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Museum Worthy: Artist Dzine

May 16, 2012 | Article

Chicago-based artist Carlos Dzine Rolon elevates the nail industry with a coffee table book and nail salon-inspired museum installations that showcase our industry’s culture.

Trend Watch: "Kawaii"

April 24, 2012 | Article

Japanese for “cute” and “adorable,” it’s an art and fashion style that frequently features cartoonish characters, flourishes like bows and hearts, and the color pink.

Competitions Added to the Networking Event of the Smokies

April 21, 2012 | Article

John Hauk is hosting three new competitions at the fifth Nail Tech Networking Event of the Smokies, which will be held at the downtown Gatlinburg Convention Center on June 24-25, 2012.

Nails to Fly For

April 18, 2012 | Article

Almost 300 miles of arid desert isn’t enough to keep Noelle Bellinghausen away from her nail tech Sindy Mark.

Trend Watch: Digital Graphics

March 28, 2012 | Article

Real digital photographs, sometimes enhanced or otherwise tweaked, are appearing as fashion-worthy patterns.

Artist Spotlight

March 13, 2012 | Article

A nail artist can exist in the most unlikely of places, and though NAILS keeps its attention focused on licensed nail professionals, this unlikely non-licensed nail artist has become a fan-favorite for his polish company employer.

5 Tips for Glamorizing Nails

March 12, 2012 | Article

Colleen Campbell, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based manicurist with agency The JoeStar Group offers these tips for creating glamorous nails with bling

Strutting to Glory 2011

March 5, 2012 | Article

The results are in from the 2011 Strut Your Stuff Nail Art and Enhancement Contest, sponsored by  WWWeb Services and BeautyTech.com.

Trend Watch: Spring 2012 Color Trends

February 29, 2012 | Article

For spring 2012 designers are inspired by diverse influences, showcasing a range of styles and lifestyles — from free and playful to light and breezy, plus contemporary classics.

Websites Worth Watching: El Salonsito Nail Art Blog

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.

Behind the Scenes: Creating the February 2012 Cover

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.

Autry Student Wins State Competition

January 30, 2012 | Article

Autry Technology Center Cosmetology student Courtney McGinnis recently placed first in nail care at the Oklahoma SkillsUSA competition.

Trend Watch: Colorful Camouflage

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.

Winning the Wild West: Nail Art Competition Winners

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.

Stunning Stilettos by Igor Jovic

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.

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