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ISSE Show Shines Through the Rain

by NLS Staff | April 3, 2008
<p>OPI&rsquo;s George Schaeffer isn&rsquo;t afraid to roll up his sleeves and get down to business. The company&rsquo;s spring India polish collection was a hit at the show.</p>
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OPI’s George Schaeffer isn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves and get down to business. The company’s spring India polish collection was a hit at the show.

<p>President of VB Cosmetics, Dr. Vivian Valenty earned her chemistry doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, and creates all of the formulas for products at VB Cosmetics. Here she is with NAILS assistant editor Tim Crowley holding her newest, Be Silky Callus Sprays with Tea Tree Oil and Lemongrass.</p>
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President of VB Cosmetics, Dr. Vivian Valenty earned her chemistry doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, and creates all of the formulas for products at VB Cosmetics. Here she is with NAILS assistant editor Tim Crowley holding her newest, Be Silky Callus Sprays with Tea Tree Oil and Lemongrass.

<p>Russian nail artist and AII&nbsp; educator Elena Maltseva had a constant crowd waiting to get a sample of one of her amazing designs. She placed first in the Veteran Handpainted Nail Art competition at the show.</p>
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Russian nail artist and AII  educator Elena Maltseva had a constant crowd waiting to get a sample of one of her amazing designs. She placed first in the Veteran Handpainted Nail Art competition at the show.

<p>Khanh Tran, a representative from the UFCW Local 5 union, stopped to catch up with Odyssey owner and top competitor Trang Nguyen.</p>
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Khanh Tran, a representative from the UFCW Local 5 union, stopped to catch up with Odyssey owner and top competitor Trang Nguyen.

<p>Chemists Jim McConnell and Doug Schoon (of Light Elegance and CND) talked shop on the floor.</p>
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Chemists Jim McConnell and Doug Schoon (of Light Elegance and CND) talked shop on the floor.

<p>Gaylein Ford held down the fort in the arena at the NSI booth.</p>
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Gaylein Ford held down the fort in the arena at the NSI booth.

<p>Fran Naparan, Donald Anderson, and Tina Dolan were just a few of the helpful CND staff members on-hand at the company&rsquo;s booth.</p>
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Fran Naparan, Donald Anderson, and Tina Dolan were just a few of the helpful CND staff members on-hand at the company’s booth.

<p>Chris Stevens (left), sales manager, and Richard Hurter, marketing director, take a break from working the Kupa booth to pose for a snapshot.</p>
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Chris Stevens (left), sales manager, and Richard Hurter, marketing director, take a break from working the Kupa booth to pose for a snapshot.

<p>FootsieBath founder Genya Vinokur lets NAILS managing editor Sree Roy try out the company&rsquo;s pedicure tub with disposable liners.</p>
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FootsieBath founder Genya Vinokur lets NAILS managing editor Sree Roy try out the company’s pedicure tub with disposable liners.

<p>European Touch&rsquo;s new &ldquo;Clean Touch&rdquo; basin has only one piece to remove, making it easier to clean to follow your state board&rsquo;s guidelines.</p>
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European Touch’s new “Clean Touch” basin has only one piece to remove, making it easier to clean to follow your state board’s guidelines.

<p>What do we have here? NAILS publisher Cyndy Drummey (right) caught up with BeautyTech.com webmaster and frequent NAILS contributor Debbie Doerrlamm in the press room.</p>
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What do we have here? NAILS publisher Cyndy Drummey (right) caught up with BeautyTech.com webmaster and frequent NAILS contributor Debbie Doerrlamm in the press room.

<p>Friends, salon owners, and Nail Tek educators Kesha Hackett (left) and SaVerne Smith, had fun attending the show.</p>
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Friends, salon owners, and Nail Tek educators Kesha Hackett (left) and SaVerne Smith, had fun attending the show.

<p>Nubar debuted a line of lotions that are paraben-free and available in four scents.</p>
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Nubar debuted a line of lotions that are paraben-free and available in four scents.

<p>Charisma president Lysa Comfort introduced us to the newest member of her team &mdash; director of education Charlie Land.</p>
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Charisma president Lysa Comfort introduced us to the newest member of her team — director of education Charlie Land.

