NAILS Magazine - December 2011

Read the December 2011 issue of NAILS to see who won the annual Readers' Choice Awards, great nail art ideas, how to start a mobile salon business, and getting ready for the holidays.


The Original Readers’ Choice Awards

Now in its eighth year, NAILS Readers’ Choice Awards honor the nail professionals’ favorite products in a myriad of categories.

Nail Art Thinks Different

This one is for the dried flowers, the rhinestones, the pieces of Mylar who dare to stand out and be notice, who push nail art forward to the next generation of inspired nail techs who are destined to create nail masterpieces that will amaze and astound. For the techs who are ready for the next level of 3-D nail art design, here is what’s available to help.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like the Holidays

The winter holidays are a great time to bring joy and cheer to your salon. Clients appreciate the little decorative touches as much as they do the special holiday services or the gift bags. Just a little effort can quickly turn a first-year client into a life-long loyal.

Making the Move to Mobile

It’s easy to be a mobile tech when the only challenge is packing your supplies and driving to a client’s home, but what if you want a multi-service mobile spa? We spoke to a mobile owners to find out how they got started.

Holiday Red-dy

Festive red is a terrific holiday color for your clients’ nails. We challenged nail artists with creating monochromatic nails, using only shades of red, to inspire you.

Step-by-steps Repechage and Alfalfa

Signature Services: Strawberries & Cream Pedicure and an Apple Pie-a-la Mode Pedicure

Ornament All Over Again

Use pieces of broken Christmas ornaments to make shimmering and sparkling nail enhancements.

Boutique: Holiday Gift Cards    

Reader to Reader:  What’s the nicest thing a client has ever said to you?

Take Our Quiz: Are You a Good Boss?    

Ingrown Toenails    

Common but painful, ingrown nails are often the results of poor care – and infection may follow

NAILS Magazine - December 2011