<p>ViBa Nippers&rsquo;&nbsp; Nguyen Ngoc Thhuy Trang and managing director Choy Cheok Wing showcased the company&rsquo;s Vietnam-manufacturered nippers.</p>

ViBa Nippers’  Nguyen Ngoc Thhuy Trang and managing director Choy Cheok Wing showcased the company’s Vietnam-manufacturered nippers.

<p>LeChat educator Connie Le explained the company&rsquo;s new Perfect Match Gel Polish and Nail Lacquer set to booth visitors.</p>

LeChat educator Connie Le explained the company’s new Perfect Match Gel Polish and Nail Lacquer set to booth visitors.

<p>Soft Touch president Louise Rudolph stands with marketing manager Shelley Taylor-Wilson. The two had new Cool Blue Buffers to display as well as the classic Overcoat line and hand files.</p>

Soft Touch president Louise Rudolph stands with marketing manager Shelley Taylor-Wilson. The two had new Cool Blue Buffers to display as well as the classic Overcoat line and hand files.

<p>Nails 2000 had a nice sampling of super-glittery nail tips. The Garden Grove, Calif.-based company has a wide range of pre-designed nail tips in multiple shapes and sizes.</p>

Nails 2000 had a nice sampling of super-glittery nail tips. The Garden Grove, Calif.-based company has a wide range of pre-designed nail tips in multiple shapes and sizes.

<p>Beauty bloggers Melissa Osburn (The Daily Nail) and Michelle Mismas (All Lacquered Up) stopped by the NAILS booth to say hi and rave about all the new nail products they saw at the show.</p>

Beauty bloggers Melissa Osburn (The Daily Nail) and Michelle Mismas (All Lacquered Up) stopped by the NAILS booth to say hi and rave about all the new nail products they saw at the show.

<p>alifornia Mango&rsquo;s CEO Rudy Lenzkes stands next to his display of new products, including extra strength hydrating lotions and creams.</p>

alifornia Mango’s CEO Rudy Lenzkes stands next to his display of new products, including extra strength hydrating lotions and creams.

<p>Bellissima International&rsquo;s Debra Martin, Marnie Hadley, and John Hadley enhanced their company&rsquo;s branding by donning matching show outfits and handing out customized M&amp;Ms.</p>

Bellissima International’s Debra Martin, Marnie Hadley, and John Hadley enhanced their company’s branding by donning matching show outfits and handing out customized M&Ms.

<p>Trina Ngo of KDS Nails shows off KDS&rsquo; new Naked Gel line. The gels are soak-off, come in large 15-ml. containers, and provide excellent wearability and color choice.</p>

Trina Ngo of KDS Nails shows off KDS’ new Naked Gel line. The gels are soak-off, come in large 15-ml. containers, and provide excellent wearability and color choice.

<p><a href="http://www.nailsmag.com/SallyBeauty/" target="_blank">Sally Beauty Supply</a> gave vendors Cosmetic Design Group, Namast&eacute; Laboratories, Betty Dain Creations (shown), and Zotos International its &ldquo;Partners in Progress&rdquo; award.</p>

Sally Beauty Supply gave vendors Cosmetic Design Group, Namasté Laboratories, Betty Dain Creations (shown), and Zotos International its “Partners in Progress” award.

<p>Akz&eacute;ntz&rsquo;s Gina Silvestro did a gel demo and talked excitedly about the company&rsquo;s 12 new gel colors.</p>

Akzéntz’s Gina Silvestro did a gel demo and talked excitedly about the company’s 12 new gel colors.

<p>Medicool&rsquo;s Mary Davis and Steve Wallace talked about the company&rsquo;s new 2-way Carbide Bits.</p>

Medicool’s Mary Davis and Steve Wallace talked about the company’s new 2-way Carbide Bits.

<p>A truly family-run business, Continuum president Joe Galati (center) poses with two of his sons, Andrew and Tony.</p>

A truly family-run business, Continuum president Joe Galati (center) poses with two of his sons, Andrew and Tony.

