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Stunning Stilettos and More

October 1, 2010  | Article

Intricate floral stiletto nails won the NSI Free-hand Nail Art Competition, an online photo competition that invited nail techs from around the globe to use NSI acrylic or gel to create nail art designs. The entries were judged by Vicki Peters, Denise Wright, and Debbie Doerrlamm, who looked for difficulty of design, use of color, originality, overall enhancement design, and first impression (or the “wow” factor).

Keywords: acrylics   competitions   contests   gels   nail art  

The St. Petersburg Stiletto

October 1, 2010  | Demo

Elena Maltseva is a nail artist from St. Petersburg, Russia, who educates all over the world. She is an expert in gels, acrylics, and hand-painting, and is especially good at combining all three together to make spectacular nail designs. Maltseva has chosen an acrylic design here that is simple, yet very expensive-looking and rather easy-to-complete.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   colored gels   gels   international  

ASP Aspire Colored Pigment and Acrylic Mixing Kit

September 21, 2010  | Product

ASP Aspire Colored Pigment and Acrylic Mixing Kit is a great way to suit all of your clients’ tastes with a customized mix of color choices.

Keywords: acrylics   Cina   colored acrylics   nail art   nail art supplies  

Stars & Swirls

September 1, 2010  | Demo

Nails by Jade Sewell of Just Nails, Great Falls, Mont.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   Fourth of July nail art   French nail art   French twists  

All the Marbles

September 1, 2010  | Demo

Andrea Stacey, a nail tech at Cassims Hair Design in Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia, literally followed her dreams. About seven years ago, Stacey dreamt about marbleizing colored acrylic on nails. "When I woke up, it was just so clear," Stacey says. "How I do it today is exactly how I did it in my dream."

Keywords: acrylics   CND   colored acrylics   EZ FLow   marbleizing techniques  

Idyllic Acrylics

July 1, 2010  | Article

Amidst the gel-craze, acrylics have steadily been reinventing themselves to come out with better performing powders, and with brighter colors than ever. Here’s a collection of the newest acrylic powders on the market.

Keywords: acrylics   Backscratchers   Cacee   Christrio   CND  

Super Sharp Stilettos

July 1, 2010  | Demo

Stiletto styles are slowly sweeping across the country and many new clients are leaving local haunts in spiked-tipped nails just to try out this edgy, new look. With techs having such a fun time experimenting with the daring design, new art is popping up every day. Here’s how Tracy Clement, a Young Nails mentor and owner of Naturally Nails in East Greenwich, R.I., does her signature stilettos.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   stiletto nails  

By the Book

May 1, 2010  | Demo

Catherine Wong gives NAILS readers a peak into her step-by-step nail art books.

Keywords: acrylics   Catherine Wong   colored acrylics   floral nail art   nail art  

Young Nails Imagination Art Acrylic Powder Marble Design

May 1, 2010  | Demo

Young Nails Imagination Art Acrylic Powders can be used to create an amazing variety of nail designs. The powders come in four collections of solid colors, plus five collections of glitters, and they handle well so techs can create intricate designs.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   marbleizing techniques   nail art   Young Nails  

3-D Made Easy

May 1, 2010  | Demo

Well, maybe not easy. But Star Nail’s global education director Elaine Watson has a quick tip on how to get a better performance out of acrylic for 3-D designs.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   acrylics   nail art   Star Nail Products  

A Form for the Edges

May 1, 2010  | Article

When it comes to making edge nails, the most important part of the sculpt is to have a crisply creased form so the acrylic falls perfectly into place and gives you that nice edgy look.

Keywords: acrylics   edge nails   forms   nail art  

Slanted Love

April 1, 2010  | Demo

Nails by Christina Landeros, That Total Look Salon, Santa Maria, Calif.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   French nail art   French twists   glitter nail art  

Heart to Heart

March 1, 2010  | Demo

Nails by Michelle Conde, Nails by Michelle, Miami

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   French nail art   French twists   holiday nail art  

Artist Spotlight: G Elizondo

March 1, 2010  | Article

A well-known presence at every Young Nails tradeshow booth, G Elizondo has come a long way in her four-year nail career. The prolific artist posts her work regularly on BeautyTech.com and NailsMag.com forums, and has a knack for staying on top of the latest crazes in nail designs and pop culture. NAILS got a chance to talk to Elizondo about how she stays inspired.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   embedded nail art   mixed-media nail art   nail art  

Down Mexico Way

March 1, 2010  | Article

In September, Mexican nail techs gathered to compete at the Puerta Vallarta Nail Art Contest. Competitors had two hours to create a full set of decorated nails working solely by hand.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   acrylics   embedded nail art   embellishments   international  

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