MAGAZINE

October 2010 Issue

Nails: Patricia Yankee, Deer Park, N.Y.

Photographer: Vu Ong

Model: Ariel Paredes, Body Parts Models

The St. Petersburg Stiletto

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.

Easy Prints You Can Do At Home

October 1, 2010

Young Nails educator G. Elizondo has perfected using shrunken-down printed images that she embeds in nail art. The images are made on her printer by her daughter, and the quality is pretty good, making current pop culture nail art an easy feat.

Files, Buffers, and Grits, Oh My!

October 1, 2010

Top nail competitor Lynn Lammers offers an excellent description of filing grits, and how best to use them in this excerpt from her online NAILS blog, Competition Insider.

How About Giving Your Time Value?

October 1, 2010

“Why give away your time for free when you can be charging for it?” asks Elaine Watson, Star Nails’ global education director and vice president of marketing and sales.

Hand and Nail Harmony Reveal Gel

October 1, 2010

Reveal by Hand and Nail Harmony are UV- or LED-cured gels that bond to the natural nail using a fused keratin bonding system without the use of harsh acids for retention. With whites, clears, and pinks, these gels can define any look, and with the faster cure times of LED lights techs can save up to 20 minutes on total service time.

Behind the Scenes: A Long Overdue Appointment

October 1, 2010

Five years ago, Patricia Yankee was named NAILS' Nail Tech of the Year in 2005. Part of her prize included a trip to California to do the cover nails for NAILS Magazine. We never seemed to be able to settle on a date that worked for both of us. And all of a sudden, it was five years later and we were still trying to figure out a good time for her to come out. Thankfully, it all came together this past June.

My B.I.F. (Best Implement Friend)

October 1, 2010

What implement can you not live without? Nail techs answer this question by describing the tools that get them through the workday. Plus, be sure to save the experts’ advice for implement purchasing, and the convenient buyers’ guide for the next time you’re shopping for new implements.

Play Me a Mood

October 1, 2010

You’ve just thought of an awesome new signature service you want to add to your spa menu. So why not go that little extra mile and make a nice music playlist to go along with it?

Sweet Sherbet Pedicure

October 1, 2010

Stylux Beauty Salon, based in Glendale, Calif., demonstrates how to perform a Sweet Sherbet pedicure.

Warm Milk and Mud Pedicure

October 1, 2010

Toronto-based Featuring...You Salon & Spa demonstrates how to perform a warm milk and mud pedicure.

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