September 27, 2013
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The season’s forecast calls for more 3-D textures. If you’ve been digging through the craft store bins for trendy caviar beads or fuzzy velvet fibers, you may want to try your beauty supply store instead. Many manufacturers create the tiny beads and other tactile accessories specifically with nail looks in mind.
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September 19, 2013
It may be time to officially declare 2013 as the Year of the Nail Art Book. Two more colorful
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how-to tomes just hit the shelves, with both of these new arrivals being from across the
pond in the U.K.
September 14, 2013
Kami offers ribbons in purple to support the Alzheimer’s Association, in yellow to support the Wounded Warrior Project, and in pink to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
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September 3, 2013
April Wynne, a Tampa, Fla.-based nail technician of 13 years, created this cute and simple manicure and it became an instant summer hit.
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August 30, 2013
Because, let’s face it, waxing can hurt, GiGi No Sting Wax ultra-gentle wax incorporates kava kava within the wax formula.
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August 28, 2013
MaeLing Parrish, Gelish's U.S. Dean of Education, uses Matte Top It Off to create a sleek matte French manicure.
August 16, 2013
Gina Silvestro shows how to use a new Swarovski Crystal Nail Design Kit to create a stunning embellished look.
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July 8, 2013
The ladies of Hygienails Kit demonstrate how to use the company's disposable packs of boots and gloves that are specifically designed to protect and soften skin and cuticles. Each pack includes a sterile pair of gloves or boots filled with a special cream, a nail file, and a wooden stick.
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To use, put the gloves/boots on your client, massage for three minutes, remove the gloves/boots, and wipe skin with a wet towel.
July 2, 2013
Summer is prime time for nail care as more people wear open-toed shoes and take off their gloves. Sometimes a service in 100-degree temps is more about escaping the heat than it is about getting glammed up. Consider offering your clients cool-down services this season that combine relaxation and nail sophistication.
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June 24, 2013
Clarisonic’s new Aria Sonic Skin Cleansing device for facials makes a great secondary service at any salon.
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June 23, 2013
Independent nail wraps brand Scratch needed $6,000 to do a run of three of its latest styles. Founder Chelsea Kent, a web designer with a love of the arts, put the project on crowdfunding site Kickstarter.com. She received a whopping $36,865 in donations.
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June 20, 2013
Nail art ideas can come from real-life (and fantasy) places.
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June 14, 2013
Backscratchers’ Septifile Stainless Steel Files and Cuticle Nippers are made of surgical-grade metal that is durable and ergonomically designed for precision handling.
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June 13, 2013
GiGi just released its No Sting Wax, which is infused with kava kava (a natural numbing agent) to help relieve pain and discomfort.
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