NAILS Magazine - October 2008

Read our dispatch from the Cosmoprof North America Show, where new products were introduced and manufacturers shared with NAILS. Also, what are the best ways to set up a business partnership, cool new French twist styles, multitasking implements, and new products, business-building ideas, and nail art how-tos.


Show Coverage: Cosmoprof North America

Snapshots from the show in Las Vegas. NAILS brings you the movers and shakers from the show.

Me and You – So Happy Together?

It’s easy to see the benefits of a partner in our personal and social lives – but are there benefits to a partner in business? An LLC might be a better way to structure your business.

Pardon My French

Break free of the usual pink-and-white constraints with this creative gallery of alternative French nail art styles. Get inspired with bold colors, unique filing and clever smile lines.

Multitask Implements

Multitask is a way of life in today’s high-speed world, and nail implements are no exception. From double-sided nail art brushes to triple-tasking pterygium removers, the ingenuity behind these inventions makes you wonder what they’ll think of next.

Graphic Design 101

Graphic design can make or break the image of nail salon. Whether or not you have consciously crafted an image, your nail salon’s brand is expressed through your business card, website, salon menu, and advertisement.

Step-by-steps from Konad and Luraco

Host a Successful Networking Event    

Learn the steps to make your event go off without a hitch

Signature Services: a Pumpkin Fritter Mani/Pedi

Turning Nail Art Inside Out    

G Elizondo shows how she creates the underside of a nail.

Best Thing Since Sliced Bread    

Nidia Casas, of Salon Third Day in El Paso, Texas, shows how she applies clay canes.

10 Nail Websites to Bookmark    

From forums to how-tos, these sites have you covered in the nail department

Boutique: Tea    

An assortment of teas you can retail to your clients this fall.

Beyond Polish    

How to sell boutique items successfully

Reader to Reader: How do you turn a new client into a regular?

Salon Profile: Location breeds a handful of challenges and rewards for Island Girl Nails in Clinton, Wash

Business Advice You Never Forgot    

We asked techs to share their stories of meaningful business advice they’ve gotten over the years.

What Are Brittle Nails?    

Brittle nails are often nothing more than the body’s response to environmental conditions.

Think Pink This Month    

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we can all make a difference.

Are You Ready for Inspection?    

Use this self-assessment checklist to make sure you’re prepared for your next salon inspection.

NAILS Magazine - October 2008