August 2, 2016
The world of nails can stretch beyond clients and a table. A test shoot is a unique opportunity to work with other professionals and build a portfolio. Nail tech Diane Diaz takes us inside her first test shoot to share what she learned.
February 26, 2016
Get mentored by the best in the industry with a curriculum that specifically focuses on nails and fashion.
February 16, 2015
Learn fundamental terminology and look through a typical editing process to get one step closer to making movie magic.
January 16, 2013
Celebrity manicurist and blogger at www.lanailcoach.com Melissa Bozant shares what nail style a nail tech should be sporting for which occasion.
October 6, 2011
Many techs dream of a career in which their nail designs are published on magazine covers and adorn the fingers and toes of the hottest celebrities. One nail tech shares her story of uprooting her quiet Midwestern life for a chance to make it as a celebrity manicurist in New York City.
September 1, 2009
From getting initial experience and photos to selling yourself at an appointment with an agent, this is a handy how-to guide for finding an agent for freelance manicuring work.
February 1, 2009
Nail salons need to harness the power of the press to help build their businesses.
November 1, 2002
October 1, 2002
Tom Holcomb is no stranger to photo shoots. In addition to the many cover shoots he has done with NAILS, Tom also does the nails for EZ Flow’s ads.
August 1, 2002
July 1, 2002
Lee-Anne Baker-Smith did two sets of nails and one set of toe-nails when she came to Los Angeles to do a Nails cover shoot.
May 1, 2002
When we told Elsbeth that we were shooting a teen cover to go with our cover story on teenagers, she conducted an informal poll of teenage girls in her neighborhood to see what they like to wear on their nails.
December 1, 2001
When Alisha, who has been doing nails for seven years, came out to do our shoot she stayed with NAILS’ cover veteran Tom Holcomb.
November 1, 2001
Tom Bachik, who travels the world educating nail techs for Creative Nail Design, is hard to pin down, so we figured why not get this master tech to do two covers at once.
August 1, 2001
InternatioNAILS: Vietnam13 photos
CND VIP Brand Summit16 photos
Sometimes, it’s only by looking back that we can see how far we’ve come. When Malpass started Mainly Manicuring in the early...
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