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A Look at the Habits of Industry Leaders

Do you ever wonder how some of the industry’s biggest power players got their start — in life and in the beauty industry? Are you interested in how their minds work? From theme song to what car they drive, we’re letting our readers peek behind the curtain of some of the nail world’s most powerful players.

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How Do You Think Trade Shows Have Evolved Throughout the Years?

If you have hit the trade show circuit over the years, then you’ve most likely witnessed some of the changes shows have undergone.

Old School - A Look at the Pioneering Companies of the Nail Business

NAILS wouldn’t be celebrating its 20th anniversary if it weren’t for the support of many manufacturers in our industry. To help us celebrate this landmark, we talked to the top brass at several companies that have been around from our very beginning.

Artists And Visionaries Are Industry's Cream Of The Crop

NAILS and The Industry Source (a Nailco company) are pleased to honor this year’s 14 finalists. We recognize these salon owners, nail technicians, and educators for raising the bar of professionalism and offering the utmost in services to their clients.

The $65 Pedicure

Consumers are more than willing to pay $65 for a pedicure. But if you're like the average salon, you're charging $30-$35.

The Salon of the Year Awards Get a Makeover

“We need a new name,” co-sponsor Larry Gaynor  said, “and next year we need an even bigger show.”

Is Nail Art Dead?

No! Nail art may be simply undergoing a natural evolution. We asked key figures in the nail art industry, from manufacturers to top artists, to give us their take on the health of nail art from a service and artistic perspective

Gaynor Makes Good on Promise

Will Beauty Superstores Hurt Salon Retail?

All-in-one retailers complete with salons and professional products are popping up left and right. Should smaller salons take coven or is there something the beauty industry can learn from these salon superstores?

As I See It: Do Your Own Thing and Do It Well.