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Spring 2011 Nail Trends from Fashion Week

February 3, 2011  | Photo Gallery

Clean neutral nails returned to the runways of New York Spring Fashion Week, though a few designers opted for bold colors and unique nail art looks.

Keywords: China Glaze   CND   Color Club   Cuccio Naturale   Dashing Diva  

Trend Watch: Color Blocking

February 3, 2011  | Article

A technique where blocks of solid colors are placed next to each other to add visual interest

Keywords: nail art   nail art inspiration   trend watch  

Canada’s Finest: 22nd Annual Contessa Awards

February 1, 2011  | News

Congratulations to Jessica Marie Ellison of Jolie Beauty Bar in Toronto, who recently won an award in the 22nd annual Contessas.

Keywords: awards   Canada   Contessa Awards   enhancements   nail art  

OPI Shattered Application Video

January 20, 2011  | 

OPI just posted this great video to their YouTube page to show you what the new Katy Perry and Serena Williams colors look like and how to apply the Shattered top coat. It really does dry

Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art   products  

One-Stroke Nail Art

January 19, 2011  | Demo

Painter and craftswoman Donna Dewberry is perhaps best known in the art world as the inventor of the One-Stroke painting technique, a method that allows painters to blend, shade, and highlight all in one stroke of a brush.

Keywords: floral nail art   handpainted nail art   learning new techniques   nail art   one-stroke nail art  

Frosted Gel Impressions

January 19, 2011  | Demo

Olga Palylyk is a nail tech based out of her home salon Ornate Nailz in Surrey, Canada. Palylyk is a senior educator of Amore Ultima’s Gel Nail products, and is quite an accomplished gel nail artist.

Keywords: gels   impressions   nail art  

America’s Beauty Show Will Showcase Runway Nails

January 14, 2011  | 

CND’s Jan Arnold knows a thing or two about fashion. She’s been pushing the marriage of nails and fashion for years. And thanks in large part to all of her hard work, nails are now a

Keywords: Hannah Lee   nail art   techniques   tradeshows  

Candy-Coated Nails

January 13, 2011  | Photo Gallery

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked nail artists to create candy-themed designs. From handpainted wonders to actual embedded candy wrappers, these nails are sweet treats that look good enough to eat!

Keywords: candy nail art   embedded nail art   handpainted nail art   nail art   Valentine's Day nail art  

Behind the Scenes: How-to Create February's Cover Look

January 13, 2011  | Demo

Star Nail's Elaine Watson created this cute-as-a-cupcake cover for our February 2011 issue. See how she did the nails.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   nail art   soak-off gels   Star Nail Products  

stiletto nails

January 3, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Stiletto nails are almost always made by form-sculpting with acrylics. The form is rolled tight and narrow at the tip to create the very pointed tip (designed to look like a stiletto heel).

Keywords: acrylics   gels   nail art   nail trends   stiletto nails  

embellishment

January 2, 2011  | Encyclopedia

A current trend is to add glitter, mylar, and other embellishments to nail enhancements, including pigments, glitters, mylars, clays, etc. Beautiful, custom nail art can be created by embellishing one's powders or gels.

Keywords: embellishments   nail art  

Trend Watch: Crochet Chic

January 1, 2011  | Article

No longer just for doilies and potholders, crafty crochet — a fabric-creating technique that involves looping thread with a hooked needle — now appears in designer dresses, shoes, and other accessories.

Keywords: nail art   nail art inspiration   nail trends  

SheeKee Nails Application

January 1, 2011  | Demo

SheeKee Nails — formerly known as Trendy Nails Unlimited (TNU) — offers a new way to design stylish, eye-catching nails.

Keywords: nail art   polish alternatives  

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  

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