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The Finish Line

October 1, 2010  | Article

As fashion designers experiment with different textures on the runway, nail polish manufacturers keep up with an array of stylish nail polish finish offerings — from the traditional cream to the edgy suede. One nail tech shares her expertise to help you sort through all of the jargon and match the appropriate client to the appropriate finish.

Keywords: Barielle   chrome   CND   Deborah Lippmann   Essie  

Retail Boutique: Fashion Fixes

October 1, 2010  | Article

Every day, women are faced with inconvenient, on-the-go fashion incidents that — luckily — can be repaired with an impressive variety of quick-fix tools. From crooked bangs to broken buttons, solve problems in an instant with these easy solutions.

Keywords: fashion   retail boutique items   retailing  

Runway Ready

September 21, 2010  | News

During New York Fall Fashion Week, the Dashing Diva team custom-made a mushroom gray polish for designer TIBI. TIBI loved the color so much that they wanted to retail it at their Manhattan boutique — the new shade is branded TIBI Couture and is also available at www.dashingdivapro.com.

Keywords: consumer press   Dashing Diva   fashion   Fashion Week   polish  

Stylish Siren

September 7, 2010  | News

Harper’s Bazaar takes a cue from Giorgio Armani’s fall runway collection and recommends fire engine-red polish on short nails.

Keywords: consumer press   Essie   fashion   manicures   OPI products  

Polish Preview Fall 2010: Back to School

September 1, 2010  | Article

Nothing quite rings in the fall season like the toll of school bells indicating that class is back in session. So pull out your trusty highlighter and be sure to take notes during this ­lesson on the new fall colors. (Your clients might surprise you with a pop quiz later.) With reds, blues, purples, and grays all on the syllabus, you’ll want to keep these polishes on your supply list until at least winter break.

Keywords: polish   polish preview   trends  

What Are...the Fall Color Trends?

September 1, 2010  | Article

Designers continue to exhibit a degree of caution for fall 2010, yet offer a palette of beauty and excitement with a blending of colors, some with similar undertones, in surprising and intriguing combinations.

Keywords: fall nail art   fashion   nail art   trends  

All That Glitters…

September 1, 2010  | Article

Stephanie Russo of Salon Kukata in Upland, Calif., shows how she does one of her popular designs. Russo sells these designs as add-ons, typically canvassing ankles and backs, and they have become quite popular during the summer months, with clients sometimes asking for more elaborate and flashy designs.

Keywords: temporary tattoos  

Crafty Deals

August 1, 2010  | Article

Etsy.com, the ever-growing online marketplace that connects buyers and sellers of handmade goods, is the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind items for your salon.

Keywords: nail trends   polish   retail boutique items   retailing  

Metallic Luster

July 28, 2010  | News

Glamour offers a simple tip for achieving the metallic polish trend that dominated Chanel’s couture runway: try wearing a hue that compliments your skin tone. Silver polish works for fair skin, gold illuminates medium and olive tones, and copper looks gorgeous on darker skin.

Keywords: CND   consumer press   Essie   Orly   polish  

Fall Nail Trends from the Runway

July 1, 2010  | News

Harper's Bazaar reports that "greige" polish — a mixture of beige and gray — is popular on the runway.

Keywords: CND   fashion   Fashion Week   polish  

Go Greige

July 1, 2010  | Article

Gray-beige polishes — also known as the “greige,” “taupe,” or “putty” trend — are showing up all over runways and adorning celebrities’ nails. Get the look in your salon this summer with these professional shades.

Keywords: China Glaze   CND   Color Club   Essie   fashion  

Pre-Designed Nail Art Tips

June 1, 2010  | Article

A new batch of nail tips is popping up on trade show floors this year, and they are taking colored and pre-designed nail tips into the new decade.

Keywords: Cala   Dashing Diva   Nail Tips   Nailite   pre-designed nail tips  

My Fashion Week Diary

June 1, 2010  | Demo

When I went online to check out the winners of the CND Nail Style Competition, I had to doublecheck the name of the first-place winner. When I confirmed that it was really my name, I just started jumping and screaming — I’d just won an all-expense-paid trip to New York Fashion Week!

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   celebrities   CND   contests   fashion  

Retail Boutique: Bridal Items

June 1, 2010  | Article

Nail salons and spas see plenty of brides and bridal parties. Bridal items ranging from how-to books to rhinestone-embellished clothing are great gift ideas.

Keywords: bridal nail art   retail boutique items   retailing  

Picture Perfect

April 1, 2010  | Article

You don’t have to live in a fashion mecca like New York City to find opportunities to have your best nail styles featured in a professional photo shoot. Take a page from the (ever-growing) book of Joy Yavenue, who enhances her nail art print and web portfolios by partnering with area entrepreneurs.

Keywords: creating a portfolio   doing nails for photo shoots   fashion   photographing nails   professional image  

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