Nail Care Nightmares Book

Lisa Ann Bowles, Author

Best Selling Author, Bonnie Hearn-Hill,
Refers to Lisa Ann as the “Erin Brockovich” of the nail care industry. Many in the nail care industry refer to her as “controversial” The public says she is “informative” One thing is certain, in her book, Lisa Ann has, without question, awakened a Sleeping Giant. Lisa Ann currently resides in Central California and continues to advocate for Healthier Nail Care practices.

Meet The Author

About Lisa Ann Bowles:

Lisa Ann Bowles started her career as a licensed professional in the beauty industry over 25 years ago.

In 1997 she, her husband and their four children moved to Sandy, Utah. This is where she would eventually begin what would be the very first nail training academy specializing in basic and advanced manicure and pedicure techniques and the application of alternatives to acrylic nail care products.

Since 1997, Lisa Ann has become a leading authority and crusader, on a mission to help the public and any licensed professional who will listen. She has worked with ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox News stations, local newspapers, The Nation and radio stations numerous times educating and informing the public and licensed professionals in regard to chemical awareness and sanitation issues within the nail care industry and how they can protect themselves from chemical injury and possible infection from dirty manicure and pedicure tools and equipment.

Lisa Ann is a former member of the National Cosmetology

Association, Salt Lake City, Utah, affiliate #4 having served on the Board Of Directors and Educational Committee for this affiliate. She played a significant roll in assisting Utah to pass into law, mandatory licensing for manicurists/nail technicians. 

This law carried with it, R156-11a-502(12) which stated it is “unprofessional conduct” for a nail technician to use Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) liquid and Nail Technician Act, 58-11-502 (4) which stated it is unlawful for a nail technician to use a solution compound of at least 10% Methyl Methacrylate on a client.The first offense for doing so is $500 . The second offense is $1,000 … ( For a current update of this action Google R-156-11a-502)

In The News

This book is complete with beneficial information for both the consumer as well as the service provider. It is the responsibility of the service provider/business owner to delivering astute care when dealing with the publics health. This book is a great resource for the consumer to learn what to look for in salons. It’s also a great resource for nail techs and foot care nurses to learn about the dangers they may not be aware of. As a former vascular nurse turned foot care nurse business owner, I can say YES people do lose limbs as a result of poor nail care services. I can also say I have witnessed lives lost as a result of these infections. I recommend this book to all of my students and anyone who wants to deliver exemplary professional care to their clients/patients.

Heather Wilson

Owner/Creator - Foot & Nail Institute

Nail Care Nightmares; the Truth Behind The Beauty is back in our hands and I can clearly read your minds!
You are seriously questioning the title, asking yourself… are there really “Nightmares” in “Nail Care”?
Of course, “Nail Care” should not be associated with “Nightmares” but let’s face the TRUTH, in the real world it happens far too often.
Lisa Ann Bowles, author or this indispensable book, industry leader, highly skilled and experienced educator, reveals the factual and very relevant information in an interesting and enthralling manner.
The reader will learn of hidden dangers found in the nail care industry that have turned into Life-Threatening challenges for both the client and the nail-tech.
Lisa Ann is not attempting to intimidate her readers; quite the opposite, she is disclosing unwanted facts and is paving the way to answers and solutions on how to avoid becoming the victim of a “Nail Care Nightmare”.
My great hope is that we can all work together to create an industry that is “Nightmare” free.
I believe this book should be in the hands of every beauty professional around the world.

Vitaly Solomonov

Cosmetic Chemist, Educator, Author

Nail Care Nightmares is a fabulous read.
When it was recommended that I read this wonderful book, I didn’t know just how much knowledge and truth I was about to receive.
This lovely book encompasses different stories that tell of harsh realities in our industry.
The author, Lisa Ann Bowles, has taken her time and opened up a plethora of miseducation surrounding our workplace.
Through dedication and research she has meticulously combed through different salons and dug up myths to correct common knowledge and bring real education to the forefront.
Once you read chapter one, you will not put this book down as her use of language and storytelling will captivate you and keep you wanting more.
If you get the chance, definitely get,Nail Care Nightmares so you too can stay in the dream

Madison Jones

Owner Southernly Sweet Nails Artist/Educator/Product Distributor

This book should be in every nail technicians hands. This is a must read.

Beverly Ashdown

Former Director of Education CANWEST Esthetics, Canada

I’m still learning. I don’t think I know everything because I don’t.
It doesn’t matter how long you have been in this industry, you can always learn something.
I recently got this book from Lisa Ann Bowles and it has some great information in it that can educate us all.


POOCHIEZ Nails Georgia

Your book is very informative and a new, great point of view for any nail nail tech as well as a seasoned veteran approaching the nail industry.

Sukura McLawson

“Super-Dimensional Nail Idol” USA Finswimming Team

Every nail tech should read this book!

Dr.Robert Spalding

CEO/Founder MediNail Learning Center

Knowledge Is Power

Karin Schon

Owner/Creator BLINGline Gel Sweden

Every nail tech should read this book!

Linda Nordstrom

CEO, Famous Names Products

Thanks, Lisa Ann Bowles for the wealth of information in your book!!
Nail techs, check it out!

Traci Dungan & Ami Mcclure

Owners PROFILES, Florida