One of the reasons clients love gel-polish is because it provides a longer-lasting manicure (or pedicure) when compared to lacquer. With most gel-polishes promising to last two weeks or more, there was a 20% uptick in 2013 (according to NAILS Big Book 2013-2014) in gel-polish services to meet growing client demand. While lacquer hasn’t disappeared from everyone’s radar, a new breed of it might give gel-polish a run for its money.
Browse through the gallery to see how your favorite brands match up to the rich vino shade.
The Choice is Up to You: We asked you what your favorite professional nail products are and you told us. Thanks for picking your favorites for NAILS 11th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
Check out some of the great nail art created by Adore Dolls Parlour, located in Varsity Lakes on the Gold Coast of Australia.
Add stocking stuffers to your salon’s retail section to create a simplified grab-and-go gift selection your clients will thank you for.
Given the degree of difficulty involved, we are simply blown away by the talent on display in the winning entries to our first Celebrity Face Off competition.
We asked nail techs to show us where they create. Here’s a look at the studios, desks, and workspaces where masterpieces are made.
Raise awareness for breast cancer this month and inspire a good deed by purchasing a couple of these pink items for your salon.
Fashion Month has kicked off trend-setting nail looks for the next six months. Here's what walked the runway and what you can expect to see in Spring/Summer 2015.
Celebrated on November 1, Day of the Dead is an ancient ritual when the living commune with the dead, and it usually includes traditional offerings of sugar skulls, marigolds, and the deceased’s favorite foods or possessions. Help your clients celebrate the day with detailed sugar skull nail art.
A look at the backstage goings-on at NYFW Spring/Summer 2015.
Monochromatic nail art features designs containing variations of a single color to create optical effects. Take cues from these nail artists and discover inspiration behind multi-toned manicures.
The technique-focused four-day workshop, hosted by Ann Chang and Yire Castillo, aimed to fill the gaps in education to leave nail students and professionals more confident in their salon skills and services.
These brands have a soft spot for soak-off gels.
These companies prove it’s not hard to find a strong, glossy traditional gel.
Substance that gives paint or nail polish color, derived from natural or synthetic materials that have been ground into fine powders.
Am I losing my touch applying acrylics?
Should I have a TV in my salon?
What low-cost extras do you provide that clients perceive as having a high value?
Do I need a special permit to do medical pedicures?
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