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La Palm Gains 18 Educators

A few months ago, we heard La Palm Spa Products was on a quest for educators, having launched their new Leadership & Artistry Academy (LLAA) to educate professionals and grow its brand. Over a two-day seminar

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94% of U.S. Voters Support Required Licensing for Beauty Professionals, PBA Finds

An overwhelming majority (94%) of general election voters from across the U.S. overwhelmingly support the required licensing of beauty professionals and feel these licenses protect the public and improve both the quality and safety in the

ISSE Show Coverage

The ISSE Show last week saw tried-and-true manufacturers and techs doing business as usual during these tough economic times. The word around the show was that the first day’s turnout was a little low, but that it picked up on Monday when the salon workers had the day off.Above, Greg Salo of Young Nails, was as excited as ever to educate techs at the show.

On the Road: Scandals Day Spa, St. Louis, MO

I’d seen Scandals’ entry from our 2005 Salon Menus with Style Contest, and I’d made a mental note to visit one of the next times I was staying with my family in Missouri.

NAILS Awards Its Annual Salon and Nail Tech of the Year

This year our standouts include Mary Metzcaviz, Gari-Dawn Tingler, and Darlene Feric.

Second Time's The Charm

After being named runner-up in last year’s Salon of the Year Awards, Shelly Morley, a nail technician at Salon Elite in Prescott, Ariz., was determined to take the top prize at this year’s awards. Not that she didn’t like being named one of the top three nail technicians in the country. It’s just that coming so close to being Nail Technician of the Year – one point away from winning, in fact – only fueled her desire to obtain the top spot.

Beyond the Classroom - Apprentice Programs

Apprentice programs give new nail technicians what formal school training leaves out in many states: hands-on experience. Whether replacing or augmenting classroom instruction, apprentice programs could be the answer to today’s educational shortcomings.

Reflexology and the Law

While reflexology continues to grow as an add-on service, very few states even recognize its existence.

Mayberry Meets Melrose

Woodrow Lovell grew up hanging around a barbershop in Kansas City, Mo.

New Legislation Pending in Missouri and Texas

Texas wants tougher sanitation rules and Missouri wants a separate license for estheticians.