The winners of this year’s Nail Mural Contest are a testament to their creators’ hard work, focus, and inspiration.
In contrast with last year’s bright, bold colors, this year, we’re seeing a more muted palette — think vine-ripened fruits and fresh-harvested veggies. Let your clients sink their teeth into this fresh crop of color.
For spring 2011, designers continue to satisfy consumers’ need to escape everyday challenges with intriguing color combinations that transport them to foreign lands.
Clean neutral nails returned to the runways of New York Spring Fashion Week, though a few designers opted for bold colors and unique nail art looks.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked nail artists to create candy-themed designs. From handpainted wonders to actual embedded candy wrappers, these nails are sweet treats that look good enough to eat!
Nail techs share their manicure station set-ups. It's a revealing look at form, function, and personality.
This year’s NAILS Cover Tech competition was truly international in scope. Our winner, Kelly-Marie Daly, hails from County Cork in Ireland, and our three runners-up represent Canada, the United States, and Slovenia.
The Premiere Show in Birmingham, Ala., (held September 18-19, 2010) is only a four-hour drive from nail tech Jill Wright's home in Kentucky. Here’s a look at her time at the show.
NAILS is pleased to announce the 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards, a round-up of YOUR favorite products by category, covering everything from acrylic systems to ventilation units. Now in its seventh year, NAILS Readers’ Choice Awards are selected exclusively by YOU, the readers of NAILS Magazine, from a list of nominees supplied directly by the manufacturers of the products themselves.
There's no time like the present to roll out the new holiday-themed sets and sweet-smelling treats that clients wait for all year. This festive time of year is perfect for offering special gifts and holiday services that are sure to appeal to the merrymaker in everyone.
Stock up on these hard surface and implement cleaners, then be sure to talk up your sanitation and disinfection practices to your clientele. If you strictly follow the instructions on the product labels, you’ll be well on your way to keeping your clients safe — and sold on your salon.
We have gathered the latest brush-on gel polish available at the time of printing, but more companies are finishing development on lines of their own.
Nails get eerily enchanting for Halloween with tons of vampy polishes and glittering appliqués. Glow-in-the-dark gels and mysterious side effects add fun details for the spooky month.
This month the beauty industry is passionate about pink. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, your favorite nail manufacturers are making donations to life-saving charities when you purchase their products.
Designer salon aprons are being developed by apparel designers as chic alternatives to your basic cover-up with two strings and a pocket. Here’s a sampling of some of the cutest designs.
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