NAILS Magazine - March 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.


Larger Than Life

Spring is all about big bursts of color, so super-size your polish offerings for warm-weather services.  Colors run the gamut from shades of Greenery (Pantone's Color of the Year), to large amounts of lavender and retro-inspired reds.  Whether you sketch out or pin up your ideas for spring/summer nails, make sure you go big or go home.

Salon Scents: The Power of Fragrance

Learn how to use aromatherapy in the salon to create a new level of personalization for your clients.

Steps to a Sparkling Clean Salon

Keeping the salon clean shouldn't be a struggle!  By establishing a routine, it's easy to keep your salon sanitary and in tip-top condition.  Establishing a list of steps is a great way to get started.


Step-by-steps from LCN and Young Nails.

Signature Services

Step-by-steps for a Green Fairy Pedicure.

Madonna Nails

NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Top 9 finalist Trish Johnson created this 80's masterpiece for the NTNA Decade Decadence challenge.

Nail Art Studio

Step-by-steps on new nail art designs.

Hip Hop Hooray: 2017 Mural Contest Winner Announced

Nail tech and NTNA Season 4 Top 12 competitor Trisha Johnson paid tribute to rapper Eminem in her winning nail mural, inspired by an image taken by photographer and childhood friend Jenny Risher.


What's your favorite service, or part of a service, to perform and why?

How to Start Your Own Polish Line

The beauty industry may be one in which you can allow your creativity to flow, but if your goal is to launch your own polish line, you'll need a roadmap to get you from conception to finished product.  Here's some advice from an indie polish aker who has successfully made the journey from nail tech to entrepreneur.

Salon Profile: Embracing Eccentricity at Red Betty Nails

As Austin Texas basks in its budding trendiness and reputation as the "live music capital of the world," Red Betty Nails distinguishes itself from other boutique salons by perfecting a blend of retro and modern, playful and professional.

Something to Talk About: Product Odor

Odor in the salon is often one of the first things clients mention.  Educating them about what is causing the smell could curtail concerns.

Healthy Tech Q & A: Justin Lundeen

When Justin Lundeen realized the negative effects that sitting all day was having on his gbody, he decided to make healthy and fitness a priority.  find out how he transfored his physique and found a new passion along the way.

Don't Be Daunted by Damaged Nails

The next time you get a client with damaged nails in your chair, don't fret.  These tips and tricks will help you save your client's nails and put some extra revenue in your pocket.


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NAILS Magazine - March 2017