August 5, 2013 | Article
21-year-old Yire Castillo has a background in watercolors, sketching, cartooning, color theory, design, and photography with dreams of making a big statement in the nail world, according to Kupa.
June 23, 2013 | Article
Independent nail wraps brand Scratch needed $6,000 to do a run of three of its latest styles. Founder Chelsea Kent, a web designer with a love of the arts, put the project on crowdfunding site Kickstarter.com. She received a whopping $36,865 in donations.
June 22, 2013 | Article
No longer solely relegated to stockings, this open mesh design resembling a fishing net looks great in a variety of fashion and beauty applications.
June 20, 2013 | Article
Nail art ideas can come from real-life (and fantasy) places.
June 14, 2013 | Article
It’s with much excitement that we announce the 12 finalists in our inaugural NAILS Next Top Nail Artist contest.
June 13, 2013 | Article
LCN educator Gail Eddy created this fun patriotic nail design to celebrate Independence Day featuring gels, stamps, and free-hand brushing techniques.
June 12, 2013 | Article
For our June issue story in which we had nail artists offer their own takes on NAILS Magazine’s pearl anniversary, we also asked each artist to explain the inspiration behind her designs and why NAILS Magazine has a special place in her heart. The explanations are below.
June 7, 2013 | Article
Where does a top nail competitor get her ideas? In the case of New York City-based nail tech Erina Ogawa, they come from shoes, clothes, furniture, or just her imagination.
June 4, 2013 | Article
The founders of the popular blog, Hey, Nice Nails!, nail techs (and sisters) Donne and Ginny Geer have joined forces to bring readers Nail Candy.
June 3, 2013 | Article
In February, Professional Beauty London at Excel welcomed the finest in nail technical talent at the International Nail Competition.
May 29, 2013 | Article
U.K.-based salon Polish Nail & Beauty is turning heads with free-hand nail art, a steady flow of industry awards, and brand involvement.
May 24, 2013 | Article
The top 24 semifinalists in NAILS Next Top Nail Artist contest sponsored by Gelish have been selected. In its first year, NAILS Next Top Nail Artist garnered entries from around the world. The high caliber of nail art submissions and video diaries put the pressure on our judges to select the cream of the crop for this reality show-inspired contest.
May 15, 2013 | Article
After getting a ton of requests from other nail artists asking where she gets her supplies, nail tech Tashina “Poochie” Green decided to open an online nail art supply shop.
May 15, 2013 | Article
Combine these two classics in eye-catching and frequently geometric designs to make them a modern favorite.
May 14, 2013 | Article
Los Angeles-based nail tech Britney Tokyo shares her tips for making 10 different nails look like one solid masterpiece.