nail art


Argyle Nail Art with Essie
  • October 27, 2014
  • Sigourney Nuñez

Get cozy with this argyle nail art step by step created by Essie Nailista, Rita Remark. 

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Keywords: Essie   nail art   Nail Polish   step-by-step  
Beauty Changes Blogger’s Life
  • October 23, 2014
  • Beth Livesay

Sarah Waite, the artist behind Chalkboard Nails, created this dotticure to celebrate her Beauty Changes Lives Scholarship win. 

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Keywords: Beauty Changes Lives   blogs   CND   Cosmoprof North America   handpainted nail art  
Autumn Nail Art with Venique
  • October 20, 2014
  • Sigourney Nuñez

Follow these two step-by-steps to see how you can use the duo of polishes to create autumn-inspired nail art.

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Keywords: nail art   step-by-step   Venique  
Video Game-Inspired Nail Art Services
  • September 25, 2014
  • Sigourney Nuñez

Nail art and video games collide when a gaming company teams up with two nail salons.

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Keywords: nail art   salon services  
NYFW: Morgan Taylor For Betsey Johnson
  • September 10, 2014
  • Beth Livesay

Morgan Taylor nail lacquer paired perfectly with the fun, punk wedding theme behind Betsey Johnson's spring/summer 2015 show.

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Keywords: Fashion Week   Morgan Taylor   nail art   NYFW  
NYFW: OPI For Jeremy Scott
  • September 10, 2014
  • Beth Livesay

Miss Pop created cool, easy-breezy nail art for the hippies/models who walked the runway at Jeremy Scott's super colorful show.

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Keywords: Fashion Week   nail art   neon nail polish   NYFW   OPI products  
NYFW: CND For Opening Ceremony
  • September 7, 2014
  • Beth Livesay

CND kicks off NYFW Spring/Summer with a landmark collaboration with Opening Ceremony.

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Keywords: celebrity nails   CND   CND at Fashion Week   Fashion Week   nail art  
Cuccio Colors Minnie Driver’s Emmy Nails
  • August 26, 2014
  • Beth Livesay

Emmy nominee Minnie Driver wore Cuccio Colour nail art designed by Elaine Watson to last night's awards show. 

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Keywords: celebrity nail art   celebrity nail techs   Cuccio   Elaine Watson   nail art  
Music to Her Nails
  • August 20, 2014
  • Beth Livesay

NAILS Next Top Nail Artist contender Simone Gilbert creates a beautiful set of nails for Melbourne's number one female DJ, DJ AK. 

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Keywords: celebrity nail art   international   nail art   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   pop culture  
Maisie Dunbar Emcees at Maryland Fashion Week
  • August 18, 2014
  • Beth Livesay

Beauty expert Maisie Dunbar emceed the Kids Rock Fashion Showcase at the 10th Annual Maryland Fashion Week. 

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Keywords: fashion   Maisie Dunbar   nail art  
I’m So Fancy Nail Art Contest
  • August 13, 2014
  • Beth Livesay

You and your client could win $100 each by entering this nail art contest.

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Keywords: contests   nail art  
Neiru Offers Free Nail Design Workshop
  • July 29, 2014
  • Beth Livesay

A free workshop in Japanese nail art is being offered to the first 500 who sign up.

 

 

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Keywords: Japanese nail industry   nail art  
The Nail Art Gallery App is Here
  • July 28, 2014
  • Sigourney Nuñez

Currently available for iPhone users via the App Store, the Nail Art Gallery app is a social network for nail techs and serves as a tool to showcase your best manicures for current and potential clients.

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Keywords: nail art   Nail Art Gallery   Nail Art Gallery Magazine   smartphone apps  
Cosmoprof 2014: Shine & Social Event
  • July 21, 2014
  • Beth Livesay

Jennifer Ivanov, founder and creator of Wonder Beauty Products and SuperChic Lacquer, held the Shine & Social event to help indie polish brand designers come together for a meet and greet at the Four Seasons Press Lounge during Cosmoprof.

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Keywords: CosmoProf   nail art   Nail Polish   tradeshows  
International Nail Artists Compete at PHAMExpo
  • July 2, 2014
  • Beth Livesay

Lysa Comfort brings international nail art competition to PHAMExpo.

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Keywords: acrylics   competitions   handpainted nail art   international   Lysa Comfort  
Magnificent Maleficent
  • June 26, 2014
  • Beth Livesay

Here’s a few of our favorite Maleficent-inspired nail art designs.

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Keywords: nail art   pop culture   Robin Moses   Ryoko Garcia   Summer Nail Art  
Babbling About Nail Art Gallery
  • June 19, 2014
  • Beth Livesay

Babble.com, a Disney-owned site covering everything from entertainment to lifestyle and parenting, recently named Nail Art Gallery’s Pinterest account as one of the most inspiring.

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Keywords: nail art   Nail Art Gallery   Nail Art Gallery Magazine   Pinterest  
Independence Day Nail Art by Incoco
  • June 12, 2014
  • Sigourney Nuñez

With Independence Day weekend just around the corner, the patriotic nail art requests might start piling up. Check out this solution. 

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Keywords: Incoco   nail art   nail art appliques  
Black Nail Brigade
  • May 1, 2014
  • Beth Livesay

Nail tech Claudia Iacovetto of C-C My Nails in Newcastle, Wyoming, reminds us that May is  Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

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Keywords: Beauty for Good   nail art   Wyoming  
Fillion’s Footwork
  • April 16, 2014
  • Beth Livesay

TV star Nathan Fillion <https://twitter.com/NathanFillion> is known for his work on Castle, but after his appearance on Conan last night, he might be better known as a nail artist.

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Keywords: celebrities   nail art   pop culture  
Top Industry Artists to “Empower” Nails at Premiere Orlando
  • April 2, 2014
  • Hannah Lee

Featuring all-new nail films in a limitless number of ways, Empower Nail Art is bringing together an all-star nail cast at Premiere Orlando on June 1-2.

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Keywords: Athena Elliott   Empower Nail Art   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   Lauren Wireman  
A Trip to the Hive
  • March 19, 2014
  • Brittni Rubin

Queen Bee Salon and Spa has a creative spunk matching that of the salon’s employees. 

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Keywords: nail art   salon decor/design   salon profiles   salon services  
L.A. Start-up Turns Instagram Photos into Nail Art
  • March 12, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

This photo, featuring the pre-made NailSnap design "Birds on a Wire" is from the company's kickstarter website.One of the latest stylish start-ups is a company called NailSnaps, which turns your beloved Instagram photos into wearable

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Keywords: nail art  
Springing Into First Place
  • March 7, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

Image courtesy of Les Nouvelles Esthetiques. Greek nail artist Marianthi Tsitsopoulou recently won first place in the first nail art contest organized by the French-Greek Cyprus-based magazine, “Les Nouvelles Esthetiques.” The contest took place at the

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Keywords: contests   nail art  
I Heart CND Event Brings Nail Trends to Nail Professionals
  • March 3, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

On Sunday, February 23, 2014, CND hosted the first ever “I Heart CND” event at Nail Supply House in San Gabriel, Calif. Featuring Spring/Summer 2014 fashion trends and nail styles, this high-energy event transported over 200

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Keywords: CND   Hannah Lee   nail art  
Celebrity Manicurist Christina Aviles Gets Red Carpet Ready
  • February 27, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

Senior editor Beth Livesay (left) with celebrity nail tech Christina AvilesRed Carpet Manicure in TrendsetterThe Kari Feinstein Pre-Academy Award Style Lounge is currently going on to welcome the Oscars into town on Sunday. What better brand

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Keywords: celebrities   nail art  
Snoop’s Nice Nails
  • February 12, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

Image via @heynicenailsTwo of our favorite nail artists (who also happen to be sisters) have just upped their game and can now call themselves celebrity man-icurists. Image via @heynicenailsWe last saw Donne and Ginny Geer in

