February 11, 2013
To help VietSALON Magazine celebrate the Year of the Snake, Kupa's Sindy Mark combined real snakeskin with faux snakeskin designs and sculpted a 3-D snake on oval acrylic extensions using Artfinity and Divinity products from Kupa.
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January 7, 2013
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Readers just fell in love with Hillary Fry’s edgy image. Take a look at all the incredible images that vied for the winning spot in this year’s Cover Tech Contest, as well as some other great entries that caught our eye. Thank you to all who entered and all who voted.
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December 17, 2012
Cover tech Hillary Fry explains how she got the “hammered metal” look featured on NAILS’ January 2013 cover.
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October 25, 2012
When the new James Bond film, Skyfall, comes out this month, the newest Bond girl will be seen wearing two shades from OPI’s Skyfall Collection — Skyfall, a rich maroon shade on the top of the nail, and GoldenEye, a shimmering gold painted on the undersides.
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October 17, 2012
NAILS Magazine's October 2012 cover features MaeLing Parrish, Hand and Nail Harmony's dean of education, creating a Chihuly-inspired effect using Gelish soak-off gel-polish.
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October 1, 2012
Inspired by artist Dale Chihuly’s sculptural glass works (particularly the ceiling piece Fiori di Como in Las Vegas’ Bellagio Hotel and Casino) we asked Columbus, Ohio-based nail tech MaeLing Parrish to recreate the design for this month’s cover model.
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July 15, 2012
With the explosion of nail art, nail artists are expanding their creativity into the field of photography. Here are tips on how to capture the best shot.
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July 3, 2012
With the explosion of nail art, techs are expanding their creativity into the field of photography. Here are tips on how to capture the best shot.
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January 3, 2012
When Jessica Hoel scouted the perfect place to open her nail studio in Belleville, Wash., she knew it would be a dream come true if the space could serve multiple functions — a gel nail studio, storage for the product line she distributes, a small classroom to teach, and a photo studio.
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December 10, 2011
For InStyle's December 2011 cover shoot, Amy Adams wore scarlet nail polish in Essie's Tomboy No More.
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November 8, 2011
Customers that pay for a year-long InStyle subscription by credit or debit card recieve a free bottle of OPI's InStyle Red, a product unavailable at retail stores.
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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!
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October 6, 2011
Many techs dream of a career in which their nail designs are published on magazine covers and adorn the fingers and toes of the hottest celebrities. One nail tech shares her story of uprooting her quiet Midwestern life for a chance to make it as a celebrity manicurist in New York City.
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December 22, 2010
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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.
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November 22, 2010
With the voting for this year’s winning cover tech image too close to call, NAILS has done something it’s never done before: We ran two different covers for the same issue. Some of you received an issue featuring black and pink striped nails on the cover and some of you got a blue and green plaid design. In either case, you’re enjoying the handiwork of Julie Kandalec of Jenniffer & Co. in Mentor, Ohio.
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