April 19, 2013
Check out Dianna Medeiros’ technique for encasing real snakeskin in clear acrylic.
April 17, 2013
In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Young Nails educator Tracey Reierson shows how to embed mylar and glitter with gel for a sparkly nail art design.
February 11, 2013
London's Nails Inc. shows how to use its feather effect nail polish.
November 22, 2011
Who says feathers are just for hair (and, well, birds, of course)? Not resourceful nail techs, who adapt the feather hair extensions craze to nail extensions. Here’s how.
November 21, 2011
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Nail Art Thinks Different. This one is for the dried flowers, the rhinestones, the pieces of mylar who dare to stand out and be noticed, who push nail art forward to the next generation...
April 19, 2011
Olivia Gordon of Lancaster, Calif., has a popular following for her unique “Picture Book” nails.
January 13, 2011
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In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked nail artists to create candy-themed designs. From handpainted wonders to actual embedded candy wrappers, these nails are sweet treats that look good enough to eat!
July 1, 2009
Getting a good product application can be tough enough just using acrylics or gels, but when you start adding nail art embellishments like glass beads, crushed flowers, small rhinestones, or tiny seashells, you have to take extra care to prevent lifting. Art Club educator Mare Horak explains how she uses embellishments without compromising enhancement quality.
June 1, 2008
Fimo polymer canes, the newest in nails
April 1, 2008
Jamie Cameron, owner of Jamie’s Nails in Herrin, Ill., was looking out for her fellow techs when she created her latest nail art technique: using predesigned art — in the form of postage stamps.
February 1, 2008
A French term meaning “shaded,” it refers to fabric (frequently ribbon) with color that graduates from light to dark.
August 1, 2007
en Vogue pairs delicate dried flowers with a rich glossy black for these Geisha nails.
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