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Keywords: nail art  
Negative Space Nail Art at ISSE 2014
  • January 28, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

As always, we all brought home handfuls of different manicures from ISSE Long Beach 2014! But what jumped out at me was the overwhelming amount of negative space nail art I saw. Five out of my

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Keywords: nail art   tradeshows  
ISSELB 2014: A Spectacular Show!
  • January 28, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

NAILS' Next Top Nail Artist finalists Buddy Sims and Lauren Wireman with winner Ryoko Garcia.What a whirlwind this weekend was at the ISSE show in Long Beach! It was my first show, and I had no

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Keywords: nail art   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   tradeshows  
Represent Yourself
  • January 8, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

The second-to-last challenge for NAILS Next Top Nail Artist went live on Friday. The object of the challenge was for the top three competitors to create a set of nails they felt best represented who

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Keywords: nail art   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
Challenge Accepted
  • January 6, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

Nail artists love a good challenge, so we thought it was time we invented one of our own to last for an entire month! For 2014 we are introducing our 31 Days of Nail Art Challenge,

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Keywords: nail art   social media  
En Vogue Selects Winter Wonderland Winners
  • December 23, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

En Vogue Sculptured Nail Systems has chosen the winners of its Winter Wonderland Photo Nail Contest. “All the photos submitted were wonderful! It was very difficult to choose a winner,” said the company. Take a look at

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Keywords: contests   nail art  
China Glaze Nail Lacquer and Ardell Lashes to Sponsor Miss California USA Pageants
  • December 5, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

On November 10th, more than 300 Miss California USA Contestants met in Long Beach for a glamour-filled day with China Glaze Nail Lacquer and Ardell Lashes. The two beauty industry leaders proudly announced their official  sponsorship

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Keywords: California   nail art  
3-D Fantasy Art Wins Gold in National UK Competition
  • November 21, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m pretty new to the “nail world” — I had my first gel manicure a couple of weeks ago. So I’ve been blown away seeing all the creative and varied designs and enhancements from NAILS readers.

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Keywords: contests   nail art  
GelII and Polish II Nail Art Contest
  • October 11, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

It's time to break out that nail art! Gel II is giving away a bottle of Rave Glow in the Dark gel-polish to three of the best Halloween-inspired nail artists in honor of this frightful yet

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Keywords: contests   Hannah Lee   nail art  
Tom Bachik Nails Project Runway
  • October 4, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Galaxy-style gradient on Alexandria Von Bromssen's model, Ya.Paint splatter nails for Domm Streater's model Rayuana.Shiny white graced model Ji's nails to complete Justin LeBlanc's look. Nail art against a white background contributed to Bradon McDonald's winning

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Keywords: nail art   Tom Bachik  
L.A. Hair: Episode 9: Naja Finally Gets a Real Nail Station
  • August 7, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Finally. Finally. FINALLY. It only took a month and half to get proper furniture in there. I guess my "squeaky wheel get the grease" approach worked. I never intended to cause harm to the salon or

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Keywords: L.A. Hair   nail art  
Chi Nail Bar’s Photo Light Box Blew Me Away
  • June 17, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

As I visited Chi Nail Bar in Beverly Hills, Calif., I wanted to take a picture of my stunning “Joker Nails,” created by Lexi Kumasaka. I wanted to take the photo with a backdrop of something

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Keywords: nail art   On the Road  
L.A. Hair: Episode 2 -- Naja's Take on a Commercial Shoot, But Still No Nail Station
  • June 14, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

When I agreed to work at Kim's salon, I didn't know this Leslie/Leah woman was the manager. Everything happened so quickly. I knew Kim and her mom, Jas, were there, but not Leah. So I show

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Keywords: celebrities   L.A. Hair   nail art  
$13,000 = The Auction Price of Lady Gaga’s Acrylic Nail
  • June 6, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Photo courtesy of picollecta.comDid you get your bid in?Soon after our blog post about Lady Gaga’s acrylic nail being available for sale on Picollecta.com, the embellished black-and-gold enhancement reached the reserve bid.And on May 30, the

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Keywords: celebrities   nail art  
Premiere Orlando: NAILS Brings Out the Mani Cam
  • June 6, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Everyone in the nail industry was excited to see the mani cam come to red carpets throughout awards season. This step-and-repeat for the hands came with a mini red carpet and was a huge hit at

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Keywords: nail art   tradeshows  
Nails Across America Kicks Off This Week
  • May 28, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Remember when we told you about Breanne Trammell, an aspiring (and now licensed) nail artist who wanted to travel across the United States doing nails (in a canned ham trailer, no less)! Well, readers, Trammell is

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Keywords: mobile salons   nail art   On the Road  
Lady Gaga’s Acrylic Nail For Sale to the Highest Bidder (Bids Top $800 So Far)
  • May 21, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Lady Gaga’s misfortune at losing a nail during a Dublin performance may mean big bucks to an online auction house.An embellished black-and-gold acrylic nail that was personally worn by Lady Gaga during The Born This Way

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Keywords: celebrities   nail art  
Katy Perry Dons Patricia Nail Lacquer, Nail Veils, and CND Additives
  • May 14, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Last year, I wrote an article about how more and more licensed nail techs are launching their own consumer product lines — a business-savvy move in light of the booming category.I’m thrilled to hear that one

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Keywords: celebrities   nail art   products  
Rock Nicole Richie’s Punk Polish
  • May 9, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4Photo from InstagramMy Forbidden LoveWe shared pictures of Nicole Richie’s nail art done by Kimmie Kyees for Monday’s Met Gala. Now you too can create this Gelish manicure befitting the punk theme. Kyees chose Gelish’s My

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Keywords: celebrities   CND   nail art  
Gelish to Host Training Sessions Post Premiere Orlando
  • May 6, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

If you're planning on attending Premiere in June and want to stay on for more education, Gelish is hosting a two-day training session immediately after the show on June 4 and 5. Entitled "Skills That Thrill,"

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Keywords: nail art  
Tat'z Nail'z Nail Art Printer Launch Event
  • May 1, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Is a machine the future of nail art?Last night, I attended a West Coast launch event for Tat’z Nail’z, a nail art printer that literally prints a completed design onto your nail (that’s my  machine-printed design

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Keywords: business   nail art   On the Road   products   techniques  
Nail Art and NAILS Magazine on CBC Radio One
  • April 19, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

One of the coolest changes in my role at NAILS in the past few years is that I’m getting more and more requests to be on the other side of the interview, i.e., mainstream media journalists

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Keywords: celebrities   nail art  
Help Fund An Indie Nail Wraps Brand (and Apply for Your Own Line)
  • April 16, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Kickstarter.com has been a boon to the nail industry. We told you about a nail art documentary that was funded on the site and about a woman who funded her cross-county manicuring expedition on the crowd-sourcing

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Keywords: business   nail art   products  
March (Manicure) Madness Winners
  • April 5, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

With the Final Four playing tomorrow and the Championship Game on Monday, NCAA March Madness is captivating fans.Like any fan-favorite event, we asked to see your nail art designs for the occasion. We received tons of

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Keywords: nail art  
March Mani Madness Nail Art Contest
  • March 29, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

We love holiday-themed nail art as it provides such fun inspiration for creative nail art designs.While March Madness isn’t an official holiday, we know many of you are probably treating it like one…getting together with family

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Keywords: nail art  
Fashion Week: Get the CND Graffiti Nails Look
  • February 25, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

The graffiti look is a hot nail trend, and CND exemplified it during Fashion Week by incorporating three different graffiti styles at the Creatures of The Wind show during Fashion Week. The CND team used a

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Keywords: CND   nail art  
Gel II Launches its Latest Nail Art Contest
  • February 25, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Gel II has launched a new contest to ignite fans and spark creativity in nail artists everywhere. Gel II is asking for nail designs inspired by its Reaction color-changing gel-polish. The Reaction collection has 12 temperature-activated colors

