NAILS Magazine - June 2011

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.


The Ultimate Bridal Nail

Brides have a lot to stress about on their wedding day – why no alleviate some of that worry by working with her to create the perfect set of bridal nails. These seven designs can be customized to match her wedding colors, flowers, or theme, and let her get some stellar photos with her new ring.

They’ve Got the Whole World in Their Hands

Call them ongles or unas nãgel or negle, they’re still nails and they deserve the attention of a skilled professional – no matter where you live. These 11 international techs share what life is like in the nail industry in their slice of the world.

A Reality Star to Call Her Own

After years of reality shows. Focused on hair salons and hairstylists (Blow Out, Shear Genius, Tabatha’s Salon, Takeover, Jersylicious) the nail industry is finally getting our own reality show. Billed as a reality docu-soap series, TV Guide Network’s Nail Files follows the life of salon owner Katie Cazorla as she juggles her expanding business and her personal life.

Wax Love Got to Do With It?

A burden on your skin but on clients it’s a win – unwanted hair is an oft-overlooked opportunity for nail techs to rip into new profits and broaden their salon skill set.

Step-by-steps from LeChat and GoNails

Signature Services: an Organic Signature Manicure and a Pomegranate Twist Signature Spa Manicure Coral Reef Nails

3-D Gel Marbleizing    

Try this eye-catching gel design on your nail are clients

Boutique: Candles    

Whether color, soy, votive or jar, candles can be great items to retail all year round. Available in numerous scents, sizes, and shapes, clients will enjoy picking out their favorite styles and fragrances from your product display.

Reader to Reader: Should you communicate with clients via-cell phone text message?

Follow the Money    

Keeping your business records in order will not only keep Uncle Sam smiling it will enable you to understand your financial footing.

Under the Microscope: Splinter Hemorrhages    

A splinter hemorrhage is a small area of bleeding under the fingernails or toenails that usually requires no treatment.

Are You Risking Your Health?    

We asked techs: On a scale of one to 10, how concerned are you about any potential negative health effects from the nail chemicals you use every day?

Secret Ingredient: A closer look at the ingredients used to make nail polish.


NAILS Magazine - June 2011