NAILS Magazine - June 2010

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.


Have You Seen My Nail Art Gallery?

NAILS Magazine has totally reinvented our online Nail Art Gallery. Now it’s a little bit Flickr, a little bit Facebook, and a lot of amazing nail artistry. Use this tutorial to help you set up your profile and get started sharing and interacting right away.

33 Ways to Work Smarter Not Harder

From saving money on products to developing an efficient schedule, salon coaches offer practical advice behind the cliché.

A Tale of Two Competitors

Tucked into the corners of dark ballrooms at nails shows some of the best nail technicians in the world compete against one another, sculpting dazzling nail art designs and perfectly precise C-curves. But what is it like to be a competitor? NAILS takes a quick look at the competition schedule of one veteran and one novice competitor at ISSE Long Beach this past January. The

Wonderful World of Wax

Waxing can be an easy way for nail techs to complement a manicure or pedicure by removing unsightly knuckle hairs. An esthetician or cosmetology license is required to wax in the United States. If you have one or are thinking of getting one, here is a sampling of products to give our clients a top-notch waxing service 

Step-by-steps from Akentz and Antoine de Paris

Signature Services: a Hot Lava Pedicure Knockout Nails With a Punch    

Tips 2010    

With fresh designs and sleek metallic colors, nail techs now have a wonderful collection of tips to spruce up their clients’ nails.

“My Fashion Week Diary”

Boutique: Bridal Items    

Bridal items, ranging from how-to books to rhinestone-embellished clothing, are great gift ideas.

Online Press Releases Get the Word Out    

Using free websites that distribute press releases to search engines can be an inexpensive and effective way to spread news, and information about your salon.

Health What Is Foot Odor?   

Some people prefer to keep their shoes on to cover their feet – and an unpleasant foot order.

Pregnancy and the Nail Tech    

As a nail tech, you spend a large part of the day surrounded by chemicals. Now that you’re pregnant, is there anything that needs to change?


NAILS Magazine - June 2010