It is especially gratifying, they all agreed, to be presented with a Who’s Who Readers’ Choice Award because the honor comes from the people who actually use the products – the nail technicians themselves. The 1991 Who’s Who Readers’ Choice Awards were presented on behalf of the readers of NAILS Magazine at a black-tie event at the Los Angeles Airport Hyatt on March 23, 1991.
NAILS editor and the evening’s co-host Cyndy Drummey thanked everyone for their participation in the event and noted that the audience included several industry leaders who were not among the nominees, as well as representatives from as far away as the United Kingdom, an indication that when the readers of NAILS Magazine speak, the industry listens. More than recognition for the best products or the best marketing, the awards are, Drummey explained, designed to encourage reader interaction both with industry marketers and the magazine.
Norm Freed, a business consultant for the beauty industry once again co-hosted the awards. Peter Grimes, founding publisher of NAILS, took a few minutes to acknowledge all those involved in producing the magazine and putting on the trade shows.
Ed Bobit, chairman of Bobit Publishing, which publishes NAILS, thanked all the nail industry luminaries in attendance.
When all the statuettes were presented, all the staffs thanked, and all the congratulations exchanged, guests loosened their black ties and hit the dance floor.
And, true to form, despite the hearty partying, exhibitors were up bright and early Sunday for the NAILS LAX Show. After all, this is an industry that likes to party, but one that always knows when to get down to business.
THE 1991 NAILS MAGAZINE READERS’ CHOICES
ACRYLIC LINE: OPI Products Inc.
ODORLESS/NON-ODOR LINE: OPI Products Inc.
GEL SYSTEM: International Beauty Design (IBD)
TIPS: Creative Nail Design
FIBERGLASS WRAP SYSTEM: Backscratchers
SILK WRAP SYSTEM: Backscratchers
FILE/FILING SYSTEM: Creative Nail Design
MANICURING IMPLEMENT: Mehaz International
NAIL ART SYSTEM: San Francisco Nails
NAIL JEWELRY: Joyart Jewelry Co.
NATURAL NAIL TREATMENTS: Develop 10
NAIL POLISH: OPI Products Inc.
PEDICURE LINE: Gena Laboratories
SALON FURNITURE: Kayline Enterprises
SANITATION/STERILIZATION SYSTEM: Calvert International
VENTILATION SYSTEM: Kayline Enterprises
PACKAGING DESIGN: OPI Products Inc.
EDUCATIONAL VIDEO: Creative Nail Design
EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR PRESENTATION: Tammy Taylor Nails
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