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Then & Now

This month, in our look back at images of ourselves and our industry, we focus on advertisements. Although many of these ads look quaint now next to the more recent ads, most of them were still high impact at the time and the best of the bunch.

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Styling Technology Acquires Pro Finish, European Touch

Sig Frends: A Friend to Many

Beauty professionals mourn the passing of Sig Frends.

Who Does the Nails of the Industry's Leaders?

So who are the brave nail technicians who handle the grooming needs of our industry’s greats? Here’s who does what to whom.

Getting the Goods Out: Nail Techs Voice Ideas for Distribution Improvements

When it comes to deciding who sells what, manufacturers base their choice on how well the distributor services the nail technician. Their verdict? Most are doing a good job, but there’s always room for improvement.

Nails Honors Advertisers at 10th Anniversary Celebration

Honorees included all "early adopters"

The Confusing Case of the Counterfeits

The proliferation of copycat products and some outright counterfeits have made manufacturers defensive and technicians confused.

The New Odorless: Manufacturers Respond to Environmental Concerns

esigned expressly to alleviate unpleasant fumes that often accompany sculptured nail application, these systems could ultimately replace more conventional, high-odor systems almost completely, according to some manufacturers, contributing to a more pleasant salon work environment.

The Sperling Style: A full-frame portrait of Jack, Irv and Gary Sperling

This family business has provided the nail industry with several product lines, nail technician-only show, and a beauty supply business devoted to manicurists.

JDS decides to answer need; adds nail forms to line

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