NAILS Magazine - September 2011

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.


Polish by Numbers

Originating in 1951 paint-by-number kits promised even the least artistic person “a beautiful oil painting the first time you try.” By simply matching each color to a number inside the lines on the drawing, anyone can create professional-looking paintings. Using this fun retro technique, we present the fall 2011 polish collections – deep rich hues and sparking glitter tones abound.

My Day as a Beauty Industry Lobbyist

NAILS Sree Roy visits Capitol Hill with the Professional Beauty Association to talk about pending legislation that could save salon owners thousands of dollars. Part of a PBA Lobby Day team, she met with Congress members to help the beauty industry’s voice be heard.

NAILS Hits the Newsstand

What would It look like if all magazines were nail magazines? We re-imagined 11 popular consumer magazines to predict what they might look like geared toward the nail world.

Should You Be a Groupon Groupie?

Daily deal sites like Groupon, LivingSocial and countless others allure nail salons to advertise by their amazing reach and lightning–fast response times, but are they worth the pain in the you know what?

The Video Vixens of NAILS

Coming directly to a viewing screen new you these top video-making nail techs are online and bringing education to the masses with their fun and unique brands of instructional nail clips.


Step-by-steps from Mani-Q and Today’s Products

Signature Services: a Rock and Rose Pedicure

The Glass Is Always Gleaming

LCN educator Rosana Chousal-Fune of Hawthorne, N.J., shows how she makes nail art designs using the company’s Glass Gel.

UV, Or Not UV?    

NAILS Magazine highlights the biggest differences between LED and UV lamps.

Snakeskin Mani-Pedi    

This nail service form Bio Sculpture Gel uses naturally shed snakeskin to create a venomously hot look.

Fall 2011Fashion Week Nail Trends    

Custom solid hues and an array of French and moon manicures took front stage at New York Fashion Week.

Boutique: Monogrammed Items    

Cater to your clients’ needs with custom, personalized gadgets.

Reader to Reader: Who did you use as your hand model for your state board exam?

Huddle Time    

Team building is essential for a salon’s success and not as difficult as you think.

Q&A With Alisha Rimando Botero    

Editor Hannah Lee talks to Red Door Spas’ national training director of nail service.

Under the Microscope: Bunions    

A bunion is a bump on the side of the foot caused by an enlargement of the first joint of the big toe.

What’s Your Green IQ?    

Take this quiz to see what your salon’s green report card looks like

A Day in the Life of a Nail Doctor    

A New York City-based dermatologist specializing in nails, Dr. Dana Stern takes us on a tour of her day.


NAILS Magazine - September 2011