NAILS Magazine - December 2015

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.


NAILS' Readers Have Chosen

Nothing carries weight like a personal recommendation, and NAILS annual Readers' Choice Awards provide an eye-opening opportunity to do just that.  Our 12th annual Readers' Choice Awards offer a snapshot of the popular favorite within 28 product categories, all related to nail care.  This is your chance to publicly commend a product that's performed well for you, as well as to see what your peers recommend.

Don't Get Burned" Understanding and Avoiding Heat Spikes

We take the temperature of the gel nail community about the pervasiveness of painful curing experiences, and also offer science-backed advice for how to ensure your clients don't experience a gel nail heat spike.

Help for Aging Hands

Are your clients' hands revealing their age?  Educate your clients about the latest cosmetic procedures for turning back the clock and learn which topical treatments can help them combat age spots, crepey skin, prominent veins, and more.

Signature Services

Step-by-steps for an Eggnog Pedicure and a Fruity Tutti Manicure.


Step-by-steps from Essie and Bodipure.

Behind the Scenes

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

New Year, New French

A nail look that's better than a smooch at midnight, this design by Allie Baker, EzFlow's global educator, will have your clients ringing in the New Year in style.

Nail Art Studio

Step-by-steps on new nail art designs.

Anything But Basic

A little black dress is the go-to-staple of the fashion world.  Every woman owns one - or five - of these garments to style up or down.  What better time of the year to break out these basics than for holiday parties?  The nail designs feaured here are meant to transform any LBD into a full-on festive look.

Boutique: Stocking Stuffers

It's the holiday season, which means clients are probably preoccupied with gift-shopping - and stressing.  They need not fear, though - here are some stocking stuffers that promise to delight.

Crowdsourcing -

What are your resolutions for 2016?

A Fashionable Fete

If you're a nail salon owner, there are certain occasions when a party is absolutely necessary.  A grand opening usually sits at the top of that list.  If, however, your business is located in an area where there are other nail salons, the challenge becomes throwing a different kind of celebration that will make yours stand out.

Salon Profile: Sitting Pretty at Dallas Beauty Lounge

Tucked away a few miles south of Pittsburgh, Dallas Beauty Lounge is poised to expand to accommodate a growing clientele.  Its months-long waiting list is indicative of a level of service that clients can't find anywhere else.

Something to Talk About: Brown Spots

Know Your Onychos: A Nail Disease Quiz

As nail professionals, we don't diagnose or treat medical conditions, but being able to spot trouble empowers us to help guide clients to seek appropriate help.  Take our quiz to check your knowledge.

Healthy Living: Heart Health

As the leading cause of death in the United States, heart disease is something we should all be concerned about.  Because nail technology is a relatively sedentary job, it's important to learn the risk factors and make sure you're taking proper preventive measures to protect your heart health.


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NAILS Magazine - December 2015