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On My Mind: Grades Are Important

Some states, like North Carolina, require salons to post their inspection scores where consumers can see them. While I’m not necessarily a proponent of more rules and regulations for the nail industry, I do believe that

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On the Road: Polished Nail Bar, Charlotte, N.C.

About a year ago I was visiting my mom in North Carolina. She wanted to get a pedicure so I grabbed a copy of the local monthly Skirt. There was an ad for Polished Nail Bar. We went in for services, but I didn’t call ahead and tell them I was coming. (Meaning, I was incognito — not Hannah the editor of NAILS, just Hannah the girl who was taking her mom to get a pedicure.) After our services, I introduced myself to the owner and promised to come back on an “official” visit next time.

The Journey Continues

My year of blogging is coming to an end for NAILS Magazine; however, I feel my story is just beginning. I didn't realize how good I had it in Florida, in a large salon with diverse

Looking Forward and Back

Heather and I have been working together on rebuilding my business for a year now. So, how much have I accomplished? First of all, I’ve made some very good friends along the way, both with co-workers and clients.

New Year's Resolutions

The holidays have flown by yet again, and the past two months seem like a blur. I have big plans for 2009, so where do I start? Goal setting. It's like New Year's resolutions for your

Glitter Addicts

Hello, my name is Adrienne, and I am a glitter addict. There is no 12-step program for this addiction. And now that my favorite company, Young Nails, is providing classes here in North Carolina, there is

Fall Into the Holidays

All that glitters is gold...and Carolina blue and white (UNC), maroon and white (NC State), royal blue and white (Duke), and all of the other glitters that make up the institutional colors of the colleges in

SpaRitual Partners With “Extreme Makeover Home Edition”

SpaRitual has partnered with ABC’s “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” to provide volunteer construction workers with complimentary spa services.

North Carolina Makes the Grade

I have to say I was happily surprised this morning when I logged on to the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners and saw how easy it was to navigate.

Back from Premiere

Ahhh, nothing like a great beauty show to confirm why I am in this business! I saw many familiar faces, and met some new people as well. Everyone was wearing, and doing, stiletto nails at the

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