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Nails From NYFW S/S 2017

September 9, 2016  | Photo Gallery

Nails ran the gamut at New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017.

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   acrylics   China Glaze   CND   CND at Fashion Week  

Light Elegance Honors Shapely Nails

June 14, 2016  | News

The folks at Light Elegance challenged nail techs to submit their best shaped nails to their Shape Up contest.

Keywords: contests   Light Elegance   nail shapes   shaping nails  

Convert Stiletto to Oval Nails

November 4, 2015  | Video

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.

Keywords: filing techniques   hand filing   nail shapes   Suzie Moskal  

How to File a Coffin Nail

August 4, 2014  | Video

Sherri Traweek shows you how to file a coffin (also known as ballerina) nail.


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Keywords: nail shapes  

Troubleshooter: Filing a Square Nail Shape

May 7, 2014  | Video

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.

Keywords: Elaine Watson   filing techniques   nail shapes   Star Nail Products  

A New Shape for Nails

June 4, 2013  | News

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.

Keywords: celebrities   nail shapes   nail trends   OPI Products   Orly  

Duck Nails Are a “Not” On “What Not to Wear”

March 25, 2013  | Article

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”.

Keywords: celebrity nail techs   consumer press   nail shapes  

Duck Nails Are a "Not" On "What Not To Wear"

January 22, 2013  | Video

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.)

Keywords: celebrity nail techs   nail shapes  

Give Manis the Midas Touch

December 27, 2012  | News

Gold and silver glitter polishes are all the range this winter. Here are some tips and recommendations on how to make it work. 

Keywords: Deborah Lippmann   glitter   gold   nail shapes   OPI Products  

Care for the Nail Beneath the Mani

September 14, 2012  | News

Length, shape, and health are even more important with intricate nail designs, according to Allure magazine.

Keywords: client health   manicures   nail shapes   nail tips  

Runway Two-Toned Nails from CND

August 13, 2011  | News

Using nonwhite colors for a modern French manicure is on the horizon for fall fashions.

Keywords: CND   fall nail art   French manicures   nail shapes  

Hip Shapes

May 27, 2011  | News

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.  

Keywords: nail shapes   nail trends   shaping nails   Tom Bachik   trends  

Try a Rounded Oval Shape, CND Trend Expert Says

March 5, 2010  | News

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.

Keywords: CND   consumer press   Jan Arnold   nail shapes   trends  

Smiles Come in All Shapes and Sizes

March 1, 2010  | Article

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.

Keywords: French manicures   gels   nail shapes   nail styles  

At-Home Nail Care for Women on the Go

December 18, 2009  | News

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.

Keywords: buffers   CND   consumer press   Jan Arnold   manicure accessories  

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