NAILS Magazine - September 2013

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:

An Outpouring of Fall Polish

Looking to add more color to your clients’ lives? Bursts, blobs, and streaks leave behind all the inspiration you need to turn a blank canvas into a work of art. Adjust your palette for fall by incorporating metallics, jewel tones, and lots of blues.

The Art of the Client Consultation

Client consultations give customers an opportunity to build trust and verbalize expectations.

Meet the Next Top Nail Artist Contestants

One of these competitors will be NAILS Next Top Nail Artist. Who has what it takes? Get to know our Top 12 a little better before the competition gets underway this month.

Faux Textures

One of the hot nail trends of 2013 — on and off the runway — is a textured nail look. But what if grainy nails aren’t your cup of tea? We say, fake it. These four faux textured looks can be done with little more than nail polish, acrylic paints, and brushes.

SPECIAL SECTION A History of Nail Care in the United States: 1803-2013 The largest events in our industry’s past are chronicled in this special keepsake section. Also included are corporate histories and timelines from 23 of today’s top professional nail manufacturers.

Step-by-steps from Cuccio and Backscratchers and Signature Services featuring an Orange Burst Pedicure and a Chocolate Delight Pedicure

Reader to Reader: Do you use over-the-counter (non-professional only) polish?

Sign Me Up!  Loyal customers and reliable monthly income are just the beginning of a long list of benefits when you add membership programs. Grow your business beyond daily deals and walk-ins.

Under the Microscope: Hammertoe is a bending and hardening of the joints in the second, third, fourth, or fifth toes.

NAILS Magaizine - September 2013