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Extreme Embedding

November 17, 2010  | Article

We asked fans on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nailsmag) to send us a picture of the most interesting thing they’ve ever embedded in a nail. From beads and feathers to hay (yes, hay!), here’s a look at a few of the images we received.

Keywords: embedded acrylics   embedded nail art   embellishments   gels   nail art  

Gelish Wins Belgian Beauty Award for Most Innovative New Product

November 15, 2010  | Article

Hand & Nail Harmony’s Gelish was voted the most innovative product at the Pro Esthetic (a Belgian beauty and wellness magazine) and Professional Beauty & Wellness (a trade show organization) in Belgium.

Keywords: awards   consumer press   Gelish   gels   Hand & Nail Harmony  

The Next Generation of Polish

November 1, 2010  | Article

The new crop of UV-cured brush-on gel polishes has set the industry abuzz. But what exactly is the technology behind these so-called hybrids, and how can they affect your business?

Keywords: adding new services   gels   soak-off gels   trends  

Take a Tip from ... Dashing Diva’s Pattie Yankee

November 1, 2010  | Article

Dashing Diva director of education, Pattie Yankee, gives some sound advice on preserving your nail art products as you beautify from one customer to the next.

Keywords: Dashing Diva   gels   glitter   manufacturers educators   nail art  

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  

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  

Katy's Choice

September 21, 2010  | News

For the Teen Choice Awards, celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees manicured singer Katy Perry’s fingernails in Hand & Nail Harmony Gelish in the shade June Bride for an eye-catching sparkly nail look.

Keywords: celebrities   gels   Hand & Nail Harmony   polish  

Advice on Gel Manicures

September 7, 2010  | News

Glamour’s beauty expert Andrea Pomerantz Lustig recommends getting gel manicures only once in a while, as the removal process can leave nails weak after lots of filing and acetone soaking.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   CND   consumer press   gels   manicures  

Foils and Roses

September 1, 2010  | Demo

Michelle Achhammer of Michelle’s Nail Design explains how to create a delicate purple floral nail with foils and gels.

Keywords: colored gels   floral nail art   foils   French nail art   gels  

Nail Art Gallery Pro: Carlapatra

September 1, 2010  | Article

Carla Foster, of Carla Foster Nails in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, prefers UV gels as her medium of choice when it comes to nail art — which may come as a surprise to many nail artists (especially in the United States) who think gels aren’t workable for detailed designs.

Keywords: colored gels   gels   nail art  

Polish That Lasts and Lasts

August 19, 2010  | News

Soak-off gels are on Cosmopolitan's Hot Sheet for August.

Keywords: CND   consumer press   gels   OPI products   soak-off gels  

Fresh French

August 1, 2010  | Demo

Nails by Cassie Fero, Eugene, Ore.


Keywords: colored gels   French nail art   French twists   gels   Light Elegance  

On the Road: A Totally Unique Nail Boutique

August 1, 2010  | Article

We first met salon owner Heather Goodwin in 2007 when she entered (and won 1st runner-up in) our Nail Tech of the Year program. She didn’t have her own salon yet, but the plans were in motion. The next time I was in Orlando for the Premiere Show was 2008 and Heather was moving into her salon that very weekend. I promised her next time I was in central Florida, I would visit her salon. In June, publisher Cyndy Drummey and I made the visit.

Keywords: gels   manicures   On the Road   pedicures   retailing  

Hand & Harmony Gelish Color Gels

July 30, 2010  | Product

New from Hand & Harmony comes Gelish Color Gels. The gels apply like polish with a twist cap and applicator, but are cured in a lamp like gels. 

Keywords: gels   Hand & Nail Harmony   soak-off gels  

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