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Cover Tech Contest 2011: Steppin' Out in Style

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This year’s NAILS Cover Tech competition was truly international in scope. Our winner, Kelly-Marie Daly, hails from County Cork in Ireland, and our three runners-up represent Canada, the United States, and Slovenia.

Keywords:  contests   Cover Tech Contest   nail art   photographing nails  

Hauntingly Hot Products

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Nails get eerily enchanting for Halloween with tons of vampy polishes and glittering appliqués. Glow-in-the-dark gels and mysterious side effects add fun details for the spooky month.

Keywords:  Backscratchers   China Glaze   Cina   Color Club   decals  

Blushing Bridal Nails

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Pinks, Frenches, and flowers ruled in the bridal nail art designs that four NAILS readers came up with. Use these designs as inspiration when your own wedding-bound clients come calling.

 

Keywords:  bridal nail art   French manicures   nail art   seasonal nail art   special occasion nails  

2010 Mini-Masterpiece Contest Winners

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Take a look at the 2010 Mini-Masterpiece winners, including the “Great Wave off Kanagawa” by winner Maki Otani.

 

Keywords:  contests   mini masterpiece   mixed-media nail art   nail art  

A Day at the Beach

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Sand, surf, and shells are three huge indicators of the arrival of summer. Get inspired by these beach-themed nail art designs, as you and your clients enjoy the season.

Keywords:  3-D nail art   mixed-media nail art   nail art   seasonal nail art  

Nail Art Gallery Launch Party and BeautyTech Networking BBQ

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On Sunday, June 6, 2010, BeautyTech (www.beautytech.com) and NAILS Magazine partnered for a very special networking event bringing together close to 200 nail techs to meet new friends, catch up with old friends, and win a ton of great prizes.

Keywords:  nail art   networking  

Nail Art: Flights of Fancy

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With spring right on our doorstep, we wondered what nail artists would send us when given the task of creating a “flock” of bird-themed nail art. From actual feathers and birdseed, to meticulously hand-painted bird portraits, these nail designs are certain to take flight with your clients.

Keywords:  handpainted nail art   mixed-media nail art   nail art  

Life is a Carnival: 2010 Mural Contest Winners

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It was the undeniable artistry and sheer beauty of Jennifer Wirth’s carousel-themed mural that earned it the top spot in this year’s NAILS’ Nail Mural Contest.

Keywords:  3-D nail art   acrylics   contests   embellishments   mixed-media nail art  

Happy Birthday, Barbie!

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This year an American icon turned 50. And to help celebrate Barbie’s big day, we asked nail techs to honor her in their art. Cheers to you, Barbie, you look as good as ever!

Keywords:  handpainted nail art   nail art  

American Beauty: NAILS 2009 Mini Masterpiece Winners

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Take a look at these fabulous mini-masterpieces, including Megan Acevedo’s beautiful depiction of Andrew Wyeth’s painting “Flour Mill.” 

Keywords:  contests   handpainted nail art   mini masterpiece   nail art  

Breast Cancer Awareness Nail Designs 2009: Symbols of Strength and Hope

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Let these nail art tips serve as inspiration for designs you might offer clients in the salon this October.

Keywords:  breast cancer awareness   handpainted nail art   nail art  

The [Four] Elements of Style

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The four classical elements — air, fire, earth, and water — have appeared over the ages in many different forms. We asked five nail artists for their own interpretations.

 

Keywords:  handpainted nail art   nail art   rhinestones  

What nails did you wear at the show?

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NAILS takes you inside Premiere Orlando (2009), IBS Las Vegas (2009 and 2010), ISSE Long Beach (2010), and ABS Chicago (2010), to view the hottest nail styles at these prominent beauty trade shows.

Keywords:  nail art   tradeshows  

“I Do” Nails: What nail look were you sporting at your wedding?

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Whether fashion-forward, classic, or trendy, nail techs share the nail styles they were wearing at their own nuptials.

Keywords:  bridal nail art   embellishments   French manicures   nail art   seasonal nail art  

Love is in the Air - Expressive Valentine Designs

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Ah, Valentine’s Day. Your clients have love on their minds, and you want to create the perfect Valentine-themed designs to go along with their romantic moods. Four talented techs show us their Valentine’s Day nail art using only the colors red, pink, white, and silver. 

Keywords:  3-D nail art   handpainted nail art   nail art   special occasion nails   Valentine's Day nail art  

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