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Design Dilemma: DIY or Go Pro?

You’ve found the perfect spot for your salon. And now it’s time to transform the empty shell into a stunning interior. So should you attempt to do it yourself or sit back and let the pros handle it? Do-it-yourselfers and professional design firms talk about your salon design options.

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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.

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

Oh What a Night...

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.