The professional nail industry is wising up to the latest technological trends. In addition to creating sites that are mobile-friendly, several companies that cater to nail professionals are also making applications to download to your smartphone. Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect color to please your client or you’re looking for video tutorials, there truly is an app for everything. Here’s a round-up of the latest beauty apps you’re sure to appreciate.
View all of OPI’s iconic nail lacquer by collection or color then try them on with this free app. The Try-It-On-Studio lets users adjust skin tone and nail length for more accuracy. Save shades your clients love and keep up with the latest news from OPI through the Facebook tab.
The Nail Art Gallery app by NAILS Magazine allows you share nail art and enjoy the work of others you follow. See tutorials to help you create beautiful works of art on your clients. Support those you follow with a comment, a like, or a share. By keeping your Nail Art Gallery profile stocked with your latest creations you can reach potential clients and connect with nail enthusiasts the world over. Search our ever-growing gallery by popularity, recent additions, brands used, or technique. This app is free in the iTunes App Store.
Resources and shopping links make the Gelish MINI app feel like you have a professional nail tech on speed dial who has all the answers. This free iPhone app contains four tabs including a Product Guide, Gelish MINI Palette, Watch and Learn, and Buy at Sally’s. The Product Guide has information on the full-line of Gelish MINI products. The Gelish MINI Palette contains swatches of all gel-polish colors including seasonal collections. Get access to Gelish MINI’s YouTube page via the Watch and Learn tab. Once you have mastered the techniques, buy products by visiting the Buy at Sally’s tab, linking you to their online store.
You can now access the ever-expanding Morgan Taylor palette through the brand’s new iOS app. The Virtual Salon allows users to try on shades of more than 100 Morgan Taylor colors all while customizing skin tone, nail shape, and length. Snap a picture, then use Match a Color to see which shade matches the image, so you can instantly accessorize. Videos from behind-the-scenes at Fashion Week, newest trendy collections, and the ability to connect with all of Morgan Taylor’s social media are also featured on the app.
This free app from China Glaze invites users to live in color. Available for iPhone, Android, iPad, or iPod Touch, get the most out of your bottle of polish by using these tools. Take a photo of anything and use the Match a Color feature to find the China Glaze product that is perfect for you. Try It On lets you play with nail length and skin tone to find the color that looks best. Get real-time updates on trends, how-to videos, and new collections with the What’s Haute feature. Share with China Glaze by connecting with their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube channel through the app. Professionals can even register their salon on the app for future offers.
Get the scoop on all the latest products from Duri via their iOS and Android app. You can view polish collections and see which are best for certain occasions. A salon locator is also available to help bring clients to you if you use Duri in your salon. Other products from Duri, such as Rejuvacote and their spa collections, can also be viewed on the app.