The first big show of the year, the International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE), kicked off in Long Beach, Calif., January 26-28, 2008. The show, hosted by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA), is the West Coast’s biggest show. More than 30,000 attendees visited booths from more than 465 exhibitors.
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Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue — so goes the saying that describes what the bride should wear on her wedding day. Six techs make it a little easier for the bride to accommodate her “something blue” with handpainted toenail art using only the colors blue, silver, and white.
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"Crazy good" is how one of our judges described the extraordinary batch of entries we received for our Mini Masterpiece contest. With jaw-dropping precision and exceptional skill, our readers managed to successfully capture the essence of many of the world's most celebrated paintings on a tiny nail tip.
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NAILS gave a talented class of veteran nail artists a May assignment typical for many kids: make a piece of art that is dedicated to your mother. Although they’re not in elementary school anymore, these children created artwork their moms are sure to be proud of.
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Congratulations to NAILS' 2007 Cover Tech Contest winner Doan Hoelsher of DoaNails in Fort Collins, CO. Hoelsher created a feast for the eyes with her sumptuous strawberry-themed design. We're delighted to share the winning images with you, along with a selection of our favorite entries. Our thanks to everyone who submitted photos for sharing your artistry with us.
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We asked, and you told us. For the third year in a row, NAILS announces the winners of our annual Readers' Choice Awards. From Acrylics to Wraps--and everything in between--read on to see if your favorite products made it onto our 2006 list.
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Nail art can be an amazing thing. Everything you include in it — from color to shape to the client’s passion — is powerful. To remind you how the simplest things can have huge meaning, we assigned 11 techs to punch things up with powerful tips.
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We gave 10 innovative nails techs a hodge-podge of items and instructed them to create five nail tips using only the items in their box full of goodies. As you can see, all came away with different creations using exactly the same materials.
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Enhancing your windows does not have to be an expensive or time-consuming ordeal. With a little imagination, you can really make your front window stand out. Use this monthly planner with plenty of practical tips to get you going.
The results are in for the second annual NAILS Readers' Choice Awards: your favorite products in every category and the Top 12 Favorite New Products, as voted on by the readers of NAILS Magazine.
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