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Behind the Scenes: Negative Space Chain & Spiked Nails

November 6, 2015  | Demo

Going for Bold: This month’s bold cover look by Robert Nguyen, with gold studs and spikes, is a traffic stopper with endless variations for clients’ holiday events.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   cover techs   doing nails for photo shoots   Robert Nguyen  

Behind the Scenes: Tribal Nail Art

October 7, 2015  | Demo

Last year’s NAILS’ Next Top Nail Artist second runner up, Danielle Costantino, has a few tricks up her sleeve when it comes to mixed-media nail design.

Keywords: abstract nail art   Akzentz   Behind the Scenes   cover techs   Danielle Costantino  

Behind the Scenes: Sea Glass Nails

August 13, 2015  | Demo

Polished by the Sea: For the NAILS August cover look, Los Angeles-based nail artist Fariha Ali uses real sea glass atop a clear gel extension.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   cover techs   doing nails for photo shoots  

Behind the Scenes: Steampunk Nails

April 1, 2015  | Demo

First Time's the Charm: NAILS Next Top Nail Artist winner Lavette Cephus shows how she created our April 2015 cover.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   cover techs   doing nails for photo shoots  

Behind the Scenes: Acrylic Watercolor Floral Nails

January 28, 2015  | Demo

An Artist With Global Reach: This month's cover features delicate watercolor nails in acrylic by Ez Flow's Allie Baker-Bennett.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   colored acrylics   cover techs   EZ Flow   sculpting  

The Cover Artistry of Vicki Peters

December 31, 2014  | Photo Gallery

Nail technician and frequent NAILS cover technician Vicki Peters passed away on December 31, 2014. Here is a look at the NAILS covers she did over the years.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   cover techs   doing nails for photo shoots   Vicki Peters  

Cover Tech Contest 2015: The Masked Woman Wins

December 23, 2014  | Photo Gallery

If you want to overdose on brilliant photos of nails, take a look at this selection of images submitted to our recent Cover Tech Contest. Winning cover tech Amanda Lenher took top honors with her knock-out comic book-inspired nails. Our heartiest congratulations go to Lenher and all the other finalists. And a giant thank you goes out to everyone who entered this year’s competition.

Keywords: contests   Cover Tech Contest   cover techs   nail art contests  

Close Up on Improvements

December 2, 2014  | 

How have you spotted improvements in your own work? Did you share them with clients or fellow professionals?

Keywords: continuing education   cover techs   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  

10 Worst NAILS Magazine Covers of All Time

June 25, 2014  | Article

We usually LOVE our own covers, but over our 30-year history, we’ve had some real stinkers. Enjoy this gallery of our editors’ least favorite covers of all time.

Keywords: cover techs  

Behind the Scenes: What a Man

June 9, 2014  | Demo

Cover tech and NAILS Next Top Nail Artist 2nd runner-up Buddy Sims shows you how to get the look he created for the June 2014 cover.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   Buddy Sims   cover techs   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  

Get the NAILS May 2014 Cover Look

April 1, 2014  | Video

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.

Keywords: acrylics   Behind the Scenes   cover techs   gels   handpainted nail art  

Cover Tech 2014: The Perfect Puzzle

January 31, 2014  | Photo Gallery

We tallied your votes and nail tech Miki Nakano of Nail Salon Ciel in Tokyo took top honors this year with her oh-so-pretty puzzle image. Congratulations to Miki, and to runners-up Janina Lumous, Lenzi Brock, and Melanie McCulley. A giant thank you goes out to everyone who entered.

Keywords: contests   Cover Tech Contest   cover techs   doing nails for photo shoots   nail art  

NAILS 2014 Cover Tech Finalists

October 22, 2013  | Article

The 10 finalists for NAILS 2014 Cover Tech Contest have been chosen. Now it's UP TO YOU!

Keywords: contests   Cover Tech Contest   cover techs  

Troubleshooter: Chihuly-inspired Effect with Gel-polish

September 4, 2013  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Gelish educator Ghenna Gonzales shows how to create a bubble effect with gel-polish inspired by the sculptural glass works of Dale Chihuly.*


To watch MaeLing Parrish, Hand and Nail Harmony's dean of education, create a Chihuly-inspired look for NAILS' October 2012 cover, click here.


*This video was originally created by Gelish for the education section of their website.

Keywords: cover techs   Gelish   gels   Hand & Nail Harmony   MaeLing Parrish  

Behind the Scenes: Pretty Pinwheel Nails From April 2013 Cover

April 2, 2013  | Demo

Light Elegance educator Darcy Olin shows you how to get this month's cover look.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   colored gels   cover techs   edge nails   Light Elegance  

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