August 1, 2003
From filing to shaping, a nail file is one of the most important tools in any nail service. Use this guide to prep you on files — from grit types and what files are made of to what to look for in a quality abrasive.
June 1, 2003
Today’s batch competition products offer great results in the nail area - as well as in the salon. We talked to top competitors to find out what it takes for a product to be deemed a winner.
April 1, 2003
Many industry educators consider the frequent travel a perk of the job, but what if travel is not appealing or simply not possible for you?
February 1, 2003
The pool of available competitions shrunk, making it more difficult for both veteran and novice competitors to exercise their skills and earn points. Yet while the opportunities to participate may have diminished, determined techs kept the competitive spirit alive.
December 1, 2002
September 1, 2002
The second annual nail competition proves that competing really is a global event.
February 1, 2002
In a year marked by fewer competitions than in past years, veteran and novice competitors had to make their participation in every event count.
“It’s unbelievable. I wasn’t even planning on entering the Salon of the Year category at first because we’d just moved into our new salon and things were so hectic.”
Winning Salon of the Year, Nail Tech of the Year, and earning first place in the Top 25, Salina Rush made 2001 her best year yet.
October 1, 2001
Top competitors and educators share their tips and techniques for shaving time from the acrylic maintenance service.
July 1, 2001
This month’s cover was truly a team effort of Salina Rush and Dianne D'Agnolo.
June 1, 2001
Salina Rush achieved two things when she came to Los Angeles at the beginning of the year: She won first place in the Ladies’ Sculptured Nails competition at ICE Los Angeles, and she got to do the nails for this month’s cover.
February 1, 2001
With a stunning nine first-place wins, Japan’s Eriko Kurosaki captures this year’s top spot on a list comprised of a handful of veteran winners and a surprising number of new faces. Read on to learn the final results and to get acquainted with some of your industry’s finest competitors.
Nail Art From Project Runway Season 1414 photos
Nails to Glam Up Your Little Black Dress13 photos
A deformity in the nail bed that results in a concave indent of the nail plate, causing the outer nail to turn out; also called spoon nail.
What’s the cause of the pinkish-red oval area on the pad of my client’s toes?
Am I losing my touch applying acrylics?
Should I have a TV in my salon?
Is perfectionism on the job a blessing or a curse?
What’s the best way to recruit techs for a new salon?
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