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How’s this for special birthday nail art customized for each month? Michele Baker of Van Goe’s Salon and Day Spa in Cumming, Ga., is developing a year’s worth of nail art based on each month’s birth flower and birthstone to share with NAILS readers.
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From paintings to pieces of clothing to everyday street scenes, nail artists find myriad ways to get their creative juices flowing. We asked several nail artists to tell us what inspires them to create their miniature works of art -- and show us a few examples.
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Whether your clients celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa or celebrate nothing at all, you'll enjoy the ideas from our readers for seasonal nail art. Browse through these editor's favorites from nail art submitted by our readers over the years.
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We asked techs to make some holiday-inspired nail designs you can try for yourself this year. From Christmas to Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah to the Winter Solstice, we’ve got a design for everyone!
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Six talented nail artists present their designs to help moms and their daughters bond. Whether your clients are mother/daughter duos who love to look the same or would rather express their individuality we’ve got something for you to choose from.
While providing only minimal directions and options, the editors at NAILS commissioned five nails agents to create individual works of art on three separate missions.
Looking to offer an edgier style of nail art to your clients when butterflies and flowers just won't do the trick? Get inspired by these tattoo nail s to push the boundaries and appeal to a different type of client.
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Looking at these nails — all created by Russian nail professionals — it seems anything is possible with liquid, powder, and a little imagination. Peter the Great would be proud.
Peggy Jakob-Kissner of Nagelatelier Exquisit in Ostheim, Germany, has memorialized the notable sights of Ostheim to share with clients and to show off to NAILS readers.
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Holiday nail art can be silly or sophisticated, bold or demure. Your clients are sure to find something right for them in these designs.
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Spectacular. Amazing. Impressive. You can take your pick of adjectives, since all of them describe the quality and range of entries to NAILS' annual Nail Mural Contest. These diminutive works of art continue to enchant us all.
Colored gels are poised to make a splash in nail art. Here are some designs to give you some ideas of gel's versatility.
Started in 2002, the Beautytech Strut Your Stuff online nail art and enhancement contest has truly become an international event, with entrants from such far-flung locales as Tokyo, Singapore, Poland, and the Netherlands.
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In the year 2000, the editors of NAILS decided it would be fun to have a nail technician reader create the cover for one issue and so we started the Cover Tech Contest. Browse through the best of the contests through the years.
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A nail’s free edge.
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