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“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.
brushes FILES implements manicure accessories nippers
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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!
handpainted nail art nail art
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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.
Barielle Chi China Glaze CND Color Club
Style > 14 Photos
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.
breast cancer awareness charity
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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.
handpainted nail art nail art rhinestones
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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.
Akzentz Bio Sculpture Gel Christrio colored gels Gelousy
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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.
nail art tradeshows
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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.
custom nail colors polish
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Subtle contrasts make up the diverse color palette for fall 2009, according to color authority Pantone Inc.