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My Fashion Week Diary

June 1, 2010  | Demo

When I went online to check out the winners of the CND Nail Style Competition, I had to doublecheck the name of the first-place winner. When I confirmed that it was really my name, I just started jumping and screaming — I’d just won an all-expense-paid trip to New York Fashion Week!

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   celebrities   CND   contests   fashion  

Behind the Scenes: These Toes Are A-Twitter

May 1, 2010  | Demo

When we asked Orange, Calif.-based celebrity nail artist Elsbeth Schuetz to come up with a toenail art design for this month’s cover, she brought us a whole slew of nail tips to choose from. While her hand-painted nail art is always super creative and artistic, we wanted to go with something a little more simple and wearable for the cover. Inspired by tone-on-tone patterns, she created this faux-snakeskin design using layered polish and diamond-shaped rhinestones.

Keywords: animal print nail art   Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   Elsbeth Schuetz   embellishments  

Behind the Scenes: Out of the Bubble

April 1, 2010  | Demo

Gina Silvestro is constantly thinking outside of the standard nail “bubble” and strives to stay on the cusp of trends, while sharing and instilling innovative thinking and techniques with her peers. For this month’s cover we asked her to create something fun and bubbly.

Keywords: Akzentz   Behind the Scenes   gels   stiletto nails  

Behind the Scenes: Matte About You

December 1, 2009  | Demo

With the new matte polish craze this fall, we used OPI’s matching matte and shiny versions of the same color to create a monochromatic French look. It’s a great understated but fun look for the holidays.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   French manicures   French twists   matte   OPI products  

Behind the Scenes: Cutting Edge

October 1, 2009  | Demo

Lynn Lammers knows a thing or two about perfect nails. After securing the top spot on NAILS’ Top 25 List of competitors for the second year running (and winning the World Championship in Dusseldorf, Germany, earlier this year), she’s on a roll. And she seemingly can do it all — extreme pink-and-whites, colored acrylic designs, fantasy acrylic sculptures are just a few of her specialties.

Keywords: acrylics   Behind the Scenes   nail art  

Behind the Scenes: A Rose by Any Other Name...

August 1, 2009  | Demo

Greg Salo and his many devoted educators draw quite a crowd with their fun attitudes and intriguing nail styles. When I asked him where he got the inspiration for this month’s cover nails, he simply told me, “My inspiration comes from my educators.”

Keywords: acrylics   Behind the Scenes   colored acrylics   colored monomer   floral nail art  

Behind the Scenes: Egg-ceptional Nails

April 6, 2009  | Demo

Orange, Calif.-based celebrity manicurist and international educator Elsbeth created these perfect Easter egg-inspired nails for this month’s cover. Elsbeth, who travels in the United States and abroad to teach classes on celebrity nail styles and trends in color, has been especially busy lately, even doing Britney Spears’ nails for her new album cover.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   Easter nail art   Elsbeth Schuetz   holiday nail art   nail art  

Behind the Scenes: Spot the Difference

February 1, 2009  | Demo

UK-based nail tech Sam Biddle used an encapsulation technique on NAILS’ February 2009 cover.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   embedded acrylics   French twists   nail art  

Behind The Scenes: A Family of Champions

December 1, 2008  | Demo

For Tom Bachik there's lots to enjoy with a family and career doing nails in Hollywood.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   Tom Bachik   Top 25 Competitors  

Behind the Scenes: Creating Holiday Gold

December 1, 2008  | Demo

Celebrity nail tech Tom Bachik created these monochromatic gold nails for our December cover. Recreate our cover look with these easy steps.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   embellishments   holiday nail art   Tom Bachik  

Behind the Scenes: The Rise of Gel Toes

December 1, 2008  | Demo

One of the hottest trends sweeping the feet industry is gel toes. Risé Carter, national director of sales and education for NSI, did these polka dot gel toes for our May ’08 cover.

Keywords: beginner nail art   Behind the Scenes   colored gels   gel toenails   gels  

Behind the Scenes: A True Artist

November 1, 2008  | Demo

Nail artist Vu Nguyen handpainted these amazing tattoo-inspired nails for the November cover of NAILS Magazine. Find out a little bit more about Vu and how he created the nail art.

Keywords: advanced nail art   Behind the Scenes   handpainted nail art   nail art  

Behind The Scenes: Model Competitor

October 1, 2008  | Demo

A 20-year nail tech has the chops for big competitions.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   competitions   glitter acrylics   Lynn Lammers   pink-and-whites  

Behind the Scenes: Happy Anniversary to Us!

February 1, 2008  | Demo

For NAILS’ 25th anniversary issue — our silver anniversary — veteran technician Tom Bachik created these impressive high-gloss, chrome nails for our cover shoot.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   celebrities   chrome   company anniversaries   metallics  

Behind the Scenes: Rock Star Toes

December 1, 2007  | Demo

Young Nails educator Melissa Garcia of Studio 115 in Tulare, Calif., made these Rock Star Toes for NAILS’ December 2007 cover. Once you get the hang of it, a set takes only 15-20 minutes to complete.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   gel toenails   glitter   manufacturers educators   rockstar nails  

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