August 1, 2010
Designers express their personalities with patterns resembling the bilaterally symmetrical inkblots of the osychological Rorschach test.
July 30, 2010
New from Hand & Harmony comes Gelish Color Gels. The gels apply like polish with a twist cap and applicator, but are cured in a lamp like gels.
July 28, 2010
Glamour girl Jessica Biel sports a half-moon manicure that’s easy to get in four quick steps.
July 21, 2010
Dashing Diva’s French Wrap Manicure gives you a quick, easy, and perfect French that really lasts.
July 1, 2010
It’s been a while since the nail industry had something truly new to capture our imagination. But over the course of the last several years, several professional manufacturers have been fine-tuning gel technologies and the product developments are truly something to get excited about.
Fruit-inspired colors and patterns brighten up summer styles, as the noted look of Carmen Miranda moves to the next level.
Looking to add a little more pop to your gels? Try mixing in some glitter. It’s fun to do in front of a client and it will show her you have skills beyond the mere limits of the jar.
June 1, 2010
A new batch of nail tips is popping up on trade show floors this year, and they are taking colored and pre-designed nail tips into the new decade.
June 1, 2010
When I went online to check out the winners of the CND Nail Style Competition, I had to doublecheck the name of the first-place winner. When I confirmed that it was really my name, I just started jumping and screaming — I’d just won an all-expense-paid trip to New York Fashion Week!
Nautical stripes, calming blues, and elements like anchors say bon voyage to the confines of the boating world and hello to the mainstream.
May 1, 2010
If your clients are afraid of this pointy shape, offer up this advice from nail techs who do their best to ensure that beauty doesn’t have to equal pain.
May 1, 2010
Sport the latest trend as team stripes, padded football shoulders, and utilitarian touches like snap closures turn athletic-inspired apparel into streetwear.
CND Shellac is an innovative hybrid nail color that’s been in development for the last five years. Featuring new UV3 Technology, the gel-polish hybrid applies like polish, wears for 14 days, and can be removed in 10 minutes.
When it comes to making edge nails, the most important part of the sculpt is to have a crisply creased form so the acrylic falls perfectly into place and gives you that nice edgy look.
April 1, 2010
Speckles and drips make fashion pop this spring.
Hidden Gems: Underside Nail Art11 photos
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Ventilation systems come in various types, sizes, and efficacies.
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Should I have a TV in my salon?
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What’s the best way to recruit techs for a new salon?
What low-cost extras do you provide that clients perceive as having a high value?
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