June 1, 2009
A nail tech for 21 years, Bonnie Rios still gets excited about the nail industry. “I am constantly intrigued at the advances that occur over 10 little digits,” she says. But what really gets her excited is the art. “The ability to make each nail into a tiny self-expression that you can change at a whim is a great outlet for my creative side. And the bonus is I get paid to do it!”
June 1, 2009
Star Nail’s Nail Evolution, consisting of a liquid monomer and bonding acrylic powder, is engineered for maximum bonding of acrylic to natural nails. Primer is not required,and Nail Evolution is guaranteed to not lift or yellow.
May 14, 2009
NSI has 30 new colored acrylic powders.
May 6, 2009
INM’s Out the Door Top Coat is a fast-drying, non-yellowing finisher that can be used with any polish.
May 1, 2009
LeChat’s Nail Architecture acrylic system was created for the fashion-conscious individual. These designer color acrylic powders come in elegant packaging, and are strong and easy to apply. The Nail Architecture system offers a spectrum of colors that will enhance the elegance and appearance of any fashionable nail art design.
May 1, 2009
Having a crisp, deep smile line can set your work apart from other nail techs in your area. It’s one of the easiest ways to advertise yourself as an above-average tech who puts extra effort into her services. CND educator Kimberly Jones, of Patrick’s of Atlanta in Buford, Ga., explains how she gets these great-looking smile lines.
April 29, 2009
Upcoming educational events include the first Global Artist Forum in Kansas, LCN Master Classes taught by Somer Downes, and Shari Finger's Nail University in Elgin, Ill.
April 15, 2009
Star Nails’ Mini Blocks are pre-cut buffing blocks designed to not only be cost effective but also environmentally friendly.
NSI’s Royal Precision Brush is ergonomically designed for balance and comfort.
April 14, 2009
CND’s Perfect Color Powders Collection allows techs to custom-blend and create natural-looking nail enhancements.
Backscratchers’ Septiblock Sanitizable File Block has stick-on abrasives that come off so the block can be soaked in disinfectant.
April 6, 2009
Debbie from beautytech.com demonstrates how to slice nail art Clay Canes really thin. The polymer clay canes might have to be warmed before slicing, it depends on the brand of clay used (Fimo, Sculpty or any number of other brands. See www.beautytech.com/shoppe for more info on slicing and application with acrlics and gel enhancements.
April 6, 2009
A current trend is to add glitter, mylar, and other embellishments to nail enhancements, but how can nail techs be sure they aren’t compromising the strength of the enhancement and causing premature service breakdown by adding too much? Sometimes the glitter tips I’ve sculpted break off at the free edge, causing clients to doubt my abilities. (This occurs more often in gels than acrylics.)
April 2, 2009
INM’s new Extreme Tips have a deep C-curve and smile line for the professionally sculpted look.
April 1, 2009
No need to go to a show--attend one of these traveling two-day seminars.
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