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Keywords: nail art  
Fashion Week: Get the Sally Hansen Ombré French Look
  • February 22, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Neutral  nails were a trend at just-completed New York Fashion Week, but Sally Hansen personalized the nude nails for the Rodarte show by giving the nails an edgy twist. Models walked the runway with a nude

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Keywords: nail art  
Fashion Week: Get the Essie Swirled Polish Look from the Rebecca Minkoff Show
  • February 19, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Rebecca Minkoff’s fall collection was inspired by the night sky and every woman’s inner rocker – a perfect mix of chic and edgy. Essie created a simple nail art look to complement the fashions.To get the

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Keywords: nail art   techniques  
Fashion Week: Get the Orly Lace Nail Art Look from the Emerson Show
  • February 19, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

New York City-based nail artist Miss Pop worked with Orly to create a sexy lace nail look inspired by fabric from Emerson’s fall collection. “For the models’ nails, we wanted to design a look that was

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Keywords: nail art   techniques  
Valentine’s Nail Art Blossoms
  • February 14, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Cammy Nguyen, owner of Blossom Beauty Lounge in Redondo Beach, Calif., is no stranger to nail art. Nguyen grew up with a mother who was a nail tech and has worked in the industry for 20

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Keywords: nail art  
Celeb Manicurist Uses Gelish in "Nail-Off" on E! Live
  • February 11, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

By now, if you love nails and you watch the red carpet arrival shows on the E! channel, you’ve probably seen the “mani-cam” (a diorama-like mini red carpet that celebs “walk” their fingers down to show

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art  
ISSE 2013: INM Nail Art by Roxy Carrillo
  • February 11, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

In an attempt to show off her favorite colors, nail artist Roxy Carrillo painted these tips for ISSE with INM products. “I think that some of those colors are hard to get to look deep without

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Keywords: nail art   tradeshows  
Textures, Multiple Accent Nails are 2013 Trends, Nailtini Predicts
  • February 11, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Mixed and contrasting textures, like shiny with matte, glitter with cream, and appliques on tips/moons, will be a nail trend for 2013, predicts Nailtini celebrity manicurist Elsbeth Schuetz.Elsbeth also predicts we’ll be seeing:• Multiple accent nails:

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Keywords: nail art  
Nails to Sing About: Nail Art From the Grammys
  • February 11, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Last night’s Grammy Awards brought out the best in celebrity nails. Nail art played a huge part in the event with the return of E!’s Mani Cam allowing the focus to be on nails and nail

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Keywords: nail art  
ISSE 2013: Vu Nguyen’s Nail Art
  • February 7, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Formerly a tattoo artist, Vu Nguyen moved onto taking his drawing skills to nails 10 years ago. We found him at ISSE 2013 at the OPI booth. Nguyen is currently an OPI educator and has taken

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Keywords: nail art   tradeshows  
Brooklyn & Philly NAILgasm Screenings
  • January 31, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

When I caught up with documentarian Brass in the press room at ISSE this past weekend, I was excited to hear there are some NAILgasm: The Nail Art Documentary screenings  coming up in the northeast.If you're

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Keywords: nail art   tradeshows  
Dashing Diva Partners with Hair Company for Comprehensive Beauty Look
  • January 30, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Like peanut butter and jelly, hair and nails were meant for each other. Nail company Dashing Diva partners with hair company Amika in spring 2013 to release sets of nail and hair products that complement each

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Keywords: nail art   products  
NailGrafx Seminar at Gellipop
  • January 29, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4Yesterday I attended a NailGrafx seminar at Gellipop in Redondo Beach, Calif. Gellipop offers seminars for nail professionals and is also a distributor for NailGrafx and Akzentz. After an appearance at ISSE on

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Keywords: nail art   products  
Minx “Underwear” Sneak Peek
  • January 22, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

UPDATED APRIL 2013: Here's the full step-by-step tutorial on Minx Underwear we promised you!When I first heard that Minx Nails was launching a new product called “Minx Underwear,” my first thought was, “I know the company

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Keywords: nail art   products   salon services   techniques  
Nail Art/Jewelry On Exhibit in San Francisco's 24k Studios
  • January 15, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

I love the trend of nail art exhibits open to the public, and I'm thrilled to see it continue through 2013.This month, 24k Studios in San Francisco takes a unique spin on the nail art exhibit,

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Keywords: nail art  
Ke$ha Rings in the New Year With Amped Up Minx Nails
  • January 3, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Pop star Ke$ha (who has been known for some wild nail designs) performed on MTV on New Year's Eve wearing these blinged-out Minx nails. New York celebrity nail stylist Michina Koide, who frequently styles Ke$ha's nails,

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art  
NAILgasm Nail Art Documentary Finished, Available for Viewing
  • December 18, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

UPDATED3/1/13: We have three hard copy NAILgasm DVDs to give away! Leave a comment in our blog comments section along with your city, state, and e-mail address (e-mail address won't be published if

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Keywords: nail art  
Introducing: Nail Art Gallery Magazine
  • December 10, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

One of the best parts of my job is seeing something I have worked hard on for months come to life. In the publishing industry, that usually means feeling those pages between your fingers. I have

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Keywords: nail art  
FingerNailFixer Partners with LaVaque Professional
  • November 12, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

We know many of you share our love of the FingerNailFixer (the alias of Holly Schippers, an amazing and helpful nail tech from Bussey, Iowa), something that we see every day via the pageviews that Holly’s

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Keywords: nail art   products   techniques  
Link Love: Creative Designs to Freshen up Fall
  • November 7, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Every season seems to bring different inspirations for nail designs. In summer we saw a lot of neons and in December we always see a lot of red, white, silver, gold, and green. We decided to

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Keywords: Link Love   nail art  
Happy Movember
  • November 2, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s officially November, and that means a month of raising awareness for men’s health issues. Volunteers begin November clean shaven, then for the rest of Movember grow, trim, and wax mustaches in order to change the

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Keywords: Beauty for Good   nail art  
It’s So Easy Announces Summer Fun Contest Winners
  • November 2, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

In July, It’s So Easy invited nail art fanatics from around the United States to enter their summer-inspired nail creations for a chance to win cash or gift cards. Entries to the It’s So Easy Summer

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Keywords: nail art  
Matching Nails to Smart Phone Cases -- Hot Trend Alert!
  • November 1, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I recently finished up an article for NAILS Magazine’s soon-to-publish December issue in which I interviewed nail techs on what accessories they were matching their clients' nails to — rings, purses, boyfriend’s ties, etc. One new

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Keywords: nail art   techniques  
INTA Brings You CND Art & Style Event
  • October 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

The INTA (International Nail Technicians Association) is hosting a two-day event in Joliet, Ill., on October 14-15 with the CND education team. CND Art & Style will take place at Harrah’s Joliet Casino and Hotel. Sunday’s

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art   tradeshows  
Would You Like to Buy an Insurance Rider with that Polish?
  • September 21, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve been noticing an interesting trend in my inbox these past few weeks. It seems that the pent-up longing from our recessionista lifestyles may finally be reaching the breaking point — for fall, it is all

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Keywords: business   nail art   products  
Flo Jo World Record Nails: An Olympic-Inspired Nail Project
  • September 17, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Pamela Council, a graduate student and visual artist, has been working with nails as her medium for several years and credits her inspiration to a trip she took to Vietnam, where she discovered nail art and

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Keywords: nail art  
Nail Art on Exhibit at LA’s Subliminal Projects Gallery
  • September 10, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

At NAILS Magazine, we recognize nail art as a legitimate art form — if you need evidence of that, just check out our annual Mini Masterpiece contest — so we were thrilled to hear that Chicago-based

