Style > 25 Photos
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked nail artists to create candy-themed designs. From handpainted wonders to actual embedded candy wrappers, these nails are sweet treats that look good enough to eat!
Style > 32 Photos
Nail techs share their manicure station set-ups. It's a revealing look at form, function, and personality.
Style > 22 Photos
This year’s NAILS Cover Tech competition was truly international in scope. Our winner, Kelly-Marie Daly, hails from County Cork in Ireland, and our three runners-up represent Canada, the United States, and Slovenia.
Business > 21 Photos
The Premiere Show in Birmingham, Ala., (held September 18-19, 2010) is only a four-hour drive from nail tech Jill Wright's home in Kentucky. Here’s a look at her time at the show.
Style > 17 Photos
NAILS is pleased to announce the 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards, a round-up of YOUR favorite products by category, covering everything from acrylic systems to ventilation units. Now in its seventh year, NAILS Readers’ Choice Awards are selected exclusively by YOU, the readers of NAILS Magazine, from a list of nominees supplied directly by the manufacturers of the products themselves.
Business > 28 Photos
There's no time like the present to roll out the new holiday-themed sets and sweet-smelling treats that clients wait for all year. This festive time of year is perfect for offering special gifts and holiday services that are sure to appeal to the merrymaker in everyone.
Style > 11 Photos
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.
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.
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.
An electric file (formerly called a "drill") is tool used by nail technicians to speed up, streamline, or make easier some nail services; the...
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