NAILS Magazine - June 2017

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.


Speed Up Your Services: Application, Brush Use, and Finish Filing

Whether you use gels or a liquid-and-powder system, you can cut down your service times by focusing on technical details like the angle of your brush and your finish filing routine.

(InternatioNAILS) India: Nails Emerge From Under the Beauty Umbrella

No longer just an afterthought to hair, skin care, and makeup services, the professional nail industry on the Asian subcontinent is having a moment in the sun.

Tracey Lee Named NAILS Next top Nail Artist

Tracey Lee is not new to the nail industry.  She has done everything from teaching to judging to blogging, but now she can say she has truly done it all.  The Eindhoven, Netherlands-based tech flew to Chicago in March where she was crowned the champion of Season 4.

Nail Art Inspired by Brides Around the World

Brides in the U.S. traditionally wear white, but countries around the world have a variety of traditional colors and styles of wedding attire.  We asked four nail techs to create these nail art designs inspired by the patterns and colors of international bridal couture.


Step-by-step from Gelish.

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.

Morgan Haile's Wedding Nails

Last August, Morgan Haile (of Morgan Taylor nail lacquer) tied the knot with Tony Gonzalez.  Her dad, Gelish founder and nail tech Danny Haile, had the honor of doing her nails for the big day.


What's the biggest upside and downside of being self-employed?

Social Media: How to Take Great-Looking Photos With Your Phone

Improving the quality of your client photos is a great way to boost your business without having to spend any extra cash.  Take a look at your set up and processes, and ask yourself, "Am I really putting my best foot (or hand) forward?"

(Salon Profile) Get Rustic at GDN Nail Bar

To commemorate Father's Day and all of the wonderful men in the nail industry, this month's salon profile focuses on Wilmington, N.C.-based GDN Nail Bar, a male-friendly salon that stands for "Guys Do Nails," owned by dad, athlete, handyman, and nail tech Dynh Le.

Something to Talk About: Turning Male Clients into Regulars

You know how to convert female clients into loyal customers, but do you have the same success with men?  You may find an appeal to their logical left-brain is the hook that reels them in.

Healthy Tech Q & A: Renee Jones

When Renee Jones was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, she found out the disease was wreaking havoc on her hormones and weight loss efforts.  Find out how this busy nail tech and educator took action to make her health a priority.


We Hear You                     Reader Nail Art

On My Mind                       Product Spotlight

Nails File                           Ad Index

Freebies                            Deal Sheet

On the Road                      My Other Life   

NAILS Magazine - June 2017
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