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NAILS 35th Anniversary Flashback: 1995, Nail Competitions

1995 was arguably the year that nail competitions reached their pinnacle.

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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?

Entity Beauty Marks Its 10th Anniversary

Originally founded by world champion nail artists Tom Holcomb and Tom Bachik, Entity was formed with the goal of empowering beauty professionals with superior products, education, and tools for success.

Losing a Friend. My Memories of Vicki Peters

Vicki loved nails, the nail industry, nail technicians, nail magazines, nail jokes, nail cruises, nail trends, nail memes, nail salons, nail shows, and just about anything nail-related.

On My Mind: Every Cover Has a Story Behind It

Editor Hannah Lee takes a walk down memory lane to share her favorite covers in our 30-year history.

Tom Holcomb — A Celebration of Life

At a memorial service held on what would have been Tom Holcomb's 45th birthday, nail technicians and industry colleagues gathered to celebrate the life of a most unique individual.

In Memory: Tom Holcomb (1966-2011)

Industry icon Tom Holcomb passed away on Friday, October 28, 2011. We've gathered photos from over the years to help remember this amazing man.

Tom Holcomb Passes Away

Industry legend, competitor, innovator Tom Holcomb passes away.

Veterans Get a View of 2005-2006 Top 25 Competitors

Trang Nguyen, John Hauk, and Lorena Marquez — all previous number-one finishers — are just some of the recognizable names on this year’s Top 25 List.

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.