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.
January 25, 2012 | Article
The theme of the 14th Nail Art Poland Championships was “Very Wild, Wild West.” The participants created whole scenes of Western cities on the models’ nails, and the three amazing winning designs are shown here.
January 18, 2012 | Article
Serbian nail tech Igor Jović’s major at Belgrade University taught him a lot about stilettos, the popular feminine shoe shape that is. This college shoe design graduate now focuses his extraordinary artistic talents on stiletto nails instead.
January 17, 2012 | Article
Congratulations to Catherine Cote of Candy Nail Bar in Montreal. She won the nail award in the 23rd annual Contessas.
January 9, 2012 | Article
To make these easy designs even easier for you, these nail artists have generously provided step-by-step video tutorials. Watch the videos at www.nailsmag.com/nailstv. (And that goes for the difficult designs too!)
January 5, 2012 | Article
Definition: High-shine metallic styles that look to be dripping wet are one of the season’s hottest crazes.
December 6, 2011 | Article
When Headliners Salon in Las Vegas was chosen to be one of six salons to compete in the August 16 Bang Tuesdays! Hair Wars, salon owner Tzigane Osborne put together a team of experts to create a whole look — including nail tech Joy Yavenue of Nails by Joy in Henderson, Nev.
November 28, 2011 | Article
Definition: Lending a girlish romantic look to fashion, it refers to fabric that is folded over itself (usually multiple times) and secured.
October 20, 2011 | Article
We've noticed an uptick in bejeweled and high-end nail looks at salons worldwide.
October 18, 2011 | Article
When there’s a wedding on the NAILS staff, you can bet that the bridal nails get a huge amount of attention. My nails were custom designed by Minx in Southern California and applied by Tashina “Poochie” Green of Poochiez Pawz Nail Studio in Atlanta.
October 14, 2011 | Article
If you still get a hard copy of the newspaper, here’s a use for it you may not have thought of: newspaper nails.
October 12, 2011 | Article
Full-coverage nail art coatings let you apply nail art without ever busting out a striper brush or a glitter shaker, even in chrome textures or with rhinestones. Get your salon on board with this trend by stocking up on these spill-proof options.