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30th Anniversary

On My Mind: A Look Back and a Look Ahead

Editor Hannah Lee celebrates NAILS Magazine's 30th anniversary while looking to the future with a new nail art contest.

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The Story Behind 30 Nails to Commemorate 30 Years

For our June issue story in which we had nail artists offer their own takes on NAILS Magazine’s pearl anniversary, we also asked each artist to explain the inspiration behind her designs and why NAILS Magazine has a special place in her heart. The explanations are below.

30 Nails to Commemorate 30 Years

10 nail artists offers their own takes on NAILS Magazine’s 30th anniversary — from incorporating the traditional gift of pearls to creating her own spin on a favorite NAILS cover to showcasing what the magazine has meant to her over the years.

NAILS Magazine 30th Anniversary Nail Art by Robin Moses

We're celebrating our 30th anniversary all year long. For our June 2013 issue, we asked 10 nail artists to create 3 nail art designst to commerate the occasion. Nail tech Robin Moses (www.robinmoses.com) provided a step-by-step video for her three designs.

On My Mind: Every Cover Has a Story Behind It

Editor Hannah Lee takes a walk down memory lane to share her favorite covers in our 30-year history.

Cover Look: Pearl Anniversary (NAILS February 2013)

NAILS Magazine's 30th anniversary cover features celebrity nail tech Tom Bachik who creates a classic jacquard look using gel-polish, polish, exclusive Minx nail applique patterns, and half pearls.Behind the scenes with NAILS Magazine's February Cover: http://www.nailsmag.com/demoarticle/96144/behind-the-scenes-our-pearl-anniversary-cover-nail-art-look

30 Timeless Tips for Thriving in the Nail Industry

NAILS Magazine has made it to our 30th anniversary — and we want to help you get to your 30th career anniversary too! We present 30 timeless tips, culled from our three decades of experience, to help you build your book, run your nail salon, and, dare we say it, retire.

A Wealth of Experience at NAILS Magazine

Over the years, NAILS has seen a number of staff members come and go. But we’ve also seen a good number come and stay. In our 30-year history, we’ve had 5 publishers, 6 top editors, and 17 art directors (14 of which were in the first decade). Here’s a look at our current team and how long each has been onboard.

Happy 30th Birthday to...Us!

February 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of NAILS Magazine. That’s a pretty amazing milestone — and we’re still going strong.

Behind the Scenes: Our Pearl Anniversary Cover Nail Art Look

We tasked nail tech Tom Bachik with creating nails to celebrate our “pearl” anniversary without being too literal.