MAGAZINE

April 2012 Issue

Nails: Maggie Franklin, The Art of Nailz, Visalia, Calif.

Polish Shown: OPI I Don’t Give a Rotterdam

Photographer: Vu Ong

Model: Jenna Chong, Body Parts Models

Gelish Hard Gel Starter Kit

April 17, 2012

Hand & Nail Harmony has a new Gelish Hard Gel Starter Kit.

Salted Scrubs

April 17, 2012

Perfect for the pedicure bowl, Kanshi Salted Scrubs are gentle but effective.

New Cuticle Conditioning Sticks

April 17, 2012

Butter up your clients with Cuccio’s new cuticle conditioning sticks, also available with a retail counter display.

Vantage +

April 17, 2012

The new Vantage + by Continuum features a chemical resistant acrylic basin, NoPipe jet technology, and a beautiful and durable wood grain Formica arch.

Double Agents

April 17, 2012

LeChat’s Double Agents is a clever base coat and top coat package that will keep polish colors protected and help prevent premature chipping.

How much is too much primer?

April 16, 2012

I am a new nail tech, and in school we only did acrylics on plastic tips. I came out licensed and loving it but knowing little about proper application on actual clients. I have taught myself through trial and error and with this wonderful magazine NAILS, but my question is: How much is too much primer?

Gelavish Transforming Tint Enhance-It

April 16, 2012

New from INM comes Gelavish Transforming Tint Enhance-It.

Free E-Book Nail Education Guide

April 16, 2012

A new e-book titled The Enlightened Tech: An Indispensable Guide to Clarifying Nail Service Terminology is available on the NSI website to help nail technicians across the globe.

Tip Jar Art & Glitter Nails with Gel

April 16, 2012

Tip Jar offers a wide selection of designs, styles, and colors on expertly designed nail tips so you can find the perfect nail style for any client.

LCN Magnetic Colour Gel Design

April 16, 2012

The Magnetic Polishes from LCN are now also available as Magnetic Colour Gel — for a permanent, chip-free look.

Pedicure Scrubs

April 16, 2012

Bio Sculpture Gel’s Pedicure Scrubs offer exquisite exfoliation and hydrating powers that will satisfy even the craggiest of feet.

How can I speed up my pedicures?

April 16, 2012

How can I speed up my pedicures? I give full leg massages and apply polish at the end.

Mini Pedi-Package

April 16, 2012

INM proves that big things can come in small packages with its Nature’s Pedi Cure Kit.

Herbal Synergy Nail and Cuticle Enhancer

April 16, 2012

Backscratchers’ new Herbal Synergy Nail and Cuticle Enhancer naturally enhances and restore discolored, unhealthy, yellow, or cloudy nails back to their beautiful luster.

Tweezers & Crystal File

April 16, 2012

Nail Tek has a new duo package featuring its patented Crystal Nail File with stylish Swarovski crystals, now with matching precision tweezers.

Swirls ‘N’ Stamps

April 16, 2012

Kim Hanzlik of Winnemucca, Nev., shows how with a simple color gel swirl and a Konad Stamp, any nail tech can do fun and festive nail art.

Secret Ingredient: Glitter

April 16, 2012

Glitter is tiny flecks of colored and reflective plastic used in the nail industry for its lustrous and luminescent effect on nails.

Behind the Scenes: Reflections of an Artist (April 2012 Cover Nails)

April 1, 2012

Maggie Franklin creates blue raindrop nail art with Swarovski crystals. Here's the step-by-step.

A Feast for the Feet (or Hands)

March 29, 2012

Food staples in your kitchen can be blended to create scrubs or masks to personalize any mani or pedi. Healing properties in the food benefit the skin, and nature’s comforting aromas soothe the soul.   

Top-Notch Education at Sea

March 21, 2012

Long-time competitor John Hauk has just announced a new venture — Cruise with the Nail Stars, hosted by John Hauk.

Foam Products

March 15, 2012

Fōm is a useful foam product designed for manicurists, so much so that the company says the name is an acronym for “friends of manicurists.”

Sweet Orange Creamsicle Pedicure

March 14, 2012

Unscented products are blended with sweet orange oil, orange zest, and vanilla in this pedicure that will remind your clients of the frozen treat with the same name.

Deluxe Delights

March 6, 2012

It’s OK to drool a bit when you read over decadent salon menus. Here are a handful of tempting treats dished out by fellow nail professionals.

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