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Oh, What a Night! NAILS Salon of the Year Awards

The only industry awards of their kind, the Salon of the Year Awards are our way of giving back to those individuals who elevate our industry with their actions and contribute to a growing number of successful, professional businesses.  

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Salon of the Year 101: A Lesson From the Best

Imagine a chance to peek inside the salon operations of the top salon owners and nail technicians in the country. That’s what judging the Salon of the Year Awards is like.

NAILS in Japan

In the Land of the Rising Sun, nail care is rising in popularity. As manufacturers jockey for market share and brand loyalty, Japanese nailists bring a flair for nai design and a perfectionist streak that has the world watching.

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

Inside BBSI - 1998 (A Look Back in Pictures)

At the 1998 BBSI Conference in Las Vegas, Kay Schoeneman, VP of sales for Schoeneman Corp., became the first woman president of BBSI. OPI kicked of its sponsorship of the American Basketball League, and Jan and Jim Nordstrom hosted the City of Hope Ball as the Spirit of Life Award Recipients.

Inside BBSI Show - 1998

NAILS Shows ‘97 Rolls Out the Red Carpet

Made-to-order sunny weather; your favorite industry celebrities, a glamorous awards ceremony a VIP cocktail reception... sounds like the Academy Awards, right?

We Left Our Hearts in San Francisco at the NAILS Show

I want to thank all of the Salon of the Year finalists and their supporters who attended the awards banquet. We had a blast! The evening would not have been possible without the sponsorship of Nailco Salon Marketplace and Larry Gaynor, who also lent his unique humor to the proceedings as co-host.

Package Undeliverable

When UPS went on strike on August 4, 1997, it could have been an earthquake as far as nail companies salons and technicians were concerned. How they survived, and what they’ll do differently in the future, is a lesson in relying too much on one company.

Happy Birthday to Nailco

Ironically, Nailco Salon Marketplace, today one of the largest nail product distributors in the world, came about by accident.