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A Bridge Over Bitten Nails

April 1, 2010  | Demo

When nails are weary, weak, and inching toward the eponychium, a modified nail tip can be a great way to protect nails and encourage them to grow.

Keywords: acrylics   applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   CND   eponychium   filing techniques  

When I first became a tech, I was shocked to learn ______________.

March 1, 2010  | Article

Surprise! It’s often said that school does little to prepare techs for the salon environment. And it’s not only the technical challenges that may come as a surprise to the newly minted nail tech.

Keywords: building your clientele   cosmetology schools   education   finding a job   learning new techniques  

A Tip by Any Other Name

February 1, 2010  | Article

Though many technicians prefer to sculpt, a pre-made nail tip that can be adhered to the natural nail can give newbie nail techs a nice runway to learn the delicate craft of gel and acrylic sculpting, while providing great-looking results.

Keywords: adhesives   filing techniques   glue   learning new techniques   Nail Tips  

On the Road: Michael’s School of Beauty, Augusta, Ga.

February 1, 2010  | Article

Passion is contagious, and at least several students at Michael’s School of Beauty can testify to this fact.

Keywords: cosmetology schools   learning new techniques   nail trends   On the Road   school profiles  

Hand and Nail Harmony Gelish How-to

February 1, 2010  | Demo

More and more manufacturers are creating soak-off gels, including ones that look and feel similar to nail polish. New company Hand & Nail Harmony demonstrates how to use its product Gelish Color Gels.

Keywords: colored gels   gels   Hand & Nail Harmony   learning new techniques   soak-off gels  

Just My Opinion: Step Up, Show Up, and Speak Up!

January 1, 2010  | Article

Keywords: adding new services   competitions   continuing education   Just My Opinion   keeping your business competitive  

Creating the Edge Nail

December 7, 2009  | Demo

Nails by Angel Smith, Young Nails educator

Keywords: colored acrylics   edge nails   embedded acrylics   learning new techniques   nail art  

Dashing Diva’s Perfect French Manicure

October 1, 2009  | Demo

Dashing Diva’s French Wrap Plus has made it easier than ever to get that perfect smile line. The wraps are put on the nails using the easy application tab, and the ultra-thin French decal is left perfectly on the free edge, with smile line intact and free of brush strokes. The decoration can last after weeks of wear, and works best when combined with Dashing Diva’s Gelife Brush-On Glue and Soak-Off Gels.

Keywords: Dashing Diva   French manicures   gels   learning new techniques  

Perfect Pattern

October 1, 2009  | Demo

Nails by Jennifer Mather, Polished Nail Design Group Inc., Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Keywords: CND   colored gels   gels   learning new techniques   nail art  

The Butterfly Effect

September 17, 2009  | Demo

In honor of CND’s 30th anniversary, the Russian School of Nail Enhancement OleHouse in Moscow has created this nail art design, known as the “butterfly effect.”

Keywords: acrylics   CND   French nail art   French twists   international  

A Little Time (Line) for Pink-and-Whites

September 1, 2009  | Article

Feel like you could stand to sharpen up on your liquid-and-powder application times? Then check out the timeline breakdowns from four experienced pros, and compare your own personal bests (and maybe find a new technique or two along the way).

Keywords: acrylics   Backscratchers   EZ Flow   French manicures   learning new techniques  

Pearls of Wisdom

September 1, 2009  | Demo

In honor of CND’s 30th anniversary — commonly known as the pearl anniversary — the Russian School of Nail Enhancement OleHouse in Moscow has created this nail art design using several of CND’s pearlescent polishes.

Keywords: acrylics   CND   handpainted nail art   learning new techniques   mixed-media nail art  

Deconstructed Nail Art

August 1, 2009  | Demo

Get the step-by-step for nail artist Heather Reynosa-Davis’ signature style.

Keywords: CND   learning new techniques   nail art   Polish  

Marbled Elegance

August 1, 2009  | Demo

Nails by Jennifer Mather, Polished Nail Design Group Inc., Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Keywords: CND   colored gels   gels   learning new techniques   marbleizing techniques  

Take a Tip from ... OPI’s Christy Graham

August 1, 2009  | Article

Educator and guest nail artist for OPI, Christy Graham knows what it’s like for an acrylic tech to switch to using gels.

Keywords: gels   learning new techniques   manufacturers educators   OPI products  

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