NSI Announces a New Master Distributor in Africa!

February 3rd, 2017

Nail Systems International (NSI) Announces a New Master Distributor in Africa

Philadelphia, PA (February 1, 2017) – NSI Manufacturing Headquarters is proud to announce the new Master Distributor for Africa, Johann and Louise Louw.

NSI is committed to providing all who are interested, current and new nail technicians, the high standard of the NSI brand, which includes amazing products and education, both new and continued.

NSI USA support Johann and Louise with innovative products of the highest quality, international standard of education and competitive pricing.

Isabel Fisher (Vice-President of Sales and Marketing) recently attended the first Distributor meeting under the new Master Distributorship of Johann and Louise.

NSI USA would like to thank the loyal support of the distributors all over South Africa: Johannesburg and Pretoria (for Gauteng), Durban (for KZN), Port Elizabeth (for the Eastern Cape), Bloemfontein (for the Free State and Northern Cape), Potchefstroom (for North West region), Nelspruit (for Mpumalanga) and also our Mauritius and Mocambique distributors. We are very excited to continue our high standard of education by including Beverly Kriek as a vital part of our new distributorship with her 25 years’ experience, using and training with NSI products.

NSI USA, in direct collaboration with NSI Africa and the distributors, are devoted to building a new nail community in Africa, one nail at a time. For more information about the NSI professional-only product line, contact us at (800) 354-6741 or visit the NSI website at www.nsinails.com.

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Zodiac Inspired Nails – Aquarius

January 20th, 2017

Aquarius-born are shy and quiet, but on the other hand, they can be eccentric, quirky and energetic people. However, in both cases, they are deep thinkers and highly intellectual people who love helping others. They are able to see without prejudice on both sides, which makes them people who can easily solve problems. Aquarius colors range from soft teals, electric blues, pale greys and the occasional deep sea color! Enjoy our board inspired by this quirky Air sign!

Aquarius Inspired Products

Secrets Effects

Secrets Removable

Secrets Shades

Secrets Sparkles

Polish Pro

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Happy Friday the 13th!

January 13th, 2017

Happy Friday the 13th from NSI ! We will take any reason to celebrate the color black, and today happens to be the very first Black Friday of 2017! Come join us in celebration and take a look at some beautiful Black Friday inspiration we’ve collected in our Pinterest board below!

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ZODIAC Inspired Nails – Capricorn!

December 22nd, 2016

When it comes to professionalism and traditional values, Capricorn wins hands-down. This practical sign loves to tackle life in the most conventional of ways, leaving no stone unturned. Considered the most serious-minded of the signs, the Capricorn possesses an independence that allows for considerable progress both personally and on the job.

Colors inspired by this amazing sign range from black onyx, deep emerald, dark red and nude/whites. Check out our amazing pairings and nail inspiration through our Pinterest!



Capricorn Product Pairings!


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Holidays In The Salon

December 19th, 2016

Tis’ The Holiday season

And as many seasoned nail techs know, Holidays in the salon can be very hectic. While many people’s attention turns to gifts, wrap, and holiday parties, we wanted to make sure your salon is prepared for this time of year with some helpful tips & tricks.

The first thing is to be flexible!

Your clients are going to be running around and trying to finish their shopping/party planning, so you want to be able to accommodate them anyway you can; even if they are a few minutes late for their appointment, need to reschedule, call last minute, etc. If you are normally an appointment-only salon, this is when you may want to consider temporarily accepting walk-in appointments. Being flexible also means making room for extra appointments. Your regular 2-week infill client may want to come in sooner and adjust her appointment to have her nails fresh by a certain holiday, like New Year’s Eve. To be even more prepared, consider having extended holiday hours.

You also may want to extend time-slots for appointments

During this time of year, A LOT of your clients will be asking for nail art! Adding nail art designs generally take longer than regular enhancements. You should be assembling a display board of easy to complete, quick designs that can turn a plain manicure or enhancement into a fashion accessory in no time. Imagine adding $5 to every service ticket over the holiday season. That’s conservative. While you are at it, don’t forget about those party toes!

Check out our Holiday blog to get some festive holiday nail art inspiration!

Remember to keep in mind that the holidays are a great time of year for retail items.

People are already prepared to spend money on others, so why not give them a little area in your salon where they can do some shopping while they dry? Create mini retail areas in their direct line of sight. Baskets of products, paired with gift certificates, testers, and literature will keep them interested. Impulse buying is at its height during the holidays. Start placing orders now and have plenty of lotions, oils, and bath and body products around.

When it’s time to tally up the purchases, don’t forget the wrap!

Offer gift wrap or bag services and it will be one less thing your client has to think about. Gift bags are inexpensive and have a fairly high markup. It just makes the whole experience more polished.

Having holiday gifts for your clients is also a nice touch.

