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NTNA Top 3 Liina Leino's America's Beauty Show Travel Log

Liina Leino from Helsinko, Finland, takes viewers on a personal journey with her through Chicago during her whirlwind adventure as a Top 3 contestant during NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Season 4.

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Chicago Style Nail Art

From Helen Maurene Cooper's new book, Paint & Polish: Cultural Economy and Visual Culture from the West Side showcases nail art from Chicago artists.

Where Are They Now?

Flash back to the ‘90s to catch up with past AVAs winners. Six Salon of the Year and Nail Technician of the Year Award recipients share their professional and personal triumphs since winning.

On the Road: Spa Space in Chicago

With services like the Mango-Pineapple Enzyme Manicure, Toe Pebble Pedicure, and Peppermint Patty Body Treatment, it’s no wonder Spa Space has garnered many accolades. O, The Oprah Magazine even named the spa one of its favourites in the country.

Chicago Cop Embraces Nail Tech Roots

A patrolman on Chicago's West Side, where she grew up, Leatrice Woody is also the inventor of the Buff & Go portable workstation for mobile nail techs. 

Nails Naturally

While in town for the Chicago Midwest Beauty Show I made a pit stop at Nails naturally, owned by LaShaun Brown-Glenn, who’s well know in the nail industry and is often seen in the pages of NAILS.

What’s in a Name?

Taking a cue from her Southern heritage, Bambi Montgomery softens the hustle and bustle of Chicago with a touch of down-home charm.

On the Road in Chicago

Maxine is a full-service salon contained in a modern, three-story, light gray building.

This Salon Is Dialed In

Salon-goers in the Chicago area know this salon’s number. Digits, etcetera has tapped into something more than the typical salon services. Smack in the middle of a bustling arts district, this salon has its clients bathing in beauty—literally.

The Empire Strikes Back

Mario Tricoci has done it again, and this time he has spared no expense in the nail department.