NAILS Magazine - January 2014

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:

Cover Tech Contest 2014: The Perfect Puzzle

We tallied your votes and nail tech Miki Nakano of Nail Salon Ciel in Tokyo took top honors this year with her oh-so-pretty puzzle image. Congratulations to Nakano, and to runners-up Janina Lumous, Lenzi Brock and Melanie McCulley. A giant thank you goes out to everyone who entered.

Would You Rather…?

We asked our readers 20 questions focused on the hilarious, strange, and trying moments no nail tech ever wants to face. When “neither” isn’t option, see what was said. The results might shock you!

I Survived a State Inspection

We don’t know anyone who enjoys a visit from the state inspector, but we’ve learned it’s often not as bad as we imagined. These techs tell their survival stories.

From Blogger to Beauty Professional

It’s hard to ignore the presence of bloggers in the nail industry. Did you know that a good number of these nail enthusiasts are actually professionals and that many of them made the decision to go to nail school after establishing their blogs?

Misclassification – the Ultimate Nightmare

It is a true, life-changing story that can easily happen to anyone who is not classifying salon personnel correctly in the eyes of the government. You probably think you know the rules about employment classifications, but you’re probably wrong.

How to Open a Nail Salon When…

These five tales of survival prove that timing isn’t everything. Hard work and determination can make almost any reason for delaying the fulfillment of career goals seem like a paltry excuse. Take inspiration from these salon owners to surmount your obstacles in 2014.

Step-by-steps from LCN and Alessandro

Signature Services: a Simply Sweet Ice Cream Manicure and a Signature Cappuccino-Espresso Spa Pedicure

Art Deco for New Year’s Eve    

Find out how to give your clients a chic manicure to welcome 2014.

Keeping the Tech’s Nails Intact    

NAILS asked seasoned nail technicians to tell us the most valuable ways they keep their own manicures looking good despite the wear and tear of the job.

He’s Always Been…Mysterious    

Christian Mans shows you how to get the look behind his winning nails for NAILS Next Top Nail Artist’s Week 2 challenge sponsored by Entity.

IN EVERY ISSUE

On My Mind                                  Ad Index

We Hear You                                Reader Nail Art

Calendar                                     Product Spotlight

Nails File                                     Deal Sheet

Freebies & Giveaways                    My Other Life

On The Road

 

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