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On My Mind: Perception — Is It Everything?

A fter going through countless NAILS Next Top Nail Artist applications, I noticed a pattern emerging. The application process consists of two essay questions. This year one of the questions we asked was, “If you could change one thing in the nail industry, what would it be?” The responses broke down into three camps: 1) competition 2) education 3) perception.

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On My Mind: Caring, Not Scaring

The truth is, there are a lot of scary topics within our industry.

On My Mind: Staying Polished

NAILS executive editor Beth elaborates on Polish Preview and the goings-on behind the scenes of other NAILS shoots. 

On My Mind: Make It New

Executive editor Beth Livesay discusses the demand for newness and encourages nail professionals to try something different. 

On My Mind: Oh the Places You'll Go

June marks graduation month for many. I remember one high school teacher referencing Dr. Seuss’s “Oh the Places You’ll Go” when our class walked the graduation stage. I’m reminded of this book again as another season of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist comes to a close. 

On My Mind: Best Foot Forward

Executive editor Beth Livesay invites you to the Foot Forward Summit.

On My Mind: Nine Things I Learned After Facebook Live

Live video now gets more play and Facebook is encouraging content that’s personal and conversation-worthy. Here’s what I’ve learned from my time on air, in case this is something you’d like to try on your own Facebook page.

On My Mind: What a Year!

2018 marks the 35th anniversary of NAILS Magazine — and the nail industry loves an anniversary.

On My Mind: Local Color

I recently returned from what I’m calling my Salon Fanatic Tour. The beauty of this tour is that it was eight days, 18 salons, and 2,730 miles worth of pure engagement. I wanted to meet our readers and potential readers and do something bold in the process.

On My Mind: Focus On You

NAILS invited guest editor and NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Season 4 winner Tracey Lee to tell us about her whirlwind past year and offer advice to techs who’d like to make 2018 their best year ever!