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The Queen of Wrap

February 16, 2011  | Demo

Madelyn Johnson has been a licensed nail tech for 22 years, presently servicing clients at New Again Nail Spa & Boutique in Houston. Johnson’s early clientele had a fondness for wraps, leading her to become a skilled wrap expert, even earning a placement in the 2005 Nailympics in Las Vegas in the category. She is also an educator for Star Nail. Here she shares one of her most common fiberglass wrap procedures over a tip.

Keywords: enhancements   fiberglass wraps   gels   resin   Star Nail Products  

Watch Them Strut Their Stuff

February 3, 2011  | Article

The results are in from the 2010 Strut Your Stuff Nail Art and Enhancement Contest, sponsored by  WWWeb Services and BeautyTech.

Keywords: BeautyTech.com   contests   enhancements   mixed-media nail art  

Canada’s Finest: 22nd Annual Contessa Awards

February 1, 2011  | News

Congratulations to Jessica Marie Ellison of Jolie Beauty Bar in Toronto, who recently won an award in the 22nd annual Contessas.

Keywords: awards   canada   Contessa Awards   enhancements   nail art  

forms

January 6, 2011  | Encyclopedia

A form is what is used to sculpt a nail shape with acrylic. It's a scaffolding of sorts, used to help shape the nail as it cures and can be used for sculpting acrylic or building with gel.

Keywords: enhancements   forms   implements  

smile line

January 3, 2011  | Encyclopedia

The smile line is the lengthwise point on a nail where the nail bed ends and the free edge starts, it is a half-circle that somewhat resembles a smile; also used to describe the artificial creation of the same line with acrylics, gels, or other enhancements. For many nail technicians, achieving the perfect smile line can be tricky.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   enhancements   smile lines  

lifting

December 17, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Lifting is the separation of the artificial nail coating from the natural nail, usually at or near the cuticle, but also may be seen in other locations.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   gels   lifting   wraps  

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  

Oh, Cupid! [A Valentine’s Day Nail Art Gallery]

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

With bonus nail art not printed in NAILS Magazine, this gallery showcases stylish, salon-friendly Valentine’s Day designs.

Keywords: 3D nail art   colored acrylics   colored gels   embedded acrylics   embellishments  

It's Your Birthday Nail Art

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

How’s this for special birthday nail art customized for each month? Michele Baker of Van Goe’s Salon and Day Spa in Cumming, Ga., is developing a year’s worth of nail art based on each month’s birth flower and birthstone to share with NAILS readers.

Keywords: 3D nail art   colored acrylics   competition products   embellishments   enhancements  

Idyllic Acrylics

July 1, 2010  | Article

Amidst the gel-craze, acrylics have steadily been reinventing themselves to come out with better performing powders, and with brighter colors than ever. Here’s a collection of the newest acrylic powders on the market.

Keywords: acrylics   Backscratchers   Cacee   Christrio   CND  

FPO Forever Natural Polytech Starter Kit

June 25, 2010  | Product

FPO’s Forever Natural offers a new enhancement product in the Natural Polytech Starter Kit.

Keywords: enhancements   FPO  

Sealed with a Gel: UV Gel Top Coats

April 1, 2010  | Article

If you’re looking to add a nice finishing touch to any nail look, a UV gel top coat can be a great way to cap off the enhancement with a protective and high-gloss coating.

Keywords: add-on services   Akzentz   Backscratchers   Bellissima   Bio Sculpture Gel  

A Conversation with the 2009 Contessa Winners

February 1, 2010  | Article

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

Keywords: acrylics   contests   doing nails for photo shoots   enhancements   gels  

Nail Cravings: Fixing Bitten Mittens

December 1, 2009  | Demo

Adding nail enhancements to bitten nails can be a rather complicated and tricky procedure.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   extending the nail bed   nail biting  

From Fantasy to Reality

November 1, 2009  | Article

Nail artist Sam Lynam of Arabella Nails in Bedfordshire, U.K., has developed a unique nail form to assist techs in creating fantasy nail art designs.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   fantasy nail art   forms   nail art  

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