<p>Kupa&rsquo;s Sarah Smith, Richard Hurter, and Robert Arthur, welcomed their Japanese business associate, Hirofumi Matsugi (second from right). The company is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its signature U-Power e-file this year.</p>

Kupa’s Sarah Smith, Richard Hurter, and Robert Arthur, welcomed their Japanese business associate, Hirofumi Matsugi (second from right). The company is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its signature U-Power e-file this year.

<p>NAILS associate editor Tim Crowley poses with Star Nail&rsquo;s Arica Carpenter, who was excited to show off the company&rsquo;s new Eco Pretty Tough Manicure soak-off gels.</p>

NAILS associate editor Tim Crowley poses with Star Nail’s Arica Carpenter, who was excited to show off the company’s new Eco Pretty Tough Manicure soak-off gels.

<p>Footlogix&rsquo;s Tanya Palladino, Vicki Malo, Murray Smith, Katharin von Gavel, Keith Grader, and C.J. Adams were serene on the spa side of the show.</p>

Footlogix’s Tanya Palladino, Vicki Malo, Murray Smith, Katharin von Gavel, Keith Grader, and C.J. Adams were serene on the spa side of the show.

<p>Glam and Glits&rsquo; Michael Duong and Ana Katrina Tan showcased the company&rsquo;s Aquatic Nail tips.</p>

Glam and Glits’ Michael Duong and Ana Katrina Tan showcased the company’s Aquatic Nail tips.

<p>Precision&rsquo;s Sophia Tran poses behind the company&rsquo;s new Dreamy polish collection. Lamoon comes out with new seasonal shades throughout the year, with fun collections like Color FX, Get Loud, and Glam Rock.</p>

Precision’s Sophia Tran poses behind the company’s new Dreamy polish collection. Lamoon comes out with new seasonal shades throughout the year, with fun collections like Color FX, Get Loud, and Glam Rock.

<p>Managing editor Sree Roy tried out Gulfstream&rsquo;s La Rosa chair.</p>

Managing editor Sree Roy tried out Gulfstream’s La Rosa chair.

<p>The Tip Jar offers fun nail tips in &ldquo;any style, any color.&rdquo;</p>

The Tip Jar offers fun nail tips in “any style, any color.”

<p>Roberta Rondo, Gloria Abraskin, Al Abraskin, and Gianluigi Cappi pose for a photo at the It&rsquo;s So Easy booth.</p>

Roberta Rondo, Gloria Abraskin, Al Abraskin, and Gianluigi Cappi pose for a photo at the It’s So Easy booth.

<p>The Essie booth was fun and flirty, making a story out of many of Essie&rsquo;s most popular polish names.</p>

The Essie booth was fun and flirty, making a story out of many of Essie’s most popular polish names.

<p>Art Club has a new line of nail art adhesives called Glam. The adhesives give full coverage for quick and easy nail art, and come in different design themes like Vivid Zebra, Rock Star, Hearts of Gold, and many more.</p>

Art Club has a new line of nail art adhesives called Glam. The adhesives give full coverage for quick and easy nail art, and come in different design themes like Vivid Zebra, Rock Star, Hearts of Gold, and many more.

<p>Spilo&rsquo;s Sally Ferguson and Susan Durbin manned the booth and explained to clients the craftsmanship of Mehaz implements as well as the other brands offered by the company.</p>

Spilo’s Sally Ferguson and Susan Durbin manned the booth and explained to clients the craftsmanship of Mehaz implements as well as the other brands offered by the company.

<p>Hand &amp; Nail Harmony&rsquo;s David Daniel and Danny Haile had a new LED light on hand, which makes applying Gelish even quicker than with a regular UV lamp.</p>

Hand & Nail Harmony’s David Daniel and Danny Haile had a new LED light on hand, which makes applying Gelish even quicker than with a regular UV lamp.

