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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?

Premiere Orlando 2017

Premiere Orlando took place at the Orange County Convention Center June 4-5.

ONS: Odyssey Nail Systems

Odyssey Nail Systems shows a behind-the-scenes look into their corporate offices, products, competitions, trainings, and events held throughout the world.

The Vietnamese-American Nail Industry: 40 Years of Legacy

Starting at a refugee camp in Sacramento in 1975, the establishment of Vietnamese-owned nail salons in America paved the way for a new generation of beauty industry businesses.

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 Vietnamese American Dynasty

The Fall of Saigon brought a wave of Vietnamese immigrants to the U.S. who ultimately helped build today's booming nail industry.

Pet Teachers: Advice on Continuing Education from those Who Teach

When you take a class from a dynamic teacher, she (or he) can transform not only the way you work, but the way you think. Here we get to know some of our industry’s teachers a little better and get a glimpse of what makes them tick -and teach.

Japan Travelogue

Nails are hot in Japan. Everyone from famous singers and actresses to trendy school girls are hungry to be the first to wear the latest design on their nails. This makes for a huge nail market and a competitive artistic climate as well.

The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Nail Technicians

Taking a cue from Steven Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective people”, the NAILS editorial team identified seven characteristics, or habits, of the highly successful nail technicians we’ve met over the past 18 years.