Technique > 13 Photos
Don’t have quite enough room in your salon for a full-fledged pedicure throne? Today’s crop of pedicure carts and footbaths offer comfort, style, and pampering for both the client and pedicurist.
Style > 16 Photos
Colored gels are poised to make a splash in nail art. Here are some designs to give you some ideas of gel's versatility.
Started in 2002, the Beautytech Strut Your Stuff online nail art and enhancement contest has truly become an international event, with entrants from such far-flung locales as Tokyo, Singapore, Poland, and the Netherlands.
Style > 40 Photos
In the year 2000, the editors of NAILS decided it would be fun to have a nail technician reader create the cover for one issue and so we started the Cover Tech Contest. Browse through the best of the contests through the years.
Style > 48 Photos
Health > 7 Photos
Get inspired by these 11 great takes on the Pink Ribbon.
Style > 10 Photos
Ten nail artists say “thank you” to moms everywhere.
Style > 17 Photos
In this gallery, view the self-portraits of top nail artists: how they see themselves, on the tip of a nail.
Style > 5 Photos
Get back to your inner child with this month's fall polish preview. Not just for little girls, our paper dolls make dressing up your clients' nails as easy as child's play -- now snip to it!
Style > 13 Photos
We gave 10 innovative nails techs a hodge-podge of items and instructed them to create five nail tips using only the items in their box full of goodies. As you can see, all came away with different creations using exactly the same materials.
Style > 29 Photos
Seven nail artists were asked to create a range of designs for brides-to-be using the most popular wedding themes — beach, country, fantasy, and garden.
"Uniform” doesn’t have to mean identical, cookie-cutter, or always consistent. Check out these fashion-forward salon uniforms — perfect for salons with a sense of style.
Style > 20 Photos
Our friends at Swedish nail magazine naglar i norden turned us on to two nail sensations in Europe: Iryna Giblett and Margarita Belska.
For the second year in a row, the extraordinary talent of nail tech Dawn Minton won over the judges of NAILS’ annual Mini-Masterpiece Contest.
Style > 23 Photos
Break free of the usual pink-and-white constraints with this creative gallery of alternative French nail art styles. Get inspired with bold colors, unique filing, and clever smile lines.
A much-decorated competitor, Collier’s work has been featured on magazine covers and in marketing brochures. Outside the studio, she spends much...
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