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.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes doing nails for photo shoots NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Ryoko Garcia step-by-step
January 31, 2014
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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
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
Keywords: Behind the Scenes Cina Cuccio doing nails for photo shoots party nails
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.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes Cuccio doing nails for photo shoots embellished nail art embellishments
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.
Keywords: abstract nail art acrylics Behind the Scenes CND doing nails for photo shoots
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.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes doing nails for photo shoots Gelish Gels Vietnamese salon industry
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.
Keywords: acrylics animal print nail art Behind the Scenes CND Cuccio
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.
Keywords: abstract nail art Behind the Scenes doing nails for photo shoots Gels mixed-media nail art
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.
Keywords: 30th Anniversary 3-D nail art abstract nail art Behind the Scenes doing nails for photo shoots
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 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.
Keywords: 3-D nail art animal print nail art Beautiful Nails Behind the Scenes doing nails for photo shoots
February 7, 2013
We tasked nail tech Tom Bachik with creating nails to celebrate our “pearl” anniversary without being too literal.
Keywords: 30th Anniversary Behind the Scenes doing nails for photo shoots Minx Tom Bachik
January 16, 2013
Celebrity manicurist and blogger at www.lanailcoach.com Melissa Bozant shares what nail style a nail tech should be sporting for which occasion.
Keywords: celebrity nail techs doing nails for photo shoots interview skills
January 7, 2013
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Readers just fell in love with Hillary Fry’s edgy image. Take a look at all the incredible images that vied for the winning spot in this year’s Cover Tech Contest, as well as some other great entries that caught our eye. Thank you to all who entered and all who voted.
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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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