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NAILS Magazine - March 2013

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In This Issue:


Are You NAILS’ Next Top Nail Artist
NAILS wants to identify the next crop of up-and-coming nail artists in a reality show-inspired contest. Throw your hat in the ring.

Seam-Bursting Color
Whether it’s sewing, decorating, nail designs, or jewelry-making, the common thread his spring is DIY. Grab your supplies and get crafty with the season’s polish hues.

Can Feet Stand Alone
Foot massage can make a great addition to spa pedicures, but how does it fare as a stand-alone service? Should salons offer foot massage a la carte, or can a little reflexology sweeten the deal?

30 Timeless Tips for Thriving in the Nail Industry
NAILS has made it to our 30th anniversary – and we want to help you get to your 30th career anniversary too! We present 30 timeless tips, culled from our three decades of experience, to help you build your book, run your nail salon, and dare we say it, retire.

Salons Without a Storefront
Ever dream of leaving the four walls of your salon behind to forge your own path? Mobile businesses and home-based salons offer alternative career opportunities – and challenges.

A smartphone and tablet app know for sharing pretty pictures, Instagram could be just the tool you need for furthering your business’s reach

  • Demos
        Step-by-steps from Amazing Nail Concepts
  • Signature Services
        Step-by-steps for a Diamond & 23 Karat Gold Treatment Pedicure and a Moor Mud Pedicure
  • Glitter Be Gone
        While glitter is great for catching light and attention, it can be tough to get off nails without a battle. Here’s how you can better remove glitter polish and rock star toes.

  • Nail Art Studio
        Step-by-steps on new nail art designs
  • Show Us Your…Clever Nail Art Displays
        If you’ve got the nail art talent, flaunt it. These displays get clients talking – and purchasing – nail designs.
  • Mural Winners: Something to Squawk About
        Shannon McCown of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, won our 2013 Mural Contest with her stunning avian-inspired design. This year’s entries took on a wide range of themes – and depicted them beautifully.
  • Boutique: Exercise Gear
        With a slew of popular classes – such as yoga, spinning, and Zumba – attracting people to fitness like a magnet, you can help your clients stay up to date with the latest exercise product.

  • Reader to Reader
        When designing a salon, is it wise to stick with gender-neutral colors?

  • Under the Microscope: Plantar Fasciitis
        Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs from the heel to the toes.
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