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Playing With Fall Colors

November 1, 2003 | Article

Autumn is here and that means nail polish colors have taken on a decidedly warmer tone. We asked several nail artists to come up with fun abstract designs using colors reminiscent of fall that fit in perfectly with this season's polish shades.

Fabric Adds to the Fun

November 1, 2003 | Article

Fabric and texture can be used to enliven the nails and coordinate with clothing.

Tough Girls Get Lace-Up Nails

November 1, 2003 | Article

Corset-inspired lace-up nails make a "bad girl" statement.

Blown Away - Airbrush Techniques and Troubleshooting

October 1, 2003 | Article

There are those clients who forgo nail art for the sake of a French manicure or a crisp seasonal polish. This doesn't always bode well for nail techs who long to get more use out of their airbrush. Here we show you how to hook non-nail art clients on airbrushed nails by offering a level of personalization and service that polish alone can't provide.

Aussie Techs Are Awesome (Australian Alternative Nail Awards)

July 1, 2003 | Article

The annual competition gave techs a chance to highlight their advanced skill and creative vision.

Animal lover commemorates her pets

May 1, 2003 | Article

Lillian Tsui paints her animals' portraits on nails.

Behind the Scenes: From Russia , With Style

April 1, 2003 | Article

This month’s cover comes to you all the way from Russia. Russian women are very fashion-conscious and feminine in their styles. With a full set of nails costing around $120 U.S. dollars (and rebalances costing $60) not all women can afford enhancements, but a growing number of women visit salons regularly.

Contest Showcases Canadian Nail Artists

April 1, 2003 | Article

The competition categories were Hand-Painted Work and The Stuff of Nail Art, which included airbrushing, jewels, colored acrylic or gels, and glitters.

Nail Art Studio: White Pointsettia

December 1, 2002 | Article

For those clients looking for a little extra something this holiday season, these designs may be just the ticket. Regardless of your skill level, get in the spirit of the season with these festive designs

Tom Holcomb's New York State of Mind

May 1, 2002 | Article

Moved to create something artistic after September 11, Tom Holcomb honored New York with a beautiful nail art design.

Nails in the Real World: Product Tips & Twists

December 1, 2000 | Article

Although manufacturers print the intended uses of their products on the label, many creative nail technicians have come up with additional uses that can benefit us all. This column talks about services and ticks that occur in the “real world” of nail services, where everything doesn’t go exactly like the service shown on the video and we have to be quick on our feet to make a client happy. Here are a few tricks I’ve picked up in my salon and from other nail technicians.

Just My Opinion: Add Airbrush to Your Menu

May 1, 2000 | Article

Opportunity Came Calling

May 1, 2000 | Article

Finland may lay claim to the title “cell phone capital of the world,” but we think nail tech Tina Daley’s comer of the United Kingdom may well quality as the cell phone art capital.

Oh Happy Days

May 1, 2000 | Article

Do acrylic nails rank up there with indoor plumbing and women’s suffrage as the 20th century’s happiest events?

Tech Masters The New Technology

January 1, 2000 | Article

Part of Creative Nail Design’s Global Summit was an amazing photographic nail competition, NAILS profiled the winners in Nails File (November 1999) and among them was Michiko Matsushita, a two-time NAILS cover tech.

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