June 11, 2012 | Article
When a bride-to-be chooses you to create her wedding day nail look, it’s important to make the nails complement the overall look and theme of the wedding and reception. What do her invitations look like? What about bridesmaid dresses and accessories? Four nail techs pitch nail ideas to brides based on their wedding schemes.
May 17, 2012 | Article
Professional nail techs of all levels taking a little help where they can get it — from easy-to-use nail art stamping kits.
May 16, 2012 | Article
Chicago-based artist Carlos Dzine Rolon elevates the nail industry with a coffee table book and nail salon-inspired museum installations that showcase our industry’s culture.
April 24, 2012 | Article
Japanese for “cute” and “adorable,” it’s an art and fashion style that frequently features cartoonish characters, flourishes like bows and hearts, and the color pink.
April 21, 2012 | Article
John Hauk is hosting three new competitions at the fifth Nail Tech Networking Event of the Smokies, which will be held at the downtown Gatlinburg Convention Center on June 24-25, 2012.
April 18, 2012 | Article
Almost 300 miles of arid desert isn’t enough to keep Noelle Bellinghausen away from her nail tech Sindy Mark.
March 28, 2012 | Article
Real digital photographs, sometimes enhanced or otherwise tweaked, are appearing as fashion-worthy patterns.
March 13, 2012 | Article
A nail artist can exist in the most unlikely of places, and though NAILS keeps its attention focused on licensed nail professionals, this unlikely non-licensed nail artist has become a fan-favorite for his polish company employer.
March 12, 2012 | Article
Colleen Campbell, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based manicurist with agency The JoeStar Group offers these tips for creating glamorous nails with bling
March 5, 2012 | Article
The results are in from the 2011 Strut Your Stuff Nail Art and Enhancement Contest, sponsored by WWWeb Services and BeautyTech.com.
February 29, 2012 | Article
For spring 2012 designers are inspired by diverse influences, showcasing a range of styles and lifestyles — from free and playful to light and breezy, plus contemporary classics.
February 22, 2012 | Article
Launched in September 2011, El Salonsito (Spanish for “small salon”) showcases the work of Ami Vega, a nail artist whose art is inspired by various genres from high-end fashion to street artists such as Keith Haring.
February 6, 2012 | Article
Gorgeous nails, good composition, and a photogenic reptile — those are what earned Rolla, Mo.-based nail tech Sarah Petersen a coveted spot on this issue’s cover.
January 30, 2012 | Article
Autry Technology Center Cosmetology student Courtney McGinnis recently placed first in nail care at the Oklahoma SkillsUSA competition.
January 26, 2012 | Article
Definition: This is camouflage that’s actually meant to get you noticed. Instead of sticking to earth-tones like forest greens and browns, try camo patterns in bright colors or even pastels.