MAGAZINE

September 2011 Issue

Polish Shown: China Glaze Traffic Jam

Photographer: Vu Ong

Model: Jenna Chong, Body Parts Models

The Difference Between LED and UV Lamps

September 6, 2011

UV or not UV? The new crop of LED gel lamps on the market have caused a bit of confusion as to the benefits and differences between LED and the standard UV lamps techs have been using for years. To help clear up the subject, NAILS has highlighted the biggest differences between the two so you can be better informed on lamp purchases and maintenance.

After Artificial Kit

August 23, 2011

Nailtiques’ After Artificial Kit is a therapeutic treatment for nails recovering from acrylics, gels, and wraps.

Turn Back the Hands of Time

August 23, 2011

Keep clients’ hands looking young with the Youth by Cuccio Naturalé manicure service. Start offering this service to even your youngest clients, says the company, as it’s never too early to get clients to maintain their skin’s appearance.

Acrylic Nail Travel Set

August 19, 2011

Kinetics’ Acrylic Nail Travel Set helps maintain your acrylic nails on the go.

Acrylic System

August 19, 2011

NexGen Nails is a new acrylic company that has a line of odor-free acrylics that are fortified with calcium and vitamin E to be healthy on the natural nail.

Test Tubes

August 19, 2011

Nailite’s new Test Tubes give you 13 different sampling options for you to try.

Cobalt Stainless Cuticle Nipper 1/2 Jaw

August 19, 2011

Tweezerman’s Cobalt Stainless Cuticle Nipper 1/2 Jaw is an award-winning nipper that delivers precision and performance in an ergonomic design.

Spa Body Essentails Skin Care Line

August 19, 2011

Created by salon owner Maisie Dunbar of Maisie Dunbar’s Spa Lounge in Silver Spring, Md., the line features a Sugarbutter Body Scrub, Smoothie Body Lotion, and Sugar Sweet Body Wash.

Acrylics Suddenly Lifting and Have Air Bubbles.

August 17, 2011

I’ve been a nail tech for three years and have worked at a few salons. I have since opened my own salon and am now having a problem with my acrylics. I am having a lot of lifting and air bubbles in the middle of the nail. I have never had this problem before. My technique has not changed. My prep is good. I remove the cuticle, rough up the nail, and prime. I have tried a few lines of products and it’s happening with all of them. Could it be the environment of the new shop? Please help!

Today’s Products Acrylic Tools

August 17, 2011

Today’s Products offer a new collection of acrylic tools designed with speed and accuracy in mind. Created by nail technician Christine Tran, the tools can be used with any acrylic system, but are designed for speed applications.

Angel Love Nails

August 17, 2011

Angel Love Nails prides itself in its organic, protein-based gel formula to create lovely looking enhancements that are healthy for the natural nail.

The Glass Is Always Gleaming

August 17, 2011

LCN’s new Glass Gels include 11 transparent colors that create fantastic works of nail art. LCN educator Rossana Chousal-Fune of Hawthorne, N.J., shows how she makes this lustrous design.

Mani•Q Glitter Press

August 17, 2011

Young Nails has developed a new technique for pressing glitter into the Mani•Q Color gels to create a layered and sparkly effect. 

Rock and Rose Pedicure

August 16, 2011

Zazen Nail Spa, West Chester, Pa., uses ingredients from the Himalayas plus hot stones to create this luxurious pedicure.

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