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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.

LeChat Mirano Multi-Effx Metallic Pigment

January 12, 2017  | Demo

Use LeChat’s Mirano Multi-Effx Metallic Pigment to create unique, luminous color-shifting effects. When the pigments are layered over dark shades, the resulting color will shift when the light changes.

Keywords: chrome   chrome nails   gels   Lechat   tutorials  

Signature Service: Dear Violet Pedicure

January 10, 2017  | Demo

On the Menu:
Indulge your client with a Dear Violet signature pedicure, a guest favorite at Paris Nails in Torrance, Calif. Dear Violet Apothecary products are locally made with 100% natural, high-quality ingredients.

Keywords: lavender services   Signature Services   vanilla-themed services  

Cuccio Pro Powder Polish Nail Colour Dip System

January 3, 2017  | Demo

Offer this fast and easy add-on service to your clients as an alternative to traditional liquid-and-powder or gel-polish sets. Simply dip, dazzle, and you’re done.

Keywords: acrylic dip powder   Cuccio   Cuccio Naturale   dipping systems   powder coat acrylics  

Winter Sweater Nails with Gel

December 14, 2016  | Demo

Akzéntz educator Jennifer Ho based in Alberta, Canada, created this sweater-inspired design using gel.

 

Keywords: Akzentz   gels   VietSALON  

Behind the Scenes: Baroque Nails

December 1, 2016  | Demo

From Fantasy to Reality: Sarah Elmaz, owner of Get Buffed Nails, has a very unique style with her nail looks. See how she creates this Baroque-inspired set.

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   floral nail art   French twists  

Signature Service: North Pole Flight Pedicure

November 22, 2016  | Demo

On the Menu
After your clients shop ‘til they drop, pamper them with the most festive pedicure in town! They’ll get in the holiday spirit while relaxing as you indulge their senses using essential oils and holiday-themed, house-made  soaks, scrubs, masks, and massage lotions.

Keywords: holidays   seasonal services   Signature Services  

Chrome Fade, Textured Houndstooth Tutorials by CND

November 15, 2016  | Demo

Learn how to use Shellac top coat to lock chrome powder and find out what CND's sugaring technique is. 

Keywords: acrylics   CND   CND Shellac   demo   gel-polish  

Behind the Scenes: Negative Space Floating Nail Tips

November 7, 2016  | Demo

Nail artist Tony Ly, owner of Tony’s Nails in Wichita Falls, Texas, created the November 2016 cover look with a trend-setting take on the negative space design.

Keywords: acrylics   Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   Minx   nail tips  

How to Easily Create Chrome Nail Art

November 2, 2016  | Demo

Sticky stencils may help you take your chrome nail services to the next level of artistry. 

Keywords: chrome nails   nail art how to   pigments   Profiles Nails   stencils  

Nail Art Studio: Fall Fox

November 2, 2016  | Demo

Nail tech Katelyn Armstrong demonstrates how to recreate this seasonal design. 

Keywords: fall nail art   gel-polish   nail art studio   Nail Art Tutorial  

Pastel Icicle Nail Art by EzFlow

November 1, 2016  | Demo

Rose petals, mylar, and a pastel shade make up one gorgeous and unconvetional icicle-inspired design.

Keywords: demo   EzFlow   gel-polish   Nail Art Tutorial   winter nail art  

Nail Art Studio: Branch Out

October 31, 2016  | Demo

Follow these steps for nail art inspired fall's changing trees. 

Keywords: Akzentz   nail art studio   Nail Art Tutorial  

Nail Art Studio: Graphite Plaid

October 28, 2016  | Demo

Learn how to create a plaid-inspired design. 

Keywords: fall nail art   gel-polish   nail art studio   Nail Art Tutorial  

How to Do a Spa Manicure Using Dazzle Dry

October 28, 2016  | Demo

The moisturizing system provides a fresh scent and hydrating performance.

 

Keywords: Dazzle Dry   demo   dry manicure   manicures   spa manicures  

Nail Art Studio: Starry Night

October 28, 2016  | Demo

Get inspired by the night sky. 

Keywords: gel-polish   glitter nail art   nail art studio   Nail Art Tutorial  

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