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Take a Tip From ... Backscratchers' Melissa Gonzales

January 1, 2011  | Article

Many techs are timid when it comes to embellishing their clients’ nails out of fear that their creative skills may not be up to par.  But there are a number of nail art products out there to help you make your fi rst leap into beautifying nails with an artistic flair.

Keywords: Backscratchers   beginner nail art   decals   embellishments   manufacturers educators  

Gel Clarity

January 1, 2011  | Article

Robyn Schwartz of Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada, has no problem making these streaky-clean gel art designs on a regular basis, she says. The secret is in the thin layer of uncured clear gel.

Keywords: Akzentz   colored gels   gels   nail art  

London Nailympics Draws Competitors From Around the Globe

January 1, 2011  | Article

On September 19-20, some of the best nail artists in the world gathered to take part in the sixth annual London Nailympics at the Olympia Beauty Show in London.

Keywords: competitions   international   nail art  

INTA Sponsors Stars Nail Design Photo Competition

January 1, 2011  | Article

Nail professionals can show the world their creativity by designing and photographing their best work to enter in the International Nail Technicians Association (INTA) Stars Nail Design photo competition. Finalists will be selected and judged by industry celebrities and editors, including Jan Arnold, co-founder of CND, nail technician Vicki Peters, and NAILS editor Hannah Lee.

Keywords: competitions   International Nail Technicians Association   nail art  

“Eek” Nail Art Tutorial

December 29, 2010  | 

Recently, London’s nail artist extraordinaire Sophy Robson created these fun candy-colored “eek” nails based on a Giles Deacon-designed pendant. Giles liked the nail design so much that he had the models at one of his fashion

Keywords: nail art  

double load

December 27, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Double load is a term in nail art, where you load two separate colors on a brush to create a multidimensional look; the goal is usually to have a blend of the two colors where they meet.

Keywords: brushes   nail art  

New DVDs for a New Year

December 22, 2010  | 

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Keywords: nail art   products   techniques  

Cover Tech Contest 2011: Steppin' Out in Style

December 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

This year’s NAILS Cover Tech competition was truly international in scope. Our winner, Kelly-Marie Daly, hails from County Cork in Ireland, and our three runners-up represent Canada, the United States, and Slovenia.

Keywords: contests   Cover Tech Contest   nail art   photographing nails  

embed

December 17, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Embedding is the practice of encasing something decorative, like a flower or a rhinestone, between layers of acrylic or gel; usually the item is set into not-yet-cured enhancement product, allowed to dry, then capped with a clear layer of the enhancement product that can be buffed to a see-through shine. The possibilities are endless for what a nail technician can “embed” in nail enhancements.

Keywords: embedded acrylics   embedded nail art   nail art  

fimo cane

December 17, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Keywords: fimo canes   nail art  

Coming 2011: Crackle Nail Polish Trend

December 13, 2010  | 

China Glaze launches Crackle Glaze next month.  Crackle polishes work well even over glitters (shown: OPI Black Shatter over OPI Teenage Dream). In 2011, clients will be intrigued to see their polish break apart before their very

Keywords: nail art   products  

Trend Watch: Late 50's/Early '60s Fashion

December 1, 2010  | Article

Inspired in part by the AMC drama “Mad Men,” hourglass silhouettes, bold red lipstick, and other looks from the late 1950s and early 1960s are back in style.

Keywords: nail art   nail art inspiration   nail trends   trend watch  

Rock Out with Shellac

December 1, 2010  | Demo

Whether your client is getting ready to go to a concert or feeling fun and adventurous for her week of grocery shopping and cleaning, a Shellac’d Out Rockin’ Out Mani might turn the volume up in her life until her next appointment.

Keywords: CND   gels   nail art   shellac  

Nail Art Blogger Has a Good Nail Day

December 1, 2010  | Article

For Las Vegas-based Melissa Osburn, every day brings with it the promise of a new and exciting challenge — the challenge of creating a new nail design to showcase on her blog The Daily Nail (daily-nail.  blogspot.com).

Keywords: blogs   nail art  

Artist Spotlight: Jordan Do

December 1, 2010  | Article

Hailing from Indianapolis, the self-proclaimed “King of Nails” Jordan Do has been a consistent nail art dazzler since he first started doing nails 12 years ago

Keywords: acrylics   artist profiles   nail art  

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