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35 Nail Techs Who Changed the Industry

In honor of NAILS’ 35th anniversary, we’ve come up with a list of 35 nail techs who’ve had a positive and lasting effect on our industry. Which name means the most to you and your career?

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Secrets to a Long-Lasting Salon

What happens when two recent nail graduates interview a handful of veteran salon owners to find out the secrets to a long-lasting salon? They were privy to a host of knowledge from a combined 132 years of salon experience. Here they share it with you.

Just My Opinion: Nail Technicians, Our Time Has Come!

Salon owner Renee Borowy talks about the positive outlook for nail techs.

How to Stretch a Buck in the Salon

Reneé Borowy of VIP Salon & Spa says renegotiating has been key to keeping costs under control.

10 Ways to Make Your Salon Holiday [Shopping] Destination

You’re competing against the discount dollar store and the high-end boutiques, but with a little creativity, you can create a buzz around your salon – and not just the services – that will keep people long into the New Year.

NAILS' AVA Awards Honor the Best in the Industry

Members of the nail industry gathered in Las Vegas to celebrate NAILS 2006 Artists and Visionaries Awards winners.

What Is Your Opinion on Sharing Tips and information with Other Nail Techs?

Are you secretive or do you love to share all you know and have with your fellow nail techs?

Look in the Mirror To Find Our Industry Superstars

I think superstars are people like Shari Finger, who has been running a nails-only salon for 17 years and has probably trained a few hundred nail technicians during that same amount of time.

Giving Up Nails Gave Back My Life

In 16 years in the nail business, I’ve been through every catastrophe an owner can imagine - from a fire that destroyed my salon to losing my partner. But i love the nail business and my clients - and when i finally gave up my “hands-on” job and focused only on management, i was able to serve everyone better - especially myself.

Prominent Salon Owner Dies

Julie Skrocki, mother of Renee Skrocki, passed away March 19, 1999 after a brief fight with stomach cancer. The mother-daughter team had owned VIP Nails & Tans in Riverview, Mich., since 1986.