January 15, 2016
Kirsty Meakin, educator for Naio Nails, shows how to sculpt an acrylic nail with a gel overlay, then create a tie dye design on top using a combination of Sharpie markers with alcohol (or a gel residue remover).
March 1, 2015
LCN’s Natural Nail Boost Gel is an LED light-curing, solvent-resistant, permanent gel overlay that works as a protective coat.
December 22, 2014
The product is ideal for nail techs who have transitioned out of acrylics and into gels, but have been limited by extensions.
January 21, 2014
Directions on how to apply Dashing Diva DesignFX with Dashing Diva's Gelife Polish-On Top and Base Gel.
November 5, 2013
In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, LaShaun Brown-Glenn, a U.S. business development manager and trainer for Alessandro, shows how to create a natural nail overlay with gel.
May 29, 2013
The fact that all her clients have their own nails is the direct result of a marketing decision Walters made a few years ago.
February 10, 2012
Nail Labo educator Max Estrada demonstrates deco nail art, a "kawaii" Japanese style using Nail Labo's Nail de Dance sculpting powders and Hello Kitty embellishments.
February 7, 2012
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!
January 25, 2012
Nail artist Robert Nguyen lends his 3-D nail artistry to this month’s Lunar New Year-themed cover to help us welcome the Year of the Dragon.
August 12, 2011
This nail service from Bio Sculpture Gel uses naturally shed snakeskin to create a venomously hot look.
If using real snakeskin to create a venomously hot mani-pedi gives you the creeps, then here’s a step-by-step to create faux snakeskin nails in your salon.
April 19, 2011
Veteran nail tech Michelle Sproat shares an excerpt from her new book-DVD set.
June 1, 2009
Chi Nail Bar, located right off the well-known shopping mecca that is Rodeo Drive, opened this February. I think we can all admit that it’s not exactly the ideal time to open up a new business, what with the economic crisis and all. But that didn’t stop Ton, a second generation nail tech, from opening up her newest salon. In the business for 10 years, Ton owned several other salons before coming across the space in chic Beverly Hills.
Wash-ful Thinking8 photos
2016 Nail Tech Event of the Smokies23 photos
A solvent blend that dissolves nail polishes and removes them from the nail; usually acetone, ethyl acetate, or methyl ethyl ketone.
What are reasonable terms for a non-compete contract?
How do I announce to my clients that I will be moving to a new salon?
The new products I’m using are adding time to each appointment. How do I adjust my schedule?
Why isn’t my Gelish application curing properly?
What’s the cause of the pinkish-red oval area on the pad of my client’s toes?
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