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License to Serve: Alcohol in Nail Salons

Navigating the ins and outs of a simple act of hospitality could leave you dizzy and confused. Before you stock the mini bar or reach for a cold one for a client, double-check your state and local regulations.

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Partner With Some Famous Names

Linda and Jim ­Nordstrom, founders of Famous Names LLC and makers of Lumos Top and Bottom Coats, have announced the Famous Names Partner Program.

Partner With Some Famous Names

Got great people skills and a desire to branch out in the industry? Linda and Jim Nordstrom, founders of Famous Names LLC and makers of Lumos Top and Bottom Coats, are looking for nail techs to participate

Harmony Nail Studio

A mentor and mentee discuss the evolution of their salons, which are in adjacent towns.

Go Away to Kamp

Vicki Peters’ Nail Kamp is a non-product-specific, hands-on workshop that focuses on technical skills. Kamp attendees can learn how to shorten their time, work with products more efficiently, gain knowledge, and become electric file-certified. Learn from

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

No one wants to believe they will fall victim to an accident or illness that prevents them from earning an income for a long period of time, but statistics show it will happen to three in 10 of us. Disability insurance protects your most valuable asset — your ability to earn an income and provide for yourself and your family.

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.

On the Road: Barrington, RI

While on a long weekend in Rhode Island, I decided to drop by a small nail salon in Barrington, a quaint little town outside of Providence.

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R.I. Nail Techs Protest OTC Sale of Professional Products

Approximately 50 nail technicians and hairdressers staged a peaceful demonstration at CVS (a national drugstore chain) in Woonsocket, R.I.