Designing or creating “art” directly on the fingernail; can be created with polish, paints, colored acrylics or gels, and embellishments. Whether it’s airbrush, decals, embedded acrylics, or appliqués, nail art is the medium that enables nail technicians to express their creative side and to design for the unique personality of their client. For clients, nail art is memorable and personal, and for you, the nail technician, it is the perfect way to boost business.
January 9, 2012
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!)
June 1, 2011
Nail art is a great add-on service that brings in extra income, plus it makes your services more memorable in clients’ minds. You don’t necessarily need natural artistic talent to create eye-catching designs. Here are some easy step-by-steps to get you started.
July 1, 2009
Getting a good product application can be tough enough just using acrylics or gels, but when you start adding nail art embellishments like glass beads, crushed flowers, small rhinestones, or tiny seashells, you have to take extra care to prevent lifting. Art Club educator Mare Horak explains how she uses embellishments without compromising enhancement quality.
May 1, 2008
For many techs, taking pictures of your work allows you to create portfolios for your clients, advertise themselves on Internet sites like MySpace, or share your work with peers on forums and websites. Here are some tips from techs who have made a habit of photographing nails.
May 1, 1997
How much can there be to manufacturing a tiny nail decal or a thin sliver of striping tape? Take a look—you’ll be surprised.