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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.

Chemist’s Corner: Glitter

May 1, 2014  | Demo

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  

Chemist's Corner: Traditional Gel

March 18, 2014  | Demo

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  

Valentino Beauty Pure Generation III System

November 23, 2013  | Demo

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  

Dry But Fly

August 15, 2013  | Demo

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  

Organic Sugar Olive Oil Scrub Manicure

April 22, 2013  | Demo

Celebrity nail tech Jade Morales created this exfoliating manicure for George the Salon in Chicago.

Keywords: Davines   Essie   honey   olive oil services   organic services  

Sublime Bliss Pedicure

December 21, 2012  | Demo

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  

How to Create Your Own Pedicure Platform

July 13, 2012  | Demo

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  

HandsDown Soak-Off Gel Nail Wraps

December 19, 2011  | Demo

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  

The Repechage Anti-Aging Hand Treatment

November 21, 2011  | Demo

Rehydrate dry hands this winter with the Repechage Anti-Aging Hand Treatment with Seaweed Treatment Mask.

Keywords: manicures   skin care  

Eliminer Callus Removal System

October 25, 2011  | Demo

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  

Clear Overlay Using Angel Love Organic Nail System

September 15, 2011  | Demo

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  

Luxurious Marine Replenishing Hand Treatment

July 1, 2010  | Demo

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  

Indian Therapy Pedicure

July 1, 2010  | Demo

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  

A Bridge Over Bitten Nails

April 1, 2010  | Demo

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  

Nail Cravings: Fixing Bitten Mittens

December 1, 2009  | Demo

Adding nail enhancements to bitten nails can be a rather complicated and tricky procedure.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   extending the nail bed   nail biting  
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