NAILS Magazine - January 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.
FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE:
Tips on Dips
Today's dipping products come with new features, formulations, and colors. These systems can help you get started.
The Salon Fanatic Tour
Over the span of eight days in September, executive editor Beth Livesay visited 18 salons across the country and received 12 nail services. The miles traveled totaled 2,730 and reached across six states.
2018 Nail Trend Forecast
Each January, NAILS takes a look at what nail trends are on the horizon for the coming year. The 2018 forecast calls for high-contrast elements, with a chance of bold political statements and elevated excellence.
Cover Tech Contest 2017: Musical Magic
Nail tech Kryssy Hawkins won the top spot this year with her edgy, colorful, DJ-inspired image. Stella Sampson's delicate teatime design earned her the first-runner-up spot, while Ashton Harlan's sharp chrome nails were the second-runner-up, and Eileen Fox's Indian-flavored design was the third-runner-up.
Step-by-step from Morgan Taylor.
Leather and Turquoise Belt
Torie Bastian created this fun, southwestern belt nail design using turquoise and glitter.
Nail Art Studio
Step-by-steps on new nail art designs.
What's the worst thing a client has ever said to you?
[Salon Profile] The W Nail Bar: A Sisterly Salon for a Diverse Community
Sisters Lauren Hunter and Manda Mason left careers in recruitment and finance to pursue their dream of opening an all-natural nail salon.
Something to Talk About: Dry Manicures
The benefits of a dry manicure may be obvious to techs, but clients are often understandably resistant.
A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert
Dr. Stern discusses some of the rare nail diseases she's seen in her practice, including several types of tumors found under the nail.
IN EVERY ISSUE
We Hear You Reader Nail Art
On My Mind Product Spotlight
Nails File Ad Index
Freebies Deal Sheet
On the Road My Other Life