NAILS Magazine - October 2013

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.


Tricks for Tool Buying

In the market for a new cuticle nipper or curette? We explain what to look for in six of the most common metal implements.

Hashtag 101

Before you upload your next Tweet or Instagram pic, check out this primer on the dos and don’ts of this useful social tool.

Having Fun and Raising Funds

Hosting a party can be stressful, but ultimately rewarding. The same goes for hosting a fundraiser, except the rewards can be even greater. Consider these steps for putting together a fundraiser, whether for breast cancer awareness or another cause dear to your heart, that is as fun as it is helpful.

Nails to Die For

Stray from kitschy pumpkins and friendly ghosts this Halloween for nail art that’s a little more spooktacular. A handful of talented techs with a dead-serious love for the holiday conjure up some scary tips.

Step-by-steps from Essie and Alfalfa Nail Supply plus new nail art designs

Flocking Flurries  . The season’s forecast calls for more 3-D textures. If you’ve been digging through the craft store bins for trendy caviar beads or fuzzy velvet fibers, you may want to try your beauty supply store instead.

Under the Microscope: Myxoid Cysts.  Myxoid cysts are small rounded, mucous-filled deformities that occur around the fingers and toes.

NAILS Magazine - October 2013