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The nail business (a multibillion dollar industry) has been growing rapidly for years. NAILS Magazine reported that from 1997 to 2007, the number of nail salons in the United States had doubled. Nail salons and day spas offering nail services continue to crop up everywhere, and nail technicians represent the fastest-growing segment of the various specialized service providers in the beauty industry. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment for nail technicians should grow much faster than the average through 2018. Once a mark of feminine status, nail services are now sought and enjoyed by a wide variety of people, both male and female. Clearly, there is a market for all kinds of nail services, from the most basic hand and nail care to the most involved procedures and outlandish styles.