June 2000 Issue

Nails: Alisha Sale, a nail technician in Green Island, N.Y., and a NAILS’ 1999 #1 competitor, applied Odyssey Nail Systems’ pink-and-white acrylics and Diamond Bindi nail bindis on this month’s cover model.

Photography: Caesar Lima

Model: Hema Nabhan

Hair and Makeup: Helen Cepeda

Reader to Reader

June 1, 2000

Readers respond: Why did you leave your last salon?

Just My Opinion: Is the Competition Fair?

June 1, 2000

WANTED: A Few Good Techs (Ideas on Attracting New Talent)

June 1, 2000

Finding (and keeping) hard-working qualified nail technicians is one of the most pressing issues facing the beauty industry today. When the nail business is at an all-time high, we find ourselves asking what factors are contributing to this industry dilemma. It is time for us to stop asking, “Why?” and start asking, “What can we do to solve this problem?”

Editor's note: If You Retrain New Hires, Consider Hiring Apprentices

June 1, 2000

Should more states allow apprenticeships as a viable educational option for aspiring nail technicians?

Hold Onto Your Customers

June 1, 2000

You’ve got to make every contact count

Behind the Scenes: Alisha Sale

June 1, 2000

We knew that we would get great nails for this month’s cover when Alisha Sale signed up as the cover tech.

Snails Celebrates 20 Years

June 1, 2000

On the occasion of Snails’ 20th anniversary, NAILS asked CEO Marlene Sortino to reflect on the growth of her company and the industry as a whole.

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