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NAILS Magazine - August 2013

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In This Issue:


10th Time’s a Charm
NAILS’ Readers’ Choice Awards are officially in the double digits. That’s right. For the 10th year in a row, NAILS’ readers (that’s you) get to vote for your favorite products.

Gels Are Here to Stay
With today’s gel technology, there are products on the market that have eliminated the need for natural nail filing and ones that can cure without a tacky layer, redefining industry standards on the whole.

24 Ways to Get Your Coworkers to hate You
From stealing to backstabbing, there are certain things you should never do if you want your coworkers to respect you. Most of these should be common sense, but read on to make sure you are not the problem at your salon.

Rock of Ages
As the darkened stage illuminates and the first strain of guitar electrifies the crowd, we unveil these empowering nails to blur the lines of where heavy metal meets modern glamour – and leave your clients screaming for more.

Watching Paint Dry
High-speed polish-drying drops and sprays give a whole new meaning to the expression, “It’s like watching paint dry.” Within minutes and sometimes even seconds after application, manicures and pedicures become dry to the touch.

  • Demos
        Step-by-steps from Artistic Nail Design
  • Signature Services
        Step-by-steps for a Pink Berry Lemonade Pedicure and a Lavender Sparkle Spa Pedicure
  • Behind the Scenes
        Find out how to do the nails that are on this month’s cover.

  • Nail Art Studio
        Step-by-Steps on new nail art designs.
  • Gifting in Style
        We asked salon owners to share their gift certificates and how they are packaged. We hope this article gifts you with the inspiration you need to create a perfectly wrapped present for any occasion.
  • Mini-Masterpiece Contest: A Kiss for the Winner
        Mixing the classic with the modern, Lichtenstein, Magritte, Van Gogh, and Kandinsky were all represented in this year’s crop of winning mini-masterpieces. Prepare to be amazed at the skill and precision evident in all these entries.
  • Boutique: Notebooks
        Fill retail space in your salon with journals. Your clients can choose from an assortment of styles to jot down their thoughts plan their day, or doodle while they wait.

  • Reader to Reader
        Will gel-polish cause traditional polish to become obsolete?
  • Combat Career Burnout
        Check out these four ways to get your mojo back when you’re singing the blues. Your body and mind will thank you, and you’ll be able to enjoy your career in the nail industry for years to come.

  • Under the Microscope: Allergic Contact Dermatitis
        Caused by allergens that come into contact with skin, allergic contact dermatitis often clears up on its own when sufferers avoid the offending agent.
  • Dry But Fly
        Wow your clients with waterless pedicures that go above and beyond what’s expected – with iPods, heating pads, and new products – to create a more luxurious service.
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