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.
NAILS talked to some of the top nail technicians in the industry, and adding our own historical perspective, we came up with this list of product innovations dial have most impacted the way you work today.
November 1, 1999
When Nadine Galli, OPI’s Southern California Regional Manager, visited Secrets for their monthly status meeting, she walked into a salon that was bustling with clients engaged in a myriad of salon services. The same clients were also leaving the salon having purchased the OPI retail products the salon now sells.
September 1, 1999
In the Land of the Rising Sun, nail care is rising in popularity. As manufacturers jockey for market share and brand loyalty, Japanese nailists bring a flair for nai design and a perfectionist streak that has the world watching.
How many times does a great idea come up in a meeting then it never gets carried out? We’ve found that the monthly status meetings are critical to helping us achieve our goals.
July 1, 1999
April 1, 1999
Removing excess cuticle growth is an essential part of any nail service, Nail technicians have their own preferences as far as what implements and products to use for removing unsightly growth.
November 1, 1998
Light-activated gel systems have been revamped for the healthy, odor-free environment of the 90s.
August 1, 1998
OPI makes it easier to find out whether your acrylics contain MMA with a salon kit.
May 1, 1998
The nail industry is a great place for working mothers- if you’re organized, educated and know how to prioritize.
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The Bright Side: Summer Neon Colors26 photos
A polymer made from two or more different types or monomers; ABS plastic is a co-polymer, for example.
Should the salon owner do nails herself?
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