).
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October 1, 2007
John Hauk, salon owner, OPI technical advisor. In his other life: tennis player.
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September 1, 2007
UV light-cured gel enhancements are more popular than ever. Here’s how to fine-tune your arch technique to create the most beautiful nails possible.
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June 1, 2007
Opening your first salon can be the most exciting time of your life — and the most challenging. Follow along as salon owner blogger Robbie Schaeffer applies for construction permits, decides of design details, and starts the hiring process.
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February 2, 2007
The “Nail Community Cares” campaign to fight breast cancer needs volunteers to help spread the word and peddle its signature pink high-shine buffers.
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January 1, 2007
Opening your first salon can be the most exciting time of your life — but it can also be the most challenging. Robbie Schaeffer lets you in on the trials and tribulations of opening Rob|b: An OPI Concept Salon.
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July 1, 2006
Do you ever wonder how some of the industry’s biggest power players got their start — in life and in the beauty industry? Are you interested in how their minds work? From theme song to what car they drive, we’re letting our readers peek behind the curtain of some of the nail world’s most powerful players.
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