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Keywords: nail art   On the Road  
Teaching Torah Through Nail Art
  • September 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Instead of joining glee club or taking studio art, Solomon Schechter School of Westchester’s middle school girls would rather spend their elective period studying Midrash, the textual interpretation of the Torah, or Jewish bible. Perhaps it’s

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Keywords: Beauty for Good   nail art  
Alibaba.com: Nail Art Internet Product Searches Grew 42%
  • August 30, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Alibaba.com, a China-based global e-commerce marketplace for small businesses, told NAILS that searches on Alibaba.com for nail art products have increased 42% in the one-year period from July 2011 to July 2012. Some other fun facts

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Keywords: nail art  
Putting the Celebrity in Celebrity Manicurist
  • August 24, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I remember nodding my head in agreement as I read nail tech and blogger Maggie’s rant about how the phrase celebrity manicurist doesn’t refer to a manicurist who’s a celebrity herself but to a manicurist who

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Keywords: nail art   products   salon services  
SuperStyled Makeover Show Launches on YouTube
  • August 22, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Many of us get inspired by YouTube videos these days, and new online series SuperStyled plays that up with short (the first one is under 4 minutes) episodes that showcase total makeovers — nails, makeup, and

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Keywords: clients   nail art   salon services   techniques  
Cosmoprof NA: Ciate Caviar Manicure Coming to Salons
  • July 23, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Ciate is one of those "overnight" sensations that was almost a decade in the making. Founded in 2002 by a professional nail tech, the company is now big buzz in the nail industry for its "Caviar

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Keywords: nail art   products   salon services   tradeshows  
Link Love: Instagram Nail Art
  • July 11, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Summer is now in full force and with heat waves across the country we thought it would be great to take advantage of the season by showing off some nails that are fun for summer.In a

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Keywords: Link Love   nail art  
Is Nail Art an Art Form or a Craft?
  • July 11, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

The latest episode of PBS Arts’ weekly web series, “Idea Channel,” takes a look at something close to our hearts — nail art. According to host Mike Rugnetta, nail art can actually be viewed as an

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art  
Win $1,000 for Your Nail Art From It’s So Easy
  • July 6, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

You have until July 31 to enter the It’s So Easy Summer Fun Nail Art Contest. The theme is summer and It’s So Easy invites you to show off your artistic talent and win a grand

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Keywords: nail art  
Nails Across America: A Mobile Nail Salon
  • July 6, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Breanne Trammell, an artist from Wassaic, N.Y., has set her sights on the nails industry. She took a 16 week nail specialty course and graduated from TW Nail Technology with a Nail Specialty Certificate on June

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Keywords: business   nail art   salon services  
IBS Las Vegas: Embedded Time in Acrylic and Gel
  • June 29, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I had the pleasure of talking to Guin Deadman, owner of Shear Magic Styling Salon in Grand Junction, Colo. She has been a NAILS Magazine reader for 17 years!She accumulated timepieces, screws,

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Keywords: nail art   products   tradeshows  
Marinello Schools of Beauty’s 9th Annual International Competition
  • June 29, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Marinello Schools of Beauty won the 9th Annual International Competition held May 12 at the Marinello San Francisco campus. 

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Keywords: California   Japan   Japanese nail technicians   Marinello Schools of Beauty   nail art  
International Beauty Expo: Pele Stamping Nail Art
  • June 27, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Miriam Rozenbaum of Pele Stamping Nail Art stamps white flowers on NAILS’ managing editor Sree Roy’s nail. We’ve seen more and more professional nail techs use stamping in nail art. This process works by putting any

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Keywords: nail art   tradeshows  
Premiere 2012: Amazing Fantasy Nail Art
  • June 6, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Catherine Wong’s pups won first place “Best in Show” in the dog show-themed Fantasy Nail Art veteran competition during Premiere Orlando. Her combination of brown and gray-coated pure breeds with the vibrantly

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Keywords: nail art   tradeshows  
Premiere 2012: New Minx Designs by Celebrity Manicurist Lisa Logan
  • June 6, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Minx launched new designs in their Professional Signature Collection of heat-activated nail coatings. Take it to the streets with these graffiti-inspired designs created by celebrity manicurist Lisa Logan. They caught my eye

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Keywords: nail art   products   tradeshows  
Premiere 2012: Ultra-Thin NailGrafx for Layering
  • June 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

NailGrafx is a unique new way to add art to your clients’ fingernails. Made of an ultra-thin (thinner than a hair, according to the company) high-definition micro-film in Japan, you can layer NailGrafx designs on top

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art   products   tradeshows  
Premiere 2012: Glam Rock Glitter (The Name Says It All)
  • June 4, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

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Premiere 2012: Dashing Diva Double Smile Line Nail Art
  • June 4, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

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Color Block Nail Art by Gelish
  • April 6, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Color blocking, a trendy technique where blocks of solid colors are placed next to each other to add visual interest, works so well for nail art.Yesterday, I attended the Alice and Olivia color denim preview party,

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Keywords: nail art   products   salon services   techniques  
Nail Art Documentary Funded!
  • April 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

The in-progress nail art documentary “Nailgasm” reached (and actually exceeded) its Kickstarter fundraiser goal, which means we’ll all get to enjoy a documentary about nail art soon. You can watch the trailer on NAILStv.I had the

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Keywords: nail art  
The Hunger Games-Inspired Nail Art
  • March 23, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

When I was reading The Hunger Games I was thrilled that protagonist Katniss Everdeen’s nails were described. “The team works on me until late afternoon, turning my skin to glowing satin, stenciling patterns on my arms,

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Keywords: nail art   social media   techniques  
In-Progress Nail Art Documentary Needs Funding
  • March 14, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

While backstage at the CND Shellac Couture event at America’s Beauty Show, I was thrilled to meet Ashley Crowe, better known as Astrowifey (who runs a nail art blog by the same name), a phenomenal nail

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Keywords: business   clients   nail art   On the Road   salon services  
Congratulations, Stars Photo Contest Winner Viktoria Evtushenko!
  • March 13, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Congratulations to the 2012 Stars Photo Contest Winner in the nails category, Viktoria Evtushenko, Iryna Giblett Nail Academy, Kiev, Ukraine. Here are her winning photos.—Sree

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Keywords: nail art   tradeshows  
Beauty Forum Swiss: Fine Nails
  • March 7, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

German nail tech Niko Ulrich was a guest artist in the Nail International by Marlise K booth. The owner of Fine Nails was showcasing his handpainted gel art. And yes, this mural was painted using gels!

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art   On the Road   tradeshows  
ABS 2012: CND Shellac Couture Photos
  • March 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I attended CND’s Shellac Couture nail fashion show at The Runway at America’s Beauty Show today. I love how the CND team makes its nail art designs so accessible. The showcased designs included some of the

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Keywords: nail art   On the Road   products   tradeshows  
ABS 2012: Nails Are Getting Longer, says CND’s Jan Arnold
  • March 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

“Nail lengths are getting longer,” observed CND co-founder Jan Arnold during the company’s Shellac Couture event today on The Runway at America’s Beauty Show. I caught up with Jan backstage after the show to find out more

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Keywords: clients   nail art   On the Road   products   tradeshows  
Enter the Sheekee International Design Contest
  • March 2, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

NZ Nail Academy Ltd., the manufacturers of Sheekee Nail Wraps, are introducing a new signature line called Vamp Nail. To celebrate the launch of Sheekee and Vamp Nail into the international market, NZ Nail Academy has

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Keywords: nail art  
NAILS Makes It Easy for You to “Pin” Your Nail Art Pictures
  • February 23, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Are you on Pinterest? (If you’re unsure what Pinterest is, take note, it’s a virtual pinboard that is taking the Internet by storm.) The basic premise of the social bookmarking site is that it allows you

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art   products   social media  
CND Fashion Week Blog is Live
  • February 9, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

New York Fashion Week is underway, and you know we love the nail styles from those runways. CND is responsible for many of those styles, so be sure to check out Jan Arnold's Fashion Week blog,

