Style > 23 Photos
Throughout the last two decades, NAILS has chronicled the best of nail styles, from thick and square to thin and oval. Here, a look back at the highlights — the fabulous, the frivolous, and the truly influential.
Style > 6 Photos
Looking at these nails — all created by Russian nail professionals — it seems anything is possible with liquid, powder, and a little imagination. Peter the Great would be proud.
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Style > 6 Photos
Peggy Jakob-Kissner of Nagelatelier Exquisit in Ostheim, Germany, has memorialized the notable sights of Ostheim to share with clients and to show off to NAILS readers.
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Style > 74 Photos
Spectacular. Amazing. Impressive. You can take your pick of adjectives, since all of them describe the quality and range of entries to NAILS' annual Nail Mural Contest. These diminutive works of art continue to enchant us all.
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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.
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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.
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Style > 48 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.
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Style > 17 Photos
In this gallery, view the self-portraits of top nail artists: how they see themselves, on the tip of a nail.
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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!
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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.
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