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Weave a Dream Design

January 1, 2004 | Article

If you’ve ever made a cherry pie, you might be familiar with the technique required to create nail tech Kazuko Tomiyama’s intricate lattice nail design.

Kudos for Online Competitors

January 1, 2004 | Article

Best of Stuff winner Janet Martin of South Charleston, W.V. earns a NAILS cover shoot along with her share of more than $8,000 in prizes.

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.

Cyber Techs Strut Their Stuff

November 1, 2001 | Article

All entries to annual Strut Your Stuff nail art competition were submitted in digital form and judged by the industry’s most prominent nail techs.

Small Canvas, Big Talent

June 1, 2001 | Article

Amazing nail technicians enter our annual self-portrait contest. 

Is Nail Art Dead?

April 1, 2001 | Article

No! Nail art may be simply undergoing a natural evolution. We asked key figures in the nail art industry, from manufacturers to top artists, to give us their take on the health of nail art from a service and artistic perspective

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