(Clockwise from top to bottom) Natalie Alexander Full Service Salon and Day Spa, Bannockburn, Ill.; Bailey Hughes Salon, Chicago, Ill.; Gene Juarez Salon & Day Spa, Tacoma, Wash.
December 1, 1997
Are wraps as versatile as acrylics?
Star Nail Products’ Revelation tip has a natural nail width and arch that remains no matter where the tip is trimmed and a short well for easy blending.
The Gap is competing for your clients’ retailing dollars in a totally new way.
When the professional, masculine gentleman walks in to get his tips with acrylic overlay, followed by some choice nail art, no one bats an eye.
Fads come and go in the blink of any eye, but Kenko Hino means to make nail care a classic fashion in Japan.
Vampires love it and accountants hate it.
Pre-texture Elation tips blend invisibly, confirming to any nail width and shape, and are ready for any type of product overlay.
E-nails, The Gap’s interactive website, is fun to visit and easy to use. Just one catch: net-surfers still have to go to the mall to purchase the polish.
Canada’s rain forests, in danger of being clear- cut, found advocates in hairstylists and nail technicians.
There’s a serious shortage of well-trained nail technicians, but don’t wait around for cosmetology schools to solve it. Salon owners need to get involved in the campaign to recruit —- and groom — a new generation.
Readers respond: What do you wear to work and why?
his year, state boards took a beating, especially in California. Several other states scrutinized whether they even need licensing at all.
Desairology is an aspect of cosmetology that takes maturity, courage, and a lot of loving care. For nail technicians who have these special qualities, caring for the nails of the deceased can be a meaningful part of their career.
A 24-hour nail-a-thon is a great way to raise money for charity around the holidays and bring new business into the salon.
Kit McCormick makes a living playing matchmaker.
Woodrow Lovell grew up hanging around a barbershop in Kansas City, Mo.
Ben King dreams of one day seeing a Crayola crayon called Barbicide Blue.
OPI launches new fall colors inspired by travels along the famous Route 66.
A check for $200,000 was presented to four charities by OPI Products’ president George Schaeffer at the launch party for the company’s new lacquer line, Nicole.
One of the most common conditions that affects the nail is onycholysis, which is the separation of the nail plate from the nail bed. Onycholysis occurs as a result of or along with a great variety of nail traumas and disorders. Probably the most common cause of onycholysis is a fungal infection of the nail.
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