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Keywords: nail art  
Nicki Minaj-Inspired Nails
  • February 8, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Nails by Rachelle CribNails by Laura McCarthyNails by Arielle JonesNails by Alexandra MansoorI love these four bold, bright nail designs that recently won the OPI  Nails4Life contest. Via its Facebook page, OPI gave its fans a

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Keywords: nail art   products  
ISSE 2012: OPI’s Suzi Answers Questions on Men Wearing Polish, Her Business Goals, and Past Polish Trends
  • February 1, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve interviewed Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, executive VP and artistic director of OPI Products Inc., several different times during the course of my career at NAILS. This time, I had the inspiring help of our NAILS Facebook fans,

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Keywords: business   nail art   On the Road   products   salon decor/design  
ISSE 2012: Splattering Nail Art
  • February 1, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Young Nails mentor Tom Huynh demonstrates two droplet-splattering effects. The nail on the left is created using five layers: a layer of Young Nails’ Mani•Q base coat and color, a layer of cosmetic-grade glitter (using a

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Keywords: nail art   techniques   tradeshows  
ISSE 2012: Let the Music Play Nail Art
  • January 31, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Nubar educator Amanda Lenher created this awesome nail art design for the soakable gel nail art category in the competitions. She was excited with her sixth place finish since it was her first time competing. Here’s

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art   tradeshows  
ISSE 2012: Gelish Debuts a New Booth
  • January 31, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Hand & Nail Harmony debuted a new Gelish booth at ISSE Long Beach this weekend. Danny Haile and David Daniel wanted to make sure Gelish had a larger presence on the show floor — and it

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art   tradeshows  
ISSE 2012: Snakeskin Pedi
  • January 31, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Terri Silacci, the nail tech who made the snakeskin nails famous last year when they appeared in Vogue magazine, was at ISSE Long Beach this year giving editors her famous pedicure. I was lucky enough to

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art   tradeshows  
ISSE 2012: World Champion Nail Tech to be at Nail Labo Booth
  • January 30, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

From 1 p.m.-3 p.m. today, world champion Japanese nail artist Mayumi Hase will be at the Nail Labo booth, so be sure to stop by and check that out. In the meantime, the Nail Labo team (shown

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Keywords: nail art   products   techniques   tradeshows  
Literature-Inspired Nail Art Gallery
  • January 20, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

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UK Beauty College Students Christmas Nail Art
  • January 18, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Chesterfield College in the U.K. held a competition for its students to craft Christmas-themed nail art. The students were level 3, working on the N10 unit requiring nail images for a competition. Working on an avant-garde

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Keywords: nail art  
Young Nails Visits NAILS
  • January 17, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

On Friday, Young Nails visited the NAILS’ office to tell us more about ManiQ Color, its brush-on gel-polish.When president Greg Salo mentioned that some Young Nails-educated nail techs were doing three Mani Q Color clients an

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Keywords: nail art   products   salon services   techniques  
A Nail Art Book for Your Coffee Table
  • January 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

As a 232-page hardcover book published by Standard Press (the publishing imprint of The Standard Hotels), Nailed: The History of Nail Culture and Dzine is a photo-heavy look at nails through the ages with a focus

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Keywords: business   nail art   products   salon services  
Get a Look at the Strut Your Stuff Winners
  • January 4, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

The results are in from the 2011 Strut Your Stuff Nail Art and Enhancement Contest, sponsored by WWWeb Services and BeautyTech.com. With a prize package totaling more than $10,000, the competition featured Enhancement and Mixed Media Nail

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Keywords: nail art  
Monthly Calendar: Shellac at the Shore at ISSE
  • December 14, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) Long Beach will host CND’s dynamic nail program, Shellac at the Shore, this January. Taking the styles and colors directly from the runways of New York Fashion Week and

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Keywords: nail art   On the Road   products   tradeshows  
New One-Stroke Painting Book Available
  • December 13, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

After we published our One-Stroke Nail Art Tutorial from Donna Dewberry in our February 2011 issue, we got a solid amount of feedback from nail techs who are interested in this painting technique.So I wanted to

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Keywords: nail art   products  
Trying Out a New Style for the Holidays
  • December 7, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to be invited to an event hosted by CND at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel (formerly the Regent Beverly Wilshire where they filmed "Pretty Woman"). Co-founder and style director Jan Arnold was

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art   On the Road  
It’s So Easy’s Halloween Nail Art Contest
  • November 30, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

A recent acquisition by AII, the It’s So Easy brand has for long been known in the nail industry for its extensive nail art striper polish collection and its glittery, rhinestone studded nail art accessories.So it

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Keywords: nail art  
New Web "Docu-Series" Features CND at Fashion Week
  • November 18, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

CND and beauty website BeautyBlitz partnered on a behind-the-scenes fashion week video series exclusively about nails. It just went live and it’s really cool. Billed as the first “docu-series” about runway nail art, it includes behind-the-scenes

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art  
Art ON Our Fingertips
  • September 29, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

 Earlier this month, nail art aficionados were privy to a very original art exhibit. Called Nailphilia, it was a collaboration between British art house DegreeArt.com and some of the country’s most-recognized nail techs in the industry.

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art  
Monthly Calendar: Watercolor Hand-Painting Nail Art Workshop
  • September 6, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Anna Neroznak's Watercolor Hand-Painting Nail Art Workshop will be held in Sacramento, Calif., on Sept. 30-Oct. 1. The workshop will show you the basic approach to watercolor techniques and is an excellent opportunity to broaden your

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Keywords: nail art   techniques  
New York City Nail Art Salons Highlighted
  • August 26, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Time Out New York has a great story online today about the "Top 10 Nail Art Salons in NYC". It includes a slideshow with some really cool nail art. Check out the super-detailed New York City

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art  
Cool Graffiti-Inspired Manicure How-To
  • August 22, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

BellaSugar TV has a cool graffiti-inspired manicure using Orly polish, Instant Artist, and top coat combined with OPI’s Black Shatter. Celebrity nail tech Kimmie Kyees did the demo for reporter Susan Yara. (A little fun behind

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art  
Nailphilia: London’s First Nail Art Exhibition
  • August 18, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The nail art and art gallery world collide on September 1 in London at Nailphilia. Put on by DegreeArt.com in collaboration with London nail techs and fashion’s most recognized names, it’s the city’s first ever nail

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Keywords: nail art  
Sephora Launches In-Store Nail Studios, Nail Art Guide
  • August 17, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Beauty retailer Sephora is infatuated with nail art. Through a partnership with XpresSpa, it now offers in-store Sephora Nail Studio Art + Lacquer Services at select stores in New York and California. The retailer’s blog states,

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Keywords: nail art   products   salon services  
Stop-Motion Animation on a Fingernail!
  • July 27, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Yesterday my brother e-mailed me a link to this cool new Kia commercial. It was made to show off the Picanto’s features via stop-motion nail art. (And it just might be the first time stop-motion technology has

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art  
Orly Announces Nail Art Contest!
  • July 11, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Orly International and Beauty Forum are looking for talented nail artists to enter the 1st Annual Orly Global Nail Art Competition (OGNAC). For this new fantasy nail art competition, the theme is Pin-Up, and the deadline

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art  
My Wedding Minx: Help Me Pick!
  • July 5, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m getting married on July 30, and of course I have to make a statement with my nails. Lucky for me, I’m having a traditional Indian wedding — which means color, color, and more color. Instead

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Keywords: nail art   products  
CND Rocks the Runways
  • June 16, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The NAILS team got to sneak backstage with other members of the press to see the nails before they were applied to the models’ nails. We instantly fell in love with many of the designs. On

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art   tradeshows  
Run for the Roses — Catherine Wong's Fantasy Nail Art
  • June 14, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I bumped into veteran nail art competitor Catherine Wong and her good friend Gina Silvestro in the middle of the show floor. Gina was Catherine's hand model for the Fantasy Nail Art competition and, with my

