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Trend Watch: Neon

August 9, 2018 | Article

Ultra bright colors make nails pop.

Valerie Ducharme Named NAILS Next Top Nail Artist

August 9, 2018 | Article

Valerie Ducharme was crowned the winner of Season 5 in front of 24 fellow techs from Quebec, international beauty press, competition sponsors, and 20 NTNA alums.

Take a Tip From Tracy Vinson: Use Cupcake Toppers for Candy Ball Nails

August 2, 2018 | Article

Orly education ambassador Tracy Vinson discovered a simple trick for creating the trendy candy ball or bubble flower for nails: She uses a cupcake topper instead of a dotting tool to make the candy ball.

Pin-spirational Nail Art

July 10, 2018 | Article

Follow these steps to create this cool, punk-inspired, safety pin nail look.

Take a Tip From Wende Thummel: Improving Your Time on a Nail Art Design

July 6, 2018 | Article

The best way to perfect a new nail art design, says Artistic Nail Design international educator Wende Thummel, is to pick one design you want to learn, then spend an entire week practicing it on every client you can.

Atlanta Tech Self-Publishes Nail Art Magazine

July 5, 2018 | Article

 Nail tech Marlette Robinson launched her own self-published nail magazine, Nail Design 101, six years ago.

Upgrade Your Nail Art Arsenal

July 2, 2018 | Article

Is your nail art kit in need of a serious upgrade? These trends and techniques will help you master the latest styles so you can keep on wowing your clients with your skills. Don’t worry — we won’t tell them how easy these looks can be!

Trend Watch: Logomania

June 20, 2018 | Article

Give favorite brands a shout-out.

Behind the Scenes: Sparkly Snow Cone-Inspired Nails

June 18, 2018 | Article

This sparkly, textured set is the essence of fun summer nails that look good enough to eat.

Yara Shahidi Wears Essie for National Nail Polish Day

June 11, 2018 | Article

For National Nail Polish Day, Yara Shahidi got a fresh Essie manicure by celebrity manicurist Emi Kudo. Find out how to create this fun, sporty nail art look.

Gel-Polish Soaks Off in Water

May 22, 2018 | Article

Christrio’s Diamond Gloss Gel Polish is made of natural resin, and requires no base coat, top coat, or cleansing.

The Art of Acrylic Nail Art Designs

May 22, 2018 | Article

Acrylic can be used for more than a classic French or a base for polish. The #notpolish hashtag on Instagram has become a popular way for nail techs to showcase amazing art created solely with acrylic powder. We asked skilled acrylic artists to share some of their favorite designs, tutorials, and acrylic tips.

Create Highly Pigmented Art With Bio Sculpture Gel Kit

May 21, 2018 | Article

Bio Sculpture Gel’s new High Pigment Nail Art Kit includes eight highly pigmented primary color gels, eight puffer applicators, a metal plate, and a selection of art stencils including butterflies, bows, and hearts.

Who Will Win NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Season 5?

May 15, 2018 | Article

In the landmark fifth season of the competition, NAILS Next Top Nail Artist moves its finale to Premiere Orlando to name a winner. Halley Fortenberry, Hemi Park, and Valerie Ducharme will all compete for the biggest title in the nail industry after eight months of online challenges.

Bridal Nails Unveiled

May 15, 2018 | Article

NAILS Next Top Nail Artist competitor Sammi Newell of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada, won the second challenge of Season 5 with her vintage wedding gown design

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