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NAILS Readers' Choice: Favorite New Products of 2017

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These 20 products won "Best New Product" in NAILS Readers' Choice Awards 2017.

Keywords:  acrylic dip powder   Akzentz   Bio Sculpture Gel   CND   color changing acrylic powder  

Sweater Weather Nail Art

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Cozy cardigans and ugly Christmas sweater parties come with cold winter weather, but there’s nothing ugly about these nails! Keep your fingertips warm and pretty with knitted nail art looks.

Keywords:  Christmas nail art   nail art   winter nail art  

Artist Session, Fall 2017

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NAILS joined sister publication Modern Salon for the first Artist Session in New York City to feature a nail technician. 

Keywords:  Artist Session   Beth Livesay   China Glaze   doing nails for photo shoots   IBD  

Nail Art With an Attitude of Gratitude

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we asked nail artists across the country to express their gratitude using the tools they love most: their nail art supplies. 

Keywords:  holiday nail art   nail art  

22 Retail Products for the Holiday Rush

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During the winter holiday season, your clients will be looking for the perfect stocking stuffers for friends and family — and treats to pamper themselves, too. Offer these festive polish colors, calming scents, and charming gift packages to delight and de-stress clients overwhelmed by the shopping rush.

Keywords:  Ardell   BCL Spa   Body Drench   China Glaze   Christrio  

Show Me Your: Chandelier

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Here’s a bright idea: Give clients a taste of luxury by hanging a sparkling chandelier in your salon. 

Keywords:  salon decor/design  

Get the Cat Eye Effect With Gel-Polish

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This feline fad is all about giving your nails the reflective, dimensional look of a cat’s eye. 

Keywords:  Aora Nails   Bio Sculpture Gel   cat eye   Crystal Nails   Gel II  

Salon Fanatic Tour 2017

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Executive editor Beth Livesay traveled coast to coast touring salons and talking to nail techs. Here are her pictures from the road.

Keywords:  Buddy Sims   cover techs   Maisie Dunbar   nail art   nail polish  

Celebrity Face-Off 2017: Team Spirit and Stardom

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Knieya Peterson’s quirky tribute to the 1993 baseball movie The Sandlot and Beth Elliott’s detailed painting of Rihanna both captured the judges’ imaginations, leading to a tie for top place! These two worthy winners are joined by excellent entries representing celebrities from Gene Simmons to Queen Elizabeth II. 

Keywords:  Celebrity Face Off Contest   contests   handpainted nail art   nail art contests  

Add Inspiration to Your Nail Art Pics

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Manicurist and blogger Chelsea King gives advice on taking nail photos that stand out.

Keywords:  Instagram   nail art   photographing nails   Pinterest  

Nails From NYFW S/S 2018

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Nail manufacturers and fashion designers alike looked ahead to spring/summer 2018. See the nail trends that debuted on the runway for the coming seasons.

Keywords:  CND   Deco Miami   Dermelect   Essie   Fashion Week  

Mini Masterpiece 2017 Winners: Feline Grace

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Congratulations to this year’s Mini Masterpiece winner Stella Sampson, who skillfully captured the fine details and striking colors of “Audubon” by Marjorie Sarnat, a painting sure to win over any cat lover (and the judges). This year’s contest received dozens of amazing nail art entries featuring art from Dali to Banksy.  

Keywords:  competitions   handpainted nail art   mini masterpiece   nail art  

InternatioNAILS: Germany

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Gain insight into the nail industry in Germany.

Keywords:  European nail industry   German nail industry   Germany   industry research  

Cosmoprof North America 2017

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View photos from the award-winning Cosmoprof North America trade show, held July 9-11 2017.

Keywords:  Akzentz   American Dawn   Apres Nail   Ashley Gregory   Bio Seaweed Gel  

Readers’ Favorite Pedicure Products

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Whether you’re looking for foot spas, scrubs, soaks, lotions, or tools and implements, the choices for pedicure products can be overwhelming. Take a tip from your fellow techs when choosing new foot care items. For the NAILS 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards, our readers chose these products as their favorite options for pampering clients’ feet. 

Keywords:  Belava   CND   Cuccio Naturale   feet   foot care  

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