April 19, 2011
Veteran nail tech Michelle Sproat shares an excerpt from her new book-DVD set.
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March 23, 2011
JoAnne Millar of En Vogue reveals how she creates this rhinestone-tipped curl on a gel nail.
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January 3, 2011
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).
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October 1, 2010
Elena Maltseva is a nail artist from St. Petersburg, Russia, who educates all over the world. She is an expert in gels, acrylics, and hand-painting, and is especially good at combining all three together to make spectacular nail designs. Maltseva has chosen an acrylic design here that is simple, yet very expensive-looking and rather easy-to-complete.
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August 1, 2010
When Princess Gard decided to attend America’s Beauty Show (ABS) earlier this year, she had no idea what to expect. Little did she know her entry would not only win her $500, but also a spot on the cover of NAILS Magazine.
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July 29, 2010
Create stiletto or oval shapes with Nubar’s new Stiletto Tips that come in clear and white.
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July 1, 2010
Stiletto styles are slowly sweeping across the country and many new clients are leaving local haunts in spiked-tipped nails just to try out this edgy, new look. With techs having such a fun time experimenting with the daring design, new art is popping up every day. Here’s how Tracy Clement, a Young Nails mentor and owner of Naturally Nails in East Greenwich, R.I., does her signature stilettos.
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June 1, 2010
Akzéntz Classic Gels are high-performance gels that can be combined with the Options Soak-Off Color Gels and Options Aurora Sparkle Gels to produce vibrant nail art designs and structurally sound enhancements.
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May 1, 2010
Catherine Wong gives NAILS readers a peak into her step-by-step nail art books.
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April 1, 2010
Gina Silvestro is constantly thinking outside of the standard nail “bubble” and strives to stay on the cusp of trends, while sharing and instilling innovative thinking and techniques with her peers. For this month’s cover we asked her to create something fun and bubbly.
Keywords: Akzentz Behind the Scenes gels stiletto nails
March 1, 2010
In September, Mexican nail techs gathered to compete at the Puerta Vallarta Nail Art Contest. Competitors had two hours to create a full set of decorated nails working solely by hand.
Keywords: 3-D nail art acrylics embedded nail art embellishments international
January 1, 2010
The popularity of fimo cane nail art extends around the globe, as evidenced by these creative entries in the Aussie Nail Tips Forum’s Fimo Nail Competition.
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November 1, 2009
Nail artist Sam Lynam of Arabella Nails in Bedfordshire, U.K., has developed a unique nail form to assist techs in creating fantasy nail art designs.
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November 1, 2009
Step-by-step by Gina Silvestro, Micheal K Galvin & Gel Essentialz Salon, Cranston, R.I.
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September 1, 2009
Ukrainian-based nail tech Liliya Sereditskaya is a relative newcomer to the nail craft. She’s only worked as a nail tech for three years, but she has quickly learned how to make stunning, high-quality stilettos to keep a full clientele. NAILS got a chance to talk to Sereditskaya about nail trends in Ukraine and how she got her start.
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