The winner of NAILS’ 2012 Nail Mural Contest pays homage to some of our era’s greatest musicians. Check out the detail in this hand-painted mural by Robert Nguyen and in these other impressive entries.
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The marbleizing nail art technique is so simple — just swirl colors together to make them look like the technique namesake of marbles — and so flexible.
Like finely-tuned sports cars, e-files are racing into the next generation of nail techs who are ready to buff, sand, and backfill like the best of them. Here’s a roundup of the top electric files on the market to get you up to speed.
The 2012 International Salon & Spa Expo Long Beach (ISSE Long Beach) saw an energetic crowd of over 40,000 beauty professionals (up slightly from 2011) from around the world attend the show.
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Unleash your and your clients’ feisty sides with animal print-inspired nail art. With a stroke of your brush, a leopard can change its spots or a zebra can magically become rainbow-hued.
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NAILS would like to salute all the masters of their craft who submitted entries to our annual Mini-Masterpiece Contest. Special congratulations go to Vaida Indrasiute-Stefanek of Wisconsin Dells, Wis., who took on Van Gogh and triumphed.
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We saw tons of custom nail designs – created to specifically complement the presented garments. There were some fierce brights, inspired by the ’60s.
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The 160 characters that your salon’s Twitter profile is granted as a description can really say it all. Here are 15 salons’ self-proclaimed first impressions. How does yours stack up?
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Decorating these must-have items, such as disinfectant jars and trays, is a great way to get a customized look while also drawing clients’ attention to your focus on salon sanitation.
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First there were a dozen finalists, now there’s one winner. Nail tech Ruth Deruddere of Belgium captured the most votes in this year’s Cover Tech Contest with her oh-so-lovely nail design that employs a water-marbling technique.
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