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The Gels of Spring

March 14, 2011  | Photo Gallery

If you’re itching to ditch this heavy winter, ring in the spring with these fun new color gels from your favorite manufacturers. There’s no time like the present to make nails more pleasant.

Keywords: Akzentz   Bio Sculpture Gel   CND   colored gels   Entity Beauty  

Gel Clarity

January 1, 2011  | Article

Robyn Schwartz of Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada, has no problem making these streaky-clean gel art designs on a regular basis, she says. The secret is in the thin layer of uncured clear gel.

Keywords: Akzentz   colored gels   gels   Nail art  

Budding Gels

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

As gels increase in popularity, manufacturers plant a wider variety of color gels into their lines so techs can match the different seasons.  From pastel pinks to bold blues and pretty purples in-between, here’s a sampling of the latest spring gel collections.

Keywords: Akzentz   Backscratchers   Bellissima   Bio Sculpture Gel   CND  

NAILS Readers' Choice Awards 2009

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

So what are your favorite products? We’ve tallied the votes and are happy to announce the winners of the 2009 NAILS Readers’ Choice Awards.

Keywords: Akzentz   Backscratchers   China Glaze   CND   Color Club  

Super Soak-Offs

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Soaking off faster than a speeding bullet while staying stronger than a locomotive, these soak-off gels will have clients believing you’re the Wonder Woman (or Superman) of nail techs in no time at all.

Keywords: Akzentz   Bio Sculpture Gel   Christrio   colored gels   Gelousy  

Brush-On Gels Were All the Buzz at Cosmoprof

October 5, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Gels continued their recent boom at Cosmoprof North America. There were more soak-off gels, more colored gels, and at least 10 companies showcasing the hottest trend right now — brush-on gel polish lines.

Keywords: Akzentz   Art Club   Bellissima   California Mango   Continuum Footspas  

Creative Candy Corn

October 1, 2010  | Demo

Nails by Michelle Kelcher, Tough as Nailz, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.

Keywords: Akzentz   colored gels   Halloween nail art   holiday nail art   holidays  

Perfect Lines on Gels for Nail Art

October 1, 2010  | Article

Gina Silvestro, educator for Akzéntz, offers this advice on how to get clear and crisp lines on gel nail art. “I’ve been doing this for a few months now, and people can never figure out how I get such clean lines with gel art. When using gel for art and designs, it can be very difficult to achieve fine lines because if you brush gel art onto the tacky layer of gel it often spreads.

Keywords: Akzentz   gels   Nail art  

Premiere Lives Up to Its Name

August 3, 2010  | Photo Gallery

The Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event again proved itself as a vibrant beauty show, with more than 46,000 attendees present during the two-day show (which took place June 6 to 7). The show featured 350-plus classes, nail competitions, and NailTech Network Orlando (which was co-hosted by and NAILS). Next year’s show will be June 4-6.

Keywords: Akzentz   Bio Sculpture Gel   China Glaze   CND   competitions  

Akzéntz Gel Art Stiletto

June 1, 2010  | Demo

Akzéntz Classic Gels are high-performance gels that can be combined with the Options Soak-Off Color Gels and Options Aurora Sparkle Gels to produce vibrant nail art designs and structurally sound enhancements.

Keywords: Akzentz   colored gels   French nail art   gels   Nail art  

Behind the Scenes: Out of the Bubble

April 1, 2010  | Demo

Gina Silvestro is constantly thinking outside of the standard nail “bubble” and strives to stay on the cusp of trends, while sharing and instilling innovative thinking and techniques with her peers. For this month’s cover we asked her to create something fun and bubbly.

Keywords: Akzentz   Behind the Scenes   gels   stiletto nails  

Magnificent Marbleizing

November 1, 2009  | Demo

Step-by-step by Gina Silvestro, Micheal K Galvin & Gel Essentialz Salon, Cranston, R.I.

Keywords: Akzentz   colored gels   gels   marbleizing techniques   Nail art  

Akzentz Options Soak Off Coloured Gels

August 19, 2009  | Product

Akzentz's 16 new colors to the Options Soak Off Coloured Gel Line.

Keywords: Akzentz   colored gels  

Summer Nail Trend: Handpainted Lace Enhancements

July 1, 2009  | Article

Set your clients up for summer lovin’ with delicate lace patterns, created with gels and airbrush paint.

Keywords: Akzentz   CND   fashion   Nail art   seasonal nail art  

Gels: Easy as 1-2-3!

February 1, 2009  | Article

Everyone's talking about gels these days.  Nail professionals always want to stay on top of the latest trends, but many of them have a hard time understanding the gel process.  Breaking down the steps involved in a gel application will help you determine whether you'd like to offer these services.

Keywords: Akzentz   Backscratchers   CND   colored gels   En Vogue  

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