NAILS Magazine - January 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.
FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE:
Get a Mentor, Get Ahead
One way to get ahead in your career is to learn from someone who has been through it all. Mentors can kick start your professional path. We asked mentor and mentee nail techs, what's the most important thing they've learned from the career-benefiting relationship?
Cover Tech 2015: The Masked Woman Wins
If you want to overdose on brilliant photos of nails, take a look at this selection of images, submitted to our recent Cover Tech Contest. Wnning cover tech Amanda Lenher took top honors with her knock-out comic book-inspired nails. Our heartiest congratulations go to Lenher and all the other finalists. And a giant thank you goes out to everyone who entered this year's competition.
Show (Us) Your...Manicure Table
We asked nail techs to share their favorite nail tables and desks. Here's a look at the creative, clever, and varied surfaces where manicure magic is made.
Coping With Serious Illness: A Balancing Act in the Salon
When nail tech Erin Snyder Dixon found herself in a long battle with a life-threatening disease, she knew she had to make changes so she could continue to do the work she loves -- but finding the best course of action was never easy.
Next Top Nail Artist Goes to NYFW
You know nail tech Lauren Wireman of Wildflowers Nails in Cape Corel, Fla., as the first runner-up in the inaugural NAILS Next Top Nail Artist competition. One of her wins was the CND challenge that included a chance to work with the brand at Fashion Week. Wireman shares her story from the Design Lab in New York City of what it was like to be a part of the CND A-Team for a few days.
Step-by-steps from Akzentz Professional and Orly.
Step-by-steps for a Royal Island Pedicure and a Hot Chocolate Pedicure.
Boutique: Techs Selling on Etsy
Wonder what certain nail techs to in their free time? Some of them run Etsy stores either as a way to further express their love for nails, or as a naturally creative outlet. Check out these four techs who have seen success with Etsy.
What is the sweetest thing a client or coworker has ever done for you?
I Was Almost Robbed
Salon owner Lynnette Diaz-Madden was jolted into realizing just how vulnerable her salon was to being robbed. Here's what her brush with this all-too-real threat taught her.
A Day in the LIfe of a Nail Expert
In this month's column, Dr. Stern discusses infections of the skin and nails that nail techs should be aware of.
Chemist's Corner: Matte Top Coat
Client of the Month: The Nail Tech
On My Mind Reader Nail Art
We Hear You Product Spotlight
Nails File Get the Look
Freebies & Giveaways Deal Sheet
On The Road My Other Life