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Tat'z Nail'z Nail Art Printer Launch Event

May 1, 2013  | 

Is a machine the future of nail art?Last night, I attended a West Coast launch event for Tat’z Nail’z, a nail art printer that literally prints a completed design onto your nail (that’s my  machine-printed design

Keywords: business   nail art   On the Road   products   techniques  

No-UV Light, No-Chip Nail Polish: a CND Vinylux Trial

April 24, 2013  | 

I’ve gained a bit of notoriety around the NAILS office. Among my many other qualities, I am well-known for my magical ability to chip any fingernail polish within a max of approximately one hour from the

Keywords: CND   products   techniques  

Fashion Week: Get the Essie Swirled Polish Look from the Rebecca Minkoff Show

February 19, 2013  | 

Rebecca Minkoff’s fall collection was inspired by the night sky and every woman’s inner rocker – a perfect mix of chic and edgy. Essie created a simple nail art look to complement the fashions.To get the

Keywords: nail art   techniques  

Fashion Week: Get the Orly Lace Nail Art Look from the Emerson Show

February 19, 2013  | 

New York City-based nail artist Miss Pop worked with Orly to create a sexy lace nail look inspired by fabric from Emerson’s fall collection. “For the models’ nails, we wanted to design a look that was

Keywords: nail art   techniques  

ISSE 2013: Ergonomic Client Handrest from Pampered Perch

January 28, 2013  | 

UPDATED 2/28/13: We have seven Pampered Perch hand/footrests to give away! Leave a comment in our blog comments section along with your city, state, and e-mail address for a chance to win. We will

Keywords: health   products   salon safety   techniques  

ISSE 2013: Acrylics from Light Elegance

January 27, 2013  | 

For those of you who rely on Light Elegance for great gel products, you'll be happy to know that you can now rely on them for acrylics as well.Long-time nail industry veteran John Hauk partnered with Light

Keywords: products   techniques   tradeshows  

Minx “Underwear” Sneak Peek

January 22, 2013  | 

UPDATED APRIL 2013: Here's the full step-by-step tutorial on Minx Underwear we promised you!When I first heard that Minx Nails was launching a new product called “Minx Underwear,” my first thought was, “I know the company

Keywords: nail art   products   salon services   techniques  

Another Technique to Make Toes Glitter

December 3, 2012  | 

This week I am going to respond to both of Jill’s last posts. First I will talk about how a referral program during the holiday season has helped us to stay busy during January and February.

Keywords: clients   salon services   Sandy Combs   techniques  

Make Clients Glitter This Holiday Season

November 14, 2012  | 

This is my friend Nicole before her wedding. This is her “something blue.” We used royal blue, silver, and turquoise glitter. We’re continuing our “Practice Now, Shine Later” series. Last week, I introduced you to Foil Nails for

Keywords: Jill Wilson   salon services   techniques  

FingerNailFixer Partners with LaVaque Professional

November 12, 2012  | 

We know many of you share our love of the FingerNailFixer (the alias of Holly Schippers, an amazing and helpful nail tech from Bussey, Iowa), something that we see every day via the pageviews that Holly’s

Keywords: nail art   products   techniques  

Foil Nails: The Gelish Version

November 9, 2012  | 

That is a cool look, Jill. This look can be done in a variety of ways. It can be done with Gelish by following the steps below.  1. Sanitize your hands and the guest’s. 2. Push back

Keywords: Sandy Combs   techniques  

Matching Nails to Smart Phone Cases -- Hot Trend Alert!

November 1, 2012  | 

I recently finished up an article for NAILS Magazine’s soon-to-publish December issue in which I interviewed nail techs on what accessories they were matching their clients' nails to — rings, purses, boyfriend’s ties, etc. One new

Keywords: nail art   techniques  

Foil Nails Are a Hit for the Holidays

October 29, 2012  | 

Here’s the first technique in our “Practice Now, Shine Later” series. This tutorial presents step-by-step instructions on how to create Foil Nails. I have done this with Shellac gel-polish by CND. I think the same techniques

Keywords: Jill Wilson   salon services   techniques  

Dashing Diva Hosts First National Educator Training Conference

September 21, 2012  | 

Forty-two educators attended Dashing Diva’s first ever National Educator Training Conference. At the Chicago event, the company was able to recognize some of its star performers.All of the educators participated in a competition applying Dashing Diva

Keywords: techniques  

How to Fix a Broken Manicure

September 21, 2012  | News

Allure magazine interviewed Tom Bachik, a Los Angeles-based manicurist who works with celebrities like Beyonce and Victoria Beckham.

Keywords: manicures   techniques   Tom Bachik  

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