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.
Our friends at Swedish nail magazine naglar i norden turned us on to two nail sensations in Europe: Iryna Giblett and Margarita Belska.
When it comes to electric-filing, there are many ways to incorrectly apply a bit and do damage to nail plates. But with a little care, and a lot of practice, an efile can become a tech’s best friend.
We’ve rounded up some scrubs and masks to help give you an idea of the diversity that’s out there so you can find some that perfectly fit your services.
For the second year in a row, the extraordinary talent of nail tech Dawn Minton won over the judges of NAILS’ annual Mini-Masterpiece Contest.
Break free of the usual pink-and-white constraints with this creative gallery of alternative French nail art styles. Get inspired with bold colors, unique filing, and clever smile lines.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we can all make a difference with these special products from professional salon manufacturers. Click into our gallery to see how you can help raise awareness and raise funds.
There's a sparkle and shine to the fall's latest nail polish colors. When we saw them all, we had a "gem" of an idea: to shoot the polishes as if they were creating the gemstones themselves.
This gallery showcases unique goods available for retailing in your salon. General information and website links give you the scoop on cool items to enliven your retail business.
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.
There is nothing that can more quickly relax a client (or tech) than a beautifully designed pedicure area. Peruse these pedicure areas for ideas on chair placement, ergonomics, decor, color schemes, and furniture choices.
Also called a hardener; applied to the natural nail before the base coat.
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Should the salon owner do nails herself?
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