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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  

Spring 2010 Nail Trends from Fashion Week

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Matte finishes, moon manicures, metallics, and nudes made up an exciting nail scene at New York Fashion Week, which took place September 10-17. This gallery is an expanded version of the article in the February 2010 issue of NAILS Magazine.

Keywords: Barielle   celebrities   China Glaze   CND   Color Club  

How to Remove a Stain (Polish Preview: Fall 2009)

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

A modern spin on the classic 1950s “how to be a better housewife” tips, we’ve got you covered in common stain removal. And to put the final twist on it, we present you with a myriad of coffee, red wine, and lipstick stains all made out of this fall’s new polish collections.

Keywords: Barielle   Chi   China Glaze   CND   Color Club  

What nails did you wear at the show?

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

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  

Fall 2009 Trends From the Fashion Week Runways

November 22, 2010  | Demo

From Feb. 13-20, New York Fashion Week showcased upcoming Fall trends. Here’s a closer look at some of the runway nails. This gallery is an expanded version of the article in the May 2009 issue of NAILS Magazine.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   celebrities   CND   Dashing Diva   Essie  

Contessa Winners 2006 - present [Canada’s Nail Art Awards]

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

The Contessas are an annual beauty award program that shows off the best Canada’s salon professionals have to offer.

Keywords: Christrio   CND   colored acrylics   colored gels   contests  

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