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Keywords: nail art   tradeshows  
Link Love: 5/6/11
  • May 6, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I hope you're having a great Mother's Day weekend at your salon (and at home). Here are some of our favorite nail-related blog posts of the week!Remember the $51,000 manicure? Well, Painted Lady Fingers offers her

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Keywords: Link Love   nail art   salon safety  
Ask an Editor: How Can I Get My Nail Art Featured on the 365 Days of Nail Art blog?
  • May 4, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Of course, we’ve already told you how to get your nail art featured in the pages of NAILS Magazine. But I also get a lot of questions from nail artists who want to be included on

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Keywords: Ask an Editor   Hannah Lee   nail art   social media  
Crackle on Crackle Action
  • April 28, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

A lot of us have been experimenting with trendy crackle polishes. I know I have. For those of us who can’t get enough crackling, Irene Chao of China Glaze shares an awesome tip for how to

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Keywords: nail art   products  
Link Love: 4/15/11
  • April 15, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Have you filed your taxes yet? If you’re frantically trying to get to the post office, remember that this year the deadline is extended from April 15 to April 18 in observance of Emancipation Day in

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Keywords: Link Love   nail art  
So Where’s Your Masterpiece?
  • April 15, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Yay. Today’s mail brought the first batch of entries to our annual Mini-Masterpiece contest — that’s the one where you paint a great work of art on a nail tip. The good news is, there’s still plenty

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Keywords: nail art  
A Robot That Does Nail Art?
  • April 12, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Have you guys seen this? It’s a surgical robot doing a nail art design on someone’s actual fingernails. The da Vinci robot is remotely controlled by Dr. James Porter, medical director of robotic surgery at Swedish

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art  
Link Love: 4/8/11
  • April 8, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I hope everyone has had a busy week at your salons and that pedicure clients are coming out of winter hibernation. (If not, this Hot Lava Pedicure might coax them out.)Here are some of the most

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Keywords: Link Love   nail art   products   salon services   techniques  
Ask an Editor: How Can I Get Featured in NAILS Magazine?
  • April 6, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Another great question we get asked a lot is, “How can I get [myself, my salon, my nail art, my story, my services, my demos] to be featured in NAILS Magazine?” We are always (ALWAYS!) looking

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Keywords: Ask an Editor   Hannah Lee   nail art   On the Road   salon services  
Product Spotlight: Neon Nail Art Pens from Cina
  • April 5, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Cinapro Nail Creations is coming out with new Neon Nail Art Pens for summer. The neon colors are fun and will make a bold statement. With neon colors being a popular choice for nail polish this

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Keywords: nail art   products   techniques  
Is $51,000 the World’s Most Expensive Manicure?
  • April 5, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Do you think you could get $51,000 for a manicure? I’m thinking there probably aren’t a lot of clients in the market for that level of service. But if there was ever a place for this,

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art  
Link Love: 4/1/11
  • April 1, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Happy April Fool’s Day Friday! Today we’re launching a new weekly column called “Link Love” (no fooling), which is a collection of the best nail-related blog links from the past week. Enjoy and share the love

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Keywords: business   Link Love   nail art  
Top 10 Ways to Get Brides Into Your Salon
  • March 31, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Jacqueline Oliphant, a freelance manicurist, makeup artist, cosmetologist, barber, and contributing author for Milady’s Standard Nail Technology, shares her “top 10” for how to get more brides in your salon. Summer wedding season will be here

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Keywords: clients   nail art   salon services   social media  
ABS 2011: Shellac & Fashion Fusion Runway Show
  • March 22, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

"Nails have never been hotter," said CND's Jan Arnold to me backstage at the first-ever Shellac & Fashion Fusion runway show. In our midst, models were multitasking with having their hair done, getting final make-up touches,

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Keywords: nail art   tradeshows  
ABS 2011: Congrats, Stars Competition Winner Michelle Sproat
  • March 21, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Congratulations to Michelle Sproat (left, with me) of Inspirations Salon, Kingsville, Ontario, Canada, for winning the 2011 Stars Photo Contest in the nails category. The competition let nail professionals show the world their creativity by designing and photographing

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Keywords: nail art   techniques   tradeshows  
ABS 2011: Minx Tips & Tricks
  • March 13, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

NAILS FingernailFixer blogger Holly Schippers (right) needed some advice on how to get Minx Nail Coatings to work for her (especially on how to mold them to fit her curved nails) and was able to get

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ABS 2011: CND Googly Eyes
  • March 13, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

While getting Shellacked at America's Beauty Show, I ran into CND's Jan Arnold. I always love seeing her, for many reasons, one of which is because I love to see what she's wearing. She's always has

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Keywords: nail art   tradeshows  
OPI Shattered Application Video
  • January 20, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

OPI just posted this great video to their YouTube page to show you what the new Katy Perry and Serena Williams colors look like and how to apply the Shattered top coat. It really does dry

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art   products  
America’s Beauty Show Will Showcase Runway Nails
  • January 14, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

CND’s Jan Arnold knows a thing or two about fashion. She’s been pushing the marriage of nails and fashion for years. And thanks in large part to all of her hard work, nails are now a

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“Eek” Nail Art Tutorial
  • December 29, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Recently, London’s nail artist extraordinaire Sophy Robson created these fun candy-colored “eek” nails based on a Giles Deacon-designed pendant. Giles liked the nail design so much that he had the models at one of his fashion

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Keywords: nail art  
New DVDs for a New Year
  • December 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

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Coming 2011: Crackle Nail Polish Trend
  • December 13, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

China Glaze launches Crackle Glaze next month.  Crackle polishes work well even over glitters (shown: OPI Black Shatter over OPI Teenage Dream). In 2011, clients will be intrigued to see their polish break apart before their very

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New Nail Tech Networking Event
  • November 18, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Midwest nail techs, you’re in luck: your neighbor Jennifer Wirth is hosting the new Midwest Nail Technicians Networking Event. ”Networking for nails is a very important part of being a nail artist! So I decided to

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Send Us Your Magnificent Nail Murals
  • November 17, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Nails by Rachel Ouellette  Why decorate only one nail when you can decorate five — or 10 — and create a winning mural masterpiece? We’re asking all you talented nail artists to submit your finest designs

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Halloween Nail Art Inspiration
  • October 12, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Halloween is a great time for nail art. After all, Susie the Regular Client might not wear nail art — but Susie the Wicked Halloween Witch just might. Be sure to discuss your clients’ costume plans

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London Nailympics A Big Success
  • September 28, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The London Nailympics was a big success this year. On September 19-20, some of the best nail artists in the world gathered to take part in the 6th annual London Nailympics contest at the Olympia Beauty

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Good Nail Day
  • September 24, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

For Las Vegas-based Melissa Osburn, every day brings with it the promise of a new and exciting challenge — the challenge of creating a new nail design to showcase on her blog The Daily Nail. Osburn’s

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Win a Set of Nails by Viv, Cat, and Gina
  • September 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Nail art superstars Viv Simmonds and Catherine Wong will be back in the U.S. in November — this time offering a “Couture Nail” class, with a designer nail giveaway. Along with special guest Gina Silvestro, Simmonds and

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Continental School of Beauty Nail Art Competition Winner
  • September 21, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s always heartening to see the enthusiasm of recent nail school graduates. One recent graduate of the Continental School of Beauty had an extra reason to be enthusiastic. Recent graduate Leticia Gonzalez writes, “I graduated on July 14.

