NAILS Magazine - August 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.


10th Time’s a Charm

NAILS’ Readers’ Choice Awards are officially in the double digits. That’s right. For the 10th year in a row, NAILS’ readers (that’s you) get to vote for your favorite products.

Gels Are Here to Stay

With today’s gel technology, there are products on the market that have eliminated the need for natural nail filing and ones that can cure without a tacky layer, redefining industry standards on the whole.

24 Ways to Get Your Coworkers to Hate You

From stealing to backstabbing, there are certain things you should never do if you want your coworkers to respect you. Most of these should be common sense, but read on to make sure you are not the problem at your salon.

Rock of Ages

As the darkened stage illuminates and the first strain of guitar electrifies the crowd, we unveil these empowering nails to blur the lines of where heavy metal meets modern glamour – and leave your clients screaming for more.

Watching Paint Dry

High-speed polish-drying drops and sprays give a whole new meaning to the expression, “It’s like watching paint dry.” Within minutes and sometimes even seconds after application, manicures and pedicures become dry to the touch.

Step-by-steps from Artistic Nail Design

Signature Services: Pink Berry Lemonade Pedicure and a Lavender Sparkle Spa Pedicure

Gifting in Style: We asked salon owners to share their gift certificates and how they are packaged. We hope this article gifts you with the inspiration you need to create a perfectly wrapped present for any occasion.

Mini-Masterpiece Contest: A Kiss for the Winner    

Boutique: Notebooks. Fill retail space in your salon with journals. Your clients can choose from an assortment of styles to jot down their thoughts plan their day, or doodle while they wait.

Reader to Reader: Will gel-polish cause traditional polish to become obsolete?

Combat Career Burnout

Check out these four ways to get your mojo back when you’re singing the blues. Your body and mind will thank you, and you’ll be able to enjoy your career in the nail industry for years to come.

Under the Microscope: Allergic Contact Dermatitis    

Dry But Fly

Wow your clients with waterless pedicures that go above and beyond what’s expected – with iPods, heating pads, and new products – to create a more luxurious service.


NAILS Magazine - August 2013