NAILS Magazine - January 2012

See the outstanding cover that won this year's Cover Tech Contest, plus we say goodbye to industry legend Tom Holcomb.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:

Cover Tech 2012: An Eye for Beauty

First there were a dozen finalist, now there’s one winner. Nail tech Ruth Deruddere of Belgium captured the most votes in this year’s Cover Tech Contest with her oh-so-lovely nail design that employs a water marbling technique.

Saying Goodbye to a Legend

Tom Holcomb touched so many people in our industry all over the world. He had a unique way of making everyone feel special and important. And he wanted to share his knowledge with others. Nail techs all over the world share their stories of Tom.

The Piece De Resistance

It’s that piece you can’t live without. That special pedicure chair that fits the contours of your back so perfectly well or that communal nail bar where clients circle for quick chats or even that snazzy retail shelf bringing in extra dollars every month. It’s the item that makes the greatest impact on your day, and here’s why you’re thankful for it.

9 Easiest Nail Designs to Master (& 4 Difficult Designs That Are Worth the Effort)

To make these easy designs even easier for you these nail artist have generously provided step-by-step video tutorials.

Step-by-steps from Cuccio Naturalé and NSI

Signature Services: a SugarButter Pedicure and a Figgy Pudding Pedicure

Pretty as a Peacock

The Peacock Technique enables artists to create a variety of different effects and expand their nail art creativity with minimal effort.  

Show Us Your…Decorated Sanitation Items    

Decorating these must-have items. Such as disinfectant jars and trays, is a great way to get a customized look while drawing attention to salon sanitation.

Boutique: Nail Tech-Made Jewelry    

These seven nail techs have taken matters into their own hands, using a personal pastime – jewelry making – as a selling point.

Reader to Reader: Who is your best nail friend?

From Innovator to Inventor    

Wisconsin-based nail tech Amy Becker built her gel line on a competitive spirit, hard work and a commitment to succeed. Here she shares how she became a nail tech inventor and how she continues to develop her brand.

Tweet Talk Your Clients    

The 160 characters that your salon’s Twitter profile is granted as a description can really say it all. Here are 15 salons’ self-proclaimed first impressions. How does yours stack up?

Under the Microscope: Paronychia   

Paronychia is an infection that occurs when there is breakdown in the seal between the skin and the nail plate. Overcoming Adversity Meet some nail professionals who take dedication to career we all love to the next level just by going to work each day.

 

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