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What Is…Biker Chic?

November 1, 2009 | Article

Characterized by bold leather and metallic studs and zippers, a glammed-up version of the biker look is gaining horsepower in fashion circles.

Uh-Oh Spaghetti-Stones

October 1, 2009 | Article

Star Nail’s global education director Elaine Watson offers this innovative technique for rhinestone placement.

Make Your Own Nail Art Decals

October 1, 2009 | Article

Use a computer-compatible label printer to design make-your-own nail art decals.

What Is…Ikat?

October 1, 2009 | Article

Thought to have originated in Asia, ikat is a fabric dyeing process similar to tie-dye; the designs frequently feature circles or stripes.

Minx Creates Bridal Nail Styles

September 25, 2009 | Article

Minx Nail Coverings are best known for their fashion-forward metallic and edgy designs, but the nail coatings are also available in custom lace styles that are ideal for brides.

Poof! Glitter Toes

September 1, 2009 | Article

Nail tech Jennifer Brickl of Especially Nails by Jennifer in Madison, Wis., came up with an easier way to create trendy glitter “rock star toes” gel enhancements.

Artist Spotlight: Liliya Sereditskaya

September 1, 2009 | Article

Ukrainian-based nail tech Liliya Sereditskaya is a relative newcomer to the nail craft. She’s only worked as a nail tech for three years, but she has quickly learned how to make stunning, high-quality stilettos to keep a full clientele. NAILS got a chance to talk to Sereditskaya about nail trends in Ukraine and how she got her start.

3-D Roses Adorn Winning Nail Art Design

September 1, 2009 | Article

These beautiful nails earned Sydney, Australia-based nail tech Olga Menshikova a top-place finish in the first online nail competition sponsored by Nail Tips, a forum for techs from Australia and New Zealand.

What Is…Graffiti?

August 1, 2009 | Article

Images (ranging from words to elaborate wall paintings) painted or marked in any manner and placed on public property, like freeway overpasses.

Take a Tip from ... OPI’s Christy Graham

August 1, 2009 | Article

Educator and guest nail artist for OPI, Christy Graham knows what it’s like for an acrylic tech to switch to using gels.

Summer Nail Trend: Yellow Polka Dot Finger or Toenails

August 1, 2009 | Article

Accessorize that itsy, bitsy yellow polka dot bikini with a mani or pedi that’s freckled in fun.

Summer Nail Trend: Veined Turquoise Enhancements

July 1, 2009 | Article

Mimic the dazzling blue hues and dark, intricate veins of the gemstone turquoise with an acrylic and gel design.

Summer Nail Trend: Bright, Punchy Colors

July 1, 2009 | Article

Summer calls for manicures and pedicures in “notice-me” shades, the perfect complement to the season’s bright floral prints and gladiator sandals.

Summer Nail Trend: Handpainted Lace Enhancements

July 1, 2009 | Article

Set your clients up for summer lovin’ with delicate lace patterns, created with gels and airbrush paint.

Summer Nail Trend: Matte Finish

July 1, 2009 | Article

OPI and Zoya are both released matte-finish nail polishes this month, the perfect wear-if-you-dare trendsetting look.

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