<p>Wax &lsquo;n Waxing&rsquo;s Daniel Cepeda, Patricia Cepeda, and Baxter Cepeda were happy to talk about the new bulk ordering discounts the company now offers.</p>

Wax ‘n Waxing’s Daniel Cepeda, Patricia Cepeda, and Baxter Cepeda were happy to talk about the new bulk ordering discounts the company now offers.

<p>European Touch&rsquo;s Sheila Newkirk and Dawn Holz stand astride the Sogno Spa, which gives full arm, back, and lower torso massages while the client lets her feet soak.</p>

European Touch’s Sheila Newkirk and Dawn Holz stand astride the Sogno Spa, which gives full arm, back, and lower torso massages while the client lets her feet soak.

<p>This cute little bag of basic supplies is SpaRitual&rsquo;s new school kit.</p>

This cute little bag of basic supplies is SpaRitual’s new school kit.

<p>Peter Sarkissian, Jessica Vartoughian, Alexander Sarkissian, and Valerie Celia pose with Lola (left), the new face of GELeration, Jessica&rsquo;s new brush-on gel polish.</p>

Peter Sarkissian, Jessica Vartoughian, Alexander Sarkissian, and Valerie Celia pose with Lola (left), the new face of GELeration, Jessica’s new brush-on gel polish.

<p>Maggie Moreno, Noubar Abrahamian, and new education director Vicki Peters were eagerly greeting attendees to show Nubar&rsquo;s expanded range of products, including spa products, gels, and nail art accessories.</p>

Maggie Moreno, Noubar Abrahamian, and new education director Vicki Peters were eagerly greeting attendees to show Nubar’s expanded range of products, including spa products, gels, and nail art accessories.

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<p>ViBa Nippers&rsquo;&nbsp; Nguyen Ngoc Thhuy Trang and managing director Choy Cheok Wing showcased the company&rsquo;s Vietnam-manufacturered nippers.</p>
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ViBa Nippers’  Nguyen Ngoc Thhuy Trang and managing director Choy Cheok Wing showcased the company’s Vietnam-manufacturered nippers.

<p>LeChat educator Connie Le explained the company&rsquo;s new Perfect Match Gel Polish and Nail Lacquer set to booth visitors.</p>
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LeChat educator Connie Le explained the company’s new Perfect Match Gel Polish and Nail Lacquer set to booth visitors.

<p>Soft Touch president Louise Rudolph stands with marketing manager Shelley Taylor-Wilson. The two had new Cool Blue Buffers to display as well as the classic Overcoat line and hand files.</p>
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Soft Touch president Louise Rudolph stands with marketing manager Shelley Taylor-Wilson. The two had new Cool Blue Buffers to display as well as the classic Overcoat line and hand files.

<p>Nails 2000 had a nice sampling of super-glittery nail tips. The Garden Grove, Calif.-based company has a wide range of pre-designed nail tips in multiple shapes and sizes.</p>
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Nails 2000 had a nice sampling of super-glittery nail tips. The Garden Grove, Calif.-based company has a wide range of pre-designed nail tips in multiple shapes and sizes.

<p>Beauty bloggers Melissa Osburn (The Daily Nail) and Michelle Mismas (All Lacquered Up) stopped by the NAILS booth to say hi and rave about all the new nail products they saw at the show.</p>
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Beauty bloggers Melissa Osburn (The Daily Nail) and Michelle Mismas (All Lacquered Up) stopped by the NAILS booth to say hi and rave about all the new nail products they saw at the show.

<p>alifornia Mango&rsquo;s CEO Rudy Lenzkes stands next to his display of new products, including extra strength hydrating lotions and creams.</p>
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alifornia Mango’s CEO Rudy Lenzkes stands next to his display of new products, including extra strength hydrating lotions and creams.

<p>Bellissima International&rsquo;s Debra Martin, Marnie Hadley, and John Hadley enhanced their company&rsquo;s branding by donning matching show outfits and handing out customized M&amp;Ms.</p>
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Bellissima International’s Debra Martin, Marnie Hadley, and John Hadley enhanced their company’s branding by donning matching show outfits and handing out customized M&Ms.

