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Ask an Editor: How Can I Get Featured in NAILS Magazine?

Another great question we get asked a lot is, “How can I get [myself, my salon, my nail art, my story, my services, my demos] to be featured in NAILS Magazine?” We are always (ALWAYS!) looking

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Tech Tuesday: The Art of Photography

We (the editors at NAILS) get a lot of questions daily about how to appear in the pages of NAILS. One thing most of our submission guidelines have in common is the need for photos to be emailed to us. We understand you’re not all expert photographers, so we wanted to share with you our tips for submitting quality photos that are sure to help you get published.

Ask an Editor: How Do I Become a Hand Model?

If you think you have beautiful hands and nails and have been told more than once that you should be a hand model, here are a few steps to help you get started. First, like they

Ask an Editor: How Do I Find an Old NAILS' Story?

How do I find an older story on your website?The best way is to use the “search” field at the upper righthand side of Once you type in your term and click the “search” button,

Ask an Editor: How Do I Write for NAILS?

I have an idea for an article I’d like to write. Who do I approach and what should I send?E-mail our features editor Judy Lessin (judy.lessin[at] with your story idea. It’s best to include a potential

Ask an Editor: How Do I Buy An Ad in NAILS?

I’ve developed a nail product that I want to sell to other nail techs. How do I advertise in NAILS Magazine?Start by contacting the NAILS’ ad sales manager who covers your area. That’s Michelle Mullen (michelle.mullen[at]

Ask an Editor: How Can I Blog for

How can I become a blogger for has eight active blogs, several of which are reader-written. Here’s who you contact to throw your hat into the ring to be one of our reader-bloggers:Blueprint of a

Ask an Editor: Do You Have Industry Stats?

I’m putting together a business plan for a bank loan. Do you have any industry statistics?Nail salons are a $7.47 billion industry, according to NAILS most recent proprietary research. You can access our most current statistics

Ask an Editor: Can I subscribe to NAILS if I live outside of the United States?

Can I subscribe to NAILS if I live outside of the United States?Yes. The easiest way is via The Canadian rate is 1 year (13 issues) for $57. The rate for other international areas is

Ask an Editor: What is a "High-Res." Image?

One of NAILS' editors asked me to e-mail in a "high-res." image. What does that mean?The resolution of an image indicates the number of dots per inch (DPI). High-resolution means a lot of dots per inch,

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