Style > 9 Photos
“Toolkits” don’t always have to include hammers, pliers, and screwdrivers. NAILS presents the ultimate guide to implements specifically for nail techs, plus a handy list of manufacturers that will help you complete your own collection.
Style > 6 Photos
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!
Salon owners share how they created privacy in their salons without actual walls — using drapes, dividers, or whatever else was at their disposal.
Style > 13 Photos
Take a look at these fabulous mini-masterpieces, including Megan Acevedo’s beautiful depiction of Andrew Wyeth’s painting “Flour Mill.”
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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.
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Let these nail art tips serve as inspiration for designs you might offer clients in the salon this October.
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Breast cancer has touched nearly all of our lives. This October, you can raise awareness while you raise funds to battle this powerful disease. Check out these special promotions offered by your nail manufacturers to aid in the fight.
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.
Technique > 18 Photos
Soaking off faster than a speeding bullet while staying stronger than a locomotive, these soak-off gels will have clients believing you’re the Wonder Woman (or Superman) of nail techs in no time at all.
Style > 57 Photos
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.
Whether fashion-forward, classic, or trendy, nail techs share the nail styles they were wearing at their own nuptials.
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Even with the multitude of polish colors out there, some techs and clients aren’t satisfied with the standard, stock options. Four techs have made sure their clients get a unique service and color by creating their own custom looks.
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Subtle contrasts make up the diverse color palette for fall 2009, according to color authority Pantone Inc.
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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.
NAILS has collected some inspired nail art from talented techs to represent some common mother stereotypes. These tips represent the spirit of four specific kinds: the sports mom, the stay-at-home mom, the working mom, and the rock star mom.
Home-based, but not home-bound best describes Koziol, owner of The Little Nail Shoppe of Rehoboth (Mass.) and eduction coordinator for R.G. Shakour. I...
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