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The 2012 International Salon & Spa Expo Long Beach (ISSE Long Beach) saw an energetic crowd of over 40,000 beauty professionals (up slightly from 2011) from around the world attend the show.
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Unleash your and your clients’ feisty sides with animal print-inspired nail art. With a stroke of your brush, a leopard can change its spots or a zebra can magically become rainbow-hued.
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Turn passers-by into walk-in clients with a creative window display. Six salons share the displays that work for them.
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NAILS would like to salute all the masters of their craft who submitted entries to our annual Mini-Masterpiece Contest. Special congratulations go to Vaida Indrasiute-Stefanek of Wisconsin Dells, Wis., who took on Van Gogh and triumphed.
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We saw tons of custom nail designs – created to specifically complement the presented garments. There were some fierce brights, inspired by the ’60s.
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Decorating these must-have items, such as disinfectant jars and trays, is a great way to get a customized look while also drawing clients’ attention to your focus on salon sanitation.
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First there were a dozen finalists, now there’s one winner. Nail tech Ruth Deruddere of Belgium captured the most votes in this year’s Cover Tech Contest with her oh-so-lovely nail design that employs a water-marbling technique.
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Let the [Nail] Games Begin.
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The International Beauty Expo took place October 23 and 24 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California.
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NAILS announces 2011 Readers' Choice Award winners and finalists.
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Festive red is a terrific holiday color for your clients’ nails. We challenged nail artists with creating monochromatic nails, using only shades of red, to inspire you. We love the depth of shades and the creative textures (rhinestones! feathers!) that give these designs a dynamic quality that rivals more typical multicolored designs.
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Nail Art Thinks Different. This one is for the dried flowers, the rhinestones, the pieces of mylar who dare to stand out and be noticed, who push nail art forward to the next generation...
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Nail techs (and others in the beauty industry) are a creative bunch. We've rounded up some nail-themed tattoos for techs who show their love for their career on their skin.
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Deck your salons with the latest and greatest holiday-themed products, and celebrate the holiday season in style.
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A good, sturdy pair of cuticle nippers is a standard piece of equipment for every nail tech. They are a necessary tool to help keep the cuticle and nail plate clean and well maintained. Here’s a sampling of what is currently on the market.
A fungus infection of the nail that is usually caused when moisture seeps between an artificial nail and the free edge of the nail; mold starts with a...
What is causing the deep horizontal ridges and swollen cuticles in my client’s nails?
How do you track your sales and other records throughout the year?
Is there a business-related New Year’s resolution you find yourself making every year?
Do your clients ask about polish being “three-free”?
Reader to Reader: Are you still loyal to the product brands you learned with in nail school?
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