techniques


Premiere Orlando: Germany’s Alessandro International Celebrates Its U.S. Launch
  • June 19, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

A hit nail products brand in Germany since its founding in 1989, Alessandro International expands to the U.S. for the first time. Setting itself apart from other brands, Alessandro offers prescriptive nail care, meaning instead of

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Keywords: On the Road   products   techniques   tradeshows  
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  
No-UV Light, No-Chip Nail Polish: a CND Vinylux Trial
  • April 24, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve gained a bit of notoriety around the NAILS office. Among my many other qualities, I am well-known for my magical ability to chip any fingernail polish within a max of approximately one hour from the

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Keywords: CND   products   techniques  
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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ISSE 2013: Ergonomic Client Handrest from Pampered Perch
  • January 28, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

UPDATED 2/28/13: We have seven Pampered Perch hand/footrests to give away! Leave a comment in our blog comments section along with your city, state, and e-mail address for a chance to win. We will

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Keywords: health   products   salon safety   techniques  
ISSE 2013: Acrylics from Light Elegance
  • January 27, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

For those of you who rely on Light Elegance for great gel products, you'll be happy to know that you can now rely on them for acrylics as well.Long-time nail industry veteran John Hauk partnered with Light

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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  
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  
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  
Dashing Diva Hosts First National Educator Training Conference
  • September 21, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Forty-two educators attended Dashing Diva’s first ever National Educator Training Conference. At the Chicago event, the company was able to recognize some of its star performers.All of the educators participated in a competition applying Dashing Diva

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Keywords: techniques  
Artistic Does Training Right
  • August 28, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Artistic Nail Design held its International Training Seminar this past week at its main office in Brea, Calif. The classes were headed by Alisha Rimando-Botero, the executive vice president and creative director for Artistic, and over 30

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Keywords: techniques  
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  
In The Mood for LeChat
  • August 10, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

LeChat has a new Mood Perfect Match Gel Polish that changes colors depending on the temperature.As you can see, the bright orange red color instantly turns to a sparkly brown when submerged in ice water and

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Keywords: techniques  
Minxy Mondays
  • August 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Minx Nails now offers a weekly live web broadcast available for nail technicians worldwide to support you as you learn and perfect your Minx applications.  The Minxy Mondays broadcast takes place at www.justin.tv/Minxinc most Monday mornings

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Cosmoprof NA: Innovative Pedi Spa Changes Afoot at Gulfstream
  • July 24, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Gulfstream showcased two especially neat pedicure spa improvements at Cosmoprof North America.One is this convenient pull-out storage area on its La Lili 5. Handy, right?The other is this upgraded footrest style, which allows you to elevate

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Premiere 2012: Easy Acrylic Dipping System
  • June 3, 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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Have Total Confidence With Kupa E-File Course
  • April 4, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Do you use an e-file for your nail services? Are you only holding back because you aren’t confident with your skills? Maybe Kupa’s E-File Total Confidence Course would help you feel more comfortable using the tool.

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   techniques  
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  
ABS 2012: Everything Microplane
  • March 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Evolving from a line of kitchen tools (yes, you guessed it, literally from a microplane citrus zester), Microplane Personal Care offers a huge assortment callus removers. The company has large professional size callus microplanes, small at-home

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Keywords: health   On the Road   products   salon safety   techniques  
ABS 2012: Easy Reflexology by Lodaat
  • March 4, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Founded by reflexologists, Lodaat (an acronym for “Living one day at a time”) offers several useful massage tools at its booth. This is a Sujok Ring, which, when rolled along a finger, activates pressure points that can

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Keywords: health   On the Road   products   techniques   tradeshows  
ABS 2012: Gel Polish Launch at EnVogue
  • March 4, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

There’s a new entry into the gel-polish market: Lac It! by EnVogue.  So far, there are 18 colors, plus top and base, available. Starter kits at the show run from $90 to $385. Booth #3828. --Sree

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Keywords: On the Road   products   salon services   techniques   tradeshows  
ABS 2012: PediSpa Upgrades at Lexor
  • March 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

High-end just got even nicer at Lexor where Ultra Leather is now standard on its high-end pedicure spas (including the Infinity, shown). According to the company, this leather is acetone- and stain-resistant, so if you spill

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Keywords: On the Road   products   salon safety   techniques   tradeshows  
Do the Nails for Kupa’s Newsletter Cover
  • February 22, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

If you’re a fan of Kupa products and live in the Southern California area, then listen up: The Anaheim, Calif.-based electric file manufacturer has just launched a print newsletter dubbed Nail Monthly and is looking for

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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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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  
ISSE 2012: China Glaze Magnetic Polish
  • January 30, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Yay for more magnetic polish options! China Glaze distinguishes itself with a horseshoe-shaped magnet that houses three designs. The six magnetic polish shades are launching in stores now. (Sadly you can’t buy it at the company’s

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ISSE 2012: Make Your Own Gel Colors at Sparkleyez
  • January 30, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

