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.
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.
Style > 13 Photos
Holiday nail art can be silly or sophisticated, bold or demure. Your clients are sure to find something right for them in these designs.
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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.
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!
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.
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