June 6, 2014
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Canadian Hairdresser Mirror Awards showcasing the height of talent that exists in the Canadian beauty industry. Jenn Titre took home the title of Nail Technician of the Year.
Keywords: awards Canada Mirror Awards
June 3, 2014
During Premiere Orlando 2014, CND’s co-founder and style director Jan Arnold reaffirmed the professional nail care company’s commitment to the pro side of our industry when she introduced CND’s first-ever online education program for nail professionals — CND University or CNDU.
Keywords: Beauty Changes Lives CND CNDU continuing education online education
May 29, 2014
The applications came in for NAILS Next Top Nail Artist sponsored by CND. We excitedly read through every answer, watched YouTube video diaries, gazed in awe at nail art photos, and scoured social media to narrow it down to the Top 24.
Keywords: competitions nail art NAILS Next Top Nail Artist
May 28, 2014
Mundial is known for providing function with a twist.
Keywords: implements tweezers
May 19, 2014
In the April 2014 issue of Allure, nail blogger Jessica Washick used three contrasting hues to create a host of looks. The colors she used are: Julep's Malia, Rimmel London's Mintilicious, and Tom Ford's Beauty Sugar Dune.
Keywords: nail art
May 15, 2014
Glitter polish can be hard to keep on point, especially as a grown up. Allure's April issue explains how to make your nails a little more cocktail hours, and a little less sweet 16.
Keywords: glitter Kiss Products L'Oreal
May 12, 2014
Allure's April 2014 issue boasts the newest Spring trends: sophisticated and subtle nail art, along with cool shades.
Keywords: Essie OPI products Revlon Sally Hansen spring nail art
May 9, 2014
InStyle's April 2014 issue and manicurist Madeline Poole explain the DIY process for spring's top runway trends.
Keywords: Butter London Deborah Lippmann DIY Ginger + Liz Orly
May 7, 2014
April 2014's InStyle magazine tested products to see if they really work. Mischo's Luxury Nail Lacquer claims "green," and "all-natural." The testers ensured that while not totally green, these polishes are five-free, meaning they don't have formaldehyde, or formaldehyde resin, camphor, tolune, or dibutyl phthalate (DBP). Manicurist Madeline Poole gives the polish a two thumbs up for coverage, shine and the shape of the brush. InStyle testers were disappointed about quickly their nails chipped, but with a paper-heavy office job, chipping might be unavoidable.
Keywords: green products
May 7, 2014
The April 2014 issue of InStyle Magazine gives an expert tip for QPR (Quick Polish Rescue). Just add a drop of polish thinner to your favorite, yet hardened or seperated polished, give it a good shake, and paint away! The thinner pictured is Beauty Secrets Nail Polish Thinner.
Keywords: nail polish thinner
May 7, 2014
Elle's 2014 April issue focuses on two current trends in the nail world: nude polishes to match every skin tone, and a brief interview with Eri Handa, an editorial manicurist.
Keywords: Deborah Lippmann Essie Jin Soon Choi OPI products
May 2, 2014
NAILS editor Hannah Lee appeared on The Today Show on Friday, May 2, 2014, as the counterpoint voice to a new study that says UV nail lamp users may have an increased risk of skin cancer. Hannah pointed out that you are exposed to more UVA rays from natural sunlight walking or driving to the salon than you can in a UV lamp. Last year's study by Drs. Dowdy and Sayre is the benchmark we should all refer to.
Keywords: gel-polish gels Hannah Lee media coverage UV light safety
April 30, 2014
OPI is collaborating with The Coca-Cola Company and toy design company JAKKS Pacific.
April 30, 2014
Find out how nail tech Buddy Sims created his eye Godzilla eye in this step-by-step tutorial.
Keywords: Buddy Sims fantasy nail art gels nail art pop culture