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NAILS Magazine - January 2012

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In This Issue:


" Cover Tech 2012: An Eye For Beauty
First there were a dozen finalist, now there’s one winner. Nail tech Ruth Deruddere of Belgium captured the most votes in this year’s Cover Tech Contest with her oh-so-lovely nail design that employs a water marbling technique.
Saying Goodbye to a Legend
Tom Holcomb touched so many people in our industry all over the world. He had a unique way of making everyone feel special and important. And he wanted to share his knowledge with others. Nail techs all over the world share their stories of Tom.
The Piece De Resistance
It’s that piece you can’t live without. That special pedicure chair that fits the contours of your back so perfectly well, or that communal nail bar where clients circle for quick chats or even that snazzy retail shelf bringing in extra dollars every month. It’s the item that makes the greatest impact on your day, and here’s why you’re thankful for it.
Nine Easiest Nail Designs to Master (And Four Difficult Designs That Are Worth the Effort)
To make these easy designs even easier for you these nail artist have generously provided step-by-step video tutorials.

  • Demo
       Step-by-steps from Cuccio Naturalé and NISI
  • Signature Services
       Step-by-steps for a SugarButter Pedicure and a Figgy Pudding Pedicure
  • Pretty as a Peacock
    The Peacock Technique enables artists to create a variety of different effects and expand their nail art creativity with minimal effort.

  • Nail Art Studio
       Step-by-steps on new nail art designs.
  • Show Us Your…Decorated Sanitation Items
       Decorating these must-have items. Such as disinfectant jars and trays, is a great way to get a customized look while drawing attention to salon sanitation.
  • Boutique Nail Tech-Made Jewelry
       These seven nail techs have taken matters into their own hands, using a personal pastime – jewelry making – as a selling point.

  • Reader to Reader
       Who is your best nail friend?
  • From Innovator to Inventor
       Wisconsin-based nail tech Amy Becker built her gel line on a competitive spirit, hard work and a commitment to succeed. Here she shares how she became a nail tech inventor and how she continues to develop her brand.
  • Tweet Talk Your Clients
       The 160 characters that your salon’s Twitter profile is granted as a description can really say it all. Here are 15 salons’ self-proclaimed first impressions. How does yours stack-up.

  • Under the Microscope Paronychia
       Paronychia is an infection that occurs when there is breakdown in the seal between the skin and the nail plate.
  • Overcoming Adversity
    Meet some nail professionals who take dedication to career we all love to the next level just by going to work each day.
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