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Q&A With a Beauty Industry Advocate

Politics Beauty is an umbrella organization that consists of state-level, grassroots advocacy organizations that initiate and address legislation that affects the beauty and barber industry. At its head is nail tech Tamara Johnson. We asked Johnson to tell us about the organization and how readers can become involved.

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Moor Mud Pedicure

The Kerstin Florian Moor Mud Masque stars in this pedicure by Emerge Spa and Salon that lets clients get their feet dirty.

Making the Grade: Elevating Nail Schools

All too often, cosmetology schools in the U.S. aren’t putting their best foot forward when it comes to educating future nail technicians. For nail schools to get all As when it comes to training students for the real salon world, we need more dedicated nail instructors, increased hours, and a commitment to more than just the state board exam.

Pumpkin Pedicure

Keldara Salon & Spa, Dedham, Mass., has a pedicure that will really get your clients in the mood for fall.

Kiss the Fish Goodbye

Florida is the latest state to ban fish pedicures.

A Tale of Keeping Beauty

Maria Lekkakos opens up her new Alexander’s Spa & Salon in dreamy Wenham, Mass. There, the pageant princess uses her Yankee (and Greek) ingenuity to make Alexander’s a getaway fit for a queen.

The Nail Lady Is In

After a stint managing a salon in Boston, Sallyanne Austine decided to return to her native Nantucket, Mass., to open her own salon, where she’s now known as The Nail Lady.

Beauty Fly-buys Take Off

It took several years of persuasive arguments and consumer research, but airport salons and spas are taking off. And the sky’s the limit as to the opportunities with on-the-go clients seeking convenience and speed.

Picture Perfect

We've pulled together some of our favorite snapshots and snippets from the 1997 Salon of the Year Awards entries.

A Political Animal in the Salon Jungle

Her career was launched in politics and law, but Joyce Hampers says she never fully appreciated business (despite a stint as Assistant Secretary of Commerce) until she ran her own salon.