NAILS Magazine - April 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.


Ryoko Garcia is NAILS Next Top Nail Artist

The nine-year industry veteran from Floria (by way of Japan) dedicated every free moment to completing each of the weekly challenges.  Her artistic skills, attention to detail, and love of her craft helped her win the title of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist.

Spring into Summer with Gel-Polish

Make the transformation from spring to sumer effortless with this assortment of well-balanced 2014 gel-polish collections inspired by the trends of the seasons.

5 Red Flags You're Renting from the Landlord from Hell

Don't be left shaking your head and empyting your bank account.  Learn from these techs as they share their stories of red flags they saw -- and ignored.

What It Means to Be Green in 2014

Ready to do your part to help the environment?  Greening your salon is easier than you think.  Our comprehensive guide takes you beyond "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" with innovative ideas to help you offset your carbon footprint.


Step-by-steps from China Glaze and Pure Organics

Signature Services

Step-by-steps for a Maple Bacon Pedicure and a Chardonnay Silk Spa Manicure.

Behind the Scenes

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

Down the Rabbit Hole

Whether your clients choose spring-themes, animals, or pastels, these nail designs are sure to hatch an idea for what to create for Easter.


Celebrate Earth Day with these eco-friendly, totally chic products.  Made from 100% natural ingredients, your customers can leave your salon with these items feeling like they are doing themselves and the planet a favor.


What efforts are you making to go green in your salon?

Once Was Enough

We all make mistakes.  These salon owners share things they tried once and will never try again.  Consider these cautionary tales before making your next business decision.

Salon Profile

Chic Nail & Beauty Bar combines style with the natural elements of its surroundings.  Add to this a shared sense of camaraderie and you have the ultimate salon experience.

Something to Talk About: Pseudomonas

Chemist's Corner: Traditional Gels

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert

Client of the Month: The Arthritic


On My Mind                                 Ad Index

We Hear You                               Reader Nail Art

Calendar                                    Product Spotlight

Nails File                                    Get the Look

Freebies & Giveaways                  Deal Sheet

On The Road                             My Other Life

NAILS Magazine - April 2014