There’s a special part in our hearts for nail tech-made products, so we were excited to see a launch from nail tech Rhonda Tooker and her daughter Natalie deWitte that expands the glitter focus of Sparkleyez

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Keywords: On the Road   products   salon services   techniques   tradeshows  
ISSE 2012: One-Coat, Long-Lasting Polish, says Venique
  • January 30, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

There’s a new professional-only nail polish option on the floor called Venique. I’m intrigued by this entry into the field because this polish features Siltek, an ingredient that expands when wet and contracts when dry, meaning

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Keywords: On the Road   products   salon services   techniques   tradeshows  
Ramp Up the Red for Valentine’s Day
  • January 24, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

With Valentine’s Day swiftly approaching, we know you want to cater to all of your clients’ requests for that lovely, flattering shade of red. Experts at Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas — John Gialluisi,

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Keywords: clients   salon services   techniques  
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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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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Doug Schoon's Brain Now Available on DVD
  • August 23, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Well, not literally Doug Schoon’s brain, but as many of you know Doug has been hosting regular teaching and educational webinars through his website.The instructional slide shows featured up-close and personal pictures of nail chemistry and

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Keywords: health   techniques  
Monthly Calendar: Northwest Nailtechs Networking Retreat
  • August 11, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Education in the Northwest can be hard to come by. To solve this problem, five years ago a group of nail techs got together to form an educational networking event. For the first three years, the

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E-File Certification Summer Workshops
  • April 26, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Started by Vicki Peters, and currently directed by Simmy Bredal-Bell, the E-File Certification Program gives advanced training and instruction on how to properly use the e-file in most every salon service one can encounter.Every use is

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Wear Test: The Miracle Manicure
  • April 14, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Seven days ago, the NAILS staff tried out Tammy Taylor’s new Miracle Manicure. It’s a light-cured base coat that increases the wear time of regular nail polish. As promised, today I’m reporting on the wear.All of

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New Nail School, Networking Event in Wisconsin
  • April 11, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s a good time to be a nail tech or aspiring nail tech in the Midwest. For aspiring nail techs, there’s a new nail-focused school, Elite Nail School and Training Center that just opened in Madison,

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Keywords: techniques   tradeshows   Wisconsin  
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  
The Miracle Manicure
  • April 7, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m so stoked because today I got to A) meet Tammy Taylor in person B) try out her new Miracle Manicure Base Coat, which is such a unique product that when I originally read about it

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Keywords: 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  
Ask an Editor: How Can I Do the Nails for a Cover of NAILS Magazine?
  • March 30, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Hi guys. Once a week, I’m going to answer a frequently asked question (FAQ) about NAILS Magazine. This way, I will have a place to refer other readers when they ask the same question and hopefully

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Keywords: Ask an Editor   Hannah Lee   Q&A   techniques  
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: Steam, Not Foot Soak, for this Pedicure Spa
  • March 13, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The Nail Superstore has released an ingenious pedicure spa. The Red Dragon Turbo Sauna Pedicure uses a cup of water to create a pore-opening steam -- no plumbing or tedious spa cleaning involved. The client simply

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ISSE 2011: New Portable Drill from Kupa
  • January 31, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Kupa just released the new Kupa Upower-2G, a versatile and portable electric nail drill. Within the small unit is a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery that lasts through hours of use. The battery is removable so you can keep an extra on hand, or you

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ISSE 2011: Minx Launches Celebrity Manicurists' Lines
  • January 30, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Even though its booth is a little out of the way in the Arena, it seems that nail techs are having no problem finding the Minx booth. And it is definitely worth stopping by because celebrity

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ISSE 2011: Vamoos! at Famous Names LLC
  • January 29, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

With the proliferation of hybrid brush-on gel polishes, brand new nail company Famous Names LLC just launched Vamoos! Removal Wraps, which it says reduce the amount of acetone used by 50%. 240 wraps are $45. Booth #712.--Sree

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ISSE 2011: Trade in Your UV Lamp at Odyssey
  • January 29, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Odyssey Nail Systems has a great trade-in special going on at its booth. Bring in any gel nail lamp -- working or not -- and get a $150 credit on the company's new The One: LED

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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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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Nail Art   techniques   tradeshows  
New DVDs for a New Year
  • December 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

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Nubar’s Training Seminar
  • December 13, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Nubar recently had its first formal training seminar headed by new education consultant Vicki Peters. The five-day event had 14 experienced Nubar nail techs training with Peters as well as guest speaker Millie Haynam and Portuguese

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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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Keywords: business   Nail Art   techniques   tradeshows  
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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Nubar Cosmetics Wants You
  • September 16, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Nubar Cosmetics, an eco-friendly professional nail products manufacturer, is looking for highly motivated and qualified demonstration nail techs and nail artists to demonstrate Nubar products at ISSE in Long Beach, Calif., IBS Las Vegas, and the

