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Julie Kandalec backstage at NYFW

Nail Design

Nail Artist Insider: 5 Tips to Working With Celebrities

by Maggie Mulhern

Julie Kandalec is the real deal in the nail world. She has done just about everything as a celebrity manicurist including fashion week, editorial and advertising campaigns and red carpet. Here she gives her top tips on working with celebrities as well as some of her favorite (and not so favorite) moments in her 20 year journey.

eauty innovators from the worlds of CBD, natural skincare, and hair talked business challenges...

Business

On My Mind: The Future of Beauty

by Beth Livesay

When it comes to nail products, the link between professional and consumer is undeniable. I have been to several industry events that catered to both pro and consumer, but recently I attended FounderMade Discovery, an event geared solely toward the future of consumer beauty, wellness, and food.

I was so excited to meet Amy Masters (right) and Anita Hug-Jones (left) at our Philadelphia...

Business

On My Mind: Creative Leadership

by Beth Livesay

I recently took my first MasterClass. I signed up when I saw that Vogue’s legendary editor-in-chief Anna Wintour would be talking about creativity and leadership. Here are some of the takeaways from the class that resonated with me the most — and that I think can be applied to doing nails as well.

"I want everyone to be themselves and be proud of that. I don't want to force anyone into a...

Business

How to Make Your Salon a Judgement-Free Zone

by Anne Moratto

By opening their hearts and minds, owners are creating cultures that embrace diversity. They're creating safe spaces that welcome transgender clients, building private rooms that protect a religious client's need for modesty, and hiring team members that can speak the languages reflected in their clientele. In turn, they're discovering their judgement-free attitude is a solid business strategy.

Lavette and the Season 6 finalists, along with CND’s Jan Arnold and Season 5 champion, Valerie...

Business

On My Mind: Seeing New Sites

by Beth Livesay

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of the new Nailsmag.com! The site took years of collaboration between editors, designers, consultants, our web team, and even some of you, our readers, to pull together. It was a huge undertaking and it often wasn’t easy, but I hope the resulting site is one you find useful for your business and one you genuinely enjoy scrolling through.

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