Whether it’s a quarter ounce bottle of NSI Nurture Oil, a file & buffer, or manicure gloves, you always want to show your clients how appreciative you are of their business, and how thankful you are. Gifts like these also ensure that any new clients will most likely return to your salon instead of someone else’s. Make sure to always have thank you cards too, just like you will be gifting your clients, they will probably want to gift you too!

Over all, the trick to surviving the holidays is to have fun and be merry!

Play holiday music, have cookies and cakes out for your clients to snack on, and maybe a refreshing beverage or two. Let your clients’ time in the chair be relaxing and fun. Pamper them during that 1 hour they are actually taking for themselves. It’s a crazy time of year, but if you have each client leaving your salon with smiles on their faces and a perfect set of nails, you’ve given them the best gift of the season!

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Winter Glam Nails!

December 9th, 2016


We’re welcoming in the Winter season at NSI Headquarters and want to share our beautiful collection of wintery, seasonal inspirations with our Nail Tech community! We’ve featured a mix of new and classic shades to match your perfect Winter style, whatever it may be! Here’s to a prosperous season, a new year and new beginnings! Enjoy our Pinterest inspiration board below, and follow us to stay on-trend!


Winter Glam Shades


Secrets Design Gels



Secrets Acrylic Effects Powder



Polish Pro Gel Polish



Secrets Shades Acrylic Powder



Secrets Removable Gels



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New Year’s Bash Collection Sneak Peek!

December 2nd, 2016


At NSI we’re excited to release our brand-new bold, sparkly shades that are ready to ring in the New Year in style! Check out our beautiful inspiration board featuring our New Years Bash shades below!

Check out our NEW Collection below!

Stay tuned for the official release by signing up to our website!







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Zodiac Inspired Nails – Sagittarius

November 21st, 2016


Sagittarius is a fun and exciting sign. The explorer and philosopher of the zodiac, they are typically interested in new experiences, new knowledge and new places. Very spontaneous people they tend to dislike anything which restricts their freedom to learn and grow and often are the most courageous sign when it comes to relying on luck in any endeavor.

We’ve curated some beautiful shades from our Secrets collection in this blog, and also have put together a coordinated Pinterest board too! Enjoy our Sagittarius inspired nails and beauty in this board and share with your Sag friends!

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Fundraiser for Animals Special E-Raffle!

November 8th, 2016

At NSI, we LOVE animals and want to invite nail techs around the world to raise awareness of animal cancer!

NSI Pretoria is hosting a special fundraiser through their shop through the end of 2016, for every R1000 purchased through them, they will donate R10 to the SAVA Community Veterinary Clinics! For more information about ordering through them, please email them at info@nsipretoria.co.za 

To help support NSI Pretoria, we want to help by gathering our community of nail techs to create inspirational animal nail art to raise awareness to this great cause! We are going to be hosting a very special E-Raffle for nail tech’s all over the world to enter and win the NSI Polish Pro – Boho Collection! This special E-Raffle is going to take place on our Facebook, and will last from Nov 11th –  Nov. 18th.

This is specifically for Facebook only, so be sure that you find our event here and “LIKE” our page to keep updated on the event!
Be sure to send NSI Pretoria a “LIKE” on Facebook as well even if you can’t help by purchasing.

View our Pinterest Board for Ideas!

3 simple steps to enter:

1. Join our Facebook Event here! Be sure to Click that you are “Going” to be eligible to enter!
2. Create animal inspired nail art. This can be anything from animal print, animal feet, animal faces, anything of the sort. You can use any nail art medium. Get inspired by our Pinterest board if you need ideas (See above).
3. Post your photo in our Facebook Event and use #NSILOVESANIMALS in your post! You can post one Image a Day to the Event page.
4. Wait for winner (chosen at random) to be announced on Nov. 18th (4pm EST!)



The Boho Chic Collection Polish Pro set ($$77.70 USD $58.25)


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2016 Halloween Nail Art Contest Winner

October 31st, 2016

Happy Halloween Nail Lovers! We asked Nail Technicians from all over the world to show us their best Halloween Nail Art. We got over 56 awesome entries this year! We displayed all the entries on our Facebook page and then YOU got to vote. After two weeks we have finally have our winner!

In first place with 674 votes and the winner of over $150 of NSI products is Sonia Stafford!!

Check Out Her Instagram for More Amazing Work!

Halloween Nail Art

Congratulations! We would also like to recognize our choice for the winner – Jaime DeViva

First Runner Up Chosen By NSI- Jaime DeViva
Winner of over $100 of NSI products

Check Out Her Instagram for More Amazing Work!

Halloween Nail Art

Thank you to everyone who participated, you are all very talented! Look out for more fun contests in the future.

For Last Years Winners Check out this Blog Post! 

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