February 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of NAILS Magazine. That’s a pretty amazing milestone — and we’re still going strong.
Light and nude nails ruled the runways.
Readers just fell in love with Hillary Fry’s edgy image. Take a look at all the incredible images that vied for the winning spot in this year’s Cover Tech Contest, as well as some other great entries that caught our eye. Thank you to all who entered and all who voted.
Organization may not be your forte, but with these clever storage ideas, you’ll feel — and look — like a natural.
A quick lotion or hand scrub can make a manicure quite memorable. And a sales pitch on the beneficial ingredients of a hand care product as you massage it into your clients’ skin can make them want to purchase the product for home use. To help you with retail as well as with themed services, NAILS has compiled the latest delicious-smelling hand products to keep hands well-moisturized and supple.
IBS Las Vegas, which took place June 9-11, 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, was teeming with enthusiastic beauty professionals.
If you’d like to see how this year’s favorite products stack up to years past, log on to www.nailsmag.com/RCA to take a look at what products are consistently on the list from year to year and who has broken into the club of finalists. (You’ll notice slight modification in our categories from year to year to reflect industry trends.)
Editor Hannah Lee traveled with nail tech and celebrity manicurist Elsbeth Schuetz to Switzerland where she went to a European trade show and learned the differences and similarities betwen the nail industry in the U.S. and Switzerland.
To welcome the Lunar New Year in the Year of the Snake, these six nail artists used nail tips as their canvas to create their visions of the Lunar New Year and their artistic interpretations of our friend the snake.
To meet the soak-off needs of all of the gel-polish lines, manufacturers have begun to release their own brands of soak-off solutions and remover wraps to help techs get an effective and thorough soak for clients. These gel-polish removal liquids have added hydrating emollients to keep the removal process soft on skin, while still effectively removing all the gel.
To meet the soak-off needs of all of the gel-polish lines, manufacturers have begun to release their own brands of soak-off solutions and remover wraps to help techs get an effective and thorough soak for clients. Here are some of the latest wraps to hit the market.
Is upgraded equipment your salon’s New Year’s resolution? View this gallery for 16 great options.
When the weather outside is frightful, nail technicians make nails delightful, and since we’ve no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…
From titanium-coated pterygium takers to stainless steel safety tweezers, the implements used by nail techs on a daily basis are of finely tuned designs that make for precise applications every time. Here are some of the toughest, most durable implements from some of your favorite nail manufacturers.
Leopards and tigers and zebras, oh my! Wild animal prints have come roaring back onto the fashion runways and into our lives. We used this season’s wild new nail polish colors to show off the animals on the prowl.
In the mid-‘80s, Morgan published The Manicurist’s Bible, which many “old- time” nail technicians say was the first comprehens...
Is perfectionism on the job a blessing or a curse?
What low-cost extras do you provide that clients perceive as having a high value?
Should the salon owner do nails herself?
How do you react to negative feedback?
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