September 9, 2016
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Nails ran the gamut at New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017.
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June 14, 2016
The folks at Light Elegance challenged nail techs to submit their best shaped nails to their Shape Up contest.
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November 4, 2015
Suzie Moskal shows how to create oval-shaped nails using a hand file. She also shows how to extend a short nail with acrylic into an oval shape.
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August 4, 2014
Sherri Traweek shows you how to file a coffin (also known as ballerina) nail.
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May 7, 2014
In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Elaine Watson, vice president of marketing and sales for Star Nail International, shows how to file a square nail shape.
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June 4, 2013
Celebs are requesting a new nail shape that is long and filed to be really thin, but with a soft-curved tip, according to Allure magazine.
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March 25, 2013
Duck nails — the controversial nail shape in which the free edge flares out like a duck bill — were a major source of drama on the TV series “What Not to Wear”.
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January 22, 2013
Giving up her duck nails causes a breakdown on the TV series "What Not to Wear" (episode "Tristen"), as nail tech Julie Kandalec keeps her cool and gives Tristen a classier nail look. (Kandalec tells us it took her five hours to re-do these nails.)
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December 27, 2012
Gold and silver glitter polishes are all the range this winter. Here are some tips and recommendations on how to make it work.
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September 14, 2012
Length, shape, and health are even more important with intricate nail designs, according to Allure magazine.
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August 13, 2011
Using nonwhite colors for a modern French manicure is on the horizon for fall fashions.
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May 27, 2011
Cosmopolitan’s Beauty Q & A answers the question: What’s the It nail shape right now? Celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik answered, the squoval shape continues to rule. Not only is the shape very flattering, but it also prevents nails from breaking due to the stronger corners, according to the mag.
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March 5, 2010
Jan Arnold, CND's trend expert, tells Redbook Magazine the new nail shape to have is a rounded oval on short- to medium-length nails, which results in a more feminine look.
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March 1, 2010
When it comes to that happiest part of the nail we all know and love, there’s no one right way to make it perfect. Smile lines can adapt to the nail to complement the shape and design of the nail. Akzentz educator Gina Silvestro of Gel Essentials in Cranston, R.I., shows her ideal smile lines for several different nail shapes.
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December 18, 2009
Shape's December issue shows readers 10, 20, and 30-minute beauty regimens for a night out, including tips for facial, hair, and nail care.
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