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EDITORIAL Bon Voyage A good, long vacation is worth its weight in gold. But it’s often so hard to pull ourselves away from work, that we end up just dreaming about possibilities. I recently took the plunge and made arrangements to go to Scotland for two and a half weeks. But the time leading up to it was pure insanity. It reminded me why I’ve always put off taking an extended holiday. Between all of the planning and prepping, I practically forgot that I was even going anywhere. The day of my flight, I came into the office in the morning to finish up lastminute details, literally giving instructions as I was walking out the door. However, once I sat down in my seat on the plane, I realized I could let go. Of course, that’s often easier said than done. The truth is that it takes a few days to really decompress. Fortunately, the beautifully lush rolling hills dotted with puffy white lambs, the ancient imposing castles and the salted vinegar fish and chips helped distract me. By the time my vacation was coming to an end, I felt I had been away forever. Returning to real life is also a challenge. Trying to hold on to the relaxation and light post NAILPRO at the Maggie Awards Every year, the Western Publishing Association holds magazine awards (Maggies) honoring consumer and trade magazines for their work in editorial, photography, layout and use of digital media. This year, NAILPRO won the award for Best Editorial Layout for our September 2012 The Great Gatsby-inspired shoot, “Tinted Love.” Congratulations to the whole team! 46 NAILPRO J U LY 2013 vacation is not easy—but it’s worth the effort. You’ll be easier to work with and hopefully less stressed, at least for a while. You may be thinking, this all sounds great but it’s just too hard to get away. Trust me, I get it; for us Type A people, it’s particularly difficult to let go, but your clients will survive, your coworkers will help out and your business will be there when you return. So take my advice: Take a vacation! You’ll be happy that you did. Stephanie Yaggy Lavery NAILPRO Executive Editor Stephanie at Premiere Orlando A major beauty show wouldn’t be complete without the NAILPRO Nail Competitions’ talented competitors and superstar judges. Here I am with guest judges AnnaMaria Paty and Sam Biddle, and 3-D Nail Art winner, Shannon McCown.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Nailpro - July 2013

Nailpro - July 2013
Nailing the News
Polished Look: Net Effect
Behind the Nail Pros
Workshop: 7 Steps to Creating a Marketable Menu
Art Gallery: Give It a Swirl
Peace, Love & OPI
Perfect Pairs: Shadow Play
Savvy Salon: Blossom Beauty Lounge
Beauty File: Alesia Lanzo
The Real Cost of Relocating
Coping With Unpleasant Coworkers
Tips Are Popping Up
Reality Works
Neon Nails
Dressed for Success
Here Comes the Sunless
Nail Clinic: Handling a Spill
Pro Talk
Marketplace Plus
Ad Index
Hollywood File
Manufacturer Deals & Promotions
Test Yourself

Nailpro - July 2013