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  • 00:17

    Is Your Gel Manicure Safe?

    in Health

    Gel manicures are all the rage because they last up to three weeks, don’t chip, and make your nails look super shiny. But are perfectly polished nails worth putting your health at risk?

    If you've ever gotten a gel manicure, did you ever feel uneasy while your nails dried under an extremely hot lamp?

    Well, we shall answer the question, on today's show...

    Can gel manicures cause skin cancer?

    About Your Host:

    Jessie Blair-Myrie, CHHC, AADP


  • 01:31

    Max Estrada

    in Education

    Being born into the beauty industry and with more then 10+ years of expertise and experience, Max Estrada has always had a strong belief in nail education and artistry.

    Max started with playing with his mother’s nail products and reading trade publications at a very early age, even attending his first trade show at the age of 5.

    He started his professional career working in his family’s salon in Arizona. Within the first year of Max’s career he aspersed to grow bigger as a nail technician, so he decided to enter his first competition.

    At the very young age of 16 with already a very quick and accurate acrylic application, Max entered his first professional nail competition.

    Max was confident in his work; he competed and placed within the top 10 for his division and category. Full of determination, his goal was to improve his skills and conquer the competitive world of nails!

    Now, Max places in every competition he enters and focus on further refining the nail shape and developing nail technologies that make the every nail artist’s life much easier. He believes that the best competition to win is the one with yourself; always strive for your personal best.

    Max’s ultimate dream was to have the best products to complement his education for the nail care industry. In 2014, Max invented and designed his own company and product line, aptly titled Exclusive Nail Couture Professional, nationally and globally.

    Today, Max competes all over the world. He has a true passion for his art and expresses his love for the nail industry through every nail he does. Max is now sharing his knowledge all over the world in his classes and through his new line of nail products.

    Being a trendsetter in the industry, Max says, “The nail industry is not about where it has been but where it’s going.”

  • 00:00

    Chick-fil-A or Chick-fil-Gay

    in Comedy

    This week legendary Glad activist Alan Klein once again joins us for merriment and nonsense as we discuss the new york islanders hilarious meltdown, the washington wizards assuring the entire town of washington d.c. half price pizzas and the final four. We talk about Andrew Harrison and his "N" word now classic press conference. The hilarious president's race in Washington D.C. and the fire in the East Village again and the jerk off girls who want to sue New York City because their favorite pedicure place burned down (well actually that's a good reason, but. . . you know what I mean).

  • 00:12

    Episode 4: The Guide to Nails, Fashion, Cocktails and Your Youngest Face Ever!

    in Fashion

    Today we will be talking about how to make that manicure last through your vacation, what to serve with cocktails, the latest fashion bulletin for spring, how to have your youngest face ever, what to bring to a music festival and what your face is telling the world!! 

  • 00:47

    Holistic Nail Care Owner Twila Adams Talks Life, Sports and Goals

    in Entrepreneur

    ABOUT Twila Adams:

    Providing Mobile Nail Care services since 1991
    Licensed Onyxologist and Instructor since 1993
    Certified Reiki Practitioner since 2005

    As a child I enjoyed learning about finger nails and toe nails. The interest continued through two years of college and eleven years  in the US Army. By 1991 I returned from the U.S. Army. I remember a good friend from high school asking me to give her a manicure.  Shortly thereafter I enrolled and completed Manicuring school, passing state exams. Later I completed all required training and state exams to become a  Licensed Manicuring  Teacher. 

    Along my journey, in 1994 I broke my neck in an auto accident. Paralyzed only able to only move my mouth and eyes. But that has not stopped me from living. As the owner of Holistic Nail Care Services I still enjoy providing nail care for those who I believe so often go unserved.

    Since my accident I have competed in many activities. Miss North Carolina Wheelchair Pageant in March 2003. The pageant is designed to help contestants and winners become advocates for people with disabilities.

    Avid trap shooter and in 2002 was the first woman ever to win the Sportsmanship Award at the Paralyzed Veterans of America  National Trap Shoot Competition.

    SPVA board member 2008-2010.

    Participant in the National Paralyzed Veterans of America Wheelchair Games  competing in nine-ball player, trap shooting, air rifles, bowling,  table tennis and has won medals in all of her events.

    Currently,  I am working on my tennis game, air rifle competitions and competing in the Senior Games.

  • 01:25

    Five Simple Steps to a 5 Star Safe Salon

    in Education

    Salons nationwide are trending toward using new advanced concepts to protect themselves and their clients.  The new approach for salons and the general public is not about “meeting states standards but exceeding state standards”.

    Dr. Robert Spalding D.P.M. & AthenA Elliott introduce a FREE "advanced  training" course needed to achieve a national Five Star Rating on Safe Salon Rating mobile App. This prerequisit course is based on a synethisis from "Death By Pedicure", MediNails Learning Center & Safe Salon Rating App

  • 00:30

    Lori's Spicey Weekend, Nailing It: Top Nail Trends for 2015

    in Women

    While Barbara's out speaking, Lori shares recipes of the weekend, and also details about two special dinner parties.  And about your nails:  it's time to let go of the French Manicure.

  • Is your SALON SAFE? The OZ EFFECT!

    in Education

    Host AthenA Elliott shares the conversations had with producers, prior to her appearance on the Dr Oz Show.  Joining tonight’s conversation, industry experts, Dr. Robert Spalding and Chemist, Doug Schoon.

    Karen Hodges, co-founder of Salon-Gurus.com, explains the importance of having a place where all nail techs can have access to higher learning opportunities with an online platform for industry "Gurus" to showcase and pass along their wisdom. High-quality tutorials and presentations made by people with credentials. www.salon-gurus.com

    Join the chat during the show


  • 00:32

    Budget Weddings NYC 4U - Tina Di of Super Dolls Lounge

    in Self Help

    Tina Di owner of Super Dolls Lounge:

    Super Dolls Jewelry Lounge is an innovative new concept in which as their client you receive personal image consultancy in which they offer you a wide range of hypo-allergenic jewelry, made by local designers as well as other products and nail designs in a relaxing and luxuriously indulgent lounge atmosphere. You can even custom-make jewelry for special occasions or rent some precious gems if you cannot afford to purchase. Take your wedding party in for fittings of jewelry or even a manicure. 

    If you'd rather not wear your engagement ring on your honeymoon, then purchase a beautiful look-alike ring for less than $20. In that respect if you lose it, it won't be a big deal.


  • 01:26

    Nail Talk Radio: Being Thankful

    in Education

    Halloween is over and you know what that means... that's right, it's time to get ready for the Holidays! ...but before we start decking the salon halls and brushing up our 3D sleigh bells and snowmen we have to remember to take time to be thankful for everything that we have... this episode of Nail Talk Radio is focused on things to be thankful for... first up Cindy Walston shares her personal story of triumph... we also know that you'll be very thankful that we are having Carol Phillips of Beautee Smarts on this episode, as she will be gearing you up to maximize your Holiday retail profits! 

  • 01:25

    NW Nail Tech Retreat Recap

    in Education

    Join us for a recap of everything that happened at the NW Nail Tech Retreat... the education, the prizes, the special moments that we'll always remember!