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Take a look at the 2010 Mini-Masterpiece winners, including the “Great Wave off Kanagawa” by winner Maki Otani.
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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.
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Sand, surf, and shells are three huge indicators of the arrival of summer. Get inspired by these beach-themed nail art designs, as you and your clients enjoy the season.
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On Sunday, June 6, 2010, BeautyTech (www.beautytech.com) and NAILS Magazine partnered for a very special networking event bringing together close to 200 nail techs to meet new friends, catch up with old friends, and win a ton of great prizes.
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With spring right on our doorstep, we wondered what nail artists would send us when given the task of creating a “flock” of bird-themed nail art. From actual feathers and birdseed, to meticulously hand-painted bird portraits, these nail designs are certain to take flight with your clients.
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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.
It was the undeniable artistry and sheer beauty of Jennifer Wirth’s carousel-themed mural that earned it the top spot in this year’s NAILS’ Nail Mural Contest.
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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.
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Nail techs share how they keep their work spaces clutter-free and ready to go.
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Designers bring splashes of sunshine to the runway for spring 2010. Vibrant brights add a sense of excitement to the color palette, while practical neutrals provide a safety net for cautious consumers. “Now more than ever, women are vigilant when it comes to spending,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Instead of reinventing their wardrobe at the start of each season, consumers want pieces to complement what they already own. Pairing a bold color with a basic piece or freshening up their look with bright accents addresses the need for practicality, as well as fun.”
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Proving that necessity is indeed the mother of invention, these nail techs have created a wide array of products that are perfect for the salon. This gallery is an expanded version of the article in the January 2010 issue of NAILS Magazine.
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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.
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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.
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So what are your favorite products? We’ve tallied the votes and are happy to announce the winners of the 2009 NAILS Readers’ Choice Awards.
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Manufacturers have come out with a ton of new products for this upcoming holiday season to help techs and owners increase a little on retail and get a boost in a tough year. Here’s a sampling of what’s out there.
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