<p><span>It&rsquo;s one big happy and busy family when it comes to <a href="http://www.youngnails.com">Young Nails</a> and beauty shows. Pictured above are Young Nails CEO Habib Salo (far right), president Greg Salo (second from right), and their parents Ted and Young Salo.</span></p>

It’s one big happy and busy family when it comes to Young Nails and beauty shows. Pictured above are Young Nails CEO Habib Salo (far right), president Greg Salo (second from right), and their parents Ted and Young Salo.

<p>Famous Names owners Jim and Linda Nordstrom, Ken Cooper, and educator Lisa Cooper (front) promoted their Dadi&rsquo;Oil 95% organic cuticle nail treatment.</p>

Famous Names owners Jim and Linda Nordstrom, Ken Cooper, and educator Lisa Cooper (front) promoted their Dadi’Oil 95% organic cuticle nail treatment.

<p>Sparkles Nail Product educators Angela Jones, Shelly Hill, DeDe Albino, and Theresa Blackwood showed off some new glitter colors.</p>

Sparkles Nail Product educators Angela Jones, Shelly Hill, DeDe Albino, and Theresa Blackwood showed off some new glitter colors.

<p>NailGrafx marketing manager Patrick Griffin, educator Mami Griffin, and Japan sales director Hiromi Kanaguchi promoted their extra thin adhesive nail ornaments.</p>

NailGrafx marketing manager Patrick Griffin, educator Mami Griffin, and Japan sales director Hiromi Kanaguchi promoted their extra thin adhesive nail ornaments.

<p>Sheekee International&rsquo;s Nickole Orton and Debbie Taylor promoted Sheekee and Vamp Nail wraps.</p>

Sheekee International’s Nickole Orton and Debbie Taylor promoted Sheekee and Vamp Nail wraps.

<p>NSI vice president of sales Stu Ludlow, Sarah Burel, Kristi Spencer, and Malinda Haggerty were eager to show off the latest colors of Polish Pro.</p>

NSI vice president of sales Stu Ludlow, Sarah Burel, Kristi Spencer, and Malinda Haggerty were eager to show off the latest colors of Polish Pro.

<p>President of Medicool Jay Lee and e-file expert and educator Rob Munkel were all smiles on the show floor.</p>

President of Medicool Jay Lee and e-file expert and educator Rob Munkel were all smiles on the show floor.

<p>Light Elegance CEO Jim McConnell wasn&rsquo;t too shy to demo his latest glitter gel on his neighboring booth exhibitors.</p>

Light Elegance CEO Jim McConnell wasn’t too shy to demo his latest glitter gel on his neighboring booth exhibitors.

<p>Akz&eacute;ntz educator Gina Silvestro <br />created these stunning butterfly nails.</p>

Akzéntz educator Gina Silvestro
created these stunning butterfly nails.

<p>Hand &amp; Nail Harmony CEO Danny Haile and education manager Thao Nguyen pose next to the new Gelish 18G LED Lamp.</p>

Hand & Nail Harmony CEO Danny Haile and education manager Thao Nguyen pose next to the new Gelish 18G LED Lamp.

<p>Estelina, president of Estelina&rsquo;s Spa Products, shows off her convenient carrying kit of pedicure products. Each product is a step with corresponding number on the pouch so a nail tech can easily apply a thorough deluxe spa pedicure on the go.</p>

Estelina, president of Estelina’s Spa Products, shows off her convenient carrying kit of pedicure products. Each product is a step with corresponding number on the pouch so a nail tech can easily apply a thorough deluxe spa pedicure on the go.

<p>Educators Cathy Isakson, Ashley Morrow, Jennifer Wood, and Myra Isakson had fun with glitter at the Elegant Glass booth.</p>

Educators Cathy Isakson, Ashley Morrow, Jennifer Wood, and Myra Isakson had fun with glitter at the Elegant Glass booth.

<p>Dazzle Dry sales/marketing manager Kathy Bachi (left) and Dr. Vivian Valenty demonstrated the use of their Dazzle Dry polish products.</p>

Dazzle Dry sales/marketing manager Kathy Bachi (left) and Dr. Vivian Valenty demonstrated the use of their Dazzle Dry polish products.

<p>CND&rsquo;s Lisa Wong (right) helped show attendee Stephanie Russo try out CND&rsquo;s new pure pigment and effects at the Additives nail bar.<br /><br /></p>

CND’s Lisa Wong (right) helped show attendee Stephanie Russo try out CND’s new pure pigment and effects at the Additives nail bar.