<p>Trina Ngo of KDS Nails shows off KDS&rsquo; new Naked Gel line. The gels are soak-off, come in large 15-ml. containers, and provide excellent wearability and color choice.</p>
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Trina Ngo of KDS Nails shows off KDS’ new Naked Gel line. The gels are soak-off, come in large 15-ml. containers, and provide excellent wearability and color choice.

<p><a href="http://www.nailsmag.com/SallyBeauty/" target="_blank">Sally Beauty Supply</a> gave vendors Cosmetic Design Group, Namast&eacute; Laboratories, Betty Dain Creations (shown), and Zotos International its &ldquo;Partners in Progress&rdquo; award.</p>
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Sally Beauty Supply gave vendors Cosmetic Design Group, Namasté Laboratories, Betty Dain Creations (shown), and Zotos International its “Partners in Progress” award.

<p>Akz&eacute;ntz&rsquo;s Gina Silvestro did a gel demo and talked excitedly about the company&rsquo;s 12 new gel colors.</p>
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Akzéntz’s Gina Silvestro did a gel demo and talked excitedly about the company’s 12 new gel colors.

<p>Medicool&rsquo;s Mary Davis and Steve Wallace talked about the company&rsquo;s new 2-way Carbide Bits.</p>
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Medicool’s Mary Davis and Steve Wallace talked about the company’s new 2-way Carbide Bits.

<p>A truly family-run business, Continuum president Joe Galati (center) poses with two of his sons, Andrew and Tony.</p>
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A truly family-run business, Continuum president Joe Galati (center) poses with two of his sons, Andrew and Tony.

<p>Kupa&rsquo;s Sarah Smith, Richard Hurter, and Robert Arthur, welcomed their Japanese business associate, Hirofumi Matsugi (second from right). The company is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its signature U-Power e-file this year.</p>
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Kupa’s Sarah Smith, Richard Hurter, and Robert Arthur, welcomed their Japanese business associate, Hirofumi Matsugi (second from right). The company is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its signature U-Power e-file this year.

<p>NAILS associate editor Tim Crowley poses with Star Nail&rsquo;s Arica Carpenter, who was excited to show off the company&rsquo;s new Eco Pretty Tough Manicure soak-off gels.</p>
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NAILS associate editor Tim Crowley poses with Star Nail’s Arica Carpenter, who was excited to show off the company’s new Eco Pretty Tough Manicure soak-off gels.

<p>Footlogix&rsquo;s Tanya Palladino, Vicki Malo, Murray Smith, Katharin von Gavel, Keith Grader, and C.J. Adams were serene on the spa side of the show.</p>
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Footlogix’s Tanya Palladino, Vicki Malo, Murray Smith, Katharin von Gavel, Keith Grader, and C.J. Adams were serene on the spa side of the show.

<p>Glam and Glits&rsquo; Michael Duong and Ana Katrina Tan showcased the company&rsquo;s Aquatic Nail tips.</p>
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Glam and Glits’ Michael Duong and Ana Katrina Tan showcased the company’s Aquatic Nail tips.

<p>Precision&rsquo;s Sophia Tran poses behind the company&rsquo;s new Dreamy polish collection. Lamoon comes out with new seasonal shades throughout the year, with fun collections like Color FX, Get Loud, and Glam Rock.</p>
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Precision’s Sophia Tran poses behind the company’s new Dreamy polish collection. Lamoon comes out with new seasonal shades throughout the year, with fun collections like Color FX, Get Loud, and Glam Rock.

<p>Managing editor Sree Roy tried out Gulfstream&rsquo;s La Rosa chair.</p>
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Managing editor Sree Roy tried out Gulfstream’s La Rosa chair.

<p>The Tip Jar offers fun nail tips in &ldquo;any style, any color.&rdquo;</p>
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The Tip Jar offers fun nail tips in “any style, any color.”

