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Birds of a Feather

November 22, 2011  | Demo

Who says feathers are just for hair (and, well, birds, of course)? Not resourceful nail techs, who adapt the feather hair extensions craze to nail extensions. Here’s how.

Keywords: embedded nail art   feathers   gels   learning new techniques   Nail art  

Embedding Christmas Ornaments in Acrylic Nails

November 21, 2011  | Demo

In keeping with this holiday season, skilled nail tech and team Odyssey competitor Tammi Merritt shows how she uses pieces of broken Christmas ornaments to make shimmering and sparkling nail enhancements.

Keywords: acrylics   embedded acrylics   holiday nail art   learning new techniques   Nail art  

Out With the New, in With the Old

October 21, 2011  | News

While everyone else is spending their money on this season's new nail polish shades, Lisa Logan, Beyoncé’s manicurist, is mixing last year's hues to make new ones.

Keywords: fashion   learning new techniques   manicures   nail trends   OPI Products  

Young Nails' Acrylic Marble Design. Part 2 of 2

August 23, 2011  | Video

Watch Young Nails' Greg Salo as he teaches an amazing marble design in acrylic. Part 2 of 2.
Part 1: http://www.nailsmag.com/video/93462/young-nails-acrylic-marble-design-part-1-of-2

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   Greg Salo   learning new techniques   marbleizing techniques  

Young Nails' Acrylic Marble Design. Part 1 of 2

August 23, 2011  | Video

Watch Young Nails' Greg Salo as he teaches an amazing marble design in acrylic.
Part 2: http://www.nailsmag.com/video/93463/young-nails-acrylic-marble-design-part-2-of-2

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   Greg Salo   learning new techniques   marbleizing techniques  

How to Get the Crackle Effect With Gel

July 19, 2011  | Article

Learn how to create the crackle nails your clients are asking about with the added longevity of a gel.

Keywords: colored gels   crackle polish   learning new techniques   Young Nails  

(Nail) Arts and Crafts

June 22, 2011  | Demo

Global IBD educator Brenda Skermont explains how she combines Gelac colors to make this “déco-polish” design, which works like decoupage for the nails.

Keywords: gels   IBD   learning new techniques   Nail art  

FingerNailFixer Combines Rockstar and Engraving Nail Art Techniques

June 16, 2011  | Video

Holly Schippers (FingerNailFixer) shows you several nail art designs combining the "rockstar" look with carving (or engraving) techniques.

Keywords: CND   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   learning new techniques   Nail art  

Does This Polish Make My Nails Look Fat?

April 21, 2011  | Article

We love nail beds in all shapes and sizes, but, well, your client is her own worst enemy and may be mortified that her nail beds are “too wide.” Luckily, the nail style experts at CND have an easy fix.

Keywords: CND   fashion   Fashion Week   learning new techniques   polish techniques  

The Fellowship of the Nail

March 23, 2011  | Demo

JoAnne Millar of En Vogue reveals how she creates this rhinestone-tipped curl on a gel nail.

Keywords: colored gels   gels   glitter gels   learning new techniques   Nail art  

Gel Polish Chips Annoy

February 15, 2011  | Article

So, you wowed your client into a new gel polish application by telling her how much more durable they are than standard polish, and that they help prevent chipping and cracking, and then she comes back a day later with a chip. So what do you do?

Keywords: gels   learning new techniques   nail repairs  

One-Stroke Nail Art

January 19, 2011  | Demo

Painter and craftswoman Donna Dewberry is perhaps best known in the art world as the inventor of the One-Stroke painting technique, a method that allows painters to blend, shade, and highlight all in one stroke of a brush.

Keywords: floral nail art   handpainted nail art   learning new techniques   Nail art   one-stroke nail art  

How to Fix a Manicure

October 18, 2010  | News

Allure’s Insiders’ Guide for October features advice from expert manicurist Tom Bachik on how to fix a manicure.

Keywords: consumer press   learning new techniques   manicures   polish   Tom Bachik  

Tips From Celeb Manicurist Tom Bachik

September 7, 2010  | News

Celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik gives Glamour three helpful tips to keep nails looking their best.

Keywords: consumer press   learning new techniques   manicures   natural nail care   Tom Bachik  

Brighten and Whiten

September 7, 2010  | News

Self offers advice on how to get rid of wine-colored stains with tooth whitening products. Use a tooth-whitening pen, gel, or toothpaste once a day for three days to lighten the stain without damaging the nail bed the way buffers do. The key ingredient: hydrogen peroxide.

Keywords: consumer press   learning new techniques   nail treatments   nail whitener  

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