May 2016 Issue

Nails: Winnie Huang, Vancouver, Canada
Photographer: Stacy Golden Photography
Model: Marta Petrushkevych, Ford Models Agency

Becker Is Back on the Competition Circuit

May 4, 2016

Masterworks founder Amy Becker is happy to be back in the competition arena after a few years off.

Famous Flowers Matte Nail Art

May 3, 2016

Faced with a challenge to create a new approach to paint roses on nails, Georgia O’Keeffe’s famous floral canvases came to mind.

Sweater Nail Art with N.O.Q. Gelly Queen 3-D Gel

May 3, 2016

Now you can create 3-D, embossed nail designs even faster and easier. 

Young Nails SlickPour Powder Coat System

May 3, 2016

With a service that’s clean and fast, you’ll discover the durability and staying power of the glossy powder coat finish.

How-To: Textured Geode Design

May 3, 2016

Put your crafting skills to the test with an out-of–the-box nail design that is perfect for the start of summer.

E-Books for Nail Artists

May 3, 2016

In these e-books, you’ll find a lot of images, not just theory or plain text.

Behind the Scenes: Owl Nails Taking Flight

May 1, 2016

It’s been a whirlwind year for Winnie Huang, this month’s cover tech and the winner of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist for Season Three.

Something to Talk About: Working With Unknown Product

April 22, 2016

We all love to gain new clients, but sometimes that first appointment comes with a few surprises. What should you say when you see a potential problem from the product already on the nail?

Celebrating Aging Hands of Moms and Clients

April 20, 2016

For Mother's Day we pay tribute to the aging hands that cared for us -- and that you see every day at the manicure table.

Cosmos Collection

April 19, 2016

The planets in our solar system inspired Bio Seaweed Gel’s new Cosmos Collection of gel-polishes.

Intensive Moisturizing Hand Masks

April 19, 2016

Satin Smooth offers a retail display of 24 Intensive Moisturizing Hand Masks.

The Course Safety Bit

April 19, 2016

The Course Safety Bit is the perfect marriage between Young Nails’ X Cut Carbide and a safety bit.

ProFiles Zebra Sanding Bands

April 19, 2016

For the e-file aficionado, Americanails is offering ProFiles Zebra Sanding Bands.

Gardenia Woods Spa System

April 19, 2016

This spa treatment includes a soak, scrub, masque, and lotion that work together to replenish the skin, leaving it hydrated and softened. 

Purple Terminator Foot File

April 19, 2016

Tammy Taylor’s Purple Terminator Foot File can quickly combat the toughest of calluses.

Gel Play

April 19, 2016

Gel Play from Akzéntz is a line of gels designed specifically for nail art.

Presto Bambina

April 19, 2016

Presto Bambina by Nail Labo introduces the Art Liner line that includes nine new gel-polish colors packed in a striper brush bottle.

Marshmallow Melt Hand Cream

April 19, 2016

Comfort hands with the rich softness of shea butter cream that nourishes dry skin.

Aura Collection

April 19, 2016

Embracing the season of growth and renewal, the Aura Collection from Kiara Sky features stylish neutrals and cool pastel shades.

Signature Service: Brandy Punch Spa Pedicure

April 13, 2016

On the Menu
A tingly, citrusy soak puts your client in the mood to groove, or maybe even hula, as it moisturizes and calms tired legs and feet. A mouthwatering Brandy Pear Sea Salt Body Polish then scrubs away dead skin and leaves skin feeling smooth as silk. Next, your client will savor the smoothness with a honey and papaya hydration wrap. The tropical sun sets on this decadent delight with a Citrine Beach Body Milk Lotion Massage.

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