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6th Global Nail Cup, Korea: Awards

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The international judges of the 6th Global Nail Cup presented awards and tropies to the winners.

Keywords:  competitions   Global Nail Cup   international   Odyssey  

Spring 2012 Polish Preview: Luck Be a Lady

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Showcasing this season’s bright and bold color choices, we don’t think it’s safe to bet on black — or red.

Keywords:  polish   polish preview   seasonal products   spring nail art   trends  

Spring 2012 Color Trends from the Pantone Institute

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Spring colors likewise reflect differing moods, encapsulating vivid brights, soft muted tones, and fun-loving pastels.

Keywords:  fashion   Pantone   seasonal services   trends  

The Magic of Marbleizing Nail Art

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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.

Keywords:  marbleizing techniques  

On Your Marks, Get Set, E-File!

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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.

Keywords:  electric files  

ISSE 2012 (Long Beach, Calif.)

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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.

Keywords:  CND   Famous Names   Gehwol   INM   Katie Cazorla  

Walk on the Wild Side: Animal Print Nail Art

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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.

Keywords:  animal print nail art   nail art  

Salon Window Displays: 6 Examples

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Turn passers-by into walk-in clients with a creative window display. Six salons share the displays that work for them.

Keywords:  marketing/promotions   polish displays   product displays   salon decor/design  

Mini Masterpiece Nail Art Contest 2011

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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.

Keywords:  contests   handpainted nail art   mini masterpiece   Wisconsin  

Nail Trends from the Spring 2012 Fashion Week Runways

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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.

Keywords:  China Glaze   CND   Color Club   Dashing Diva   Essie  

Tweet Talk Your Clients

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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?

Keywords:  social media   Twitter  

Decorated Sanitation Items: 5 Great Ideas

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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.

Keywords:  salon decor/design   salon sanitation  

Cover Tech Contest 2012: An Eye for Beauty

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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.

Keywords:  contests   Cover Tech Contest   nail art contests  

Nailympics 2011 (Long Beach, Calif.)

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Let the [Nail] Games Begin.

Keywords:  competitions   fantasy nail art   Nailympics  

International Beauty Expo 2011

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The International Beauty Expo took place October 23 and 24 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California.

Keywords:  California   ENP Nail Designs   Essie   LeChat   Nailympics  

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