November 18, 2011
NAILS editor Hannah Lee remembers Steve Jobs and urges nail techs to take his 1997 "Think Different" ad campaign to heart.
Keywords: Hannah Lee nail art On My Mind
November 14, 2011
The November 2011 issue of Teen Vogue shares the newest way to bring the runway straight to your client's fingertips. "Runway Manicure" is a couture process by which each nail is hand-painted to mimic the prints from any give designer's collection.
Keywords: fashion nail art nail trends
November 12, 2011
According to Lucky Magazine's November 2011 issue, the universe is having a nail moment. Between gels, overlays, and eye-popping colors, there's something new to do everywhere you go.
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November 9, 2011
Japanese artist Hitomi Ariyoshi performs an acrylic flower design over a blue glitter background using Kupa's new Beautiful Nails acrylic line.
Keywords: acrylics Beautiful Nails Kupa nail art
November 9, 2011
This design by Robin Moses requires little to no nail art experience. "You need a stick, a few colors, and the desire to create. It shows you that any mistake can be covered and turned into something fun!" Moses says.
Keywords: French nail art handpainted nail art nail art polka dot nail art
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."
Keywords: acrylics Amy Becker gels glitter gels Masterworks
November 3, 2011
Christie Gibson shows NAILStv viewers how to create a difficult-but-worth-it bubbles design on Young Nails ManiQ gel-polish.
Keywords: advanced nail art handpainted nail art nail art Young Nails
November 2, 2011
Christie Gibson of www.christiesnails.com shows NAILStv viewers how to create an easy handpainted black flower petals design on Young Nails ManiQ gel-polish.
Keywords: beginner nail art floral nail art handpainted nail art nail art Young Nails
November 1, 2011
NAILS' FingerNailFixer blogger Holly Schippers shows NAILStv viewers one easy nail art design with CND Shellac, plus one not-so-difficult one (that's totally worth the effort)!
Keywords: abstract nail art advanced nail art beginner nail art CND Holly Schippers
October 28, 2011
This design by Robin Moses is so versatile. "You can mix any colors together and have nails for ANY occasion. Your clients will never know you're doing the same design. On Valentine's Day, create a red tip and make the flowers white, medium pink, and dark pink. For vintage wedding nails, use whites and tans," Moses says.
Keywords: floral nail art French nail art handpainted nail art nail art
October 26, 2011
Called Nailphilia, London’s first-ever nail art exhibition took place in September at the DegreeArt.com Execution Room.
Keywords: abstract nail art nail art Nail Art Gallery
October 25, 2011
When it comes to picking colors that go together, sometimes it can be a challenge. Kathleen M. M. Ringwood-Wood of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., advises techs to go to the paint aisle at their local home improvement store and look at the paint chips on display.
Keywords: custom nail colors fashion nail art nail styles Polish
October 21, 2011
Congratulations to our 12 finalists (we loved them all so much, we couldn’t narrow it down to 10!). Now it’s time for YOU to VOTE for your favorite cover. Click on the link to see the 12 finalists and vote for your favorite FOUR! The winner will grace the cover of the January 2012 Reader-Written Issue of NAILS! Voting ends Friday, November 4, 2011. Good luck!
Keywords: Cover Tech Contest nail art photographing nails
October 20, 2011
Color gels can be used over natural nails, sculpted nails, and tips, and can be filed off or soaked off.
Keywords: chemicals colored gels gels nail art soak-off gels
October 20, 2011
Dashing Diva’s new DesignFX line is comprised of 36 unique nail appliqués that match 3-D bling with intricate and brightly colored designs. Resident Dashing Diva nail artist Young Kim has come out with a clever new way of cutting up and blending these appliqués to give nail techs even more freedom to let their creativity shine with the fun patterns.
Keywords: Dashing Diva decals gels nail art rhinestones