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YouTube Training

April 1, 2008  | Article

Some nail techs have taken YouTube’s invitation to “broadcast yourself” seriously. That opens up a world of free training for techs to access whenever they need a helping hand.

Keywords: nail art   nail art techniques   niche marketing   social media   video training  

Flare Ups Over Flare Nails

April 1, 2008  | Article

So-called because the free edge of the nail flares out wider than the bottom, the shape is growing in popularity throughout the West Coast

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   nail art   nail trends  

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 by Greg Salo

November 1, 2007  | Article

After nine years of building the business with his mom, Greg’s brother Habib stepped in to help structure the operation of the company. “This gave me the opportunity to focus on what I love most – nails! "

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   Greg Salo   Habib Salo   stiletto nails   Young Nails  

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