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Japanese nail industry

InternatioNAILS: Japan Gallery

Take a look at the passion and flair shown by Japanese nail techs.

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[InternatioNAILS] Japan: Global Trendsetters

Known for developing nail styles and techniques that later spread throughout the world, the island nation understands the connection between nail art and fashion. Gel nails are popular, and the Japanese gel application technique may soon arrive in the United States.   

Jessica Vartoughian Honored by Japan Nail Association

Jessica Vartoughian was honored with the Japan Nail Association’s Certificate of Gratitude in November for her outstanding contributions to the Japanese nail industry.

Japan Nailist Association Unveils Nail Art Trends for 2015

Japan’s largest nail industry organization, The Japan Nailist Association (JNA) unveiled “Gently, Graceful” as the nail art trend for spring and summer 2015.

Podcast (2007) Vicki Peters Interviews NAILS' Cyndy Drummey

Industry leader Vicki Peters interviews NAILS Magazine's Cyndy Drummey in her first podcast on the nail industry.

Neiru Offers Free Nail Design Workshop

A free workshop in Japanese nail art is being offered to the first 500 who sign up.    

10 Japanese Nail Trends to Watch

As a leader in innovation, Japan is home to well-trained “nailists” whose looks frequently migrate stateside. Give your U.S. salon some Eastern flair by trying these styles.   

Trend Watch: Origami

Sculptural folds reminiscent of the Japanese paper art.

Tranquility, Japanese Hospitality Hallmarks of New L.A. Salon

Mars The Salon, one of Tokyo’s most luxurious nail-care destinations, has opened its first outpost in North America with the debut of Mars The Salon Los Angeles.

Trend Watch: "Kawaii"

Japanese for “cute” and “adorable,” it’s an art and fashion style that frequently features cartoonish characters, flourishes like bows and hearts, and the color pink.