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Trend Watch: Chambray

February 11, 2013 | Article

Similar to denim but lighter, this classic linen-finished cotton cloth is seeing a resurgence on the fashion runways.

3-D Snake Made from Nail Tips

February 10, 2013 | Article

The Lunar New Year begins on February 10, and 2013 marks the Year of the Snake.

“Awesome Nail Tech”

December 18, 2012 | Article

Nancy Dodd sent us an e-mail — subject line “awesome nail tech” — a few months ago, singing the praises of S. Maria Chheo-Shen, who has influenced her life via YouTube tutorials and Facebook nail giveaways.

Art Deco Gelish

December 18, 2012 | Article

Gelish educator Rose Velez and her team of manicurists were tapped to apply Gelish manicures on the models backstage at the Case-Mate ShowCase 2013.

Trend Watch: Asian Influence

December 17, 2012 | Article

Inspired by the Far East, this style translates to the West in such exotic flourishes as obi belts, kimono sleeves, and origami pleating.

January 2013 Cover: Step by Step

December 17, 2012 | Article

Cover tech Hillary Fry explains how she got the “hammered metal” look featured on NAILS’ January 2013 cover.

Candy-coated Nail Art

December 15, 2012 | Article

It’s summer and we’re ready for a trip down to the candy shop.

Trend Watch: Baroque

November 27, 2012 | Article

A counter movement to the recessionista fashion trends, these are gilded and heavily ornamented designs.

5 Accessories to Match to Your Clients' Nails (Or Vice Versa)

November 21, 2012 | Article

Up your business by coordinating nails with your clients’ other accessories.

How to Sell Nail Art

November 2, 2012 | Article

I tell the client that I have something to show her, and that if she doesn’t like it, I can wipe it off.

Nail Tech on Fire

November 1, 2012 | Article

These fantasy nails created by tech Joy Yavenue represent the Valley of Fire, a national park in Las Vegas, and were donned by a model who walked the catwalk for the annual Hair Wars Supreme Salon Tour.

Art for Art's Sake: Video Gallery + Nail Salon to Open

October 31, 2012 | Article

This fall in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Rita de Alencar Pinto is revealing Vanity Projects, a gallery-style space with an atelier-type nail salon where clients will watch contemporary fine art films while getting their nails done by internationally acclaimed nail technicians.

Flip & Find Nail Art Rolodex

October 30, 2012 | Article

Lina Dinh of Ly-nah’s Nail Designz in Beloit, Wis., turned her rolodex into a mini nail design album, which has increased her nail art sales.

Trend Watch: Goth

October 29, 2012 | Article

A dark and sometimes macabre style that is typified by its use of the color black and fabrics such as leather.

Serving the Masses

October 24, 2012 | Article

The consumer retail pie is growing, and nail techs are claiming their slice. Fed by bloggers, celebrities, and technological improvements, the nail care industry offers opportunities beyond the salon to nail tech branded product lines and consulting work.

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