July 1, 2010
Gracia Beauty’s Gel System combines functional and well-performing soak-off gels with a nail art sensibility so techs can create endless nail art designs. The gels are available in convenient kits that suit each tech’s need, with a basic kit for simple sculpts and Frenches, an intermediate kit for nail art, and full-color gel lines of more than 100 colors.
June 1, 2010
When I went online to check out the winners of the CND Nail Style Competition, I had to doublecheck the name of the first-place winner. When I confirmed that it was really my name, I just started jumping and screaming — I’d just won an all-expense-paid trip to New York Fashion Week!
June 1, 2010
Nail tech Deborah Lippmann recently created an extravagantly embellished manicure out of $100,000 worth of real diamonds.
Nautical stripes, calming blues, and elements like anchors say bon voyage to the confines of the boating world and hello to the mainstream.
Nails by Christina Landeros, That Total Look Salon, Santa Maria, Calif.
Nails by Joanne Truitt, Boca Nail Depot, Boca Raton, Fla.
Nails by Stephanie Saddler, Butta Fingers Nail Studio, Cleveland
Nails by Michelle Conde, Nails by Michelle, Miami
Nails by Crystal Warner, Clip-It’s Hair and Nail Salon, Grove City, Ohio
Nails by Cassie Fero, Eugene, Ore.
A clever spin on nail art can come from a simple craft corner border hole punch. AII global educator MaeLing Parrish explains how she spreads soak-off gels flat over a piece of plastic and pops imprints out of them with a border punch. (According to Parrish, she uses soak-off gels because they are soft and flexible and don’t crack like traditional gels when they are used with a hole punch.) Take a look at these steps and see if you can score a knockout of your own.
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.
May 20, 2010
Nail art step-by-steps from Orly International.
May 1, 2010
If your clients are afraid of this pointy shape, offer up this advice from nail techs who do their best to ensure that beauty doesn’t have to equal pain.
May 1, 2010
Sport the latest trend as team stripes, padded football shoulders, and utilitarian touches like snap closures turn athletic-inspired apparel into streetwear.
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Music Festival Nail Art46 photos
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