Nails: Ami Seki, a Tokyo-based student nailist from Ci:Z Nail Academy who does nails at Tout Soleil Salon, created this month's cover nails. See our photo gallery of the other notable entries.
January 1, 2004
We’ve compiled the many possible causes of lifting along with some handy solutions to take some of the guesswork out of your work.
The quick of the nail grows more closely to the nail tip as we age. Consequently, it becomes easier to nick a client if you cut too closely.
It’s the ritualistic aspect of everyone’s favorite pickme- up that draws people to the coffee-based treatments at Delphi Salon and Day Spa in Los Gatos, Calif.
A brush-on application allows for ease-of-use and quick application, while the aerosol dryer is fast and provides a supersmooth finish.
If you’ve ever made a cherry pie, you might be familiar with the technique required to create nail tech Kazuko Tomiyama’s intricate lattice nail design.
EZ Flow's swirl design is perfect for the New Year festivities and was created using the Gemstones Colored Acrylic Collection.
Best of Stuff winner Janet Martin of South Charleston, W.V. earns a NAILS cover shoot along with her share of more than $8,000 in prizes.
We called nail techs and salon owners around the country to find out what’s on their wish list for the nail industry. From better education to an improved economy, here is what some nail technicians are hoping to see in 2004.
Looking for a sure-fire formula to make an assistant program pay in your salon? Four salon owners prove it’s as simple as meeting everyone’s needs — yours, theirs, and the salon’s.
In a commission-based salon or spa, technicians sometimes assume the owner is banking the other half of their commission. Opening the salon’s books will open employees’ eyes to the vital need to retail for the salon’s survival.
Talk about making good use of space. This San Francisco nail salon tucked away in a fashionable clothing boutique gives new meaning to the term double duty. Here, clients can shop and get their nails done — all in a hip, eclectic atmosphere.
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.
Last year, my best friend Emily and I both turned 30 and as birthday presents to ourselves, we planned a vacation to Hawaii to celebrate.
Chromotherapy, also known as color light therapy, is a technique with roots in ancient Egypt, Babylon, and India that uses different-colored lights to evoke different physical and emotional responses.
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