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The Right Time, the Right Product

February 1, 2003  | Article

The original goal of NAILS is still true today. 

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   Danny Haile   history of nail care  

Just My Opinion: Ours Is the Oldest and Strongest Industry

February 1, 1999  | Article

Keywords: history of nail care   professionalism  

Industry Pioneer Passes On

April 1, 1997  | News

Keywords: distributors   history of nail care  

History Buffs, Historical Buffers

May 1, 1996  | Article

The art of manicuring has a past worth preserving, and a few pioneering collectors have already started to save fascinating nail memorabilia from the 1930s, 1920s, and even earlier.

Keywords: history of nail care  

War and Peace and Nail Polish

January 1, 1996  | Article

Years ago someone discovered that nitrocellulose, treated properly, could be transformed into a hard and glossy enamel. 

Keywords: history of nail care   how products are made   nail polish  

Orly International — Made in Hollywood

December 1, 1995  | Article

Orly not only launched the French Manicure, but promoted its development into the fashion statement it remains today.

Keywords: company profiles   French manicures   history of nail care   Jeff Pink   Myriam Clifford  

Is the French Manicure Really French?

May 1, 1995  | Article

Keywords: French manicures   history of nail care   Jeff Pink   Orly  

Industry Pioneer Mona Hamlin has Retired, But Her Legend Lives On

January 1, 1995  | Article

When she opened her first salon in 1971, nails were still a noveltry. Since then, Hamlin has sold mroe than 50 salons, and nail care has become a billion-dollar industry.

Keywords: history of nail care  

Nail Polish History Dates Back to 3200 B.C.

January 1, 1995  | Article

Did you know that at one time black was the favorite color applied to fingernails, and that men — not women — wore it?

Keywords: history of nail care   polish  

Don't Know Much About History

January 1, 1995  | Article

Just when you thought school was behind you, here’s a short history lesson in nails.

Keywords: history of nail care   polish  

Editor's Note: How It All Began

February 1, 1993  | Article

Founding NAILS publishers Peter Grimes and John Cipriano had an idea for a magazine. As they outlined their purpose in their first pub­lishers' note, they said they wanted to “strengthen those involved with the nail industry by providing decision-making information on current industry issues, economic trends, man­agement styles, sales and marketing techniques, and coverage of any and all events important to the further development of the nails industry”

Keywords: Gary Sperling   George Schaeffer   history of nail care   Jack Sperling   Tony Cuccio  

Nail Fashions Change

January 14, 1993  | Article

From points to ovals to squares to anything goes, manufacturers borrow from the dental, plastics, and prosthetics industries

Keywords: history of nail care  

Acrylics: 1970 1980

June 1, 1991  | Article

Since its origins in dentistry, acrylic for nails has improved steadily. What does the future hold for this product?

Keywords: acrylics   history of nail care   MMA  

Salon Profile of Helen Gourley, Nail Pioneer

November 1, 1985  | Article

Looking Back At 30 Years In The Business With A Sense of Triumph

Keywords: history of nail care  

What is OPI? The Real Question May Be “Who”

December 1, 1984  | Article

What is it that goes into OPI sculptured nail products? Personality…and lots of it. The personalities of the two key individuals who run and manage this acrylic product firm, and the imprint they have left on the three-year-old Southern California company, tell as much about their product as any chemical analysis…and probably more. A company’s policies and style are very much a reflection of the people who run it. Therefore, the question is not necessarily “what is OPI?” but “Who is OPI?”

Keywords: company profiles   George Schaeffer   history of nail care   OPI Products   Suzi Weiss-Fischmann  

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