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CND Almond Spa Manicure Video

November 14, 2008  | Blog Post

You’ve probably already heard about CND’s new Almond Manicure Line. The products feature almond flavors and scents, and can be incorporated into a signature service, the Almond Spa Manicure. We ran a technical demo in our November issue,

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Young Nails' Mani Q Natural Nail Care Gel

November 1, 2008  | Demo

Add a layer of clear gel to natural nails so they won't chip, crack, or break.

Keywords: gels   techniques   Young nails  

Foot Filing Tips

October 30, 2008  | Blog Post

I just learned an interesting foot filing technique from Jill Wright, of Jill Wright’s Spa For Nails in Bowling Green Ky. She says putting several drops of cuticle oil on a coarse fingernail file and filing

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Allow me to French Halloween ’Ya

October 21, 2008  | Blog Post

Loni Jensen Preato, of Da-Lonnie’s Hair & Nail Studio in Las Vegas, shows how to use a Q-Buffer to make a special “V”-French in a Halloween nail. 1. Prep nail. 2. Prime nail. 3. Apply pink acrylic. 4. Allow pink

Keywords: nail art   products   techniques  

NAILS Online Channels

October 14, 2008  | Blog Post

If you haven’t noticed, NAILS is now offering four (we’re adding two more soon) new online “channels” that are targeted to different aspects of the nail industry. I recently posted a couple of new articles there.

Keywords: nail art   techniques  

Gels Well Done

September 18, 2008  | Blog Post

Gels can be a tricky substance to master, but once you get the hang of it, gel services can quickly become a great source of revenue for your salon.Light Elegance educator Jayne Berger, of Blondeberry Salon in Bourbonnais,

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Braggin’ ’bout this Dragon

September 9, 2008  | Blog Post

Fantasy nail art is the flashy, artistic side of nails, and many techs use acrylic as a medium to express some very detailed pieces.  NAILS’ top 10 competitor, Lynn Lammers, shows just how detailed fantasy nail

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Having it Both Ways

September 9, 2008  | Blog Post

I once read that clients will remain in a salon 85% of the time to continue the relationships they’ve built versus 15% who will stay for the service received. Isn’t that amazing? We’ve all known people

Keywords: clients   Heather Goodwin   techniques  

New Uses for Old Things

August 18, 2008  | Blog Post

The problem: You've had to remix the same orange acrylic paint for your Halloween nail art over a dozen times, because it keeps drying up between clients. The solution (courtesy of nail tech Wendy Causey, Vivify Hair

Keywords: nail art   products   techniques  

Clay Cane Fever

August 15, 2008  | Blog Post

One of the latest trends to sweep through the nail industry is the clay cane. Clay canes are small strips of clay that have designs on them. Techs slice the canes thin and then embed the

Keywords: nail art   products   techniques  

E-File Maintenance

July 31, 2008  | Blog Post

I have an upcoming article on repairing broken salon equipment, and I got some good pointers from Medicool’s Steve Wallace on how to take care of your e-file so you’ll maximize the lifetime and limit repair costs. 

Keywords: products   techniques  

Tips From a Pro

July 25, 2008  | Blog Post

I recently profiled Lynn Lammers for our Top 25 List feature in the September issue, and I asked her how she’s able to make such detailed drawings on a surface as tiny as a nail. “One of

Keywords: nail art   techniques  

Digital Demos

June 17, 2008  | Blog Post

Some of you may already know about NAILS TV. For those that haven’t heard about it, it’s a new website where NAILS can gather videos on everything a tech could need, from demos to tradeshow coverage

Keywords: nail art   techniques   tradeshows  

NAILS tv Goes Live!

May 19, 2008  | Blog Post

The latest addition to NAILS Magazine’s online empire (I kid, well sort of) is up and ready for your viewing pleasure. We bring you NAILS tv, a collection of online videos from nail techs, manufacturers, industry

Keywords: Business   Hannah Lee   nail art   products   techniques  

Beauty Blogs

May 1, 2008  | Blog Post

I recently checked out an interesting blog put on by a girl from Cleveland, who provides up-to-date information on essentially every new polish that comes out. You might already know of it. It’s called All Lacquered

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