Vanity Projects Institute Nail Art

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Vanity Projects to Launch Online Training Program for Nail Artists

The salon chain will open enrollment for the Vanity Projects Institute, taught by master nail artist Kanae Yagi, in April.

clock March 5, 2021Alexa Tietjen

Essie nail polish is now vegan and eight free

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By the Numbers: Top 10 Mass Market Beauty Categories of 2020

2020 data from IRI points to beauty’s bright spots in the year ahead.

clock January 16, 2021James Manso

Essie nail polish is now vegan and eight free

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Essie Goes Vegan, ‘Eight-Free’

As of the end of 2020, all formulas being produced and distributed by Essie are vegan and “eight-free.”

clock January 8, 2021James Manso

cake by the ocean cbd lip gloss deborah lippman

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Deborah Lippmann Expands Into Lips

Lippmann’s new lip gloss comes in seven shades, available with and without CBD.

clock October 30, 2020James Manso

Photo courtesy of Alicia Torello

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The Rise of the Partial Manicure

See the nail trend taking over manicure requests — and Instagram feeds — this summer.

clock August 14, 2020Emily Burns

A pedicure platform at Mylkbar.

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How Nail Salons Are Planning to Reopen Amid COVID-19

Sneeze guards and PPE are the new normal.

clock May 29, 2020Ellen Thomas


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Paintbox Expands With Upper East Side Location

The brand has quietly raised $1.5 million in funding.

clock November 15, 2019Ellen Thomas

Valley Nails Upper East Side

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Valley Nails Closing

The salon, best known for its innovative nail art, has shuttered all locations.

clock July 29, 2019Jenny B. Fine

Jennifer Lopez shared a photo of her engagement ring from Alex Rodriguez to Instagram over the weekend.

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How J.Lo Got the Perfect Engagement Manicure

Celebrity nail artist Tom Bachik shares how he created Lopez’s fresh, white gel manicure for her engagement photo.

clock March 13, 2019Alexa Tietjen

Tenoverten Conscious Nail Care

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Tenoverten’s Nontoxic Nail Care Moves into Target

The brand of clean nail care and polish is rolling out to 800 Target doors this month.

clock February 4, 2019Ellen Thomas

Backstage at Jeremy Scott RTW Spring 2019

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Spring 2019 Nail Trends from Fashion Week

Nail artists share how they created the key nail looks from New York Fashion Week.

clock September 7, 2018Allison Collins

Kirker is investing in the nail business to deliver more innovation.

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Kirker Gears up to Put Shine Back in Nail Polish Sales

The company’s long-term growth strategy includes adding new equipment to expand production.

clock August 28, 2018Faye Brookman

Nail Artist Mei Kawajiri

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Mei Kawajiri: Instagram’s Most Viral Nail Artist

Kawajiri, who counts Gigi Hadid, Ariana Grande and Demna Gvasalia as clients, talks Japanese nail art and creating viral looks.

clock August 17, 2018Alexa Tietjen

CND Shellac Luxe

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In Growing Professional Nail Market, CND Readies Shellac Luxe

The latest iteration of the brand’s blockbuster Shellac franchise is said to speed gel-polish removal to 60 seconds.

clock June 1, 2018Ellen Thomas

June 1 is National Nail Polish Day.

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Something to Celebrate on National Nail Polish Day: A Glint of Recovery

Essie is celebrating the second National Nail Polish Day with a sweepstakes for a winner to create a bespoke nail color.

clock May 31, 2018Faye Brookman

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