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NAILS Covers Have Deja Vu

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   fashion  

Cover Look: NAILS May 2012

May 3, 2012  | Video

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.

Photography by Vu Ong
Model: Adele Uddo (, Body Parts Models

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   nail art   nail tips   OPI Products  

Cover Look: NAILS December 2011

February 7, 2012  | Video

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!

Keywords: acrylics   CND   doing nails for photo shoots   gel overlays   nail trends  

Her Nails in Lights

October 6, 2011  | Article

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.

Keywords: celebrities   celebrity nail techs   doing nails for photo shoots   fashion   Fashion Week  

Cover Look: NAILS October 2011

September 15, 2011  | Video

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.

Photography by Vu Ong
Model: Jenna Chong Body Parts Models

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   CND   doing nails for photo shoots   gels   matte  

Bachik, Tom

May 2, 2011  | Encyclopedia

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.

Keywords: celebrity nail techs   CND   doing nails for photo shoots   Entity Beauty   EZ Flow  

For Nail Techs Only

January 1, 2011  | Article

Get Polished! Agency is a unique boutique agency created to provide talented, experienced, creative, and professional nail techs to the advertising, publishing, and entertainment worlds.

Keywords: alternative careers   doing nails for photo shoots  

NAILS 2010 Cover Tech Contest: Double the Fun

November 22, 2010  | Demo

With the voting for this year’s winning cover tech image too close to call, NAILS has done something it’s never done before: We ran two different covers for the same issue. Some of you received an issue featuring black and pink striped nails on the cover and some of you got a blue and green plaid design. In either case, you’re enjoying the handiwork of Julie Kandalec of Jenniffer & Co. in Mentor, Ohio.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   contests   Cover Tech Contest   doing nails for photo shoots   nail art contests  

Contessa Winners 2006 - present [Canada’s Nail Art Awards]

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

The Contessas are an annual beauty award program that shows off the best Canada’s salon professionals have to offer.

Keywords: Christrio   CND   colored acrylics   colored gels   contests  

Cover Tech Contest 2009: A Day At the Beach

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.

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

Salma Hayek Pinault in Essie

June 25, 2010  | News

During the June cover shoot for InStyle magazine, nail tech Ashlie Johnson used Essie's Starter Wife on Salma Hayek Pinault's hands.

Keywords: celebrities   consumer press   doing nails for photo shoots   Essie   polish  

Jessica Alba Wears China Glaze on Genlux Mag Cover

June 25, 2010  | News

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.

Keywords: celebrities   China Glaze   doing nails for photo shoots  

Behind the Scenes: These Toes Are A-Twitter

May 1, 2010  | Demo

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.

Keywords: animal print nail art   Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   Elsbeth Schuetz   embellishments  

Elle Photo Shoot with OPI Colors

April 30, 2010  | News

Elle's April issue features photo shoots with makeup guru and includes nail colors from OPI.

Keywords: consumer press   doing nails for photo shoots   OPI Products   polish  

Picture Perfect

April 1, 2010  | Article

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.

Keywords: creating a portfolio   doing nails for photo shoots   fashion   photographing nails   professional image  

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