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Just Like You Picture It - Tips from Techs on Photographing Nails

May 1, 2008 | Article

For many techs, taking pictures of your work allows you to create portfolios for your clients, advertise themselves on Internet sites like MySpace, or share your work with peers on forums and websites. Here are some tips from techs who have made a habit of photographing nails.

Temporary Tips for Temporary Clients

May 1, 2008 | Article

For clients who aren’t regular nail-wearers, temporary tips can be just the thing to add dazzle to a special event like a wedding or a prom.

What Is...Lamé?

May 1, 2008 | Article

Fabric designs that incorporate metallic tinsel-like threads, often in gold or silver.

Take Your Glitter to Go

May 1, 2008 | Article

A carrying case for Matchbox cars works perfectly for organizing and storing nail glitter.

YouTube Training

April 1, 2008 | Article

Some nail techs have taken YouTube’s invitation to “broadcast yourself” seriously. That opens up a world of free training for techs to access whenever they need a helping hand.

Flare Ups Over Flare Nails

April 1, 2008 | Article

So-called because the free edge of the nail flares out wider than the bottom, the shape is growing in popularity throughout the West Coast

Tech Leaves Her Stamp on Nail Art

April 1, 2008 | Article

Jamie Cameron, owner of Jamie’s Nails in Herrin, Ill., was looking out for her fellow techs when she created her latest nail art technique: using predesigned art — in the form of postage stamps.

Welcome to the Jungle

March 1, 2008 | Article

NAILS Names Top Muralists

What Is...Text Messaging?

March 1, 2008 | Article

Sending a typed message via cell phone, especially when incorporating shortened jargon like “omg” (Oh My God) and “2nite” (tonight).

Showcasing Nail Art in Digital Frames

March 1, 2008 | Article

Digital frames can store hundreds of nail art photos, run a clear, continual slideshow of your work, and some can even organize pictures into themed albums and show video clips.

Mastering the Mix Ratio

February 1, 2008 | Article

The ideal bead should be smooth, round, and plump, and suspended lightly on the brush hairs.

[Nail] Art Appreciation

February 1, 2008 | Article

Nail artist Dawn Minton has her works of art showcased in her county's public library.

The Year of the Rat

February 1, 2008 | Article

February 7, 2008 begins the Year of the Rat.

What Is...Ombre?

February 1, 2008 | Article

A French term meaning “shaded,” it refers to fabric (frequently ribbon) with color that graduates from light to dark.

On the Runways in Paris, LA, and New York (Spring 2008 fashion shows)

February 1, 2008 | Article

From nude to hot pink, nails were some of the season’s hottest accessories at the Spring 2008 fashion shows.

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