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Lessons from My First Year

July 11, 2013  | Article

Nail techs share the most important things they learned as newbies in the real world.

Keywords: learning new techniques   newbie  

Maisie Dunbar on Underarm Hair Removal

May 2, 2013  | Video

Nail tech and salon owner Maisie Dunbar explains the ins and outs of underarm soy hair removal treatments. 

Keywords: hair removal   learning new techniques   Maisie Dunbar   soy   step-by-step  

Troubleshooter: Almond-Retto Design - Part 2 of 2 - Finish Filing

May 1, 2013  | Video

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

 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   almond oil   learning new techniques   nail biting  

Flexing 3-D Gel Polish

April 23, 2013  | Demo

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.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   Bio Sculpture Gel   learning new techniques   soak-off gels  

How to Properly Fit a Nail Form for Sculpting

September 17, 2012  | Video

Holly Schippers, the FingerNailFixer, shows you how to get a nice tight fit with your CND forms when sculpting enhancements.

Keywords: acrylics   CND   FingerNailFixer   forms   Holly Schippers  

Reduce Filing by Sculpting with Your Brush

August 1, 2012  | Video

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.

Keywords: acrylics   filing techniques   FingerNailFixer   gels   Holly Schippers  

1 Nail Art Design, 4 Ways

June 11, 2012  | Article

Something as simple as a palette change can make the design almost unrecognizable from one client to the next.

Keywords: handpainted nail art   learning new techniques   newbie  

Behind the Scenes: Feeding the Hunger (May 2012 Cover Nails Step-by-Step)

May 1, 2012  | Demo

Terri Silacci creates flame patterned nails inspired by Tthe Hunger Games for NAILS' May 2012 cover. Here's the step-by-step.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   learning new techniques   nail art  

Behind the Scenes: Reflections of an Artist (April 2012 Cover Nails)

April 1, 2012  | Demo

Maggie Franklin creates blue raindrop nail art with Swarovski crystals. Here's the step-by-step.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   embellished nail art   learning new techniques   Maggie Franklin   nail art  

Filing an Almond Nail

March 15, 2012  | Video

FingerNailFixer Holly Schippers shows you how to file a slimming almond-shaped nail.

Keywords: filing techniques   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   learning new techniques   nail shapes  

Behind the Scenes: Creating the February 2012 Cover

February 6, 2012  | Article

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.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   learning new techniques   nail art   OPI products  

Make Your Own Nail Decals With Gel Polish

January 12, 2012  | Video

FingerNailFixer Holly Schippers uses Shellac to create her own nail art decals. You can use any brand of gel polish with this technique.

Keywords: decals   FingerNailFixer   gels   Holly Schippers   learning new techniques  

Easy Polish Mistake Remover

December 2, 2011  | News

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.

Keywords: cuticles   holidays   learning new techniques   manicures   polish removal  

Behind the Scenes: December 2011 Cover Shoot

November 23, 2011  | Demo

Learn how to do December's cool textured cover.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   CND   colored acrylics   learning new techniques   nail art  

Birds of a Feather

November 22, 2011  | Demo

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.

Keywords: embedded nail art   feathers   gels   learning new techniques   nail art  

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