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Pretty in Pastel

August 8, 2013 | Article

Want to offer your clients color blocked nail designs but scared to go overboard with the typical summertime choice of neons? Use pastels as your color base instead, says Bio Sculpture Gel’s president Elsie Visser.

Stroke of Marketing Genius

August 5, 2013 | Article

Salon owner Jae'tte Burneo found a clever way to introduce herself and her salon by creating nail art masterpieces based on the business cards of neighboring businesses.

Lady Gaga’s Acrylic Nail Sells for $13,000

August 5, 2013 | Article

One of Lady Gaga's almond-retto enhancement nails fell off during a Dublin preformance and was sold via auction for the jaw-dropping price of $13,000.

Nail the Look: An Inspiring New Design Book

August 5, 2013 | Article

Nail the Look, Vol. 1 by Kylie Clare is a beautiful new nail art book that is fitting to be displayed in your salon’s waiting area.

Kupa Brings On New Star Educator for Online Demos

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.

Kickstarter-funded Nail Wraps

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.

Trend Watch: Fishnet

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.

Look for Inspiration Everywhere

June 20, 2013 | Article

Nail art ideas can come from real-life (and fantasy) places.

NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Introduces Final 12

June 14, 2013 | Article

It’s with much excitement that we announce the 12 finalists in our inaugural NAILS Next Top Nail Artist contest. 

Stars, Stripes & Swirls

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.

The Story Behind 30 Nails to Commemorate 30 Years

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.

Fun and Fabulous

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.

Techs Publish Nail Art How-To Book

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.

Professional Beauty Announces International Nail Competition Winners

June 3, 2013 | Article

In February, Professional Beauty London at Excel welcomed the finest in nail technical talent at the International Nail Competition.

High-end Salon Brings Nail Art to Aberdeen, Scotland

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.    

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