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NAILS has 28 years' worth of Demos and How-tos for you to review and learn new techniques. Click through to this section, organized by articles that are either demos or step-by-steps, and see Signature Services, Service Recipes, Product Demos from manufacturers, and other how-tos from NAILS.

Japanese Leaves Nail Art Tutorial

February 21, 2018  | Demo

Nail tech Ayano Okazawa of Kamagaya, Japan, created this traditional Japanese leaf design using Bio Sculpture Gel.

Keywords: abstract nail art   Bio Sculpture Gel   nail art  

IBD Control Gel Clear Overlay Tutorial

February 21, 2018  | Demo

IBD’s Control Gel combines the efficiencies of gel and acrylic in an all-in-one, odorless formula.

Keywords: gels   IBD  

Essie Valentine's Day Nail Art Tutorial

February 12, 2018  | Demo

Try this cute red and pink alternating heart design for Valentine's Day.

Keywords: Essie   nail art   Valentine's Day nail art  

NAILS 35th Anniversary Cover Nails with Greg Salo

January 31, 2018  | Demo

35 Years Young: NAILS commemorates its 35th anniversary with a celebratory cover from nail veteran Greg Salo.

Keywords: 35th anniversary   acrylics   Behind the Scenes   cover techs   Greg Salo  

Nail Art Studio: Negative Space Mates

January 25, 2018  | Demo

This simple and sweet trendy design could work for any month of the year.

Keywords: hearts   nail art studio   Valentine's Day nail art  

Nail Art Studio: Key to My Heart

January 25, 2018  | Demo

Give your client these feminine nails to show off to their special someone.

Keywords: hearts   nail art studio   Valentine's Day nail art  

Nail Art Studio: The Fairy Tale Nail

January 25, 2018  | Demo

This elegant twist on a French manicure is great for in-love clients as well as those rocking their unadorned ring finger!

Keywords: hearts   nail art studio   Valentine's Day nail art  

Light Elegance ButterCream Tutorial

January 18, 2018  | Demo

Lingen, Germany-based nail tech Maren Kalvelage demonstrates how to apply ButterCream, the highly pigmented hard gel from Light Elegance that allows easy, one-coat coverage.

Keywords: gels   Light Elegance  

Glitter and Glass Nail Art Tutorial

January 18, 2018  | Demo

Nail tech Lisa Bennett of Bakersfield, Calif., created this delicate design using acrylic, gel, glitter, and mylar.

Keywords: French twists   glitter   glitter nail art   mylar  

Nail Art Studio: Golden Glitter Glam

December 20, 2017  | Demo

Help clients get ready for a New Year's kiss with this glamorous design.

Keywords: glitter nail art   holiday nail art   nail art studio   New Year's   rhinestones  

Nail Art Studio: Green Resolutions

December 19, 2017  | Demo

Whether related to money or the enviornment, these nails will have your client thinking green when the clock strikes midnight.

Keywords: nail art studio  

Nail Art Studio: Sharp for the New Year

December 19, 2017  | Demo

An elongated nail provides more room for nail art!

Keywords: nail art studio   New Year's  

Leather and Turquoise Belt Nail Art

December 19, 2017  | Demo

Crown Point, Ind.-based nail tech and NAILS Next Top Nail Artist competitor Torie Bastian created this fun, southwestern belt nail design using turquoise and glitter.

Keywords: nail art   tutorials  

Morgan Taylor Winter Star Tutorial

December 14, 2017  | Demo

Morgan Taylor’s Winter 2017 Thrill of the Chill Collection will chill you to the core — in a good way. The collection features six wintry tones, from a deep, sultry red to a purple reminiscent of the Northern Lights.

Keywords: Morgan Taylor   snowflake nail art   winter nail art  

Countdown to the New Year With Clock Nail Art

December 14, 2017  | Demo

Nail tech Stella Sampson created this vintage clock design with added sparkle to ring in the new year.

Keywords: holiday nail art   nail art   New Year's   tutorials  

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