February 24, 2015
Japan’s largest nail industry organization, The Japan Nailist Association (JNA) unveiled “Gently, Graceful” as the nail art trend for spring and summer 2015.
June 15, 2014
As a leader in innovation, Japan is home to well-trained “nailists” whose looks frequently migrate stateside. Give your U.S. salon some Eastern flair by trying these styles.
November 25, 2013
Sculptural folds reminiscent of the Japanese paper art.
June 29, 2012
Mars The Salon, one of Tokyo’s most luxurious nail-care destinations, has opened its first outpost in North America with the debut of Mars The Salon Los Angeles.
April 24, 2012
Japanese for “cute” and “adorable,” it’s an art and fashion style that frequently features cartoonish characters, flourishes like bows and hearts, and the color pink.
February 1, 2008
A one-stop shop for luxury, the Japanese-inspired Ville de Coco nail salon is nestled on the ground floor of one of Waikiki’s most popular hotels, bringing in guests from around the world.
December 1, 2006
Hannah Lee reports from the Japan Nailist Association's third annual Japan Olymp Pics. This year, it was in Honolulu, bridging the gap between Japan and the United States..
May 1, 2005
Japanese people place a high premium on personal appearance. Combined with plenty of disposable income, the typical Japanese consumer is able to dedicate substantial time and resources to her appearance. Beauty professionals reap the rewards of this interest and are well-compensated for their efforts.
April 1, 2004
Tom Holcomb may no longer do nails at the salon, but he certainly isn’t out of practice. He often travels to Japan to educate Japanese nailists, so he has plenty of practice sculpting his beautiful nails.
December 1, 1997
Fads come and go in the blink of any eye, but Kenko Hino means to make nail care a classic fashion in Japan.
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