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.
We collected Halloween-themed nail art from our Nail Art Gallery to show off the seasonal spirit through these spooky designs.
KUPA Inc. officially launched their Beautiful Nails line of acrylics, glitters, and soak-off gel products after show hours during the International Beauty Show Las Vegas. Filmmaker Brass also unveiled footage from her documentary, NAILgasm.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time of year when many companies introduce lines of pink and breast cancer awareness inspired products. Most of these companies even donate a portion of their profits to help fight breast cancer.
On August 19, The Painted Nail owner Katie Cazorla launched the second season of her reality television series Nail Files on the TV Guide Network with a star-studded launch party at the W Hotel in Hollywood, Calif.
On the evening of Monday, July 23, as the nail manufacturers and exhibitors left the show floor after a full day’s work, they convened in a penthouse suite at the Mandalay to relax and mingle with other nail industry professionals.
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