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Keywords: nail art   techniques  
Fimo Cane Artists Get Recognition
  • September 20, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

For the second year in a row, Louise Callaway has won first prize in the annual Fimo Nail Art Contest, sponsored by C. A. Therien Polymer Clay Arts and NAILS. The contest was held from June

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Trend Watch
  • September 14, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

For all of you observant NAILS Magazine fans out there, you may have noticed a newly renamed short column in our October issue: “Trend Watch.” On page 68 (within the Style section), Trend Watch came out

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Aussie Nail Tips Forum Contest Winners
  • September 10, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I had the honor of judging the Master category of a recent Aussie Nail Tips Forum photo contest. The contest tasked nail techs with creating a full set of salon-style French nails with one to two

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Puerto Rican Nail Style Classes
  • August 31, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Nails by Marilyn Garcia, Element Beauty Salon, Caguas, Puerto RicoAs the editor at NAILS in charge of most of our nail art articles, I get a lot of distinctive nail art submissions from Puerto Rico. Nail

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Keywords: nail art   On the Road   techniques  
NSI Nail Art Competition Winners
  • July 30, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Intricate floral stiletto nails won the NSI Free-hand Nail Art Competition, an online photo competition that invited nail techs from around the globe to use NSI acrylic or gel to create nail art designs. Congratulations to

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Meet Two Nail Bloggers
  • July 29, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

We’re still catching up from Cosmoprof in Las Vegas and we’ll be posting more info on all the new products and happenings soon, but I wanted to share a quick photo.  This is Melissa Osburn and

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art   tradeshows  
Show Us Your Beautiful Face — And Win!
  • June 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

You have until July 12, 2010, to enter NAILS’ Self-Portrait Contest. All you have to do is paint a miniature portrait of yourself on a nail tip and you could win $100 from NAILS. (Click here to

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Call for Entries: Nail Contest for Aussie, NZ Nail Techs
  • June 18, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Attention Australian and New Zealand nail techs: it’s your time to shine in an online nail competition just for nail techs Down Under.Hosted by the Aussie Nail Tips Forum, the competition is to create French-style salon

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"Outrageous Nails" on iVillage
  • June 17, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

iVillage Beauty & Style network recently posted a gallery called "The Most Outrageous Nails." They found some of the nails on our very own Nail Art Gallery, but some are new to us as well. Hadiyah

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Nail Art Gallery Launch and Networking BBQ!
  • June 14, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

 The NAILS Team (Sree, Cyndy, Hannah, Michelle and Kim) in our cute Green Apple Aprons.Partygoers enjoy their fun-filled goodie bags.New friends and old...everyone was busy mingling at the BeautyTech Networking BBQ.BeautyTech Webmaster and founder Debbie Doerrlamm

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art   On the Road   products   tradeshows  
Fimo Nail Artists Can Win
  • June 2, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Got a way with fimo canes? C. A. Therien Polymer Clay Arts is sponsoring a Fimo Cane Nail Art Contest through September 1. All entries must include at least 60% fimo nail art from the Therien

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Orly Introduces Instant Artist!
  • May 20, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Orly has recently introduced it’s new Instant Artist Collection — “an extensive color palette designed to satisfy the most exotic of tastes and allow clean and precise designs to be achieved by artists at every skill

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art   products   techniques  
We're Having a Party!
  • April 28, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

To celebrate the launch of our new Nail Art Gallery site, we've partnered with BeautyTech.com to have a grand old party. On June 6, at the Premiere show in Orlando, from 7-10 p.m., come have dinner with us

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Introducing NEW Nail Art Gallery
  • April 23, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

We know how much our readers and web users love nail art! It’s one of the most searched for topics in all of nails. So we’ve been working on this awesome new nail art site for

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NSI’s Online Nail Art Competition
  • April 5, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Starting now through April 30th, NSI is hosting a free nail art competition online, where the winner gets a $250 gift card to Amazon.com. The contest is open to all professional nail technicians and students with

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St. Patty’s Day Nail Art
  • March 16, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

If you’re looking for some cool St. Patrick’s Day nail art, check out this video . If you haven’t seen it, it’s been popping up on the homepages of YouTube, and features Nubar’s new Nail Art

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Olympic Medalists Love Minx Too
  • March 12, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Alana Meyers, the Bronze Olympic Winter Games medalist for the two-woman bobsled, sent this photo of herself wearing Tease Me Black and Gold Minx with the American Flag Minx on her thumbs as she’s holding her

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Congratulations to a Fimo Nail Art Contest Winner!
  • March 9, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Congratulations to Louise Callaway of England’s Noble Nails for winning a fimo cane nail art contest run by manufacturer C.A. Therien Polymer Clay Arts. I thought you might enjoy seeing pictures of the winning entry from a

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How Many Fun Accessories Can You Make with Acrylics and Gels?
  • March 4, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

In a bizarre cosmic coincidence, I recently received — in the past two weeks — e-mails from several nail artists who wanted to share cool retail items they were fashioning out of nail enhancement products. Most

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Handpainted Nail Art Winners
  • February 9, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

At ISSE the theme for the handpainted nail art competition was “Cocktails, Anyone?” I snapped some photos of the winning designs during the awards ceremony, so I thought I’d share them here. Which is your favorite

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Grammy Red Carpet Nail Styles
  • February 3, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, many of this year’s Grammy ladies were sporting Minx nail coatings on the red carpet (and for their amazing performances). I got my hands on a few great shots from

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Minx Celebrates In Style
  • February 2, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

In conjunction with ISSE Long Beach, Minx (the fun, sassy, fashion-forward nail coating that has been gracing the hands of celebrities like Beyonce, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Fergie) had VIP parties both Saturday and

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Cultivating Nail Art
  • January 29, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Yesterday I attended the Artistic Nail Design Global Artist Forum in Anaheim, Calif., just outside of Disneyland. In a ballroom at the Hyatt Regency, about 30 nail techs from across the country and 15 different countries

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NAILS Launches Two New Blogs!
  • December 31, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

For the new year, we're bringing you two new blogs.The first is Competition Insider, a closer look and commentary on the professional nail competition circuit. Number-one competitor Lynn Lammers will be blogging twice weekly about upcoming

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NAILS Editor to Judge Nail Art Photo Contest
  • December 28, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

America’s Beauty Show and the International Nail Technicians Association (INTA) are now accepting entries for the STARZ 2010 Nail Design Photo Competition. The exclusive photo competition is open to nail techs worldwide and entries are due no

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Nail Tip X-Mas Ornaments and Nail Art
  • December 16, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

If you’re scrambling to think of interesting decorations for your salon this year, take a look at these nail tip Christmas ornaments from the Bellus Academy Beauty School in Poway, Calif. This could be a great way

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Bubble Nail Art: A New Trend?
  • November 3, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I received several pictures of some unique nail art from nail tech Hoa Bui at Ann's Nail Salon in Philadelphia. The acrylic nails were built up, not out, in a style she referred to as “short,

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Win a NYC Trip via a CND Nail Style Contest
  • October 16, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

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Nail Artist to Document Long Nails
  • September 29, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Houston-based nail technician Athena Elliott has a new client — and a new undertaking. Ayanna called Athena because she wanted to come in to get her 16-inch-long nails Minxed. After an initial evaluation Athena realized the

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Nail Expo Long Beach
  • September 22, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

A few weeks ago, I went to the first day of the two-day Nail Expo Long Beach, formerly Expo Latino. I especially enjoyed watching the winners of Day 1’s student competition. The competition was a team

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CND Blogs Fashion Week
  • September 10, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

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Enter a Fimo Cane Nail Art Contest
  • September 8, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Fimo cane nail art is so trendy these days, and with good reason: It’s an easy way to add nail art to your menu without requiring the artistic ability of techniques like handpainting or acrylic sculpting.

