NAILS Magazine - February 2017

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:

We Heart Pinterest

We took the ideas behind some of our most popular Valentine's Day pins and had them recreated to show just how easy it is to give clients Pinterest-worthy nails.

Time Wasters To Stop Doing Immediately

If time is money, think of saving it as giving yourself a raise.  Examining your routine to see if you're guilty of any of these common technical time-wasters and business inefficiencies could help de-stress your day and add to your bottom line.

InternatioNAILS: Canada: Nails Au Naturale

Our neighbors to the north favor conservative looks that highlght the health and beauty of natural nails, though hotspots of nail art also coexist.

Care and Keeping of the Cuticles

Healthy cuticles are the basis of a truly beautiful manicure.  Dry and damaged cuticles aren't just unsightly and painful, they have a lasting effect on the health of your nails as well.  Keep cuticles and nails healthy and easy to care for with these hydrating creams and oils.

Demos

Step-by-steps from LeChat.

Signature Services

Step-by-steps for a Dear Violet Pedicure

Nail Art Studio

Step-by-steps on new nail art designs.

Nail Trends from the Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Week Runways

September's fashion shows gave us a glimpse into wearable nail styles for spring/summer 2017.  Nails made a splash on both New York City and Paris runways.  Here are the trends we picked up on that your clients will want to wear.

Crowdsourcing

What's the main reason you run late and what have you done to try to fix it?

Are You Ready to Step Up to Teaching?

Whether you're looking for a new challenge or just yearning to make a career change within the beauty field, cosmetology and nail schools offer an interesting alternative to the day-to-day of salon life.  Take our quiz to see if you're up for the challenge.

Salon Profile: Raising a Glass at A Perfect 10 Beauty and Nail Bar

After selling her insurance business, A Perfect 10 Nail & Beauty Bar owner Canada Lytle returned to her beauty roots and opened an upbeat bar-like salon focused on gel manicures.  Since founding the salon in 2011, she has opened one A Perfect 10 each year -- and she has no plans to slow down any time soon.

Something to Talk About: Ringworm

Though the name suggests a subcutaneous creepy crawler, ringworm is not a worm at all.  Keep reading to learn other fun facts to share with clients who suffer from this troubling tinea.

Healthy Tech Q & A: Melissa Stephens

When Melissa Stephens found out she had high cholesterol, she knew it was time to get serious about her health.  Find out how this successful nail tech educated herself about healthy living, brought her cholesterol down to safe levels, and lost weight to boot.

Keeping the Flame Burning

How do you keep the romance alive while keeping your business afloat?  Just in time for Valentine's Day, we polled some very busy nail techs to find out how they keep their businesses and their relationships growing and thriving.

IN EVERY ISSUE

On My Mind                      Product Spotlight                            

We Hear You                    Ad Index               

Nails File                          Deal Sheet                 

Freebies & Giveaways         My Other Life                

On the Road                                            

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