May 1, 2010
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.
Even just the service names sound enticing — coconut milk pedicure, eucalyptus manicure, cosmopolitan mani-pedi — but how do you come up with these ideas? Brainstorming experts and salon owners share how to turn even a small idea into a big nail service that will liven up your menu.
Nails by Michelle Ward, Toe-tal Tranquility, Columbus, Ga.
Nails by Tanya Arcuri-Gout, Unlimited Expectations, Poland, N.Y.
Nails by Christina Landeros, That Total Look Salon, Santa Maria, Calif.
Nails by Cassie Fero, Eugene, Ore.
Nails by Brenda Skermont, AbFab Salon and Spa, Rockford, Ill.
Nails by Tinessa Dixon, Michaels Styles, Cleveland, Tenn.
Feathered Friends7 photos
Frozen: Icicle Nail Art Ideas20 photos
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