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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.

How-To: Caption Polish Art Screens and Lucents Collection

August 17, 2015  | Demo

Pair the stamping plate set with Caption Polish fast-drying formula to create looks that will save you time in the salon.

Keywords: Caption   stamping   Translucent Nail Polish   Young Nails  

Christrio’s Embellished Acrylic Floral

August 14, 2015  | Demo

Follow these steps to see how you can encase glitter over a colored acrylic and top off the look with a textured design.

Keywords: Christrio   colored acrylics   embellished nail art   encapsulated nail art   mylar  

How-To: Tropical Fish Nail Art

August 14, 2015  | Demo

Make a splash this summer with nail art that will hook your clients in and keep them coming back for more.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   nail art   NSI   Summer Nail Art  

3-D Steel Rose with CND Contradictions Collection

August 14, 2015  | Demo

Follow this step-by-step for a bold look with sophisticated texture.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   acrylics   CND   cnd additives  

Moroccan Oil Manicure

August 13, 2015  | Demo

On the Menu:
This service revitalizes your client’s skin and stimulates her senses with a unique and luxurious orange peel scrub that gently exfoliates skin, preparing it for the rich, hydrating effects of Moroccan oil’s honey and lavender-scented Intense Hydrating Treatment.  

Keywords: lavender services   Signature Services  

CND Shellac Application with CND LED Lamp, Xpress5 Top Coat

August 3, 2015  | Demo

Application takes half the time and removal takes five minutes.

Keywords: CND   CND Shellac   gel-polish   LED lamp  

Tropical Tips in EzFlow Boogie Nights Paradise Cove

July 31, 2015  | Demo

Follow this step-by-step for a tropical chevron design.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   ezflow   glitter acrylics  

Behind the Scenes: Russian Cathedral Nails

July 27, 2015  | Demo

Impeccable Artistry: Inspired by St. Basil's Cathedral, NTNA finalist Lexi Martone made these landmark nails for our May cover. 

Keywords: 3-D nail art   acrylics   Lexi Martone   nail art   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  

Signature Services: House of Polish Premium Pedi

July 17, 2015  | Demo

On the Menu
This basic, yet premium pedicure will pamper your client with nail shaping, cuticle grooming, callus removal, an exfoliating scrub, a collagen mask to restore youthful softness to the skin, a signature massage, and a hot towel and polish.

Keywords: BCL Spa   La Palm Products   OPI Products   Signature Services  

Signature Services: Margarita Spa Pedicure

July 17, 2015  | Demo

This Margarita Spa Pedicure made with real tequila will become your clients’ favorite summer pedicure. The Tequila Lime Foot Scrub (made with real tequila) is incredibly refreshing as it exfoliates to brighten and soften the skin.

Keywords: citrus-themed services   cocktail themed services   Cuccio   Mr. Pumice   Signature Services  

Soak-Off Gel Removal System by Star Pro

July 15, 2015  | Demo

Star Pro offers a new way to soak off product. 

Keywords: product removal   removing gels   soak-off gels   Star Nail Products  

How-To: Acrylic Floral French by Mia Secret

July 15, 2015  | Demo

Offer your clients a natural-looking design that has a touch of femininity using Mia Secret’s acrylic system. 

Keywords: acrylics   French manicures   Mia Secret  

How-to: 3-D Ice Cream Nail Art

July 6, 2015  | Demo

Just in time for summer, this nail tech offers this tutorial on a mouthwatering 3-D dessert look.

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   acrylics   colored acrylics   nail art   Summer Nail Art  

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  

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