In the year 2000, the editors of NAILS decided it would be fun to have a nail technician reader create the cover for one issue and so we started the Cover Tech Contest. Every year, we get hundreds of beautiful entries, creative concepts, and astonishing photographs.
From paintings to pieces of clothing to everyday street scenes, nail artists find myriad ways to get their creative juices flowing. We asked several nail artists to tell us what inspires them to create their miniature works of art -- and show us a few examples.
Whether your clients celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa or celebrate nothing at all, you'll enjoy the ideas from our readers for seasonal nail art. Browse through these editor's favorites from nail art submitted by our readers over the years.
Ram Products has been manufacturing micromotor products for 22 years for use by dentists, podiatrists and jewelers. Their line of electric files and accessories for the professional nail technician are available online and though distributors.
We asked techs to make some holiday-inspired nail designs you can try for yourself this year. From Christmas to Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah to the Winter Solstice, we’ve got a design for everyone!
From Acrylics to Wraps — and everything in between — NAILS announces the winners of our fifth annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
Six talented nail artists present their designs to help moms and their daughters bond. Whether your clients are mother/daughter duos who love to look the same or would rather express their individuality we’ve got something for you to choose from.
While providing only minimal directions and options, the editors at NAILS commissioned five nails agents to create individual works of art on three separate missions.
Looking to offer an edgier style of nail art to your clients when butterflies and flowers just won't do the trick? Get inspired by these tattoo nail s to push the boundaries and appeal to a different type of client.
From nail polish to pumice files, your favorite nail manufacturers have offered up cute and celebratory ways to increase your bottom line -- while spreading holiday cheer.
Throughout the last two decades, NAILS has chronicled the best of nail styles, from thick and square to thin and oval. Here, a look back at the highlights — the fabulous, the frivolous, and the truly influential.
Looking at these nails — all created by Russian nail professionals — it seems anything is possible with liquid, powder, and a little imagination. Peter the Great would be proud.
Peggy Jakob-Kissner of Nagelatelier Exquisit in Ostheim, Germany, has memorialized the notable sights of Ostheim to share with clients and to show off to NAILS readers.
Holiday nail art can be silly or sophisticated, bold or demure. Your clients are sure to find something right for them in these designs.
Spectacular. Amazing. Impressive. You can take your pick of adjectives, since all of them describe the quality and range of entries to NAILS' annual Nail Mural Contest. These diminutive works of art continue to enchant us all.
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How do you track your sales and other records throughout the year?
Is there a business-related New Year’s resolution you find yourself making every year?
Reader to Reader: Are you still loyal to the product brands you learned with in nail school?
Reader to Reader: What solutions do you have for handling extremely obese clients respectfully?
Reader to Reader: Have you ever turned a client away due to signs of a nail infection?
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