August 1, 2012
Once you start working with clients regularly, you may run into minor mishaps that will challenge you. To help you out when they do, keep this chart handy for pointers on fixing some of the most common problems.
Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting curing gels gel troubleshooting gel-polish polishing techniques
July 18, 2012
Holly Schippers and Vicki Peters give three techniques for applying forms. Schippers shows how to modify a form for a better fit, and Peters demonstrates how to apply a form for both a classic sculpt and a stiletto.
Keywords: forms Troubleshooter
July 15, 2012
CND educator ambassador Marilyn Olemma Garcia of Caguas, Puerto Rico shows how with pre-made — and wild-styled — acrylic sculpts and pieces of fabric, she can create fun, funky, and artistic nails.
Keywords: abstract nail art acrylics colored acrylics fabric nails
July 13, 2012
This video is a step by step tutorial by Designer Nail Products demonstrating the process for color inlay acrylic nail art using gels.
Keywords: colored gels designer nail products glitter gels nail art how-to
June 29, 2012
Through her Nail University, Shari Finger offers continuing education for nail techs. “Our non-product-specific approach allows the student to receive help with the products she is using every day — or a generic product will be supplied at no extra charge,” she says.
Keywords: continuing education education Shari Finger
June 28, 2012
Editor Hannah Lee finds that the perfect nail is impossible as well as subjective, but every nail tech should still strive for the best.
Keywords: Hannah Lee Maggie Franklin On My Mind
June 27, 2012
Vicki Peters shows how to overlay a tip with clear and pink acrylic.
Keywords: acrylics tip-and-overlay Troubleshooter
June 27, 2012
| Step By Step Demo
Brandy Williams uses glitter acrylic to create Fourth of July nail art.
Keywords: Fourth of July nail art glitter acrylics patriotic nail art seasonal nail art
June 21, 2012
While learning and developing is incredibly important for nail techs, it is hard to get a quality education.
Keywords: continuing education cosmetology schools Just My Opinion licensing
June 14, 2012
With the sudden rise of brush-on gel-polish bringing many new customers into salons, it seems nail techs are seeing fewer tried-and-true acrylic customers. With new products on the market, traditional acrylic users now have more options to choose from, but there is still a seat at the manicure table for them.
Keywords: CND colored acrylics consumer marketing Gelish gel-polish
June 11, 2012
This French acrylic design strays from the normal with a ribbon style look.
Keywords: acrylics French manicures Young Nails
June 6, 2012
| Photo Gallery
Here are a few photos from the 3-D Fantasy Nail Art competition during Premiere Orlando 2012. Congratulations to Catherine Wong for winning first place in the veteran category.
Keywords: 3-D nail art Catherine Wong fantasy nail art nail art contests Nubar
May 21, 2012
Check out these hilarious outtakes from Young Nails' instructional videos with Greg Salo. We love it.
Keywords: just for fun Young Nails
May 15, 2012
Beauty Millenium’s Z45 Fast Dry Top Lot is an all-round top coat that can be used on natural nails, acrylics, and gels.
Keywords: Beauty Millenium top coats
May 14, 2012
Acrylic brushes aim to give precise control to nail techs. The handle, ferrule, and bristles can be made of a variety of materials to ensure that the brush will last through the rigors of everyday use, plus retain effectiveness in giving nail techs full control of the acrylic once it is on the nail plate.