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Backscratchers Salon Systems’ Co-founder Jack Megna Dies

Backscratchers Salon Systems’ co-founder and chairman of the board Jack Megna passed away on April 22, 2019 at the age of 84.

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Gino Trunzo Passes Away

Gino Trunzo, who worked for brands such as Redken and Essie, passed away Tuesday.

A Tribute to Nail Pioneer Debbie Doerrlamm

Creator of the nail industry's first online forum BeautyTech, Debbie Doerrlamm inspired many through her innovative community of nail lovers.

Nail Industry Pioneer, Friend, Debbie Doerrlamm Dies at 63

On June 9, Debbie Doerrlamm lost her battle with lung cancer. A great friend, generous soul, and frequent contributor to NAILS, Debbie founded BeautyTech, the industry’s first communal website and online forum.

Continuum and European Touch Co-Owner John Meyerovich Dies at 75

John Meyerovich, co-owner of Continuum and prior to that, European Touch, has passed away at the age of 75.

In Memoriam: Bill Halfacre

Bill Halfacre ran OPI's sales and marketing department for the past 15 years. The 40-year industry veteran died January 10, 2016 at the age of 74.

In Memoriam: Cosmetology Icon Jerry Gordon

Jerry Gordon, a third-generation award-winning hairdresser, salon owner, and past president of Cosmetologists Chicago, died on November 26, 2015. His dedication to the craft and to helping others succeed is remembered.

On My Mind: Lessons From a Legend

NAILS editor Hannah Lee shares her memories of industry icon Vicki Peters.

Vicki

Though they didn’t always agree, Maggie can’t help but acknowledge Vicki Peters’ enormous contribution to our industry.

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.