Topic : Gina Silvestro

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Nails at Cosmoprof North America 2016

July 30, 2016  | Nail Bytes

The NAILS team walked the show floor July 24-26 to see what was new for the year in professional beauty. Along the way we saw some amazing nails.

Keywords: Akzentz   chrome   CND   Color Club   Cosmoprof North America  

Cosmoprof North America 2016

July 29, 2016  | Photo Gallery

Over 30,000 visitors walked the show floor at Cosmoprof North America in the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.1,015 exhibitors represented 39 countries to fill three sections: Cosmetics and Personal Care, Packaging, and Professional Beauty. It took the NAILS team three days to cover the show floor, visiting with advertisers and meeting new beauty industry professionals.

Keywords: Akzentz   Alfalfa Nail Supply   American Dawn   American International Industries   Artistic Nail Design  

Premiere Orlando 2016

June 8, 2016  | Photo Gallery

Thousands packed the Orange County Convention Center for this annual buying and educational beauty show.

Keywords: Akzentz   Backscratchers   Bio Seaweed Gel   CND   Continuum Footspas  

See the Faces Behind the Online Handles at 2016 Nailtech Networking Event

June 6, 2016  | Photo Gallery

It all started 17 years ago when Debbie Doerrlamm wanted her Nailtech chat room to "come alive." The event has really grown over the years, and NAILS is proud to own the event and carry on the fun traditions.

Keywords: Athena Elliott   Bio Seaweed Gel   CND   Cuccio   Doug Schoon  

Swarovski Launches New Product Specifically for Nails

January 15, 2016  | Article

Bling-obsessed nail techs can now integrate the luxury of Swarovski into their services with Crystal Pixie. 

Keywords: Akzentz   continuing education   Crystal Culture   gels   Gina Silvestro  

How to Apply Swarovski Crystal Pixie

December 7, 2015  | Video

Gina Silvestro, USA Crystal Culture Director and Authorized Swarovski Instructor, demonstrates the proper application of Swarovski’s newest product created just for nails. Crystal Pixie is available in four colors and consists of tiny particles of round crystals mixed with tiny cut crystals which add a beautiful shine to nails.

Here’s how you apply it:

1. Prep the nail and keep it thin because the product will add thickness to the nail which will also give it strength. For enhancements, thin out the nail slightly prior application of Pixie.

2. Apply one thin layer of Akzéntz Pro-Formance Adhere and cure. Apply Akzéntz Enhance Pink and cure.

3. Apply a layer of Akzéntz Bling On. Do not cure.

4. Sprinkle Crystal Pixie over the uncured layer of gel. Make sure to rotate the nail to get the crystals on the entire nail.

5. Remove any excess Pixie from the edges of the nail and tuck any stragglers inward to avoid the cuticle and the edge of the nail.

6. Gently pat down the crystals with a clean and dry brush to create set and secure the crystals in the gel for a smooth layer. Cure.

7. Cap the outer edges with Akzéntz Shine-On. Cure.

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Keywords: Akzentz   Crystal Culture   gels   Gina Silvestro   Swarovski  

Online Educational Resources for Nail Techs and Students

May 27, 2015  | Article

Nail school is a great place to learn the basics and practice more advanced techniques, but to really excel, it’s imperative to hone your skills outside the classroom as well. Encourage your students to visit these top online continuing education sites for nail techs.

Keywords: CND   continuing education   Gina Silvestro   Holly Schippers   Lauren Wireman  

Swarovski Chaton Crystal Nail Design using Akzentz Bling-On Gel

February 14, 2015  | Video

This video shows a basic application for Crystal Culture Chaton/Rivoli Crystal Nail Design Kits using Akzentz Bling-On and Akzentz Shine-On soak off gel.

Keywords: Akzentz   gels   Gina Silvestro   soak-off gels   Swarovski  

Yellow Orchids with Akzéntz Professional

December 30, 2014  | Article

Follow these steps to see how you can use Akzéntz Professional products to create a whimsical floral design.

Keywords: Akzentz   colored gels   floral nail art   gels   Gina Silvestro  

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