NAILS Magazine - June 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.


Here Comes the Nails

Every bride has a different sense of style.  Talk in advance about your client's tastes for her big day so you're prepared with an arsenal of looks.  We propose design ideas for the traditional, vintage, destination, and non-destination bride.

Products for the Acrylic Faithful

Acrylic nail enhancements require a proper blend of liquid and powders.  See what some of your favorite brands have to offer.

7 Ways to Get Men Into the Salon

The number of men receiving nail services may be on the decline, but fear not.  We've got seven tweaks to help you ease them back through the salon doors.  Here are some clever ways to appeal to those elusive male clients and keep them coming back for more.

Playing Favorites

We surveyed readers to find out what nail-related sites they surf the most.  Since we are spending more and more time online, check out these virtual destinations to better your skill set, business or gain inspiration.  Be sure to bookmark these peer favorites.


Step-by-steps from Tat'z Nail'z and The Painted Nail

Signature Services

Step-by-steps for a Key Lime Spa Gel Pedicure and a Men's Pinot Noir Pedicure.

Behind the Scenes

Find out how to do the nails that are on this month's cover.

Nail Art Studio

Step-by-steps on new nail art designs.

Boutique: Candles

Candles are an easy and inexpensive way for your clients to recreate the relaxing salon environment at home.  Bright and innovative packaging along with fresh fragrance combinations take this batch of candles - and your retail display - from basic to inspired.

Crowdsourcing -

Do you socialize with clients outside of the salon?

Amp Up Your Offerings: Spray Tanning

In the third installment of our new series, NAILS explores service you can easily add to your menu to increase your revenue and offer your clients convenience.  This month, we take a look at spray tanning.

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Great Manufacturer's Educator?

You are busting at the seams to share what you know.  Take our quiz to find out if you have what it takes to succeed in this demanding role.

Saon Profile

Despite being located in the somewhat conservative area of Orange County, Calif., GLO Nail Bar is carving out a niche for itself by offering unique nail designs and two menu pages worth of specialty pedicures.

Something to Talk About: Spoon Nails

How to Shop for Health Insurance

Think you can't afford health insurance?  Well think again.  Sinec the Affordable Care Act became law, health insurance is easier to get and subsidies are available to lower the cost significantly.  Follow these steps to find the right plan for you.

Healthy Living: Eye Health

Focusing on the tiny details of doing nails all day can eventually take a toll on vision and eye health.  Find out what to do to alleviate the problem and what preventive measures you can take now to protect your eye health in the future.


On My Mind                                                Product Spotlight

We Hear You                                              Ad Index

Nails File                                                    Get the Look

Freebies & Giveaways                                  Deal Sheet

On the Road                                              My Other Life   

Reader Nail Art

NAILS Magazine - April 2015