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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  

Glitter Waves

June 1, 2009  | Demo

Step-by-step by Leticia Kennar, Nail Skincare & Tanning, Burien, Wash.

Keywords: abstract nail art   enhancements   gels   glitter gels   LCN  

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