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Best Lil' Nail Show Texas 2018

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The Best Lil' Nail Show Texas took place March 16-19, 2018 in Houston. 

Keywords:  Alisha Rimando   Artistic Nail Design   Backscratchers   CND   Dazzle Dry  

18 Natural Nail Care Products to Add to Your Services

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From nail treatments to gentle polish and cuticle removers to lotions, these products will nourish natural nails. 

Keywords:  Bio Sculpture Gel   China Glaze   CND   Dazzle Dry   Diamond Cosmetics  

2018 Mural Contest: A Galaxy Far, Far Away

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From outer space to ancient Egypt, this year’s Mural Contest entries took us to faraway places. The judges loved winner Lexi Majack’s mural depicting Star Wars rebels Han, Luke, and Leia.

Keywords:  contests   mural contest   nail art contests   pop culture nail art  

Nails From NYFW A/W 2018

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Nail manufacturers collaborated with fashion designers for New York Fashion Week's fall runway shows. Check out the season's nail trends.

Keywords:  Essie   fashion   Fashion Week   Jin Soon Choi   JINsoon  


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The International Salon and Spa Expo came to the Long Beach Convention Center January 27-29, 2018. 

Keywords:  Aora Nails   Bio Sculpture Gel   Bio Seaweed Gel   Christrio   Contego  

Get Dipping With These Products

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Dipping is a fast, durable service that is becoming popular among nail techs and clients. If you're looking for the newest systems and colors, these products are a great place to get started.

Keywords:  Artistic Nail Design   Cuccio   dipping systems   Entity   Entity Beauty  

Cover Tech Contest 2018: Musical Magic

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Nail tech Kryssy Hawkins won the top spot this year with her edgy, colorful, DJ-inspired image. Stella Sampson’s delicate teatime design earned her the first-runner-up spot, while Ashton Harlan’s sharp chrome nails were the second-runner-up, and Eileen Fox’s Indian-flavored design was the third-runner-up.

Keywords:  contests   Cover Tech Contest  

What's Hot in Gel Base and Top Coats?

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You can’t have beautiful nails without top quality base and top coats. Fortunately, whether you’re using gel-polish or traditional gels, there are plenty of options.


NAILS Readers' Choice: Favorite New Products of 2017

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These 20 products won "Best New Product" in NAILS Readers' Choice Awards 2017.

Keywords:  acrylic dip powder   Akzentz   Bio Sculpture Gel   CND   color changing acrylic powder  

Sweater Weather Nail Art

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Cozy cardigans and ugly Christmas sweater parties come with cold winter weather, but there’s nothing ugly about these nails! Keep your fingertips warm and pretty with knitted nail art looks.

Keywords:  Christmas nail art   nail art   winter nail art  

Artist Session, Fall 2017

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NAILS joined sister publication Modern Salon for the first Artist Session in New York City to feature a nail technician. 

Keywords:  Artist Session   Beth Livesay   China Glaze   doing nails for photo shoots   IBD  

Nail Art With an Attitude of Gratitude

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we asked nail artists across the country to express their gratitude using the tools they love most: their nail art supplies. 

Keywords:  holiday nail art   nail art  

22 Retail Products for the Holiday Rush

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During the winter holiday season, your clients will be looking for the perfect stocking stuffers for friends and family — and treats to pamper themselves, too. Offer these festive polish colors, calming scents, and charming gift packages to delight and de-stress clients overwhelmed by the shopping rush.

Keywords:  Ardell   BCL Spa   Body Drench   China Glaze   Christrio  

Show Me Your: Chandelier

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Here’s a bright idea: Give clients a taste of luxury by hanging a sparkling chandelier in your salon. 

Keywords:  salon decor/design  

Get the Cat Eye Effect With Gel-Polish

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This feline fad is all about giving your nails the reflective, dimensional look of a cat’s eye. 

Keywords:  Aora Nails   Bio Sculpture Gel   cat eye   Crystal Nails   Gel II  


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