October 25, 2012
InStyle magazine asked readers hard-hitting questions about their mani/pedi service.
August 17, 2011
With all this talk of bright polishes for summer, do we leave our darker lacquers shelved for the season?
August 16, 2011
Reader poll suggests that men do pay attention to the toes.
August 1, 2011
Good Housekeeping asked its readers if they knew what to look for in a good salon.
July 27, 2011
InStyle says that pedicures are a summer-season must.
November 22, 2010
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So what are your favorite products? We’ve tallied the votes and are happy to announce the winners of the 2009 NAILS Readers’ Choice Awards.
From Acrylics to Wraps — and everything in between — NAILS announces the winners of our fifth annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
April 1, 2010
Sometimes the things clients say are music to your ears; other times they can make you cringe. We asked nail techs to tell us their favorite, and least favorite, things to hear from clients.
March 1, 2010
Surprise! It’s often said that school does little to prepare techs for the salon environment. And it’s not only the technical challenges that may come as a surprise to the newly minted nail tech.
January 1, 2010
Since January is your issue, written by you and for you, we asked nail technicians to give us their “rules to live by” in the salon. Here are 10 that we couldn’t agree with more!
Sure we love our clients and the work we do, but it’s our relationships with coworkers that can make the difference between a so-so work environment and a place we look forward to returning to day after day. NAILS asked readers: What do you do that’s special or unique at your salon to foster team spirit?
March 1, 2009
The news is reporting layoffs, bailouts, and an unstable world market. Clients are murmuring about tight budgets and personal cutbacks. With the air heavy with dread, nail techs should focus on their psyche and their systems.
February 1, 2009
If you think salon ownership is easy, take this quiz before you make the leap.
December 1, 2008
Nail techs tell us how they mark the holidays at the salon with special decorations and parties for staff and clients.
Celebrate Good Times [With Nails!]8 photos
Turning Back the Hands of Time21 photos
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How do you react to negative feedback?
Will gel-polish cause traditional polish to become obsolete?
Do Nail Techs Really Need Resumes?
What’s the most unusual place you did nails?
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