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The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Nail Technicians

Taking a cue from Steven Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective people”, the NAILS editorial team identified seven characteristics, or habits, of the highly successful nail technicians we’ve met over the past 18 years.

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The State Of Nails Up North: Canadian Nail Industry

Canadians are just as passionate about the nail industry as their American neighbors, and with the recent rise of nails-only salons and nail services up north, the time is right for the installation of associations, expansion of education, and – most importantly – the certification or licensure of nail technicians.

The NAILS List: The Most Influential Nail Technicians in the Professional Nail Industry

Who leads when other follow? Who sets the standard? Who are the trend setters?

NAILS' Salon of the Year Awards Can Help you Make a Name for Yourself

On the Road in Toronto, Canada

I was in beautiful Toronto for four days visiting salons and attending the Canadian Hairdresser magazine show. I learned that our salon neighbors to the north share a lot of the same joys and frustrations in their work as you do. Although still not as prominent, discount salons are redefining the nail industry there as well.

Behind the Scenes: Debbie Krakalovich

Award-winning salon owner Debbie Krakalovich was introduced to the nail industry when she herself was a nail-biting client.

What Irks at Work

No shows, nit-pickers, the perpetually tardy - clients can drive you nuts. NAILS asked the crews of two Salon-of-the-Year-award-winning establishments to share their biggest client pet peeves.

What Irks at Work

Notable Nail Tech Is Honored