February 1, 2008
For NAILS’ 25th anniversary issue — our silver anniversary — veteran technician Tom Bachik created these impressive high-gloss, chrome nails for our cover shoot.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes celebrities chrome company anniversaries metallics
February 1, 2008
From nude to hot pink, nails were some of the season’s hottest accessories at the Spring 2008 fashion shows.
Keywords: fashion Fashion Week nail trends
January 1, 2008
Here are some links to articles and resources relating to the Vietnamese nail industry in the U.S.
Keywords: trends Vietnamese salon industry VietSALON
January 1, 2008
Congratulations go to Nobuko Inagaki of Nail Salon Ciel in Tokyo for her terrific shot of nails in the real world.
December 1, 2007
Young Nails educator Melissa Garcia of Studio 115 in Tulare, Calif., made these Rock Star Toes for NAILS’ December 2007 cover. Once you get the hang of it, a set takes only 15-20 minutes to complete.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes gel toenails glitter manufacturers educators rockstar nails
November 1, 2007
Square, round, squoval — you probably have a specialty and a preference to how you think a nail should look. But you can’t just do cookie-cutter nails on every client who walks through your door. Some individual attention and customization will wow your clients and make them loyal for life.
Keywords: learning new techniques nail shapes shaping nails
August 1, 2007
Ever dream of traveling the world with just the clothes on your back and your professional travel kit? Here’s what you could expect to find if you were a nail tech (or a client!) in other parts of the world.
Keywords: alternative careers international
June 1, 2006
This month's cover is a collaboration between NAILS Russia and NAILS Magazine.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes international Russia
February 1, 2006
Jessica-Marie Ellison, an instructor at Yorkville School of Makeup and Esthetics in Toronto, picked up the award for Nail Tech Artist of the Year.
Keywords: Canada Contessa Awards nail art nail art contests photographing nails
January 1, 2006
Inspired by Misa’s fall/winter lacquer collection, Femme, celebrity manicurist Elsbeth Schuetz creates six hot designs.
Keywords: fall nail art Misa Cosmetics seasonal nail art winter nail art
July 1, 2005
For the perfect makeover cover, we enlisted the help of two of the industry’s finest nail techs turned entrepreneurs — Entity Nail Couture’s Tom Holcomb and Tom Bachik.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes cover techs doing nails for photo shoots Tom Bachik Tom Holcomb
March 1, 2005
A client survey, conducted in conjunction with Allure Magazine, has some good news for professional salons.
Keywords: As I See It client surveys
January 1, 2005
The nail industry is ever-evolving. Nail veterans give us their take on the changes, both good and bad, they’ve witnessed firsthand and how they’ve grown throughout the years.
Keywords: acrylics education negative industry press pedicures trends
January 1, 2004
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With a year of nail technology classes under her belt, Tokyo-based cover tech Ami Seki is continuing her Education at Ci:z Nail Academy and also doing nails at Tout Soleil salon, where she has worked for about six months.
Keywords: Cover Tech Contest
November 1, 2003
Fabric and texture can be used to enliven the nails and coordinate with clothing.
Keywords: embellishments fabric nails French nail art French twists nail art