Nails: Nobuko Inagaki of Nail Salon Ciel in Tokyo
Photography: Takayoshi Muroyama
Model: Nobuko Inagaki
January 1, 2008
Reduce your time doing colored acrylic fills by using this "Reverse Application" method.
Colored acrylic nails are a beautiful and eye-catching addition to the more standard pink-and-whites on your service menu. Increase your clientele and expand your creativity with all the colored acrylic possibilities.
Take your pink and whites from tame to wild by adding black tiger stripes.
LCN Camouflage Gels allow technicians to subtly shade the nail bed and camouflage flaws.
Keep freshly pedicured feet warm and clean with special pedicure socks.
From Skin Deep The Body Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif. comes a rejuvinating pedicure tailor-made for those cold winter months.
Nails by Julie Brown is owner of Fancy Feet & Nails in Plainfield, Wis.
Elaine Watson — global education director and vice president of marketing for Star Nail — shares some of her favorite technical tips.
Julie Brown, owner of Fancy Feet & Nails in Plainfield, Wis., submits three handpainted designs to celebrate the Year of the Rat.
This angular design in pink and red evokes a tailing starburst with its gold accents and light pink dots.
Frosty blue and brilliant white make these nails twinkle.
Presentation is key to any salon service, and it starts the instant your client sits down. Small details in how you display your products show clients they are getting a more complete service, and you may be able to increase your prices as a result. Here are some clever ways salons are displaying their service products to their guests
Congratulations go to Nobuko Inagaki of Nail Salon Ciel in Tokyo for her terrific shot of nails in the real world.
Here are some links to articles and resources relating to the Vietnamese nail industry in the U.S.
For nail techs who are constantly on the go, their box of tools may be the only constant in their lives. Traveling techs share their toolkit must-haves that help them thrive while on the road.
Late clients, bad bosses, staffing woes — nail techs often face situations that are out of our control. Sometimes we are able to gain control; other times we need to resign ourselves to our limitations and learn from the experience. Balance comes from knowing the difference.
Two brave techs traded spaces — and clients and product lines — for one day. Here’s their account of what happened…
As an overachiever in the realm of education, I wonder how many techs feel the same way I do.
Nail Those Profits At Sea (NTP), an educational cruise for nail techs, has been sailing the waters of the Caribbean and Mexico for more than 17 years. This year we ventured into new territory and took to the northern seas of Alaska. Nail education, networking, and plenty of fun were in order as we set sail in August on the Carnival Spirit.
Maisie Dunbar goes on the road to check out Giovanni's full-service salon in the neighboring town of Largo, Maryland.
Star Nail’s New Oval Gel Brush is great for applying all types of UV gel products to your nails. Helps to create great smile lines with ease and is fantastic for sculpturing.
PNI Worldwide Introduces three new Nail Art Necessities: FantaSea Crushed Seashells, Dazzling Dots Iridescent Circles, and Angel Hair Glitter Strips.
Nailite’s new Pearl Handle Gel Brushes are professional-quality nail art brushes that allow for easy application and maximum control.
January 17, 2008
L’Oreal’s U.S. division, L’Oreal USA, has acquired Columbia Beauty Supply.
January 16, 2008
In its first-ever beauty awards, Cosmopolitan Asia’s selected CND’s SolarOil as the best nail treatment and Raw Earth Foot Buff as the best foot scrub.
Ja'maal Buster used Ardell DuraLash Regulars in short and medium with Ardell LashGrip Adhesive to create Paula's sultry look.
In September, GSA Green Spa Academy welcomed guests to its Grand Beginnings Celebration, where it showcased both Red Cherry Group’s Ayuroma Organic Body and Skin Care and Spa Specifics’ Organic Hands, Feet and Body Care product lines. Guests enjoyed demonstrations of advanced Ayurvedic, Asian, and North American organic spa treatments.
Nubar products decorate the set of a nail salon in “He’s Just Not That Into You."
The editors of Allure review and evaluate more than 2,000 beauty products before issuing their Best in Beauty list. See which nail products earn their praise and why.
January 3, 2008
Several well-known nail product manufacturers have been purchased by larger beauty industry companies. Realys, Flowery Beauty Products, and Chéci have all been bought.
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