NAILS Magazine - May 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.


All Things Art: Your Guide to Easy Designs, Useful Tools, Cool Supplies, and Over-the-Top Inspirations

Eye-catching nail art is a popular salon offering, a fun upsell, and a great way to attract new clients.  Whether you're picking up a detail brush for the first time or are a master nail artist, this go-to-guide features design ideas, techniques, and products that will help your unique art shine.

Speed Up Your Services: Work Habits, Prep, and Natural Nails

Cutting down your service times doesn't mean you have to cut back on the quality of your work.  Small, incremental changes in your routine can add up and make a big difference in your schedule.

Pregnant Nail Techs: Does Good Prenatal Care Mean Quitting Your Job?

Priorities shift the moment you realize you're pregnant, and that could cause you to evaluate if you'll continue working.  Before you throw your career out with the pedicure water, let's practice our breathing and consider how to work safely in the salon.


Step-by-steps from Orly and Morgan Taylor.

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.


How do you inform your clients you're raising your prices?  How do they generally react?

What You Need to Know Before Competing in a Nail Contest

Competing is one of the best ways to hone your craft and get noticed.  We talked to some regulars on the competition circuit to find out what you'll need to know if you want to compete - and possibly win big.

(Salon Profile) Orchard Nails: Loyal Clients, Loyal Techs

For most people, the 2007 subprime mortgage crisis was anything but a blessing.  But for Orchard Nails owner Thomas Kent Irwin, there was an unexpected opportunity hidden in the chaos.

Something to Talk About: White Superficial Onychomycosis

White superficial onychomycosis may appear as a dusting on the tops of your clients' toenails and requires lab results to diagnose accurately.  Here's what to do if you suspect this powdery culprit.

Healthy Tech Q &A: Dreneigh Cobb

After years of yo-yo dieting, nail tech and business owner Dreneigh Cobb lost more than 55 pounds in order to inspire her clients and to take control of her health and her career.

Wearing Cloves: Protection With Pitfalls

Gloves seem like a good idea, and they may even comfort clients who perceive them as a sanitation standard.  But, surprisingly, there are a few downsides to wrapping our hands in rubber.


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 - May 2017