<p>Lamoon&rsquo;s Don Tran was happy to work the show with his daughter Rosa.</p>
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Lamoon’s Don Tran was happy to work the show with his daughter Rosa.

<p>NAILS editor Hannah Lee stopped to chat with Christina Jahn and Arica Carpenter at the Star Nail booth, where the Cuccio Natural&eacute; Signature Service Enhancement Kits were the hot item.</p>
16/21

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NAILS editor Hannah Lee stopped to chat with Christina Jahn and Arica Carpenter at the Star Nail booth, where the Cuccio Naturalé Signature Service Enhancement Kits were the hot item.

<p>Belava unveiled five new colors for its pedicure tubs.</p>
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Belava unveiled five new colors for its pedicure tubs.

<p>INM educator Sara Holden performed a demo on Lisa Harcrow.</p>
18/21

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INM educator Sara Holden performed a demo on Lisa Harcrow.

<p>Brothers Habib and Greg Salo were literally larger than life in their impressive new Young Nails booth.</p>
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Brothers Habib and Greg Salo were literally larger than life in their impressive new Young Nails booth.

<p>NAILS managing editor Sree Roy interviewed OPI&rsquo;s executive VP and artistic director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann about spring and fall color trends. Listen to the interview at www.nailsmag.com/podcasts.</p>
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NAILS managing editor Sree Roy interviewed OPI’s executive VP and artistic director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann about spring and fall color trends. Listen to the interview at www.nailsmag.com/podcasts.

<p>Essie Cosmetics was promoting its polishes, lotions, and cuticle treatments at the show.</p>
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Essie Cosmetics was promoting its polishes, lotions, and cuticle treatments at the show.

<p>OPI&rsquo;s George Schaeffer isn&rsquo;t afraid to roll up his sleeves and get down to business. The company&rsquo;s spring India polish collection was a hit at the show.</p>
1/21
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OPI’s George Schaeffer isn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves and get down to business. The company’s spring India polish collection was a hit at the show.

<p>President of VB Cosmetics, Dr. Vivian Valenty earned her chemistry doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, and creates all of the formulas for products at VB Cosmetics. Here she is with NAILS assistant editor Tim Crowley holding her newest, Be Silky Callus Sprays with Tea Tree Oil and Lemongrass.</p>
2/21
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President of VB Cosmetics, Dr. Vivian Valenty earned her chemistry doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, and creates all of the formulas for products at VB Cosmetics. Here she is with NAILS assistant editor Tim Crowley holding her newest, Be Silky Callus Sprays with Tea Tree Oil and Lemongrass.

<p>Russian nail artist and AII&nbsp; educator Elena Maltseva had a constant crowd waiting to get a sample of one of her amazing designs. She placed first in the Veteran Handpainted Nail Art competition at the show.</p>
3/21
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Russian nail artist and AII  educator Elena Maltseva had a constant crowd waiting to get a sample of one of her amazing designs. She placed first in the Veteran Handpainted Nail Art competition at the show.

<p>Khanh Tran, a representative from the UFCW Local 5 union, stopped to catch up with Odyssey owner and top competitor Trang Nguyen.</p>
4/21
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Khanh Tran, a representative from the UFCW Local 5 union, stopped to catch up with Odyssey owner and top competitor Trang Nguyen.

<p>Chemists Jim McConnell and Doug Schoon (of Light Elegance and CND) talked shop on the floor.</p>
5/21
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Chemists Jim McConnell and Doug Schoon (of Light Elegance and CND) talked shop on the floor.

<p>Gaylein Ford held down the fort in the arena at the NSI booth.</p>
6/21
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Gaylein Ford held down the fort in the arena at the NSI booth.

<p>Fran Naparan, Donald Anderson, and Tina Dolan were just a few of the helpful CND staff members on-hand at the company&rsquo;s booth.</p>
7/21
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Fran Naparan, Donald Anderson, and Tina Dolan were just a few of the helpful CND staff members on-hand at the company’s booth.

<p>Chris Stevens (left), sales manager, and Richard Hurter, marketing director, take a break from working the Kupa booth to pose for a snapshot.</p>
8/21
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Chris Stevens (left), sales manager, and Richard Hurter, marketing director, take a break from working the Kupa booth to pose for a snapshot.

