January 1, 2004
Sitting in the crowd, listening as nailists explained new techniques or styles in Japanese, I found I wasn’t completely in the dark. Why not? Because I found out that what I had in common with everyone here was we all spoke a universal language — of nails.
Keywords: Alisha Rimando competitions Danny Haile international Japanese nail industry
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.
Keywords: Amy Becker competitions Diana Tingle Ellen Torchia Jacqui Jefford
November 1, 2002
Cole’s Salon for You in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minn., has a charmed history that sounds like the makings of a feel-good Disney movie: small two-man barbershop for kiddies expands when clients outgrow its child-sized chairs — then keeps growing and growing into five world class full-service salons.
Keywords: Danny Haile Minnesota salon chains salon profiles Tom Holcomb
October 1, 2002
Tom Holcomb is no stranger to photo shoots. In addition to the many cover shoots he has done with NAILS, Tom also does the nails for EZ Flow’s ads.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes doing nails for photo shoots EZ Flow Tom Holcomb
September 1, 2002
The second annual nail competition proves that competing really is a global event.
Keywords: Backscratchers CND competitions Dianne D’Agnolo EZ Flow
May 1, 2002
Moved to create something artistic after September 11, Tom Holcomb honored New York with a beautiful nail art design.
Keywords: EZ Flow nail art Tom Holcomb
December 1, 2001
When Alisha, who has been doing nails for seven years, came out to do our shoot she stayed with NAILS’ cover veteran Tom Holcomb.
Keywords: Alisha Rimando Behind the Scenes doing nails for photo shoots Tom Holcomb
October 1, 2001
Nails are hot in Japan. Everyone from famous singers and actresses to trendy school girls are hungry to be the first to wear the latest design on their nails. This makes for a huge nail market and a competitive artistic climate as well.
Keywords: Danny Haile EZ Flow international Japanese nail industry Japanese Nailist Association
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.
Keywords: Alisha Sale Amy Becker competitions Darlene Feric Japanese nail industry
November 1, 2000
I recently attended the Premiere Beauty Show in Orlando, Fla., where I attended the first annual NailTech Internet Breakfast.
Keywords: Athena Elliott Debbie Doerrlamm Diana Bonn online networking Premiere Orlando
April 1, 2000
April showers bring May flowers, including Tom Holcomb, who created these colored acrylic masterpieces, as well as the matching ring, also made from acrylic.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes Tom Holcomb
January 1, 2000
Who leads when other follow? Who sets the standard? Who are the trend setters?
Keywords: Anita Lime Athena Elliott Barb Wetzel Beatrice Kaye Betty Morgan
July 1, 1999
The pressure is on... whether you are giving client a French manicure, or you are at a competition attempting to create the perfect sculptured set... the smile line is always on your mind. Here are some tips to help keep you on your toes while making the perfect smile line.
Keywords: American Manicure C-curves CND decals French manicures
September 1, 1998
In this year's NAHA competition, we think they're all winners.
Keywords: NAHA Nails File Shari Finger Tom Holcomb