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Oregon Nail Expo to Be Held in Portland

The Oregon Nail Expo will take place on Sunday May 21st, 2017. The event will feature over 40 nail companies and their top nail artists.

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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

Supreme Solace Manicure

Dermalogica products are used in this stress-relieving service by Portland's The Nail Sanctuary.

As I See It: Celebrate Regional Differences

Salon Inspectors: Making the Grade?

Often targeted by the industry for their supposed lack of knowledge and infrequent inspections, salon inspectors argue that they do the best they can with what they have. We went behind the scenes to find out what they do on the job, and how essential they really are to the industry.

The Drilling Principle: Using E-Files Right

With all of the negative hype on drills, it is becoming crucial for nail technicians to be properly trained on their usage. Connecting with the right people for education and knowing the state regulations can help pave the way drilling success.

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.

Geography Lessons

An Old Law Gets New Life In Oregon

The Oregon Board of Barbers and Hairdressers has announced that it will begin enforcing a long-standing regulation that states “floor surfaces in the working area of a shop shall be of a washable, non-absorbent material and shall be kept clean, orderly, and in good repair.”

Will Oregon Eliminate Its State Board?

As a result of a 1991 property tax cut, Gov. Ryans is seeking a 20% to 25% reduction in spending. All 200 state agencies are being reviewed.