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The Secret Life of a Salon Inspector

What goes into helping nail salons stay compliant and protecting public safety? We talked to some movers and shakers behind the scenes in state cosmetology boards to shed some light on what it takes to fill their shoes.

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Not Your Normal Salon Job

In addition to salons, nail techs ply their trade in a range of locations — from military bases to senior homes — targeting different clientele across the world and bringing nail services to new markets.

For Nail Techs Only

Get Polished! Agency is a unique boutique agency created to provide talented, experienced, creative, and professional nail techs to the advertising, publishing, and entertainment worlds.

Tech Finds Sense of Purpose and Community

San Diego-based nail tech Monica Leiper sums up her career in four words: “been there, done that.”

Beauty for a Good Cause

Married to the Military

The reassignment of a spouse or fiancé in the military is difficult enough on a personal and emotional level, but it can also be tough professionally for nail techs who depend on loyal clientele.

Q&A With an MNT

A trained Medical Nail Technician has a lot to contribute to the care of podiatric patients. Grace Almleaf talked to NAILS about her new certification.

Mobile Marketing

How do you attract clients when you have no storefront to draw them in? Target marketing, networking, and a little creativity can help mobile nail techs expand their businesses.

Park It at Lady La’s

Lady La’s Too Nail and Hair Salon in Highland, Mich., draws clients due to its unique location. Built in the LaFontaine Buick Pontiac GMC Cadillac dealership as a convenience to customers, it gets 95% of its clients from the dealership. Although only open for a few months, the salon already has repeat clients coming just for its services.

Tech Finds Rewards in Tending to Homebound Clients

These clients are especially grateful for at-home manicures by Holly Schippers, but she's the one who says they provide something very special for her.