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NAILS has 28 years' worth of Demos and How-tos for you to review and learn new techniques. Click through to this section, organized by articles that are either demos or step-by-steps, and see Signature Services, Service Recipes, Product Demos from manufacturers, and other how-tos from NAILS.

Signature Service: Orange Pineapple Slush Spa Pedicure

June 26, 2015  | Demo

On the Menu: Your client will love this sweet, refreshing treat for the feet. The pineapple jelly footbath helps eliminate odor and discoloration, the zesty orange scrub exfoliates, and the mandarin and mango-scented foot mask ensures deep penetration of rich emollients that will leave her feet supple and smooth.

Keywords: BCL Spa   citrus-themed services   CND   Jellybath   Pure Organics  

Remove Gel-Polish with The Painted Nail’s Steam Off

June 25, 2015  | Demo

The Steam Off from The Painted Nail warms up acetone-based removal solutions and creates steam that will break down polish, gel-polish, gels, and acrylics in minutes.

Keywords: gel removal   gels   removal products   The Painted Nail  

Behind the Scenes: Negative Space Neon Nails

June 23, 2015  | Demo

Super Artist: Go behind the scenes with Blossom Beauty Lounge's Cammy Nguyen as she creates fun and trendy nail art for our August cover.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   gel-polish   gels   nail art  

How-To: Iridescent Stiletto Swirl

June 16, 2015  | Demo

This tutorial shows you how to encapsulate glitter acrylic to add dimension and shine to get a hot look.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   nail art  

Embedded Acrylic for the Flower Girl

June 11, 2015  | Demo

Jen Fetty of Middleton, Idaho, shares how to embed dried flowers for a nail look that’s meant to be worn outdoors.

Keywords: acrylics   embedded nail art   floral nail art  

Signature Service: Key Lime Spa Gel Pedicure

June 5, 2015  | Demo

On the Menu: Treat your client to a refreshing break for her feet with this soothing citrus spa treatment. She will enjoy the zesty essence of lime while her feet are exfoliated and moisturized, and she’ll leave with fun and flirty summer colors on her toes.

Keywords: citrus-themed services   Gelish   Signature Services  

Signature Service: The Pinot Noir Pedicure

June 5, 2015  | Demo

On the Menu:This service especially for male clients will relax and pamper. A therapeutic champagne soak will exfoliate dry, neglected skin and nails, and hot towels and a massage will rejuvenate tired feet.  

Keywords: La Palm Products   Signature Services   wine-themed services  

Behind the Scenes: Acrylic Lace Bridal Nails

May 28, 2015  | Demo

Art Is Passion: For this month’s bridal-themed cover, we asked Sabella Snyder to create gorgeous sculpted nails with a modern negative space art look.

Keywords: acrylics   Behind the Scenes   bridal nail art   doing nails for photo shoots   wedding styles  

How-To: Neon Tribal Nail Art

April 23, 2015  | Demo

San Francisco-based nail tech Mia Rubie offers this tutorial for a summer-ready design. 

Keywords: nail art   neon nail polish   tribal nail art  

Signature Services: Mind, Body, and Sole Organic Pedicure

April 16, 2015  | Demo

On the Menu:
Nurture your client’s mind, body, and soles with this all-natural, peaceful spa pedicure that’s sure to soothe and calm her senses while making her feet glowing, soft, and beautiful.

Keywords: lavender services   organic products   Signature Services   Zoya  

Signature Services: Sweet Treat Mango Spa Manicure

April 16, 2015  | Demo

On the Menu: Your clients will love this sweet tropical treatment. Fresh mango and brown sugar exfoliate the skin, an almond and honey mask brightens, and mango cream lotion moisturizes and rejuvenates the hands to restore a more youthful appearance.

Keywords: CND   fruit-flavored services   OPI   Signature Services   tropical-themed services  

Bio Sculpture Gel Marble Design Nail Art with 3-D Gel Daisy

April 16, 2015  | Demo

This flower-power nail art, using Bio Sculpture's Happy Hippie Color Collection, creates a 3-D effect with a daisy made of gel.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   Bio Sculpture Gel   flowers   gels  

Artistic Nail Design's French Manicure with Hardcore Building Gels

April 15, 2015  | Demo

Artistic Nail design's Hardcore Building Gels allow you to create a strong extension without acrylic or nail tips. 

Keywords: Artistic Nail Design   demo   Hardcore Building Gels  

Dashing Diva NailGuard Protective Base

March 26, 2015  | Demo

Keywords: Dashing Diva   demo   natural nail care   natural nails  

Amore Ultima Gel Extension for the Nail Biter

March 26, 2015  | Demo

To help nail biters quit the habit, follow these steps.

Keywords: Amore Ultima Gels   nail biting   natural nail care  

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