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NAILS Magazine - February 2013

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In This Issue:


Happy Birthday to…Us!
February 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of NAILS Magazine. That’s a pretty amazing milestone – and we’re still going strong – that deserves some serious reflection. This month we take a look at the history of the magazine itself.

E-File Skills & Video Stars
Mastering an e-file is no simple feat, but with many new hands-on video tutorials, nail techs have a better chance than ever to become e-file top guns at your salons. Here are some of the top e-files on the market and the latest videos online to help you stay on top of the game.

All the Single Ladies
We often hear stories from techs who credit their spouse for carrying the financial burden while they built their nail business. But what if that’s not an option? Hear from single parents on what – and who – helped them make their dreams of salon life a reality.

You are Now Entering the Breathing Zone
The invisible beachball-sized sphere of air that surrounds your face in all directions is a great place to start implementing efficient salon ventilation. NAILS walks you through all of the things you need to know, from what to look for in a ventilation system to know the components work to a few tweaks you can make in your day-to-day habits for extra protection.

Love is in the Air
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked our Facebook fans to send us a single nail tip with a design symbolizing the phrase “love is in the air”. Here are some of their creations.

  • Demos
        Step-by-steps from Cuccio Colour and Designer Nail Art
  • Signature Services
        Step-by-steps for an Escape to Fiji Pedicure and a Mud & Suds Pedicure
  • Behind the Scenes
        Find out how to do the nails that are on this month’s cover.
  • Flexing 3-D Gel Polish
        As nail art and soak-off gels are becoming more trendy these days, here’s a technique to create 3-D art with sock-off gel only – using no glue or acrylic.

  • Nail Art Studio
        Step-by-steps on new nail art designs
  • Nail Trends From the Spring 2013 Fashion Week Runways
    New York showed light and subtle nail colors on the spring Fashion Week runways. These hues served as the perfect backdrop for vibrant-colored clothing. Pops of nail art color blocking, and metallic also made appearances on the catwalks to play up sunnier looks.
  • Boutique: Valentine’s Day Gifts
        To use in your treatments or sell on the shelves of your retail section, private-label products are a sure way to impress customers. Peruse our collection and find something you’d be proud to put your name on.

  • Reader to Reader
        If your client requests a nail style that you personally abhor, do you do it?

  • Under the Microscope: Corns
        A corn is a horny growth of thickened skin, often with a central seed of hardened, dead skin cells.
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