<p>Christrio educators Yuki Fukuda, My Anh Vo, Ann Nguyen, and owner Christine Le had a great time greeting show attendees.</p>

Christrio educators Yuki Fukuda, My Anh Vo, Ann Nguyen, and owner Christine Le had a great time greeting show attendees.

<p>China Glaze educator Lynn Long entertained show attendees with the use of the Magnetix magnetic polish line.</p>

China Glaze educator Lynn Long entertained show attendees with the use of the Magnetix magnetic polish line.

<p>Beauty Millennium&rsquo;s Vinh Lu and Dominic Do promoted a few of their products, including Gel On soak-off gel-polish.</p>

Beauty Millennium’s Vinh Lu and Dominic Do promoted a few of their products, including Gel On soak-off gel-polish.

<p>Backscratchers&rsquo; Diana Snipe buffs fellow educator Carol McCoy&rsquo;s nails at the company&rsquo;s nail station.</p>

Backscratchers’ Diana Snipe buffs fellow educator Carol McCoy’s nails at the company’s nail station.

<p>En Vogue&rsquo;s Shannon Trapp helped show attendees at their Lac It! gel polish station.</p>

En Vogue’s Shannon Trapp helped show attendees at their Lac It! gel polish station.

<p>En Vogue&rsquo;s Shannon Trapp helped show attendees at their Lac It! gel polish station.</p>

En Vogue’s Shannon Trapp helped show attendees at their Lac It! gel polish station.

<p>Nubar&rsquo;s Michelle Aab preps the hands of Amanda Saundra Rodriquez for competition.</p>

Nubar’s Michelle Aab preps the hands of Amanda Saundra Rodriquez for competition.

<p>Having fun at the Minx Nails booth, Jen Vellom, Crystal Rice, CMP, and Roslynn Reynoso did demos at the booth.</p>

Having fun at the Minx Nails booth, Jen Vellom, Crystal Rice, CMP, and Roslynn Reynoso did demos at the booth.

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<p><span>It&rsquo;s one big happy and busy family when it comes to <a href="http://www.youngnails.com">Young Nails</a> and beauty shows. Pictured above are Young Nails CEO Habib Salo (far right), president Greg Salo (second from right), and their parents Ted and Young Salo.</span></p>
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It’s one big happy and busy family when it comes to Young Nails and beauty shows. Pictured above are Young Nails CEO Habib Salo (far right), president Greg Salo (second from right), and their parents Ted and Young Salo.

<p>Famous Names owners Jim and Linda Nordstrom, Ken Cooper, and educator Lisa Cooper (front) promoted their Dadi&rsquo;Oil 95% organic cuticle nail treatment.</p>
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Famous Names owners Jim and Linda Nordstrom, Ken Cooper, and educator Lisa Cooper (front) promoted their Dadi’Oil 95% organic cuticle nail treatment.

<p>Sparkles Nail Product educators Angela Jones, Shelly Hill, DeDe Albino, and Theresa Blackwood showed off some new glitter colors.</p>
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Sparkles Nail Product educators Angela Jones, Shelly Hill, DeDe Albino, and Theresa Blackwood showed off some new glitter colors.

<p>NailGrafx marketing manager Patrick Griffin, educator Mami Griffin, and Japan sales director Hiromi Kanaguchi promoted their extra thin adhesive nail ornaments.</p>
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NailGrafx marketing manager Patrick Griffin, educator Mami Griffin, and Japan sales director Hiromi Kanaguchi promoted their extra thin adhesive nail ornaments.

<p>Sheekee International&rsquo;s Nickole Orton and Debbie Taylor promoted Sheekee and Vamp Nail wraps.</p>
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Sheekee International’s Nickole Orton and Debbie Taylor promoted Sheekee and Vamp Nail wraps.

<p>NSI vice president of sales Stu Ludlow, Sarah Burel, Kristi Spencer, and Malinda Haggerty were eager to show off the latest colors of Polish Pro.</p>
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NSI vice president of sales Stu Ludlow, Sarah Burel, Kristi Spencer, and Malinda Haggerty were eager to show off the latest colors of Polish Pro.

<p>President of Medicool Jay Lee and e-file expert and educator Rob Munkel were all smiles on the show floor.</p>
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President of Medicool Jay Lee and e-file expert and educator Rob Munkel were all smiles on the show floor.

