The Contessas are an annual beauty award program that shows off the best Canada’s salon professionals have to offer.
To celebrate 20 years of color, OPI has released “colorcopia,” a limited-time set of 12 lacquer shades from the company’s illustrious past.
Your color scheme says a lot to clients about your salon. Is it upscale? Low-key? Bohemian? Five salon owners share their true colors and the stories behind their design choice.
Looking to find out what colors are going to be hot this spring? Well look no further. We've got more than 100 colors for you to choose from
Celebrate the Vietnamese new year — which runs from Jan. 26, 2009 through Feb. 14, 2010 — with “Year of the Ox” nail art.
Designing an exceptional pedicure area for your salon takes instincts and resources. These innovative salons use both to create pedi areas that are functional, comfortable, and draw you in with captivating salon decor.
Use this photo gallery to learn about some of the most popular essential oils. A description of the oils' properties and a category for use are included.
Get your clients in a pedicure mood by adding a touch of pastel on their toes. Not only do light shades of green, pink, peach, and blue go hand in hand with the season, they also help liven up toes with a soft dose of color.
NAILS Magazine asked salon owners: How do you make your waiting area comfortable? Here is a selection of their responses.
Looking to add even more color options for your clients? Why not consider an easy-to-apply color gel application? From soft pastels to solid bolds, color gels can be a longer-lasting alternative to traditional nail polish.
With bonus nail art not printed in NAILS Magazine, this gallery showcases stylish, salon-friendly Valentine’s Day designs.
Salons get into the December holiday spirit with a slew of themed decorations. Get inspired and learn how to add a little holiday pizzazz to your own space.
How’s this for special birthday nail art customized for each month? Michele Baker of Van Goe’s Salon and Day Spa in Cumming, Ga., is developing a year’s worth of nail art based on each month’s birth flower and birthstone to share with NAILS readers.
In the year 2000, the editors of NAILS decided it would be fun to have a nail technician reader create the cover for one issue and so we started the Cover Tech Contest. Every year, we get hundreds of beautiful entries, creative concepts, and astonishing photographs.
From paintings to pieces of clothing to everyday street scenes, nail artists find myriad ways to get their creative juices flowing. We asked several nail artists to tell us what inspires them to create their miniature works of art -- and show us a few examples.
“The Mr. Behind Miss,” a profile piece on Miss VP, Mike Vo.
Is perfectionism on the job a blessing or a curse?
What’s the best way to recruit techs for a new salon?
What low-cost extras do you provide that clients perceive as having a high value?
Do I need a special permit to do medical pedicures?
Should the salon owner do nails herself?
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