April 2, 2014
Music to Her Ears: Ryoko Garcia paints a song with legendary music artists Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, and Sammy Davis, Jr., for our April 2014 cover.
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April 1, 2014
Cover tech and NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Lauren Wireman shows you how to get the look she re-created for the May 2014 cover of NAILS Magazine.
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February 28, 2014
Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based nail artist Melanie McCulley was the editor's choice winner for our 2014 Cover Tech Contest.
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January 18, 2014
Gwen Stefani takes us backstage at her OPI photo shoot.
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December 27, 2013
Star Nail education manager Elaine Watson created these party nails for our December 2013 issue. Behind the scenes with the NAILS Dec. cover: http://www.nailsmag.com/article/97392/behind-the-scenes-reach-for-the-stars
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November 18, 2013
Reach for the Star(s): Elaine Watson has a very long title at Star Nail International. In addition to being vice president of marketing and sales, she’s also the global education director. That means she wears a lot of hats. Her main focus is on Cuccio Veneer gel-polish and Cina nail art lines.
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November 12, 2013
NAILS Magazine's November 2013 cover features CND education ambassador Lisa Wong who creates a knitted sweater nail look using CND Retention+ Liquid and Powder, CND Additives, and Vinylux.
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October 1, 2013
A Beauty Blitz: While we see nail tech Lisa Wong at many of the major trade shows working at CND’s booth, we last saw her in our photo studio creating a lovely French twist look for our June 2008 cover.
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September 30, 2013
Thao Nguyen of Santa Monica, Calif., shows the steps to creating the look for Nail Art Gallery Magazine's October/November issue.
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September 30, 2013
One of the hot nail trends of 2013 — on and off the runway — is a textured nail look. From caviar and confetti to matte and sand, the tactile feel is in. But what if grainy nails aren’t your cup of tea? We say, fake it. These faux textured looks are sure to spark some interest and can be done with little more than nail polish, acrylic paints, and brushes.
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September 14, 2013
A nail tech for 13 years, Thao Nguyen has spent the last four years working with the Gelish team, currently as a regional education manager.
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August 15, 2013
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As the darkened stage illuminates and the first strain of guitar electrifies the crowd, we unveil these empowering nails to blur the lines of where heavy metal meets modern glamour — and leave your clients screaming for more.
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July 31, 2013
A student wins, a nail artist emerges: When we met Ashley Gregory at America’s Beauty Show (ABS) in Chicago, she was a nail student who had just won the International Nail Technician of the Year division in the Stars Photo Competition.
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July 24, 2013
Sisters Ginny and Donne Geer have long been fascinated with nail polish and nail art. They credit their mom with giving them early nail inspiration (even though they strayed from her traditional reds and pinks).
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May 31, 2013
Multi-Colored Metallics: Young Nails educator Melissa De La Cruz created the May 2013 cover of NAILS with an "almanetto" shape, a hybrid of the almond and stiletto nails.
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