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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  
Cosmetologists Chicago Offers Nail Classes, Scholarships
  • August 25, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Educator Shawn Wilson is dedicated to taking nail techs to the next level by training, mentoring, and coaching them to successful careers in the industry. On September 13 and 27, she’ll be combining her unique teaching

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Jealous of My Gelish?
  • June 24, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Hand & Nail Harmony (the makers of Gelish) founder Danny Haile (second from right) visited the NAILS office with nail techs Yuki Morooka and Mie Asada. I’m showing off my sparkly red Gelish manicure.Gelish applies like

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Vicki Peters E-File Certification Class
  • June 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Renowned nail educator Vicki Peters is hosting a one-day class on e-filing that techs can take to receive a certificate stating they are educated on e-file safety and technique. The instructors are Simmy Bredal-Bell, TeamVicki Director

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Keywords: salon safety   techniques  
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  
Free IPA Webinar Tonight!
  • March 31, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The International Pedicure Association (IPA) is hosting a webinar that normally would be accessible only to members, but tonight it is open to all who are interested. There are two times from which to chose: 9

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Keywords: techniques  
Get Minx Training During America’s Beauty Show
  • March 19, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

When I attended ISSE, I noticed a lot of nail techs frantically trying to find the Minx booth. (The company was a last-minute addition to the show floor, so its booth number wasn’t published in the

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Southern California Nail Techs: Get Free OPI Training
  • March 18, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

OPI is hosting a free evening demo and salon tour event in Studio City, Calif., on Monday, May 17. Dubbed, “An Evening with OPI,” the event will allow nail techs to watch demos and work hands-on

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OPI Academy: Coming to a City Near You
  • February 10, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Last year, as part of OPI’s Academy on Tour, OPI’s technical advisor and award-winning nail technician John Hauk and international spokesperson Joey Brown traveled to Baton Rouge, La., Columbus, Ohio, Charlotte, N.C., and Baltimore to train

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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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Keywords: Nail Art   techniques  
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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Education in Poland
  • September 1, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

AII’s global educator MaeLing Parrish and director of education Gari-Dawn Tingler traveled to Pruszcz Gdanski, Poland, recently to conduct a training seminar for international distributors, educators, and nail technicians. Over 30 AII distributors from Poland and

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Keywords: techniques  
Go Away to Kamp
  • August 19, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Vicki Peters’ Nail Kamp is a non-product-specific, hands-on workshop that focuses on technical skills. Kamp attendees can learn how to shorten their time, work with products more efficiently, gain knowledge, and become electric file-certified. Learn from

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The High Road to Education Comes To Anaheim
  • July 28, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Yesterday I visited The High Road to Education’s (HRTE) class in Anaheim, Calif., and it was great to see a collection of nail techs being so positive and collaborative in helping each other out. The HRTE

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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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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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Keywords: Nail Art   techniques  
CND Almond Spa Manicure Video
  • November 14, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

You’ve probably already heard about CND’s new Almond Manicure Line. The products feature almond flavors and scents, and can be incorporated into a signature service, the Almond Spa Manicure. We ran a technical demo in our November issue,

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Keywords: techniques  
Foot Filing Tips
  • October 30, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I just learned an interesting foot filing technique from Jill Wright, of Jill Wright’s Spa For Nails in Bowling Green Ky. She says putting several drops of cuticle oil on a coarse fingernail file and filing

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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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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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Gels Well Done
  • September 18, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Gels can be a tricky substance to master, but once you get the hang of it, gel services can quickly become a great source of revenue for your salon.Light Elegance educator Jayne Berger, of Blondeberry Salon in Bourbonnais,

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Keywords: techniques  
Braggin’ ’bout this Dragon
  • September 9, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Fantasy nail art is the flashy, artistic side of nails, and many techs use acrylic as a medium to express some very detailed pieces.  NAILS’ top 10 competitor, Lynn Lammers, shows just how detailed fantasy nail

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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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Keywords: Nail Art   products   techniques  
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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Keywords: Nail Art   products   techniques  
E-File Maintenance
  • July 31, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I have an upcoming article on repairing broken salon equipment, and I got some good pointers from Medicool’s Steve Wallace on how to take care of your e-file so you’ll maximize the lifetime and limit repair costs. 

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Keywords: products   techniques  
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  
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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Keywords: business   Hannah Lee   Nail Art   products   techniques  
Beauty Blogs
  • May 1, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I recently checked out an interesting blog put on by a girl from Cleveland, who provides up-to-date information on essentially every new polish that comes out. You might already know of it. It’s called All Lacquered

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Keywords: techniques  
Get Up Close and Personal
  • April 30, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

In-person networking events are one of the best ways of meeting people and forming lasting relationships. It’s a great way to meet up with other techs in your region for a day (or even a weekend

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   techniques   tradeshows  
Raising the Bar on Education
  • April 18, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

This past March, Tammy Warner of Nails Unlimited in Buffalo, N.Y., held her first annual Buffalo Education Event to bring educators and professional technicians together to share techniques, ideas, and advice to help give them a

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Keywords: techniques  

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