<p>Roberta Rondo, Gloria Abraskin, Al Abraskin, and Gianluigi Cappi pose for a photo at the It&rsquo;s So Easy booth.</p>
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Roberta Rondo, Gloria Abraskin, Al Abraskin, and Gianluigi Cappi pose for a photo at the It’s So Easy booth.

<p>The Essie booth was fun and flirty, making a story out of many of Essie&rsquo;s most popular polish names.</p>
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The Essie booth was fun and flirty, making a story out of many of Essie’s most popular polish names.

<p>Art Club has a new line of nail art adhesives called Glam. The adhesives give full coverage for quick and easy nail art, and come in different design themes like Vivid Zebra, Rock Star, Hearts of Gold, and many more.</p>
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Art Club has a new line of nail art adhesives called Glam. The adhesives give full coverage for quick and easy nail art, and come in different design themes like Vivid Zebra, Rock Star, Hearts of Gold, and many more.

<p>Spilo&rsquo;s Sally Ferguson and Susan Durbin manned the booth and explained to clients the craftsmanship of Mehaz implements as well as the other brands offered by the company.</p>
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Spilo’s Sally Ferguson and Susan Durbin manned the booth and explained to clients the craftsmanship of Mehaz implements as well as the other brands offered by the company.

<p>Hand &amp; Nail Harmony&rsquo;s David Daniel and Danny Haile had a new LED light on hand, which makes applying Gelish even quicker than with a regular UV lamp.</p>
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Hand & Nail Harmony’s David Daniel and Danny Haile had a new LED light on hand, which makes applying Gelish even quicker than with a regular UV lamp.

<p>Wax &lsquo;n Waxing&rsquo;s Daniel Cepeda, Patricia Cepeda, and Baxter Cepeda were happy to talk about the new bulk ordering discounts the company now offers.</p>
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Wax ‘n Waxing’s Daniel Cepeda, Patricia Cepeda, and Baxter Cepeda were happy to talk about the new bulk ordering discounts the company now offers.

<p>European Touch&rsquo;s Sheila Newkirk and Dawn Holz stand astride the Sogno Spa, which gives full arm, back, and lower torso massages while the client lets her feet soak.</p>
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European Touch’s Sheila Newkirk and Dawn Holz stand astride the Sogno Spa, which gives full arm, back, and lower torso massages while the client lets her feet soak.

<p>This cute little bag of basic supplies is SpaRitual&rsquo;s new school kit.</p>
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This cute little bag of basic supplies is SpaRitual’s new school kit.

<p>Peter Sarkissian, Jessica Vartoughian, Alexander Sarkissian, and Valerie Celia pose with Lola (left), the new face of GELeration, Jessica&rsquo;s new brush-on gel polish.</p>
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Peter Sarkissian, Jessica Vartoughian, Alexander Sarkissian, and Valerie Celia pose with Lola (left), the new face of GELeration, Jessica’s new brush-on gel polish.

<p>Maggie Moreno, Noubar Abrahamian, and new education director Vicki Peters were eagerly greeting attendees to show Nubar&rsquo;s expanded range of products, including spa products, gels, and nail art accessories.</p>
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Maggie Moreno, Noubar Abrahamian, and new education director Vicki Peters were eagerly greeting attendees to show Nubar’s expanded range of products, including spa products, gels, and nail art accessories.

Gels continued their recent boom at Cosmoprof North America. There were more soak-off gels, more colored gels, and at least 10 companies showcasing the hottest trend right now — brush-on gel polish lines. Look for complete coverage in next month’s issue on all the trends and new products we saw at the show.

Cosmoprof North America, held July 18-20 in Las Vegas, brought more than 700 exhibiting companies to a sold-out show floor along with 25,000 qualified attendees that included importers, distributors, manufacturers, and global beauty leaders — all under one roof. As in years past, Cosmoprof North America (which covers an impressive 182,986-sq.-ft.) offered a platform for attendees and exhibitors to connect, see new products, and conduct meaningful business meetings. Next year the show will be held July 24-26 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.