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Behind the Scenes: A Work of Art

October 1, 2012  | Demo

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. 

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   Gelish   layering techniques   photographing nails  

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

July 3, 2012  | Article

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.

Keywords: photographing nails  

Say "Nails": A Combo Nail Studio and Photo Studio

January 3, 2012  | Article

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.

Keywords: Cover Tech Contest   photographing nails   small salon design  

Essie on Amy Adams

December 10, 2011  | News

For InStyle's December 2011 cover shoot, Amy Adams wore scarlet nail polish in Essie's Tomboy No More.

Keywords: celebrities   Essie   photographing nails   polish  

FREE Bottle of OPI's InStyle Red

November 8, 2011  | News

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.

Keywords: fashion   nail trends   OPI products   photographing nails   polish  

Top 12 Finalists in the 2012 NAILS Cover Tech Contest!

October 21, 2011  | Article

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  

Her Nails in Lights

October 6, 2011  | Article

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.

Keywords: celebrities   celebrity nail techs   doing nails for photo shoots   fashion   Fashion Week  

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  

NAILS 2010 Cover Tech Contest: Double the Fun

November 22, 2010  | Demo

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.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   contests   Cover Tech Contest   doing nails for photo shoots   nail art contests  

Contessa Winners 2006 - present [Canada’s Nail Art Awards]

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

The Contessas are an annual beauty award program that shows off the best Canada’s salon professionals have to offer.

Keywords: Christrio   CND   colored acrylics   colored gels   contests  

NAILS Cover Tech Contest - Years 2001 to 2003

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

In the year 2000, the editors of NAILS decided it would be fun to have a nail technician reader create the cover for one issue and so we started the Cover Tech Contest.  Browse through the best of the contests through the years.

Keywords: contests   Cover Tech Contest   nail art   nail art contests   photographing nails  

NAILS Cover Tech Contest - Years 2007 & 2008

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

In the year 2000, the editors of NAILS decided it would be fun to have a nail technician reader create the cover for one issue and so we started the Cover Tech Contest.  Browse through the best of the contests through the years.

Keywords: competitions   contests   Cover Tech Contest   nail art   nail art contests  

NAILS Cover Tech Contest - Years 2004 to 2006

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

In the year 2000, the editors of NAILS decided it would be fun to have a nail technician reader create the cover for one issue and so we started the Cover Tech Contest.

Keywords: contests   Cover Tech Contest   nail art   nail art contests   photographing nails  

Picture Perfect

April 1, 2010  | Article

You don’t have to live in a fashion mecca like New York City to find opportunities to have your best nail styles featured in a professional photo shoot. Take a page from the (ever-growing) book of Joy Yavenue, who enhances her nail art print and web portfolios by partnering with area entrepreneurs.

Keywords: creating a portfolio   doing nails for photo shoots   fashion   photographing nails   professional image  

A Conversation with the 2009 Contessa Winners

February 1, 2010  | Article

The Contessas are an annual beauty award program that shows off the best Canada’s salon professionals have to offer.

Keywords: acrylics   contests   doing nails for photo shoots   enhancements   gels  

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