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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April 2, 2013
Light Elegance educator Darcy Olin shows you how to get this month's cover look.
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April 2, 2013
Editor Hannah Lee takes a walk down memory lane to share her favorite covers in our 30-year history.
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February 26, 2013
NAILS Magazine's 30th anniversary cover features celebrity nail tech Tom Bachik who creates a classic jacquard look using gel-polish, polish, exclusive Minx nail applique patterns, and half pearls.
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Behind the scenes with NAILS Magazine's February Cover: http://www.nailsmag.com/demoarticle/96144/behind-the-scenes-our-pearl-anniversary-cover-nail-art-look
February 14, 2013
A behind the scenes look at Artistic Nail Design's shoot for its Spring/Summer Color Gel-Polish Collection.
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February 14, 2013
Watch this Behind the Scenes Video for the release of Hand and Nail Harmony's new Spring Gelish Colors and campaign "Love in Bloom." All spring colors are available now. Visit your favorite beauty and nail salon and ask for Gelish by name. Visit www.gelish.com for more information on Spring Colors and other great Gelish Products.
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February 11, 2013
To help VietSALON Magazine celebrate the Year of the Snake, Kupa's Sindy Mark combined real snakeskin with faux snakeskin designs and sculpted a 3-D snake on oval acrylic extensions using Artfinity and Divinity products from Kupa.
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February 7, 2013
We tasked nail tech Tom Bachik with creating nails to celebrate our “pearl” anniversary without being too literal.
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December 17, 2012
Cover tech Hillary Fry explains how she got the “hammered metal” look featured on NAILS’ January 2013 cover.
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December 1, 2012
Slow and Steady for July 2012's Cover: Cover tech Holly Schippers shows how to create the July 2012 cover of NAILS.
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