Once relegated to men, a matte finish is now being touted by women everywhere as a fresh, edgy, and confident style. The lack of glossiness increases the impact of the polish color itself, letting it “wow” without any distractions.
Matte finishes, moon manicures, metallics, and nudes made up an exciting nail scene at New York Fashion Week, which took place September 10-17. This gallery is an expanded version of the article in the February 2010 issue of NAILS Magazine.
So what are your favorite products? We’ve tallied the votes and are happy to announce the winners of the 2009 NAILS Readers’ Choice Awards.
To help combat germs in the salon, knowledge, a commitment to your clients, and an assortment of professional sanitation methods can keep you in the clean.
Manufacturers have come out with a ton of new products for this upcoming holiday season to help techs and owners increase a little on retail and get a boost in a tough year. Here’s a sampling of what’s out there.
“Toolkits” don’t always have to include hammers, pliers, and screwdrivers. NAILS presents the ultimate guide to implements specifically for nail techs, plus a handy list of manufacturers that will help you complete your own collection.
This year an American icon turned 50. And to help celebrate Barbie’s big day, we asked nail techs to honor her in their art. Cheers to you, Barbie, you look as good as ever!
Salon owners share how they created privacy in their salons without actual walls — using drapes, dividers, or whatever else was at their disposal.
Take a look at these fabulous mini-masterpieces, including Megan Acevedo’s beautiful depiction of Andrew Wyeth’s painting “Flour Mill.”
A modern spin on the classic 1950s “how to be a better housewife” tips, we’ve got you covered in common stain removal. And to put the final twist on it, we present you with a myriad of coffee, red wine, and lipstick stains all made out of this fall’s new polish collections.
Let these nail art tips serve as inspiration for designs you might offer clients in the salon this October.
Breast cancer has touched nearly all of our lives. This October, you can raise awareness while you raise funds to battle this powerful disease. Check out these special promotions offered by your nail manufacturers to aid in the fight.
The four classical elements — air, fire, earth, and water — have appeared over the ages in many different forms. We asked five nail artists for their own interpretations.
Soaking off faster than a speeding bullet while staying stronger than a locomotive, these soak-off gels will have clients believing you’re the Wonder Woman (or Superman) of nail techs in no time at all.
Every day there are opportunities to save, and it’s really easy to do once you identify where the waste is happening. From buying bulk sizes to shopping for furniture at a swap meet, these little things can make a difference in your budget.
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