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Canada’s Finest: 22nd Annual Contessa Awards

February 1, 2011  | News

Congratulations to Jessica Marie Ellison of Jolie Beauty Bar in Toronto, who recently won an award in the 22nd annual Contessas.

Keywords: awards   Canada   Contessa Awards   enhancements   nail art  

Shatter, Crackle, Pop!

February 1, 2011  | Article

Crackle polish takes texture to a new level with eye-catching fault-line styled breaks that will make passers-by ask, “Who did your nails?”

Keywords: China Glaze   crackle polish   OPI products   Polish   trends  

CND's Shellac Media Highlights

January 7, 2011  | Video

A sampling of the exposure Shellac got in the media in 2010.

Keywords: CND   shellac  

Trend Watch: Crochet Chic

January 1, 2011  | Article

No longer just for doilies and potholders, crafty crochet — a fabric-creating technique that involves looping thread with a hooked needle — now appears in designer dresses, shoes, and other accessories.

Keywords: nail art   nail art inspiration   nail trends  

A Guide to 2011's Big Beauty Shows

January 1, 2011  | Article

Come take a class, learn about the latest products, meet new friends, and renew your love of nails. Here's a quick preview of this year's major tradeshows.

Keywords: career handbook   continuing education   networking   newbie   tradeshows  

INTA Sponsors Stars Nail Design Photo Competition

January 1, 2011  | Article

Nail professionals can show the world their creativity by designing and photographing their best work to enter in the International Nail Technicians Association (INTA) Stars Nail Design photo competition. Finalists will be selected and judged by industry celebrities and editors, including Jan Arnold, co-founder of CND, nail technician Vicki Peters, and NAILS editor Hannah Lee.

Keywords: competitions   International Nail Technicians Association   nail art  

Mini Me: Mini Polish Lines

December 3, 2010  | Article

Mini polishes may be small in scale, but they are consistently best-sellers throughout the year. As demand rises, more manufacturers are expanding their permanent mini collections and some are creating new lines of minis for the first time.

Keywords: Color Club   Essie   Jessica Cosmetics   LCN   Nubar  

Trend Watch: Late 50's/Early '60s Fashion

December 1, 2010  | Article

Inspired in part by the AMC drama “Mad Men,” hourglass silhouettes, bold red lipstick, and other looks from the late 1950s and early 1960s are back in style.

Keywords: nail art   nail art inspiration   nail trends   trend watch  

Hybrid Gel Polish Roundup

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

We have gathered the latest brush-on gel polish available at the time of printing, but more companies are finishing development on lines of their own. 

Keywords: Cacee   CND   EZ Flow   Gelish   gels  

Polish Preview Fall 2010: Back to School

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Nothing quite rings in the fall season like the toll of school bells indicating that class is back in session. So pull out your trusty highlighter and be sure to take notes during this ­lesson on the new fall colors.

Keywords: China Glaze   Color Club   Dashing Diva   Duri   Essie  

Just My Type: Catering to These Four Common Client Types

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Get the down low for how to cater to four common client types — the glamour girl, control freak, escapist, and eco-conscious client — with nail styles, colors, services, and more that are fine-tuned to the needs of each.

Keywords: business tools   customer service   fashion  

Fall 2010 Nail Trends from Fashion Week

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Greige, variations of the moon manicure, and gritty textured nails were the hot nail looks on the runways at New York Fall Fashion Week, which took place last spring. This gallery is an expanded version of the article in the September 2010 issue of NAILS Magazine.

Keywords: celebrities   China Glaze   CND   Dashing Diva   fashion  

Budding Gels

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

As gels increase in popularity, manufacturers plant a wider variety of color gels into their lines so techs can match the different seasons.  From pastel pinks to bold blues and pretty purples in-between, here’s a sampling of the latest spring gel collections.

Keywords: Akzentz   Backscratchers   Bellissima   Bio Sculpture Gel   CND  

Spring Polish Preview 2010: Out with the Old, in with the Bold

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

BIG. BOLD. BRIGHT. COLOR. That’s what we thought when we opened the 2010 spring polish collections. This season’s new nail colors are the brightest, boldest, most vibrant hues we’ve seen in years.

Keywords: Chi   China Glaze   CND   Color Club   Diamond Cosmetics  

Matte is the New Black

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Once relegated to men, a matte finish is now being touted by women everywhere as a fresh, edgy, and confident style. The lack of glossiness increases the impact of the polish color itself, letting it “wow” without any distractions.

Keywords: Barielle   BB Couture   China Glaze   CND   Color Club  

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