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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  

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  

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