San Francisco-based nail artist Sonia “G” Molina honored Eryka Badu, the inspiration behind many of her creative works, in her winning nail portrait. Take a look at Badu and the other famous faces commemorated by this year’s contest participants.
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LED (light-emitting diode) technology is one of the hottest trends in nails right now. In a mad dash to keep up, manufacturers are coming up with new LED lamps designed to cure gels faster and smarter than older-gen UV models. NAILS illuminates the basics of an LED lamp’s anatomy and offers a buyer’s guide to the latest generation of these amped-up lamps.
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An iconic World War II-era black-and-white photo was the subject of this year’s winning entry. Nail tech Amber Dunson’s skillful artwork captures the exuberance of an American sailor celebrating V-J Day with a kiss in Times Square.
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Viet Fashion Week (VFW) celebrated high fashion and styles from leading Vietnamese fashion designers on April 2-3, growing into a two-night red carpet event.
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Check out photos from around the show floor at IBS Las Vegas that took place on June 20-22, 2015.
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More and more, salon owners are looking for creative ways to market. Are these hand displays the perfect way to showcase retail items? Or the perfect way to scare off customers?
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Take your clients’ love of embellishment to the next level. The newest trend in nail art is to put a rock on it. These exotic embellishments can make nails look all the more ornate. See how these nail techs rocked this new fad and unearth some inspiration.
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Nail art is meant to be enjoyed by all 20 of a client’s digits. If you’re stuck on what to paint, we suggest drawing inspiration from these four summer-ready trends that can easily be translated onto toes. Fourth of July, neon, tropical, and nautical offerings are a great way to get clients’ feet wet when it comes to nail art.
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Brides who think outside the box will want standout nails in colors other than white. Make a set as different as they are for an unexpected nail look.
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For couples who want to get away, design tips based on a wedding’s setting. Look to Europe, wine country, or somewhere tropical for inspiration.
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