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Metallics Mark Zano’s Style Collection

The emphasis is on elegance, but this nail also be worn with your Saturday jeans.

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Where Clients Feel Like Goddesses [and Gods]

Egea combines ancient Greek therapies with eastern aromatherapy principles in a Midwest college town setting. It’s a mix that gives spa clients the best of all worlds.

On the Road in Chicago

Even though I have my own salon it doesn’t mean I don’t like to pamper myself and see what the "competition" is doing while I'm at it. 

Changing with the Times

The nail industry is ever-evolving. Nail veterans give us their take on the changes, both good and bad, they’ve witnessed firsthand and how they’ve grown throughout the years.

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.

It's a Glamorous Life

At Glam! Nails and More in Elmhurst, Ill., the philosophy is “The more glitz, the better.” From vintage furniture to wallpaper featuring Brigitte Bardot, this newly opened salon pays homage to old-school Hollywood.

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.

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.

On the Road in Chicago

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