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The season’s forecast calls for more 3-D textures. If you’ve been digging through the craft store bins for trendy caviar beads or fuzzy velvet fibers, you may want to try your beauty supply store instead. Many manufacturers create the tiny beads and other tactile accessories specifically with nail looks in mind.
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NAILS and sister publication VietSALON Magazine joined CND and Beauty Changes Lives in honoring actress and philanthropist Tippi Hedren with the Legacy of Style Award.
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Stray from kitschy pumpkins and friendly ghosts this Halloween for nail art that’s a little more spooktacular. A handful of talented techs with a dead-serious love for the holiday conjured up some scary tips depicting everything from classic October villains to the nails of a real live zombie.
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The light source at your nail table is just as important of a tool as your acrylic sculpting brush. Without a good lamp, how are you supposed to see the intricate details of what you’re doing on a client’s nails?
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Mixing the classic with the modern, Lichtenstein, Magritte, Van Gogh, and Kandinsky were all represented in this year’s crop of winning mini-masterpieces. Prepared to be amazed at the skill and precision evident in all these entries.
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Within minutes and sometimes even seconds after application, manicures and pedicures become dry to the touch.
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From show floor to suite door — NAILS' 3rd Annual Cocktail Party provided a much-needed opportunity for show exhibitors and attendees to relax and mingle for a few hours after the exhibition floor closed on the second evening.
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As the darkened stage illuminates and the first strain of guitar electrifies the crowd, we unveil these empowering nails to blur the lines of where heavy metal meets modern glamour — and leave your clients screaming for more.
Inspiration is only a page-turn away.
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Here are the 10 colors the renowned color authority predicts will reign for fall.
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More than 19,000 salon owners and beauty professionals made their way to the Las Vegas Convention Center June 21-24 for the International Beauty Show. Over 160 classes, conferences, and workshops were conducted at the event by leading industry professionals. Don’t miss next year’s show, June 14-16, 2014.
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Flip through NAILS’ photo gallery for some of the highlights of this Las Vegas beauty trade show.
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The star of IBS Las Vegas was nail art. Check out the latest nail art seen on the NAILS red carpet at IBS Las Vegas.
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10 nail artists offers their own takes on NAILS Magazine’s 30th anniversary — from incorporating the traditional gift of pearls to creating her own spin on a favorite NAILS cover to showcasing what the magazine has meant to her over the years.
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As always, Premiere Orlando was a show for the books. The massive beauty show, which took place June 2-3, hosted beauty professionals and industry manufacturers from around the globe.
To remove water from the surface of the natural nail in order to promote adhesion of polishes or enhancement products.
Is perfectionism on the job a blessing or a curse?
What’s the best way to recruit techs for a new salon?
What low-cost extras do you provide that clients perceive as having a high value?
Do I need a special permit to do medical pedicures?
Should the salon owner do nails herself?
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