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Wile the Competition Like a Filing Magician

March 1, 2008  | Demo

Filing is so important to nail appearance, and with the advent of e-files, the techniques for hand-filing can be easily forgotten. Excellent hand-filing skills can help a competition tech rise above the pack, while everyday techs can woo clients with a deft hand and light touch.

Keywords: filing techniques   natural nail care   Tom Bachik  

Showcasing Nail Art in Digital Frames

March 1, 2008  | Article

Digital frames can store hundreds of nail art photos, run a clear, continual slideshow of your work, and some can even organize pictures into themed albums and show video clips.

Keywords: business tools   creating a portfolio   nail art  

Cloud 9

February 21, 2008  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Laura Russell, Dolce Salon & Spa, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Keywords: abstract nail art   acrylics   colored acrylics   marbleizing techniques   nail art  

Purple Passion

February 1, 2008  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Shannon Chomanczuk, A Polished Image, New Windsor, N.Y.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   acrylics   colored acrylics   embedded acrylics   floral nail art  

Mastering the Mix Ratio

February 1, 2008  | Article

The ideal bead should be smooth, round, and plump, and suspended lightly on the brush hairs.

Keywords: acrylics   brushes   enhancements   liquid-to-powder ratio   mix ratio  

Acrylic Impressions

February 1, 2008  | Demo

Try your hand a making interesting impressions in acrylics using paper clips and other small utensils that can be purchased at local craft stores.

Keywords: acrylics   glitter nail art   impressions   nail art   Young Nails  

EZ Flow Time to Shine Kit

February 1, 2008  | Demo

The EZ Flow Time to Shine Kit offers 12 colors for blending, shading, and shining.

Keywords: acrylics   animal print nail art   EZ FLow   nail art  

Ready to Roar

January 24, 2008  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Tina Sauber-Spencer, Bahama Mama’s Salon, Horton, Mich.

Keywords: acrylics   animal print nail art   colored acrylics   French nail art   French twists  

Reverse Application Step-by-Step

January 1, 2008  | Demo

Reduce your time doing colored acrylic fills by using this "Reverse Application" method.

Keywords: backfills   colored acrylics   electric filing techniques   fills   learning new techniques  

Making Money with Colored Acrylics

January 1, 2008  | Article

Colored acrylic nails are a beautiful and eye-catching addition to the more standard pink-and-whites on your service menu. Increase your clientele and expand your creativity with all the colored acrylic possibilities.

Keywords: adding new services   colored acrylics   glitter   glitter acrylics   keeping your business competitive  

Take a Tip from ... Star Nail's Elaine Watson

January 1, 2008  | Article

Elaine Watson — global education director and vice president of marketing for Star Nail — shares some of her favorite technical tips.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   acrylics   airbrushed nail art   colored acrylics   embellishments  

Nail Art Studio: Ready to Roar

January 1, 2008  | Demo

Take your pink and whites from tame to wild by adding black tiger stripes.

Keywords: acrylics   animal print nail art   drill bits   nail art   pink-and-whites  

Behind the Scenes: Styling the Stiletto

November 1, 2007  | Demo

So what’s the deal with the stiletto nail? “I really love doing this nail because it’s such a sexy shape,” says Young Nails' Greg Salo. “It helps elongate the fingers.”

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   colored acrylics   nail art   stiletto nails   Young Nails  

Charisma Nail Innovation's Floral Acrylic Design

November 1, 2007  | Demo

Charisma Nail Innovations offers 48 custom-blended color acrylic powders in four unique collections. Traditional, Glitter, Pearl Essence, and Pastel Color Powder Collections are specifically designed to create stunning, 3-D nail designs.

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   3-D nail art   acrylics   advanced nail art   Charisma Nail  

All Wrapped Up

October 11, 2007  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Mary Seitzinger, Nail Sensation in Columbus, Ohio

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   3-D nail art   acrylics   advanced nail art   colored acrylics  

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