November 22, 2010
| Photo Gallery
In the year 2000, the editors of NAILS decided it would be fun to have a nail technician reader create the cover for one issue and so we started the Cover Tech Contest. Every year, we get hundreds of beautiful entries, creative concepts, and astonishing photographs.
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June 25, 2010
During the June cover shoot for InStyle magazine, nail tech Ashlie Johnson used Essie's Starter Wife on Salma Hayek Pinault's hands.
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June 25, 2010
Celebrity manicurist Marsha Bialo gave Jessica Alba a manicure for Genlux Magazine's Summer 2010 issue, using China Glaze Sacred Heart--and Alba's nails were predominantly shown on the cover.
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May 1, 2010
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.
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April 30, 2010
Elle's April issue features photo shoots with makeup guru and includes nail colors from OPI.
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April 1, 2010
You don’t have to live in a fashion mecca like New York City to find opportunities to have your best nail styles featured in a professional photo shoot. Take a page from the (ever-growing) book of Joy Yavenue, who enhances her nail art print and web portfolios by partnering with area entrepreneurs.
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February 2, 2010
Manicurist Tom Bachik did supermodel and TV host Heidi Klum's nails for the February cover of Instyle. Duplicate the look by using Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush polish in Tutu.
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February 1, 2010
The Contessas are an annual beauty award program that shows off the best Canada’s salon professionals have to offer.
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September 1, 2009
From getting initial experience and photos to selling yourself at an appointment with an agent, this is a handy how-to guide for finding an agent for freelance manicuring work.
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February 1, 2009
Nail salons need to harness the power of the press to help build their businesses.
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September 25, 2008
A salon owner who frequently works behind the scenes at photo shoots, Maisie Dunbar recommends modelmayhem.com — a site geared for models and photographers.
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October 1, 2006
Tom Bachik is a true professional and shares here his tips for getting photo shoot gigs.
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July 1, 2005
For the perfect makeover cover, we enlisted the help of two of the industry’s finest nail techs turned entrepreneurs — Entity Nail Couture’s Tom Holcomb and Tom Bachik.
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September 1, 2004
Doing photo shoots in your salon — nail style shots, salon interior shots, or service shots — will help you develop a portfolio to show off to both clients and editors. Learn from the pros how to hire a photographer, how to prepare for a photo shoot, and what to expect at the end of the day.
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August 1, 2004
For this month's cover shoot, John Hauk, top competitor, salon owner with a full book of clients, and OPI Products’ new technical advisor, helped us create a Puccini-inspired nail look.
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