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Spring 2009 Polish Preview

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Looking to find out what colors are going to be hot this spring? Well look no further. We've got more than 100 colors for you to choose from

Keywords: Chi   China Glaze   CND   Color Club   Duri  

What We Wore - Nail Styles Through the Years

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Throughout the last two decades, NAILS has chronicled the best of nail styles, from thick and square to thin and oval. Here, a look back at the highlights — the fabulous, the frivolous, and the truly influential. 

Keywords: trends  

Paper Dolls (Polish Preview: Fall 2006)

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Get back to your inner child with this month's fall polish preview. Not just for little girls, our paper dolls make dressing up your clients' nails as easy as child's play -- now snip to it!

Keywords: Barielle   China Glaze   CND   Duri   Essie  

Mining for Color: Fall Colors Strike It Rich

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

There's a sparkle and shine to the fall's latest nail polish colors. When we saw them all, we had a "gem" of an idea: to shoot the polishes as if they were creating the gemstones themselves. 

Keywords: fall polish preview   polish   polish preview  

History of Nail Care

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

We hope you enjoy this walk down memory lane. Please email your stories, memories, historical photos, and archives to us so we can consider them for this ongoing history "exhibit." Submit stories to hannah.lee@bobit.com.

Keywords: history of nail care  

Trend Watch: Asymmetry

November 17, 2010  | Article

Single-sleeve gowns, diagonally cut hemlines, and one-side-only embellishments prove that style doesn’t necessarily have to be balanced to have a cohesive look.

Keywords: nail art   trends  

Bling the Ring (Finger)

November 17, 2010  | Article

Embellishments are all the rage right now, and a popular trend called “Blackberry Bling” is all about beautifying your clients’ dialing digit. Named by celebrity manicurist Dawn Sterling of The Back Room Hand & Foot Spa at Carol’s Daughter in Harlem, N.Y., the trend features a basic manicure in one color and special embellishments or a different shade of polish just on the thumb and/or ring finger.

Keywords: embellishments   fashion   nail art   trends  

The Next Generation of Polish

November 1, 2010  | Article

The new crop of UV-cured brush-on gel polishes has set the industry abuzz. But what exactly is the technology behind these so-called hybrids, and how can they affect your business?

Keywords: adding new services   gels   soak-off gels   trends  

A Fall Dominated by Greige

October 18, 2010  | News

This fall is dominated by polish colors that have been mixed with griege – a combination of beige and gray – according to Cosmopolitan.

Keywords: consumer press   Essie   polish  

MInx Owners Featured in NY TImes

October 14, 2010  | News

Minx owners Janice Jordan and Dawn Lynch-Goodwin talk to the New York Times about the history of Minx and how the ultra-popular service became such a hit. Celebrity manicuirst Lisa Logan talks about the fame from Minxing celebrities and how Beyonce's Minx manicure helped her become an overnight success.

Keywords: celebrities   consumer press   manicures   Minx   polish alternatives  

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  

Market Minx as a Natural Alternative

October 1, 2010  | Article

It’s not so surprising that a spa offering acupuncture, Ayurvedic counseling, and herbal consultations should shun traditional nail polish and artificial nails. Until recently The Dragontree Holistic Day Spa at the Portland International Airport turned away customers looking for nail care. In May the spa modified its menu to include manis and pedis with two options — a simple buff or Minx nail coatings.

Keywords: holistic   manicures   Minx   natural nail care   pedicures  

Trend Watch: Menswear for Women

October 1, 2010  | Article

Inspired by the polished looks of the opposite sex, women are donning softer versions of men’s staples like fitted blazers, pinstripes, and button-down shirts.

Keywords: nail art   trends  

A Minxed Man

September 21, 2010  | News

Beverly Hills, Calif., manicurist Rose Riggio (left) Minxed Aerosmith’s lead singer, Steven Tyler, in July. Tyler requested Flowers Minx on his toes, and Golden Lightning Cheetah on his fingers.

Keywords: celebrities   Minx   polish alternatives  

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  

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