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Darlene Feric

Are National Licensing Standards a Good Idea?

The idea of setting national licensing standards for nail techs is a big topic and not something everyone will agree upon.

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NAILS Salutes Artists & Visionaries

This year’s Nail Technician of the Year finalists wowed us with their expertise and dedication to the nail industry. On the next few pages, you’ll get to meet all six of them and find out why they’re among the best in the industry has to offer.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye

During the NAILS Roundtable Breakfast in Las Vegas, nail techs, salon owners, manufacturers, and educators took a frank look at the state of the industry and discussed the challenges facing nails today. Echoing concerns as old the industry, education and sanitation proved to be the hot topics.

How Do You Prepare for a Trade Show?

In this month's Reader to Reader column, techs share their best practices.

A Salon Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Escape Nail Spa in Antioch, Ill., is a delightfully warm salon where vacationers and locals alike can feel at home while getting their nail and feet treats.

Salon of the Year Winner Awesome Nails

Although salon owner Mary Metscaviz has been in the nail industry for nearly 25 years, it wasn’t until three years ago that she opened her own salon.

Runner-Up, Multi-Task Queen

“When I found out, I was a finalist for the second year in a row, I was very excited and nervous. I felt like I must be doing something right to be selected again as a finalis."

NAILS Awards Its Annual Salon and Nail Tech of the Year

This year our standouts include Mary Metzcaviz, Gari-Dawn Tingler, and Darlene Feric.

The View From The Top

The finalists and winner in NAILS Salon of the Year [5+ Nail Technicians]

The Top 25 Nail Competitors of 2000

With a stunning nine first-place wins, Japan’s Eriko Kurosaki captures this year’s top spot on a list comprised of a handful of veteran winners and a surprising number of new faces. Read on to learn the final results and to get acquainted with some of your industry’s finest competitors.

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