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OPI for Stella McCartney and Opening Ceremony Resort 2018

June 20, 2017 | Article

Celebrity nail artists Tom Bachik and Naomi Yasuda created stunning nail looks using OPI nail lacquers for Stella McCartney and Opening Ceremony Resort 2018.

CND for Moschino Resort 2018

June 9, 2017 | Article

Miss Pop and team CND made 32 sets of glittery nails for Moschino's resort 2018 show.

Morgan Haile’s Wedding Nails Done by Dad

May 30, 2017 | Article

Last August, Gelish founder and nail tech Danny Haile, had the honor of doing his daughter's nails for the big day.

Wedding Nails Around the World

May 23, 2017 | Article

Brides in the U.S. traditionally wear white, but countries around the world have a variety of traditional colors and styles for wedding attire. We asked four nail techs to create these nail art designs inspired by the patterns and colors of international bridal couture.

Tracey Lee Named NAILS Next Top Nail Artist

May 17, 2017 | Article

Tracey Lee is not new to the nail industry. She has done everything from teaching to judging to vlogging, but now she can say she has truly done it all. The Eindhoven, Netherlands-based tech flew to Chicago in March where she was crowned the champion of Season 4.

Nail Nation Expo & Competition Debuts in Edmonton

May 16, 2017 | Article

This new global competition, organized and cofounded by Sammi “Sparkles” Newell, was created so competitors could have a place to grow and expand their boundaries. 

Nails for the Artistic Bride

May 16, 2017 | Article

Alisha Rimando Botero shares her advice on creating nails for the non-conformist bride.

Peacock Nail Art from India's Nailinar

May 12, 2017 | Article

Cuccio Educator Anubhooti Khanna was the winner of the Best Traditional Dress category of Mrs. India Queen of Substance for her peacock nail design.

Meet Eichi Matsunaga, Japan's Male Nail Master

May 11, 2017 | Article

Well-known by the fashion elite, Eichi Matsunaga is the next great nailist to come to the States via Japan.

5 Minimalist Nail Art Concepts to Attract New Customers

April 28, 2017 | Article

Simple and elegant, minimalist nail art designs are easy for beginning artists to replicate and a client favorite. Minimalist designs generally involve executing basic lines, dots, and curves.

Salon-Modded Nails: Award-Winning Nail Art Made Wearable

April 28, 2017 | Article

The extravagant designs of nail art competitions aren't always practical for everyday wear, but they can be amazing inspiration for wearable nail art. Learn how the industry’s top nail artists take their award-winning designs down a notch for everyday clients.

On the Road: The Nail Room

April 27, 2017 | Article

The Nail Room is a quick 45-minute drive from any of the world-class ski resorts in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Trend Watch: Greenery

April 26, 2017 | Article

A fresh, zesty yellow-green shade revives and renews. 

Photographer Publishes Paint & Polish

April 20, 2017 | Article

Photographer Helen Maurene Cooper recently released her book, Paint & Polish: Cultural Economy and Visual Culture from the West Side. Cooper spent eight years building relationships with nail techs, salon owners, and clients in Chicago to take the photos that appeared in this book. NAILS spoke with the photographer and author about why she found the subject of nails so fascinating.

Call for Entries: NAILS Mini Masterpiece Contest

March 21, 2017 | Article

NAILS’ Mini Masterpiece Contest allows you to express your creativity and show off your skills while channeling your inner DaVinci, Picasso, or O’Keeffe.

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