May 18, 2015
The California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology has announced that Cal/OSHA recently published a new fact sheet for Working Safely in Nail Salons.
March 3, 2015
Update: Q-tips came to the rescue of the Brooklyn salon owners after sending Nail and Spa 4U a check to make up for their loss in products
December 17, 2014
Salon owner Lynnette Diaz-Madden was jolted into realizing just how vulnerable her salon was to being robbed. Here’s what her brush with this all-too-real threat taught her.
July 23, 2014
The Board of Barbering and Cosmetology shows a dramatization of a properly cleaned foot spa with the help of Federico Beauty Institute students in Sacramento, Calif. #SafeSandalSeason
April 23, 2014
Medinail Learning Center (MLC) has launched a series of monthly webinars for nail techs
December 23, 2013
It's a little difficult moving on from my last entry on the armed robbery that took a young boy's life in his parents' nail salon, and with holiday season in full-swing, it's an unfortunate reminder that
November 21, 2013
NAILS’ 2013-2014 Big Book is the ultimate resource for those in the nail industry. With information on the latest statistics and trends, this annual issue also contains a state board directory, salon safety guidelines, and a marketers directory.
August 20, 2013
Poor acetone. It’s a nail product that people love to hate. Whether it’s a nail tech who gets burned by the flammable liquid (don’t put acetone in the microwave, people!) or a client who feels the
July 11, 2013
How many times have you met a stranger and been introduced as, “This is blank ______ (Naja in my case). She does nails.” The stranger immediately pulls her hands back in a hiding position and says,
May 3, 2013
I haven’t seen fish pedicures in the news for a while in the U.S., but apparently they are gaining popularity in France. A French agency for occupational health and safety is calling for “strictly regulating” the
May 3, 2013
Editor Hannah Lee discusses the importance of following proper gel-polish removal procedures.
April 25, 2013
We’ve been talking quite a bit about beauty professional licensing and the threat of deregulation lately. Many of you know my opinion on the subject already, but for the record, I want to say again that
April 18, 2013
An overwhelming majority (94%) of general election voters from across the U.S. overwhelmingly support the required licensing of beauty professionals and feel these licenses protect the public and improve both the quality and safety in the
March 14, 2013
For all of you NAILS Magazine subscribers, the April 2013 issue is likely arriving at your mailbox this week. I got my copy a few days ago. Usually, even though I’ve seen all of the pages
January 14, 2013
While working on a feature story about salon ventilation for NAILS Magazine’s February issue, I came across several salon owners who are an inspiration to all of us in their installation of proper ventilation systems. Though
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