LED (light-emitting diode) technology is one of the hottest trends in nails right now. In a mad dash to keep up, manufacturers are coming up with new LED lamps designed to cure gels faster and smarter than older-gen UV models. NAILS illuminates the basics of an LED lamp’s anatomy and offers a buyer’s guide to the latest generation of these amped-up lamps.
1,017 exhibitors and 30,000 attendees experienced the high energy that Cosmoprof North America serves up consistently year after year.
An iconic World War II-era black-and-white photo was the subject of this year’s winning entry. Nail tech Amber Dunson’s skillful artwork captures the exuberance of an American sailor celebrating V-J Day with a kiss in Times Square.
It's Comic-Con weekend in San Diego! Here are some nails fit for the comic-book fan in everyone. But whose side are you on? Are you a superhero or are you a villain?
Viet Fashion Week (VFW) celebrated high fashion and styles from leading Vietnamese fashion designers on April 2-3, growing into a two-night red carpet event.
Check out photos from around the show floor at IBS Las Vegas that took place on June 20-22, 2015.
More and more, salon owners are looking for creative ways to market. Are these hand displays the perfect way to showcase retail items? Or the perfect way to scare off customers?
Take your clients’ love of embellishment to the next level. The newest trend in nail art is to put a rock on it. These exotic embellishments can make nails look all the more ornate. See how these nail techs rocked this new fad and unearth some inspiration.
A.I.I. presented Beauty Zone, Kashi Beauty, and Nails West with keys to customized vans as part of the A.I.I. Partner Sales Incentive Program.
Nail art is meant to be enjoyed by all 20 of a client’s digits. If you’re stuck on what to paint, we suggest drawing inspiration from these four summer-ready trends that can easily be translated onto toes. Fourth of July, neon, tropical, and nautical offerings are a great way to get clients’ feet wet when it comes to nail art.
The NailTech Network Orlando Social was a great success, and lots of fun was had by all. BeautyTech.com and NAILS Magazine co-hosted this year's festivities.
Brides who think outside the box will want standout nails in colors other than white. Make a set as different as they are for an unexpected nail look.
For couples who want to get away, design tips based on a wedding’s setting. Look to Europe, wine country, or somewhere tropical for inspiration.
Brides who are a bit old-fashioned will love replicating classic looks. Take a cue from old pearls, family heirlooms, embroidery, beading, or even a borrowed wedding dress to create nail art that will be treasured for years to come.
White, lace, and French twists are safe bets for the traditional bride. These styles are understated, yet sophisticated enough to go with any floor-length gown in a church, outdoors, or at a family home.
The official term for any type of body odor from sweat, including the odor on your feet, is bromhidrosis.
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