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 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 5, 2012
NAILS Magazine's December 2012 cover features MaeLing Parrish, Hand and Nail Harmony's dean of education, creating gold velvet nails using Be Creative flocking and Gelish soak-off gel-polish.
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December 1, 2012
With the explosion of nail art, nail artists are expanding their creativity into the field of photography. Here are tips on how to capture the best shot.
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December 1, 2012
Cover tech Holly Schippers shows how to create the July 2012 cover of NAILS.
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October 17, 2012
NAILS Magazine's October 2012 cover features MaeLing Parrish, Hand and Nail Harmony's dean of education, creating a Chihuly-inspired effect using Gelish soak-off gel-polish.
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October 1, 2012
Inspired by artist Dale Chihuly’s sculptural glass works (particularly the ceiling piece Fiori di Como in Las Vegas’ Bellagio Hotel and Casino) we asked Columbus, Ohio-based nail tech MaeLing Parrish to recreate the design for this month’s cover model.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes doing nails for photo shoots Gelish layering techniques photographing nails
May 15, 2012
| Photo Gallery
Try as we might to produce fresh and original covers year after year, it's inevitable that certain themes and trends return for another cycle. Here's a look back at yesterday's covers alongside today's asking, "Are you experiencing deja vu?"
Keywords: 30th Anniversary doing nails for photo shoots nails and fashion
May 3, 2012
NAILS Magazine's May 2012 cover features Terri Silacci from Monterey, Calif., who creates flame nails inspired by the novel series and movie, The Hunger Games. She uses OPI GelColor and gold leafing.
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Photography by Vu Ong
Model: Adele Uddo (www.adeleuddo.com), Body Parts Models
February 7, 2012
Jennifer Mather of Polished Nail Design Group in Burlington, Ontario, Canada creates a fun technique combining CND Retention+ liquid and powders, CND Black Pigment, Cerulean Blue Pigment Effect, Titanium Pearl Pigment Effect, and Velcro — yes, Velcro!
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October 6, 2011
Many techs dream of a career in which their nail designs are published on magazine covers and adorn the fingers and toes of the hottest celebrities. One nail tech shares her story of uprooting her quiet Midwestern life for a chance to make it as a celebrity manicurist in New York City.
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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.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes CND doing nails for photo shoots gel-polish matte
Photography by Vu Ong
Model: Jenna Chong Body Parts Models
May 2, 2011
Tom Bachik has been a world-famous nail competitor, a manufacturer, manicurist to the stars, and one of the industry's most creative individuals. He's done the nails for countless magazine covers (including many NAILS favorites) and is known for his cutting edge style and mentoring of other competitors.
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