Westerners are cultivating an appreciation for the ancient Eastern philosophies and practices. Here are some Eastern twists on a few salon services.
Don’t have quite enough room in your salon for a full-fledged pedicure throne? Today’s crop of pedicure carts and footbaths offer comfort, style, and pampering for both the client and pedicurist.
Electric file bits come in tons of different shapes and sizes to fill every filing need. We’ve collected a variety of basic bits — and some of the more obscure — to help you find the perfect bit for every job.
Colored gels are poised to make a splash in nail art. Here are some designs to give you some ideas of gel's versatility.
Started in 2002, the Beautytech Strut Your Stuff online nail art and enhancement contest has truly become an international event, with entrants from such far-flung locales as Tokyo, Singapore, Poland, and the Netherlands.
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. Browse through the best of the contests through the years.
Get inspired by these 11 great takes on the Pink Ribbon.
Ten nail artists say “thank you” to moms everywhere.
To help you find your ideal file, we've rounded up a variety of machines and highlighted specifications of interest -- from ergonomic handpieces to volt-change capabilities to battery operation.
In this gallery, view the self-portraits of top nail artists: how they see themselves, on the tip of a nail.
Get back to your inner child with this month's fall polish preview. Not just for little girls, our paper dolls make dressing up your clients' nails as easy as child's play -- now snip to it!
We gave 10 innovative nails techs a hodge-podge of items and instructed them to create five nail tips using only the items in their box full of goodies. As you can see, all came away with different creations using exactly the same materials.
Seven nail artists were asked to create a range of designs for brides-to-be using the most popular wedding themes — beach, country, fantasy, and garden.
"Uniform” doesn’t have to mean identical, cookie-cutter, or always consistent. Check out these fashion-forward salon uniforms — perfect for salons with a sense of style.
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