MAGAZINE

February 2014 Issue

Nails: Melanie McCulley, Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Photographer: Odessy Barbu

Model: Vlada Varnavskaya from LA Models

Makeup: Katie Cordero

Stylist: Kendrick Osorio

Behind the Scenes: A Feather in Her Cap

February 28, 2014

Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based nail artist Melanie McCulley was the editor's choice winner for our 2014 Cover Tech Contest.

Thumb Palette

February 20, 2014

The Thumb Palette from LaVaque Professional is as brilliant as it is simple.

GELeration Essentials Kit

February 20, 2014

The GELeration Essentials Kit, by Jessica Cosmetics, features self-leveling formulas that bond to the natural nail while maintaining ultimate flexibility.

Nail Imaging System

February 20, 2014

Tat’z Nail’z is a new machine that can print designs virtually onto real or artificial nails in 10 seconds or less.

Intro Acrylic Kit

February 19, 2014

Star Pro’s Intro Acrylic Kit is a professional acrylic system that creates beautiful and durable results

Gella LED Hard Gel

February 19, 2014

ENP has added the newest LED version of hard gel for perfect gel enhancements to their line of Gella gel-polish and full line of ENP acrylics.

Gelavish Dual-it Base & Top Coat

February 19, 2014

INM’s Gelavish Dual-it Base & Top Coat is a thin, low-odor, self-leveling soak-off treatment gel.

New Colors for UV/LED Options Soak-Off Gel

February 19, 2014

Akzentz has added 16 colors to the UV/LED Options soak-off gel line.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrop Collection

February 19, 2014

The bright spring 2014 Goodie Goodie Gumdrop collection by Light Elegance is sweet in more ways than one.

Pedicure Products

February 19, 2014

Cuccio Naturalé offers three products for the perfect pedicure: detoxifying salt soak, micro exfoliation scrub, and purifying masque.

Hearts of Love

February 19, 2014

For Valentine’s Day, be sure to check out Pedi-Sox’s new Hearts of Love design featuring white, pink, and red hearts.

#38-B Pedicure Tool

February 19, 2014

Designed to cut the ingrown toenail, Antoine De Paris’ #38-B pedicure tool has a large handle that protects the user’s wrist from daily strain.

Drop ‘n GO

February 19, 2014

Duri’s Drop ‘n GO is designed with quick-drying silicones to protect nail polish from smudging while it dries.

ProFiles Zebra Sanding Bands

February 19, 2014

New from Americanails are the ProFiles Zebra Sanding Bands.

Body Couture Line

February 19, 2014

Entity’s Body Couture line was developed with hands and feet in mind and features a soak, scrub, lotion, and oil formulated with skin-loving ingredients like a coconut oil base to provide deep moisture.

Return of the Nail Wrap

February 19, 2014

As shorter nails trend, many nail techs are using nail wraps as a way to give their clients stability while still maintaining that natural look. And as nail wraps make their way back into the limelight, other creative product uses are emerging as well. 

Artistic Nail Design's Rock Hard Liquid-and-Powder Application

February 18, 2014

Artistic recently launched its Rock Hard Liquid-and-Powder Kits for creating natural looks, crisp smile lines, or customizable nail art.

Q&A: How do I prevent French manicures from chipping?

February 18, 2014

I’m noticing that my gel-polish French manicures aren’t lasting like full-color gel-polishes. The white is chipping off at the free edge. I know I swipe the end of the free edge or the tip so drying doesn’t pull it back. What could be causing this?

CND's Shellac Love Affair

February 18, 2014

Just in time for the season of love, CND offers a pairing of two romantic CND Shellac shades in a limited-edition collection.

Beginner Nail Art with Watercolor Paint

February 18, 2014

Kari McQuitty, an Amore educator and owner of the salon All About Nails, in Alberta, Canada, discovered that traditional watercolor paint meant for paper canvases makes a great introductory nail art medium.

Alfalfa's VersaTray

February 18, 2014

Alfalfa introduces its newest innovation, the versaTray and iPad holder. It’s an adjustable swivel tray that rotates 360-degrees so customers can enjoy their salon experience without moving from one workstation to another.

We Heart Spots

February 18, 2014

Learn how to create this trendy Valentine's Day nail design created by Sarah peterson, a nail tech at Salon Legacy in Rolla, Mo.

A Natural Nail's New BFF

February 18, 2014

Famous Names introduces IBX (comprised of IBX and IBX Repair), a new system that provides a shield against damage commonly associated with the soak-off process.

MiniLuxe Launches Moroccan Oil Pedi

January 31, 2014

Moroccan oil is the hot cosmetic ingredient right now. And now it’s on display as the key ingredient of the Moroccan Oil Pedicure at MiniLuxe.

DD Cream Mousse for Double Defense

January 30, 2014

“Take your clients’ feet from woe… to wow,” says Katharin von Gavel, founder and CEO of Footlogix. The company’s DD Cream Mousse is a super-hydrating yet lightweight, creamy mousse.

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