April 18, 2012 | Article
Almost 300 miles of arid desert isn’t enough to keep Noelle Bellinghausen away from her nail tech Sindy Mark.
March 28, 2012 | Article
Real digital photographs, sometimes enhanced or otherwise tweaked, are appearing as fashion-worthy patterns.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 30, 2012 | Article
Autry Technology Center Cosmetology student Courtney McGinnis recently placed first in nail care at the Oklahoma SkillsUSA competition.
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.
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.
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.
January 17, 2012 | Article
Congratulations to Catherine Cote of Candy Nail Bar in Montreal. She won the nail award in the 23rd annual Contessas.
January 9, 2012 | Article
To make these easy designs even easier for you, these nail artists have generously provided step-by-step video tutorials. Watch the videos at www.nailsmag.com/nailstv. (And that goes for the difficult designs too!)
January 5, 2012 | Article
Definition: High-shine metallic styles that look to be dripping wet are one of the season’s hottest crazes.