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Pac-Man Nails on Jordin Sparks
  • September 2, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

You gotta love these cute Pac-Man nails that singer Jordin Sparks was sporting last week. “Mr & Mrs Pacman on my thumbs, the ghosts on the middle and fruit on the pinkies! So amazing!!!” she gushes

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Nail Art Celebrates Michael Jackson
  • July 9, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Charlotte, N.C.-based salon owner/nail tech Topaz Woodruff sent us these pictures she did to celebrate the life of Michael Jackson. RIP MJ. — Hannah

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On My Mind: Nail Art Is NOT Dead
  • June 10, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

NAILS ran an article in 2001 asking “Is Nail Art Dead?” At the time, nail art seemed to be on the wane and the percentage of salons offering nail art and airbrushing had dropped several points

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   nail art   On My Mind   salon services  
Quick Fix for Mother’s Day Nail Art
  • May 4, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

With Mother’s Day at the end of the week, your schedule is probably full of mother-daughter appointments. Why not bring in a little more revenue by upselling some themed nail art for the occasion? I found

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New Nail Art Class You Won’t Want to Miss
  • April 30, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

International nail art sensations Viv Simmonds (of Australia) and Catherine Wong (of Singapore) are joining forces to teach a “Designer Nails Extravaganza” class on June 16 in Las Vegas.  As the editor in charge of NAILS

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Adventures in Acrylic
  • April 16, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve taken a liking to newbie nail tech Michele Hoffman of Arizona. She’s been e-mailing me pictures of her nail art ever since she graduated from Charles of Italy Beauty College in Lake Havasu City about

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Keywords: acrylics   Arizona   nail art  
Holiday Nail Art Contest Winners from Nubar
  • March 18, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Earlier, I mentioned Nubar’s Holiday Nail Art Contest, and I’m happy that some of you entered and won! Here are the four winning entries, along with a few notes about the creation of each design. 1st place:

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Colored Tips
  • February 26, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I was looking through the BeautyTech forums today, and I came across a thread on colored tips. I haven’t seen very many techs using colored tips, and I was wondering how popular they are. It seems

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Celebrity-Inspired Nails
  • January 8, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Hair clients often come in with tear-outs from Cosmo or US Weekly showing their stylists exactly how they'd like their hair cut. This always seems to be a helpful tool; I personally never go to a

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Awesome Holiday Nail Art!
  • December 22, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Janet Riffe, a nail tech at X-Treme Nailz in St. Albans, W.Va. sent me a bunch of holiday nail art and I thought it was so great that I’d share it with you all.  She said

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Strutting Their Stuff
  • December 9, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

A big congrats to the winners of the Strut Your Stuff 8 nail art and enhancement contest sponsored by WWWeb Services and BeautyTech.com. According to webmaster Debbie Doerrlamm, this year’s event enjoyed a record number of

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Holiday Nail Art Contest
  • November 26, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

With the holidays almost here, I’m sure all of you nail artists out there have already started preparing your arsenal of holiday nail art designs. Why not enter your designs into nail manufacturer Nubar’s Holiday Nail

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Vote for the January 2009 Cover Tech Contest!
  • October 22, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

For the first time ever, we're opening up the polls to let you, our readers, vote on the NAILS Cover Tech Contest winner. We've heard from many of you (Thanks Maggie, for the push!) that you'd

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Allow me to French Halloween ’Ya
  • October 21, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Loni Jensen Preato, of Da-Lonnie’s Hair & Nail Studio in Las Vegas, shows how to use a Q-Buffer to make a special “V”-French in a Halloween nail. 1. Prep nail. 2. Prime nail. 3. Apply pink acrylic. 4. Allow pink

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What Nails Do Techs Wear to Their Own Weddings?
  • October 17, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m sure most of you could testify to what a huge business brides and bridal parties are to your business. After all, weddings are a huge deal, and (speaking strictly as a bridesmaid here) the perfect

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NAILS Online Channels
  • October 14, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

If you haven’t noticed, NAILS is now offering four (we’re adding two more soon) new online “channels” that are targeted to different aspects of the nail industry. I recently posted a couple of new articles there.

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Shrink-Wrap for Your Nails?
  • October 14, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

So have any of your tried Minx nail coatings yet? We used the brand new product on our February anniversary cover. (Tom Bachik did the nails.) It’s kind of like shrink-wrapping your client’s nails. The colors

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Rock On!
  • September 19, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Check out the nails in this music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ0_1vGRRAw (“Becky” by Be Your Own Pet). The nails donned by lead singer Jemina as she snarls in the back of the movie theater set (there’s a good shot

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Websites Worth Watching: The Nail Files
  • September 11, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

What: The Nail FilesWhere: http://nailartist.ning.comWhy click there?: Launched in August 2008, the networking site lets you make friends from all over the world, share your nail art, start discussion threads, and personalize your page. Nail art

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NAILS Offers New Online Channels
  • September 2, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Hello out there in the NAILS blogosphere. Hope everyone had a nice Labor Day weekend (hopefully you didn’t have to work all weekend and everyone stayed away from Hurricane Gustav). We’ve been busy over here at

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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   nail art   salon decor/design   salon services  
New Uses for Old Things
  • August 18, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The problem: You've had to remix the same orange acrylic paint for your Halloween nail art over a dozen times, because it keeps drying up between clients. The solution (courtesy of nail tech Wendy Causey, Vivify Hair

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Clay Cane Fever
  • August 15, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

One of the latest trends to sweep through the nail industry is the clay cane. Clay canes are small strips of clay that have designs on them. Techs slice the canes thin and then embed the

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Olympic Nails
  • August 11, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

With the Olympics in full swing, I was curious if there was any nail news going on in Beijing. A quick Google search brought up some great photos.  Chinese nail artist Jin Yu, made this Olympic-themed painting

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Websites Worth Watching
  • August 7, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

What: Orly's French & Beyond website Where: www.frenchmanicure.com/fm/french_beyond.php Why click there?: Because a French manicure isn't always as simple as pink and white. Peruse the gallery of alternative French designs in an array of colors and shapes. You

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More Fantasy Nail Art
  • July 28, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I took snapshots of some great fantasy nail art during an IBS Las Vegas competition. The theme was “Las Vegas shows.” Which one is your favorite? Let me know in Feedback.Tech: Lorraine Nelson, Model: Brittany Davis

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Keywords: nail art   On the Road   tradeshows  
Tips From a Pro
  • July 25, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I recently profiled Lynn Lammers for our Top 25 List feature in the September issue, and I asked her how she’s able to make such detailed drawings on a surface as tiny as a nail. “One of

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Keywords: nail art   techniques  
Digital Demos
  • June 17, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Some of you may already know about NAILS TV. For those that haven’t heard about it, it’s a new website where NAILS can gather videos on everything a tech could need, from demos to tradeshow coverage

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Keywords: nail art   techniques   tradeshows  
Nailing Nail Art
  • May 30, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

As the editor in charge of NAILS two monthly nail art departments (Nail Art Studio and Reader Nail Art), I'm frequently searching for talented nail artists. I was thrilled when I found Wendy Causey on BeautyTech.com about

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NAILS tv Goes Live!
  • May 19, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The latest addition to NAILS Magazine’s online empire (I kid, well sort of) is up and ready for your viewing pleasure. We bring you NAILS tv, a collection of online videos from nail techs, manufacturers, industry

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Always in Season
  • April 3, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Sure, there that’s fresh fruit tray in your salon that always gets overlooked in favor of the candy dish. But that doesn’t mean your clients aren’t interested in fruit in some form or fashion. Originally created for

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Check Out These Fantasy Nail Art Designs
  • March 24, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The National Cosmetology Association hosted Hairworld Chicago at America’s Beauty Show. In addition to the numerous hair competitions at the show, there were also some really inspiring nail competitions. I got on the competition floor for the Fantasy Nail Art competition and snapped these photos.

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Bold & Beautiful
  • February 5, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I have to admit that I became giddy when Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, executive VP and artistic director of OPI, told me that bright, bold colors are the “in” look for Spring. As a girl who alternates between

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Meet Sree
  • January 24, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

My favorite part of being an editor at NAILS Magazine is that I’m expected to visit a salon every month and get a nail service. By my count, I’ve been to 25 salons in the year

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