April 1, 2012
Maggie Franklin creates blue raindrop nail art with Swarovski crystals. Here's the step-by-step.
February 6, 2012
Gorgeous nails, good composition, and a photogenic reptile — those are what earned Rolla, Mo.-based nail tech Sarah Petersen a coveted spot on this issue’s cover.
November 23, 2011
Learn how to do December's cool textured cover.
October 4, 2011
Learn how to do October's fun cover with Shellac.
September 15, 2011
NAILS Magazine's October 2011 cover features CND educator Shelena Robinson who creates a half matte half shimmer look using CND Shellac colors Black Pool and Zillionaire. Photography by Vu OngModel: Jenna Chong Body Parts Models
April 19, 2011
Akzéntz's educator Gina Silvestro created this soft gel French look for our May cover. Find out how you can do these nails.
March 25, 2011
Viv Simmons (from Australia) and Catherine Wong (from Singapore) created this month's extreme spring look using a combination of colored acrylics and gels. See how they did it.
March 9, 2011
Allure catches up with some of the best manicurists around to share pro tips on making beautiful manicures last longer, getting the most out of a salon visit, and working with press-on polish.
March 5, 2011
January 13, 2011
Star Nail's Elaine Watson created this cute-as-a-cupcake cover for our February 2011 issue. See how she did the nails.
December 1, 2010
Vicki Peters has worn many hats in the nail world. And that’s to be expected since she’s a 30-year veteran of this industry she loves so much.
November 22, 2010
With the voting for this year’s winning cover tech image too close to call, NAILS has done something it’s never done before: We ran two different covers for the same issue. Some of you received an issue featuring black and pink striped nails on the cover and some of you got a blue and green plaid design. In either case, you’re enjoying the handiwork of Julie Kandalec of Jenniffer & Co. in Mentor, Ohio.
From Feb. 13-20, New York Fashion Week showcased upcoming Fall trends. Here’s a closer look at some of the runway nails. This gallery is an expanded version of the article in the May 2009 issue of NAILS Magazine.
November 1, 2010
Elaine Watson, global education director for Star Nail International, sculpted this month’s autumn leaves for the cover. Because the nails were leaf-shaped at the free edge, she didn’t have to do any file-finish work, so the application was actually remarkably quick.
October 1, 2010
Five years ago, Patricia Yankee was named NAILS' Nail Tech of the Year in 2005. Part of her prize included a trip to California to do the cover nails for NAILS Magazine. We never seemed to be able to settle on a date that worked for both of us. And all of a sudden, it was five years later and we were still trying to figure out a good time for her to come out. Thankfully, it all came together this past June.
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