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.
November 21, 2011
In keeping with this holiday season, skilled nail tech and team Odyssey competitor Tammi Merritt shows how she uses pieces of broken Christmas ornaments to make shimmering and sparkling nail enhancements.
October 21, 2011
While everyone else is spending their money on this season's new nail polish shades, Lisa Logan, Beyoncé’s manicurist, is mixing last year's hues to make new ones.
August 23, 2011
Watch Young Nails' Greg Salo as he teaches an amazing marble design in acrylic. Part 2 of 2. Part 1: http://www.nailsmag.com/video/93462/young-nails-acrylic-marble-design-part-1-of-2
Watch Young Nails' Greg Salo as he teaches an amazing marble design in acrylic. Part 2: http://www.nailsmag.com/video/93463/young-nails-acrylic-marble-design-part-2-of-2
June 24, 2011
Light Elegance’s P2 is the latest formula from the company, which prides itself in its quality of gels and range of colors available.
June 22, 2011
Global IBD educator Brenda Skermont explains how she combines Gelac colors to make this “déco-polish” design, which works like decoupage for the nails.
June 16, 2011
Holly Schippers (FingerNailFixer) shows you several nail art designs combining the "rockstar" look with carving (or engraving) techniques.
April 29, 2011
When you work with liquid and powder, one of the key elements is mix ratio. Here Holly Schippers, our FingerNailFixer, some tips on figuring out how to check and perfect your mix ratio.
April 28, 2011
Magnetic instructor Ingeborg Mensonides demonstrates how to create almond-shaped nails with acrylic.
April 28, 2011
We at NAILS Magazine strive to help nail technicians become better on many levels. Better at running your business. Better at your technical craft. Better at maintaining sanity in your life. We've created this set of challenges to help you push yourself and break through some of your boundaries. We challenge you to get outside of your comfort zone and accept the tasks at hand. Do you accept this challenge?
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