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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  

Catch the Momentum

September 1, 2010  | Article

With social networking, manufacturers’ advertising, and insider support, techs can be in the perfect position to catch the momentum when a wave of national attention sweeps over our industry. Are you poised to harness the power of the consumer press the next time there’s big news in our industry?

Keywords: adding new services   business   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   social media  

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  

Just My Type

August 1, 2010  | Article

Get the down low for how to cater to four common client types — the glamour girl, control freak, escapist, and eco-conscious client — with nail styles, colors, services, and more that are fine-tuned to the needs of each.

What Is...Rorschach Inkblot-inspired?

August 1, 2010  | Article

Designers express their personalities with patterns resembling the bilaterally symmetrical inkblots of the osychological Rorschach test.

Keywords: fashion   nail art   trends  

Hand & Harmony Gelish Color Gels

July 30, 2010  | Product

New from Hand & Harmony comes Gelish Color Gels. The gels apply like polish with a twist cap and applicator, but are cured in a lamp like gels. 

Keywords: gels   Hand & Nail Harmony   soak-off gels  

Mooned Over Jessica Biel's Mani

July 28, 2010  | News

Glamour girl Jessica Biel sports a half-moon manicure that’s easy to get in four quick steps.

Keywords: celebrities   consumer press   moon manicures   polish   polish techniques  

Dashing Diva French Wrap Manicure

July 21, 2010  | Product

Dashing Diva’s French Wrap Manicure gives you a quick, easy, and perfect French that really lasts.

Keywords: Dashing Diva   French manicures   learning new techniques   manicure accessories   polish alternatives  

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