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A Video Tribute to Vicki Peters

Vicki Peters, nail industry icon, educator, mentor, manufacturer, nail technician, pioneering competitor, and dear friend, passed away December 31, 2014. Click here for more information.

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Vicki Peters, Industry Icon, Passes Away

NAILS is devastated to report that industry icon Vicki Peters passed away due to complications from cancer.

On My Mind: Ed Bobit, the Coach of Bobit Business Media, Passes Away

Ed Bobit, founder of Bobit Business Media (which publishes NAILS and VietSALON), passed away peacefully on June 29, at age 86.

Ed Bobit, founder of Bobit Business Media, publisher of NAILS, passes away at 86

Ed Bobit, founder and chairman of Bobit Business Media, publisher of NAILS Magazine and VietSALON as well as many other media brands, passed away this morning at the age of 86.

Aveda Founder Horst Rechelbacher Dies at 72

Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher died Saturday at his home in Osceola, Wis. He was largely credited as the person who put the organic wellness focus in the salon.

Burmax’s Burton Scheff Passes Away

Beauty industry pioneer Burton Scheff, CEO of the Burmax Company, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2013 at the age of 77.

Tom Holcomb — A Celebration of Life

At a memorial service held on what would have been Tom Holcomb's 45th birthday, nail technicians and industry colleagues gathered to celebrate the life of a most unique individual.

Ken Cassidy Passes Away

A salon owner, licensed cosmetology instructor, industry advocate, and president of Kassidy’s Salon Management Consulting Company, Ken Cassidy passed away in October, 2011.

DiMeglio Dies in Car Crash

Paul DiMeglio, president/CEO of Tetra Corp., died in a car accident on November 12, 2011.

In Memory: Tom Holcomb (1966-2011)

Industry icon Tom Holcomb passed away on Friday, October 28, 2011. We've gathered photos from over the years to help remember this amazing man.