NAILS Magazine - February 2018

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.


Hydration Station: Lotions, Hand Creams, and Oils

Not all moisturizers are created equal.  Learn the science behind the lotion, creams, and oils we use every day at work.

Meet the NTNA Season Five Contestants

This year, the only online nail art competition for professionals celebrates its fifth anniversary.  Beginning January 22, these 12 contestants will battle it out with new rules, new challenges, and new glory prizes.

An Accent of Love

It used to be thought that a vein in the ring finger was directly connected to the heart.  Marry your heart to your nail art and celebrate Valentine's Day with a charming ring finger accent nail.

35 Nail Techs Who Changed the Industry

In honor of NAILS' 35th anniversary, we've come up with a list of 35 nail techs who've had a positive and lasting effect on our industry.  Which name means the most to you and your career?


Light Elegance ButterCream

Behind the scenes of this month's cover


Nail Art Studio

Nail Trends From the Spring/Summer 2018 Fashion Week Runways


Crowdsourcing: How do you connect and talk shop with fellow nail techs?

Salon Profile: Pamper Nail Gallery, Fremont, Calif.

How to Create Instagram Stories


How To Accommodate Overweight Clients

Healthy Tech Q & A: Lori Holloway


We Hear You                    Reader Nail Art

On My Mind                      Product Spotlight

Nails File                          Ad Index

Freebies                          Deal Sheet

On the Road                    My Other Life   

NAILS Magazine - February 2018