July 11, 2013
Nail techs share the most important things they learned as newbies in the real world.
May 2, 2013
Nail tech and salon owner Maisie Dunbar explains the ins and outs of underarm soy hair removal treatments.
May 1, 2013
In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Young Nails educator Tracey Reierson shows the second step toward sculpting an almond-shaped nail using pink acrylics, filing the nail.
Almond-Retto Design Part 1
April 23, 2013
As nail art and soak-off gels are becoming more trendy these days, Chris Mans, an educator for Bio Sculpture Gel, has developed a technique to create 3-D art with soak-off gel only — using no glue or acrylic.
September 17, 2012
Holly Schippers, the FingerNailFixer, shows you how to get a nice tight fit with your CND forms when sculpting enhancements.
August 1, 2012
The FingerNailFixer Holly Schippers shows you how to reduce your finish filing time on gels by using your brush, instead of your file to sculpt the nail.
June 11, 2012
Something as simple as a palette change can make the design almost unrecognizable from one client to the next.
May 1, 2012
Terri Silacci creates flame patterned nails inspired by Tthe Hunger Games for NAILS' May 2012 cover. Here's the step-by-step.
April 1, 2012
Maggie Franklin creates blue raindrop nail art with Swarovski crystals. Here's the step-by-step.
March 15, 2012
FingerNailFixer Holly Schippers shows you how to file a slimming almond-shaped nail.
February 6, 2012
Gorgeous nails, good composition, and a photogenic reptile — those are what earned Rolla, Mo.-based nail tech Sarah Petersen a coveted spot on this issue’s cover.
January 12, 2012
FingerNailFixer Holly Schippers uses Shellac to create her own nail art decals. You can use any brand of gel polish with this technique.
December 2, 2011
SELF magazine is all about ruby nails for the 2011 holiday season, but the hold color makes mani mistakes super obvious. Learn how to prevent spots.
November 23, 2011
Learn how to do December's cool textured cover.
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.
Succulent Scrubs8 photos
At Long Last: An Intro to Longer-Lasting Polish7 photos
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Should I have a TV in my salon?
Is perfectionism on the job a blessing or a curse?
What low-cost extras do you provide that clients perceive as having a high value?
Do I need a special permit to do medical pedicures?
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