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Make Clients Glitter This Holiday Season

November 14, 2012  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  

Hidden Hard Gel

September 15, 2012  | Article

Jessica Hoel of LuvNailz salon in Bellevue, Wash., has an interesting technique for her color gels.

Keywords: Akzentz   gels   layering techniques   techniques  

Don’t Fool Around With Your Tools

September 14, 2012  | Blog Post

Jill has some good suggestions for which tools you should consider replacing and for ways to minimize the cost for you in purchasing new tools and brushes. Besides being a really nice treat to have new

Keywords: Sandy Combs   techniques  

Treat Yourself to New Tools

September 12, 2012  | Blog Post

This is the final part of our back-to-school series — or as I have called it the “back-to-work” series. So far, we’ve talked about renovating our look to be more professional. We’ve mentioned updating out hair,

Keywords: Jill Wilson   techniques  

Artistic Does Training Right

August 28, 2012  | Blog Post

Artistic Nail Design held its International Training Seminar this past week at its main office in Brea, Calif. The classes were headed by Alisha Rimando-Botero, the executive vice president and creative director for Artistic, and over 30

Keywords: techniques  

SuperStyled Makeover Show Launches on YouTube

August 22, 2012  | Blog Post

Many of us get inspired by YouTube videos these days, and new online series SuperStyled plays that up with short (the first one is under 4 minutes) episodes that showcase total makeovers — nails, makeup, and

Keywords: clients   nail art   salon services   techniques  

In The Mood for LeChat

August 10, 2012  | Blog Post

LeChat has a new Mood Perfect Match Gel Polish that changes colors depending on the temperature.As you can see, the bright orange red color instantly turns to a sparkly brown when submerged in ice water and

Keywords: techniques  

Minxy Mondays

August 3, 2012  | Blog Post

Minx Nails now offers a weekly live web broadcast available for nail technicians worldwide to support you as you learn and perfect your Minx applications.  The Minxy Mondays broadcast takes place at www.justin.tv/Minxinc most Monday mornings

Keywords: Business   techniques  

Cosmoprof NA: Innovative Pedi Spa Changes Afoot at Gulfstream

July 24, 2012  | Blog Post

Gulfstream showcased two especially neat pedicure spa improvements at Cosmoprof North America.One is this convenient pull-out storage area on its La Lili 5. Handy, right?The other is this upgraded footrest style, which allows you to elevate

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