September 27, 2013
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The season’s forecast calls for more 3-D textures. If you’ve been digging through the craft store bins for trendy caviar beads or fuzzy velvet fibers, you may want to try your beauty supply store instead. Many manufacturers create the tiny beads and other tactile accessories specifically with nail looks in mind.
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September 16, 2013
Design your own private training class with Amy Becker of Masterworks by Amy Becker and learn in the comfort of your own home.
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November 4, 2011
Masterworks by Amy Becker offers high-quality gels that can be used in a variety of ways including glitter sculpt nail art designs like the one shown here. Becker titles this design "Time Piece."
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July 15, 2011
This pedicure by Masterworks Salon, Germantown, Wis., is watermelon through-and-through: from the scented soak to the gel color.
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July 1, 2011
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Gathering top names in beauty, Premiere features a solid lineup of networking events, competitions, educational workshops, and more than 500 booths.
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June 28, 2011
Semi-custom colors and designs created via layering are increasingly showing up at trade show booth demos and continuing education classes. Clients love walking out of your salon owning a look no one else has, plus this technique can breathe life back into older shades your clients have gotten bored with. You can layer with so many different mediums. Here are a few to try.
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April 27, 2011
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January 2, 2011
Amy Becker is a cover artist, record holding Top 25 Competitor and has received NAILS Magazine’s “Nail Technician of the Year” award. After years of specializing in acrylic nails, Amy discovered the hidden beauty and strength found in gels.
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August 3, 2010
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The Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event again proved itself as a vibrant beauty show, with more than 46,000 attendees present during the two-day show (which took place June 6 to 7). The show featured 350-plus classes, nail competitions, and NailTech Network Orlando (which was co-hosted by Beautytech.com and NAILS). Next year’s show will be June 4-6.
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June 1, 2010
Masterworks Innovations’ CEO and veteran nail tech Amy Becker has come out with a new clear form designed specifically for hard or soft gels from any manufacturer.
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December 1, 2008
Amy Becker of Masterworks Innovations explains how she applies gel sealant without flooding the cuticle area.
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September 1, 2007
UV light-cured gel enhancements are more popular than ever. Here’s how to fine-tune your arch technique to create the most beautiful nails possible.
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October 1, 2003
This year’s Nail Technician of the Year finalists wowed us with their expertise and dedication to the nail industry. On the next few pages, you’ll get to meet all six of them and find out why they’re among the best in the industry has to offer.
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