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Camouflage Nail Art by Mindy Hardy

February 24, 2012  | Video

Mindy Hardy, who runs the website hotnailartpro.com, shares how to do a camouflage nail art design using acrylic craft paint.

Keywords: handpainted nail art  

The Magic of Marbleizing Nail Art

February 16, 2012  | Photo Gallery

The marbleizing nail art technique is so simple — just swirl colors together to make them look like the technique namesake of marbles — and so flexible.

Keywords: marbleizing techniques  

Marketed-to-Men Nail Polish

February 1, 2012  | News

According to Cosmopolitan, certain polish brands are starting to market lines catering to men. For example, EvolutionMan's lacquers have the tagline "for the no-nonsense rebel inside all of us."

Keywords: marketing/promotions   men's services   niche marketing   polish   trends  

9 Easiest Nail Art Designs to Master [Bonus: 4 Difficult Designs That Are Worth the Effort]

January 9, 2012  | Article

To make these easy designs even easier for you, these nail artists have generously provided step-by-step video tutorials. Watch the videos at www.nailsmag.com/nailstv. (And that goes for the difficult designs too!)

Keywords: advanced nail art   Akzentz   Amore Ultima Gels   beginner nail art   CND  

Swirled Elegance Easy Nail Art by Gina Silvestro

December 22, 2011  | Video

Gina Silvestro is an Akzéntz educator. Like other great designs for beginners, this design relies on creating simple swirls. They don’t have to be perfect, so just pull out a dotting tool and go for it. View more of Silvestro’s tutorials at www.gelessentialz.com.

Keywords: Akzentz   beginner nail art   colored gels  

LCN Magnetic Gel

December 21, 2011  | Video

Here's a step-by-step video of how to apply LCN Magnetic Gel, which uses a magnet to create a consistent design on clients' nails.

Keywords: colored gels   LCN   magnetic products  

LaVaque Tweezers Thumb Palette

December 17, 2011  | Product

LaVaque’s new Thumb Palette is as brilliant as it is simple. It’s a rectangular stainless steel plate that’s connected to an adjustable ring, making it a portable hands-free nail art palette that’s easy to clean.

Keywords: implements   LaVaque   nail art supplies  

International Beauty Expo 2011

December 15, 2011  | Photo Gallery

The International Beauty Expo took place October 23 and 24 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California.

Keywords: California   ENP Nail Designs   Essie   LeChat   Nailympics  

Easy Black Flower Nail Art from Christie Gibson

November 2, 2011  | Video

Christie Gibson of www.christiesnails.com shows NAILStv viewers how to create an easy handpainted black flower petals design on Young Nails ManiQ gel-polish.

Keywords: beginner nail art   floral nail art   handpainted nail art   nail art   Young Nails  

Easy and Not So Easy Shellac Nail Art from the FingerNailFixer

November 1, 2011  | Video

NAILS' FingerNailFixer blogger Holly Schippers shows NAILStv viewers one easy nail art design with CND Shellac, plus one not-so-difficult one (that's totally worth the effort)!

Keywords: abstract nail art   advanced nail art   beginner nail art   CND   Holly Schippers  

Read My Nails

October 14, 2011  | Article

If you still get a hard copy of the newspaper, here’s a use for it you may not have thought of: newspaper nails.

Keywords: nail art  

Her Nails in Lights

October 6, 2011  | Article

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.

Keywords: celebrities   celebrity nail techs   doing nails for photo shoots   fashion   Fashion Week  

Nail Techs Don't Let Nail Techs...

October 4, 2011  | Article

We asked nail techs to finish this sentence: Nail techs don’t let nail techs…

5 Nail Art Blogs Worth Bookmarking

September 16, 2011  | Article

We recommend For Your Nails Only, Painted Lady Fingers, Hey, Nice Nails!, Burgers and Nails, and 365 Days of Nail Art as worthy of an Internet bookmark. Find out why.

Keywords: blogs   consumer marketing   consumer press   nail art  

On My Mind: Move Over, Bloggers!

September 9, 2011  | Article

I’m getting kind of tired of all these consumer bloggers online who are just infatuated with nail polish and post endlessly about polish and doing their own nails. I mean, sure, they probably help increase the awareness of nail care and new products (mostly polish), but I think it’s time for those of us on the professional side of the nail world to take back our place in the pecking order.

Keywords: blogs   consumer concerns   consumer marketing   consumer press   consumer product brands  

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