NAILS Magazine - February 2016

The professional nail industry's top magazine, with features on salon business, nail art, practical techniques, Signature Services, salon profiles, new products, and working safely. Plus, in every issue we feature business-building tips, nail art how-tos, manufacturers' step by steps, and in-depth health stories.

FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE:

Are You a (Nail) Dinosaur?

The nail profession has lots of time-tested products, techniques, and customs that are too good to toss aside.  But are there times when you should be modernizing yourself, and aren't?  We've come up with a quiz to see if you're roaming in the Mesozoic Era and which kind of dinosaur you really are.

(InternatioNAILS) Russia: Delivering Choice and Customization

Post-Soviet Union, the largest country in the world has a flourishing beauty industry.  Choice and customization in nails are cherished, as are bold colors and gels.

Refllexology: Healing With Your Touch

Offering deep relaxation and healing, reflexology is a natural addition to a nail tech's skillset.  Experts speak about the technical and business aspects of this alternative therapy and its potential as a nail salon addj-on.

Love Letters

Help clients send all their love this Valentine's Day.  Create monograms of their significant other's initials or use lettering techniques to pen a romantic note on a nail.  Whatever you and your client come up with, these will definitely be nails to write home about.

Demos

Step-by-steps form Light Elegance and Gel II.

Signature Services

Step-by-steps for a CND Spa Manicure Pedicure and an Ultimate.

Charmed Pedicure

Romantic Masterpiece Nail Art.  Nail tech Harold "Buddy" Sims recreates classic painting on nails.

Nail Art Studio

Step-by-steps on new nail art designs.

Nail Trends From the Spring/Summer 2016 Fashion Week Runways

From the wearable to the dramatic, designers offered a wide range of choices for the coming seasons.  These four trends sum up the skillset you'll need to create cool nails for warmer months.

Boutique: All Things Romance

Love is in the air this month, and clients will be looking for the perfect gift for that special someone.  From traditional Valentine's Day gifts like necklaces and rings, to unique products that can't be found at traditional retailers, they can treat their significant others (or themselves!) to something sweet.

Crowdsourcing

What are your thoughts about the new spray-on nail polish?

Downsizing: When Less Is More

Growing your business typically means an increase in space, in product, or in staff.  But some techs have learned a narrow focus sometimes brings the greatest success.  We asked five nail techs about their "small solutions" in their own words.

Salon Profile: Growing a Nail Salon Into a Franchise

Business is booming at the mid-priced Canadian salon chain, The Ten Spot.  With 17 locations operating across Canada, there are plans in the works to start expanding into the United States.

Something to Talk About: Diabetes

Profile of a Fungus Fighter

In an in-depth interview with NAILS, pharmaceutical scientist Dr. Win L. Chiou discusses his nearly 50-year-long quest to beat toenail fungus and why he thinks he's finally done it.

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On My Mind                      Reader Nail Art                                 

We Hear You                    Product Spotlight                      

Nails File                          Get the Look                       

Freebies & Giveaways         Deal Sheet                    

On the Road                     My Other Life                        

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