July 1, 2003
Naoko, who has been doing nails for eight years, learned how to run a nail business during her three years as a manager at a Tokyo nail salon.
But when selecting a tip to fit your individual client’s nail, remember these six basic nail shapes and make your selection accordingly.
June 1, 2003
Last month we talked to three manufacturers who have been around for the last two decades. This month, three more manufacturers give us their take on how the industry has change and where it is headed.
November 1, 2002
OPI Products went all out for its sixth annual BBSI distributor breakfast honoring distributors who have reached outstanding sales numbers for the year.
September 1, 2002
The second annual nail competition proves that competing really is a global event.
April 1, 2002
OPI’s awards banquet recognized performance and artistic excellence in a number of nail design categories.
March 1, 2002
February 1, 2002
Men-as prospective clients-require different approaches and attitudes to entice them into the salon. Before you decide to market to the opposite sex, you need to make sure you salon and your service menu are ready for them.
June 1, 2001
By advising clients on WHY products will help maintain their nails, you may find that "sales" isn't so hard after all.
Just about everyone in the nail industry — whether friend or competitor — would say that OPI president George Schaeffer has done much to advance the professional nail industry.
August 1, 2000
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May 1, 2000
One year ago, Lynn Kogle and her staff at Secrets Salon in Long Beach, Calif., took on the challenge of revamping their business systems using the strategies taught in OPI’s business management program, The Edge - Standards & Systems for Success.
February 1, 2000
Over the years NAILS has examined the chemistry of polish and its ingredients, how colors are chosen, and even how polish is bottled. Here we cover it all—the life of a bottle of polish beginning to end.
January 1, 2000
Shrinkage is the term retailers use to describe missing product inventory. Simple employee error or sticky fingers can be the culprit. We asked the Secrets team for their view on this retailing pitfall in this month’s business-building update.
The Latest and Greatest Gels: Soft/Soak-Off8 photos
The Latest and Greatest Gels: Hard/Traditional18 photos
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