May 28, 2015
Art Is Passion: For this month’s bridal-themed cover, we asked Sabella Snyder to create gorgeous sculpted nails with a modern negative space art look.
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April 1, 2015
First Time's the Charm: NAILS Next Top Nail Artist winner Lavette Cephus shows how she created our April 2015 cover.
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March 24, 2015
Allie Baker-Bennett, global educator for EzFlow, creates watercolor floral nails for NAILS Magazine's Feb. 2015 cover using EzFlow colored acrylic. Click here for a step-by-step photo tutorial.
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February 16, 2015
Learn fundamental terminology and look through a typical editing process to get one step closer to making movie magic.
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December 31, 2014
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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.
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November 5, 2014
| Blog Post
The PYP Freelance Business Development Summit offers business education to freelance beauty professionals working behind the scenes.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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