Style > 10 Photos
Nails get eerily enchanting for Halloween with tons of vampy polishes and glittering appliqués. Glow-in-the-dark gels and mysterious side effects add fun details for the spooky month.
Health > 34 Photos
This month the beauty industry is passionate about pink. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, your favorite nail manufacturers are making donations to life-saving charities when you purchase their products.
Style > 12 Photos
Designer salon aprons are being developed by apparel designers as chic alternatives to your basic cover-up with two strings and a pocket. Here’s a sampling of some of the cutest designs.
Style > 11 Photos
Designers continue to exhibit a degree of caution for fall 2010, yet offer a palette of beauty and excitement with a blending of colors, some with similar undertones, in surprising and intriguing combinations.
Style > 5 Photos
Pinks, Frenches, and flowers ruled in the bridal nail art designs that four NAILS readers came up with. Use these designs as inspiration when your own wedding-bound clients come calling.
Style > 15 Photos
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.
Business > 17 Photos
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.
Take a look at the 2010 Mini-Masterpiece winners, including the “Great Wave off Kanagawa” by winner Maki Otani.
Style > 52 Photos
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.
Style > 7 Photos
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.
Style > 20 Photos
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.
Style > 6 Photos
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.
Style > 23 Photos
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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