NAILS Magazine - May 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:

Our Mothers' Hands, Our Clients' Hands

Our earliest and most comforting memories come from the hands of our mothers.  For Mother's Day we pay tribute to the aging hands that cared for us - and that you see every day at the manicure table - honoring the beauty that lies deep within.

Winnie Huang Wins NAILS Next Top Nail Artist

The Vancouver, Canada-based nail artist flew to Chicago where she presented her final collection of nails, walked a runway, answered questions live on stage, and eventually took home the title for Season Three.

Dream Dress Nails for Prom

Preparing for prom is about narrowing it down to just the right look - including the nails.  Focus your attention on teenagers this season by offering a manicure to match her favorite formal ensemble so you can transform first-time customers into long-standing appointments.  These designed sets are inspired by 12 of the most popular prom dress styles.

Concierge Manicuring: Taking Mobile Care Up a Notch

Catering to clients whose medical needs require a special level of care or who just want an extra dose of pampering is what concierge manicuring is all about.  Providing these specialized services away from the traditional salon environment is a growing trend that presents an exciting opportunity for motivated nail techs.

What Happens at Orly....

Follow us as we trail Orly CEO Jeff Pink through his day.

Demos

Step-by-steps from Young Nails and N.O.Q.

Signature Services

Step-by-steps for a Brandy Punch Spa Pedicure.

Behind the Scenes

Find out how to do the nails that are on this month's cover.

Famous Flowers

Nail tech and Vanity Projects artist Rose Barron demonstrates Georgia O'Keefe-inspired nail art.

Nail Art Studio

Step-by-steps on new nail art designs.

Boutique: Brows and Lashes

Help your clients turn heads when they venture out each morning or get glammed up for a night on the town.  These lash and brow grooming items will bring out the best in their eyes.

Crowdsourcing

What terminology do you use with your clients to distinguish between the various types of gel (soak-off, hard gel, gel-polish)?

Blowouts and Nails: A Profitable Pairing?

As signs announcing the emergence of combination nail and blow dry bars start to freckle the coasts in trend-setting localities like New York, California, and Florida, nail salon owners have to wonder if this is a passing fad or if they should be paying closer attention.

Salon Profile: Kick Back and Have a Chat at Tropical Popical

At Tropical Popical, a flamboyant nail bar located in Dublin, Ireland, no one minds coming across a bit brash or crass.  Owners Andrea and Michelle Horan believe that if clients are enjoying themselves, it doesn't matter if things get a bit loud.

Something to Talk About: Working With Unknown Product

#NoMoreBadDays: A Nail Tech Battles Back After a Stroke

In March 2014, nail tech Brisa Alfaro, a Young Nails Senior Mentor, suffered a major stroke after traveling from Los Angeles to New York for a tradeshow.  She was very lucky to have survived.  Now, in her own words, Alfaro describes her arduous and emotional journey back to good health and the shift in perspective that came with it.

Heathly Tech Q & A: Jeanette McGrew

When faced with a warning from her doctor, Jeanette McGrew decided to face her fears and take charge of her own destiny.  By focusing her mental outlook, she was able to attain a physical fitness level she never believed possible.

IN EVERY ISSUE

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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