As I See It: Don't Be Defensive About the NYT Story, Be Proactive
July 10, 2015
The NYT story on exploited nail techs got the industry talking about how to enforce fair wages. Is new legislation the answer or should we just be better...
NAILS Magazine Shares Outrage Over Labor Abuses in New York Salons
May 12, 2015
NAILS Magazine and VietSALON Magazine applaud the New York Times exposé of the appalling exploitation of nail salon workers in certain...
Losing a Friend. My Memories of Vicki Peters
December 31, 2014
Vicki loved nails, the nail industry, nail technicians, nail magazines, nail jokes, nail cruises, nail trends, nail memes, nail salons, nail shows, and...
On the Road: The Nail Mender
July 30, 2014
Until recently, 100% of Crestlynn Wesig’s business was sculptured pink-and-whites. Adding natural manicures and pedicures was a recent addition to...
As I See It: The Conversation Never Ends
February 1, 2008
A fond farewell from Cyndy Drummey and her "As I See It" column.
Changing the Industry, One Customer at a Time
December 1, 2007
If only customers knew what to look for, it would bring up the quality of nail care across the country.
Reader Tells Techs (and NAILS) to “Get a Clue”
November 1, 2007
Everyone talks about the great promise of retailing, but to hear about the challenges from someone in the trenches is a reality check.
Could a New Word Invigorate Salon Retail?
September 1, 2007
What if, instead of calling things like cuticle oils and nail strengtheners “retail products” and suggesting that you “retail...
5 Things You Aren't Supposed to Say About the Nail Industry
August 1, 2007
Cyndy Drummey tackles a few industry sacred cows in this award-winning editorial.
Vietnamese Survey Answers Many Questions, Begs Many More
March 1, 2007
The question I throw out isn’t why aren’t Vietnamese salons doing more to improve their sanitation practices, but why isn’t the...