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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July 1, 2007
Practically every time an actor or musician is photographed for a magazine or works on film, they get their hair, makeup, and nails professionally done. So who are these nail technicians who are slaving away behind the scenes? And more important, how can you become one of them?
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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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April 1, 2004
Tom Holcomb may no longer do nails at the salon, but he certainly isn’t out of practice. He often travels to Japan to educate Japanese nailists, so he has plenty of practice sculpting his beautiful nails.
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April 1, 2003
This month’s cover comes to you all the way from Russia. Russian women are very fashion-conscious and feminine in their styles. With a full set of nails costing around $120 U.S. dollars (and rebalances costing $60) not all women can afford enhancements, but a growing number of women visit salons regularly.
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