About Us

Creative Age—your connection to the professional beauty industry—publishes NAILPRO, Beauty Launchpad, The Colorist, Beauty Store Business, DAYSPA, Medesthetics, MAN and Eye Lash award-winning magazines. Our NAILPRO NAILS-ONLY SHOWS expose salon and spa owners, and nail technicians to the nail industry’s latest techniques and innovative products. NAILPRO NAIL INSTITUTE provides business and marketing education to nail technician entrepreneurs.

Creative Age manages over 2.5 million active and highly engaged social followers across its social platform accounts. Our magazines cater to all segments of the professional beauty market: nail salons, full-service salons, hair salons, barber shops and men’s salons, day spas, skincare salons, medical spas, resort and destination spas, hotel spas, wellness centers, lash and brow bars, makeup studios, beauty schools, beauty supply and professional-only stores, distributors and manufacturers' representatives.

Deborah Carver, Publisher & CEO

Deborah Carver

Deborah Carver founded Creative Age Publications in 1971. She created innovative medical and technical magazines such as Emergency Medical Services, Dialysis & Transplantation, OPTIONS in Medical Practice and Nutritional Support Services. In 1990, Deborah redefined Creative Age as a leading media source for the professional beauty industry. Over the years, Creative Age won numerous awards that includes 22 Maggies, an ABBY, 3 Ozzies, 10 finalist certificates of excellence and an Intercoiffure Press Award. Deborah was City of Hope’s 2018 Spirit of Life Award Honoree.

Our Brands

  • NAILPRO—the magazine for nail professionals—premiered in 1990 and is published in several languages worldwide.
  • DAYSPA—the business resource for spa and wellness professionals—premiered in 1995.
  • Beauty Store Business—solutions for beauty retailers—premiered in 1994.
  • Beauty Launchpad—everything beauty for salons and stylists—premiered in 1995.
  • MedEsthetics—business solutions for aesthetics practices—premiered in 2005.
  • The Colorist—the hair color authority—premiered in 2008.
  • NAIL IT!—consumer nail art and design resource—premiered in 2013.
  • Eye Lash—lush lashes, beautiful brows and color cosmetics—premiered in 2014.
  • MAN—the business of men’s grooming—premiered in 2016.