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Scary Scratchers

October 5, 2006  | Step By Step Demo

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

Keywords: acrylics   beginner nail art   colored acrylics   Halloween nail art   holiday nail art  

How to Prevent Lifting

October 1, 2006  | Article

Lifting nails are frustrating to the nail tech and annoying to the client. Left uncorrected, they could trap water and be the first step toward a bacterial infection. But before we get defensive and start pointing fingers, let’s check out the nails — and let them do the talking.

How to Ace a Nail Competition

October 1, 2006  | Article

Ahh … the joys of victory and the agony of defeat. In the nail competition arena, bringing home the trophy takes much more than skill — it starts with proper preparation, practice, a positive attitude, and a passion for competing.

Keywords: competitions  

Going primerless

June 1, 2006  | Article

Techs trained to include the third step of the acrylic application process -- primer -- may have a hard time dropping the insurance of this tried-and-true old friend. But many who have dared to explore this new, primerless world made the transition without missing a step. Is primerless the future of nails?

Keywords: acrylics   learning new techniques   primers  

Easter's On Its Way

February 28, 2006  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Mary Seitzinger of Nail Sensation in Columbus, Ohio.

Keywords: acrylics   advanced nail art   animal print nail art   colored acrylics   Easter nail art  

Easter's On Its Way

February 28, 2006  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Mary Seitzinger of Nail Sensation in Columbus, Ohio.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   Easter nail art   holiday nail art   intermediate nail art  

Easter’s on its Way

February 28, 2006  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Mary Seitzinger of Nail Sensation in Columbus, Ohio.

Keywords: acrylics   beginner nail art   colored acrylics   Easter nail art   holiday nail art  

Poland: Acrylic Nails Dominate

December 1, 2005  | Article

Though fairly young by American standards, the Polish nail industry is well on its way to becoming a bigger player in the international nail market.

Keywords: acrylics   international   nail art  

Halloween Haunt

October 17, 2005  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Lysa Comfort, Encino, Calif.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   Halloween nail art   holiday nail art   nail art  

Halloween Haunt

October 17, 2005  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Lysa Comfort, Encino, Calif.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   French nail art   French twists   Halloween nail art  

NSI Sea Gems

September 1, 2005  | Demo

New Sea Gems crushed shells from NSI allow nail techs to easily create luminous, dazzling nail enhancements using Attraction liquid and powders or Balance UV Gels.

Keywords: acrylics   embedded acrylics   French nail art   French twists   nail art  

Wrapped for the Holidays

December 1, 2004  | 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   Christmas nail art  

Fall Paisley

September 1, 2004  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by MaeLing Parrish of Columbus, Ohio.

Keywords: acrylics   beginner nail art   color fades   colored acrylics   glitter acrylics  

Color Chameleon

August 1, 2004  | Article

Colored acrylic powder is as versatile a medium as nail art paint, if not more so. From incredibly detailed designs to abstract stylings, the nail art possibilities are limitless. In the first part of a two-part series meant to illustrate the versatility of colored acrylic and showcase the talent of nail techs, we start you off with a few designs to experiment with.

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

Behind the Scenes: New Gig for Top Competitor

August 1, 2004  | Demo

For this month's cover shoot, John Hauk, top competitor, salon owner with a full book of clients, and OPI Products’ new technical advisor, helped us create a Puccini-inspired nail look.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   John Hauk   OPI products  

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