<p>Light Elegance CEO Jim McConnell wasn&rsquo;t too shy to demo his latest glitter gel on his neighboring booth exhibitors.</p>
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Light Elegance CEO Jim McConnell wasn’t too shy to demo his latest glitter gel on his neighboring booth exhibitors.

<p>Akz&eacute;ntz educator Gina Silvestro <br />created these stunning butterfly nails.</p>
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Akzéntz educator Gina Silvestro
created these stunning butterfly nails.

<p>Hand &amp; Nail Harmony CEO Danny Haile and education manager Thao Nguyen pose next to the new Gelish 18G LED Lamp.</p>
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Hand & Nail Harmony CEO Danny Haile and education manager Thao Nguyen pose next to the new Gelish 18G LED Lamp.

<p>Estelina, president of Estelina&rsquo;s Spa Products, shows off her convenient carrying kit of pedicure products. Each product is a step with corresponding number on the pouch so a nail tech can easily apply a thorough deluxe spa pedicure on the go.</p>
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Estelina, president of Estelina’s Spa Products, shows off her convenient carrying kit of pedicure products. Each product is a step with corresponding number on the pouch so a nail tech can easily apply a thorough deluxe spa pedicure on the go.

<p>Educators Cathy Isakson, Ashley Morrow, Jennifer Wood, and Myra Isakson had fun with glitter at the Elegant Glass booth.</p>
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Educators Cathy Isakson, Ashley Morrow, Jennifer Wood, and Myra Isakson had fun with glitter at the Elegant Glass booth.

<p>Dazzle Dry sales/marketing manager Kathy Bachi (left) and Dr. Vivian Valenty demonstrated the use of their Dazzle Dry polish products.</p>
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Dazzle Dry sales/marketing manager Kathy Bachi (left) and Dr. Vivian Valenty demonstrated the use of their Dazzle Dry polish products.

<p>CND&rsquo;s Lisa Wong (right) helped show attendee Stephanie Russo try out CND&rsquo;s new pure pigment and effects at the Additives nail bar.<br /><br /></p>
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CND’s Lisa Wong (right) helped show attendee Stephanie Russo try out CND’s new pure pigment and effects at the Additives nail bar.

<p>Christrio educators Yuki Fukuda, My Anh Vo, Ann Nguyen, and owner Christine Le had a great time greeting show attendees.</p>
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Christrio educators Yuki Fukuda, My Anh Vo, Ann Nguyen, and owner Christine Le had a great time greeting show attendees.

<p>China Glaze educator Lynn Long entertained show attendees with the use of the Magnetix magnetic polish line.</p>
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China Glaze educator Lynn Long entertained show attendees with the use of the Magnetix magnetic polish line.

<p>Beauty Millennium&rsquo;s Vinh Lu and Dominic Do promoted a few of their products, including Gel On soak-off gel-polish.</p>
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Beauty Millennium’s Vinh Lu and Dominic Do promoted a few of their products, including Gel On soak-off gel-polish.

<p>Backscratchers&rsquo; Diana Snipe buffs fellow educator Carol McCoy&rsquo;s nails at the company&rsquo;s nail station.</p>
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Backscratchers’ Diana Snipe buffs fellow educator Carol McCoy’s nails at the company’s nail station.

<p>En Vogue&rsquo;s Shannon Trapp helped show attendees at their Lac It! gel polish station.</p>
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En Vogue’s Shannon Trapp helped show attendees at their Lac It! gel polish station.

<p>En Vogue&rsquo;s Shannon Trapp helped show attendees at their Lac It! gel polish station.</p>
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En Vogue’s Shannon Trapp helped show attendees at their Lac It! gel polish station.

<p>Nubar&rsquo;s Michelle Aab preps the hands of Amanda Saundra Rodriquez for competition.</p>
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Nubar’s Michelle Aab preps the hands of Amanda Saundra Rodriquez for competition.

<p>Having fun at the Minx Nails booth, Jen Vellom, Crystal Rice, CMP, and Roslynn Reynoso did demos at the booth.</p>
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Having fun at the Minx Nails booth, Jen Vellom, Crystal Rice, CMP, and Roslynn Reynoso did demos at the booth.

IBS Las Vegas, which took place June 9-11, 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, was teeming with enthusiastic beauty professionals. The show boasted hundreds of classes taught by esteemed educators and an exhibit hall filled with new products and demonstrations. The nail art competition featured highly skilled technicians and beautiful artistic designs, and the aisles bustled with professionals sampling and buying the latest wares.

Be sure to save the date for next year: June 22-24, 2013.


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