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.
May 1, 2014
Read what Jim McConnell, a chemist and the president of Light Elegance, has to say about how glitter's made and why it sparkles.
Keywords: chemist's corner glitter Light Elegance product removal Sparkles
March 18, 2014
With so many newer gel-based inventions on the market (soft gels, gel-polish, soak-off gels), how does hard gel stand out? Director of research and development at Nubar, Dr. Norair Arkoian, and Light Elegance president Jim McConnell explain it all.
Keywords: chemist's corner gels Jim McConnell Light Elegance Nubar
November 23, 2013
Valentino Beauty Pure’s new Generation III Table Model is an air filtration system that eliminates nail dust and odor from acrylic or gel systems.
Keywords: air filtration Valentino Beauty Pure
August 15, 2013
Wow your clients with waterless pedicures that go above and beyond what’s expected — with iPods, heating pads, and new products — to create a more luxurious service.
Keywords: CND Footlogix Gena International Pedicure Association waterless pedicures
April 22, 2013
Celebrity nail tech Jade Morales created this exfoliating manicure for George the Salon in Chicago.
Keywords: Davines Essie honey olive oil services organic services
December 21, 2012
Created by nail tech Melissa Bozant and her friend Karen Waters, the Sublime Bliss product line used in this pedicure is organic and natural.
Keywords: California coffee-themed services mint-flavored services nail trends nut-flavored services
July 13, 2012
Elevating clients for feet-focused services generally improves nail tech ergonomics, as you don’t have to hunch over to do close-up work. And building your own set-up means you can design and decorate it however you want. (Hello, purple paint and glitter!)
Keywords: ergonomic furnishings FootsieBath IKEA pedicure areas pedicure equipment
December 19, 2011
HandsDown Soak-Off Gel Nail Wraps from Graham Professional Beauty Products were designed to be the easiest, most comfortable way to remove soak-off gel polish and acrylic.
Keywords: acetone/removal products Graham Beauty
November 21, 2011
Rehydrate dry hands this winter with the Repechage Anti-Aging Hand Treatment with Seaweed Treatment Mask.
Keywords: manicures skin care
October 25, 2011
The new Eliminer Callus Removal System is a safe and effortless power-driven filing system that quickly smoothes out calluses.
Keywords: callus removers Eliminer pedicures
September 15, 2011
Angel Love Nails is an organic, protein-based gel formula that creates lovely looking enhancements that are healthy for the natural nail.
Keywords: colored gels gels
July 1, 2010
La~Te~Da Salon & Spa in Fort Myers, Fla. combines elements of land, air and sea in this sensory rich hand treatment.
Keywords: add-on services alternative services deluxe manicures Li’tya new age services
July 1, 2010
Elizabeth Ashton Ayurvedic Nail Spa, Long Beach, Calif., uses ingredients from the grocery store to create this specialty pedicure.
Keywords: ayurveda fruit-based services Keyano Aromatics milk-based services natural ingredients
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.
Keywords: acrylics applying enhancements to unhealthy nails CND eponychium filing techniques
December 1, 2009
Adding nail enhancements to bitten nails can be a rather complicated and tricky procedure.
Keywords: acrylics enhancements extending the nail bed nail biting