May 1, 2010
If your clients are afraid of this pointy shape, offer up this advice from nail techs who do their best to ensure that beauty doesn’t have to equal pain.
Nails by Cassie Kohr, Academy of Beauty by Patsy & Rob, Cottleville, Mo.
Nails by Nhung Nguyen, Angel Nails, Knoxville, Tenn.
Nails by Stephanie Saddler, Butta Fingers Nail Studio, Cleveland, Ohio
Nails by Kelly-Marie Daly, The Nail Sanctuary, Charleville, Ireland
Nails by Tracey Nguyen, Envy Nails, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Nails by Natalie Wolfe Wargo, Shear Innocence, Johnstown, Pa.
Catherine Wong gives NAILS readers a peak into her step-by-step nail art books.
Step-by-step by Laurentius Salon, Philadelphia
C. A. Therien offers a wide variety of handmade fimo clay canes for beautiful nail art. Fimo canes are easily cut into thin slices, or designs can be purchased in convenient pre-cut packs. Fimo can be encased in acrylic or gel, or glued on top of polish and sealed with a gel top coat.
Young Nails Imagination Art Acrylic Powders can be used to create an amazing variety of nail designs. The powders come in four collections of solid colors, plus five collections of glitters, and they handle well so techs can create intricate designs.
Well, maybe not easy. But Star Nail’s global education director Elaine Watson has a quick tip on how to get a better performance out of acrylic for 3-D designs.
When we asked Orange, Calif.-based celebrity nail artist Elsbeth Schuetz to come up with a toenail art design for this month’s cover, she brought us a whole slew of nail tips to choose from. While her hand-painted nail art is always super creative and artistic, we wanted to go with something a little more simple and wearable for the cover. Inspired by tone-on-tone patterns, she created this faux-snakeskin design using layered polish and diamond-shaped rhinestones.
April 1, 2010
When nails are weary, weak, and inching toward the eponychium, a modified nail tip can be a great way to protect nails and encourage them to grow.
Nailphoria Day Spa in Oakland, Calif. exfoliates and moisturizes hands with this yummy-smelling manicure.
At Long Last: An Intro to Longer-Lasting Polish7 photos
Nail Products in Pantone’s Color of the Year28 photos
Am I losing my touch applying acrylics?
Should I have a TV in my salon?
Is perfectionism on the job a blessing or a curse?
What low-cost extras do you provide that clients perceive as having a high value?
Do I need a special permit to do medical pedicures?
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