<p>FootsieBath founder Genya Vinokur lets NAILS managing editor Sree Roy try out the company&rsquo;s pedicure tub with disposable liners.</p>
9/21
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FootsieBath founder Genya Vinokur lets NAILS managing editor Sree Roy try out the company’s pedicure tub with disposable liners.

<p>European Touch&rsquo;s new &ldquo;Clean Touch&rdquo; basin has only one piece to remove, making it easier to clean to follow your state board&rsquo;s guidelines.</p>
10/21
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European Touch’s new “Clean Touch” basin has only one piece to remove, making it easier to clean to follow your state board’s guidelines.

<p>What do we have here? NAILS publisher Cyndy Drummey (right) caught up with BeautyTech.com webmaster and frequent NAILS contributor Debbie Doerrlamm in the press room.</p>
11/21
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What do we have here? NAILS publisher Cyndy Drummey (right) caught up with BeautyTech.com webmaster and frequent NAILS contributor Debbie Doerrlamm in the press room.

<p>Friends, salon owners, and Nail Tek educators Kesha Hackett (left) and SaVerne Smith, had fun attending the show.</p>
12/21
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Friends, salon owners, and Nail Tek educators Kesha Hackett (left) and SaVerne Smith, had fun attending the show.

<p>Nubar debuted a line of lotions that are paraben-free and available in four scents.</p>
13/21
Slider

Nubar debuted a line of lotions that are paraben-free and available in four scents.

<p>Charisma president Lysa Comfort introduced us to the newest member of her team &mdash; director of education Charlie Land.</p>
14/21
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Charisma president Lysa Comfort introduced us to the newest member of her team — director of education Charlie Land.

<p>Lamoon&rsquo;s Don Tran was happy to work the show with his daughter Rosa.</p>
15/21
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Lamoon’s Don Tran was happy to work the show with his daughter Rosa.

<p>NAILS editor Hannah Lee stopped to chat with Christina Jahn and Arica Carpenter at the Star Nail booth, where the Cuccio Natural&eacute; Signature Service Enhancement Kits were the hot item.</p>
16/21
Slider

NAILS editor Hannah Lee stopped to chat with Christina Jahn and Arica Carpenter at the Star Nail booth, where the Cuccio Naturalé Signature Service Enhancement Kits were the hot item.

<p>Belava unveiled five new colors for its pedicure tubs.</p>
17/21
Slider

Belava unveiled five new colors for its pedicure tubs.

<p>INM educator Sara Holden performed a demo on Lisa Harcrow.</p>
18/21
Slider

INM educator Sara Holden performed a demo on Lisa Harcrow.

<p>Brothers Habib and Greg Salo were literally larger than life in their impressive new Young Nails booth.</p>
19/21
Slider

Brothers Habib and Greg Salo were literally larger than life in their impressive new Young Nails booth.

<p>NAILS managing editor Sree Roy interviewed OPI&rsquo;s executive VP and artistic director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann about spring and fall color trends. Listen to the interview at www.nailsmag.com/podcasts.</p>
20/21
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NAILS managing editor Sree Roy interviewed OPI’s executive VP and artistic director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann about spring and fall color trends. Listen to the interview at www.nailsmag.com/podcasts.

<p>Essie Cosmetics was promoting its polishes, lotions, and cuticle treatments at the show.</p>
21/21
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Essie Cosmetics was promoting its polishes, lotions, and cuticle treatments at the show.

The first big show of the year, the International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE), kicked off in Long Beach, Calif., January 26-28, 2008. The show, hosted by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA), is the West Coast’s biggest show. More than 30,000 attendees visited booths from more than 465 exhibitors.

Attendees who battled the rare California downpour got to watch demos, take part in hands-on training, and attend educational classes, as well as purchase products at special show rates.

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by Katherine Fleming

Congratulations to Jodie Rahaley, who took the top spot in this year’s Mini Masterpiece nail art contest after entering the two previous years. Her detailed, contrasting rendition of “Urban Expressions” by Michael Lang impressed the judges. Other beautiful entries ranged from the ever-popular Vermeer to Dali and Basquiat.

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