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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.

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 Gel   nail biting   natural nail care  

Angel Hair French Nail Art

March 23, 2015  | Demo

Follow these steps to learn how to encapsulate angel hair for a fresh take on the French look. 

Keywords: French nail art   French twists   nail art   Nail Art Tutorial  

Signature Services: Heavenly Manicure

March 18, 2015  | Demo

On the Menu

For the ultimate indulgence, clients feel pampered with a warm neck wrap while their feet are soaked in rose-scented heavenly foot soak. Aroma-therapeutic properties will help rid the skin of harmful toxins. Heavenly exfoliating scrub will stir the senses while skin is left feeling soft and supple. Next, your client will have her hands enveloped with a heavenly masque containing hydrating sesame oil, chamomile extracts, aloe vera, and soothing botanicals. An extended hand massage along with hot stone massage therapy will help to decrease stress and tension, leaving your client feeling like she’s in heaven!

Keywords: Be Natural Products   Gelish   rose-scented services   service recipes   Signature Services  

Signature Services: Moroccan Sugar Scrub Manicure

March 18, 2015  | Demo

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Transport your client with an exotic manicure service reminiscent of Arabian Nights. Indulge her senses with sandalwood, jasmine, and rose essences while she enjoys an invigorating aromatherapy sugar scrub that will leave her skin smooth and exfoliated, followed by a fragrant, healing masque for her hands and arms, and finishing with a pampering massage that will leave her hands as soft and pretty as a desert princess.

Keywords: OPI   rose-scented services   service recipes   Signature Services  

Royal Jeweled Nails with Gelish Cinderella Collection

February 26, 2015  | Demo

Follow these steps to create a bejeweled nail perfect for a royal ball.

Keywords: Cinderella   Gelish   gel-polish   nail art   step-by-step  

Netted Underlay Floral Nail Art by CND

February 20, 2015  | Demo

Follow these steps to create a textured floral design with a netting underlay using the new set.

Keywords: additives   CND   Garden Muse   how to   Nail Art Tutorial  

Signature Services: The Chocolate Decadence Manicure

January 28, 2015  | Demo

On the Menu
A special Valentine treat for your clients, the Chocolate Decadence Manicure is a delicious hand treatment that incorporates a chocolate scrub, chocolate mousse mask, and a chocolate butter cream massage followed by a manicure.

 

 

Keywords: chocolate-themed services   Keyano Aromatics   OPI products   Signature Services  

Signature Services: Dead Sea Arabian Renewal Pedicure

January 28, 2015  | Demo

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This luxurious treatment combines a wealth of indigenous Arabian ingredients including pomegranate oil, crushed dates, rose water, yogurt, sweet figs, pure Dead Sea salts and mud to relieve muscle tension and deeply detoxify the skin, saturating it with potent antioxidants.

Keywords: Bella Luccè   CND   fruit-based services   honey-themed services   Orly  

Behind the Scenes: Acrylic Watercolor Floral Nails

January 28, 2015  | Demo

An Artist With Global Reach: This month's cover features delicate watercolor nails in acrylic by Ez Flow's Allie Baker-Bennett.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   colored acrylics   cover techs   EZ Flow   sculpting  

Signature Services: Royal Island Pedicure

December 23, 2014  | Demo

Escape Day Spa & Boutique, Rock Springs, Wyo. uses: Escape’s Signature Relaxing Blend Essential Oil, FarmHouse Fresh Powder Milk Bath, BonBliss Beauty Moisturizing Scrub, Spa Revolutions Paraffin Treatment, Salt of the Earth Whipped Body Crème, CND Vinylux, and Top Coat.

Keywords: BonBliss   CND   Farmhouse Fresh   Signature Services   tropical-themed services  

Signature Services: Hot Chocolate Pedicure

December 23, 2014  | Demo

Follow these steps to see how you can recreate this signature service.

Keywords: chocolate-flavored services   chocolate-themed services   Signature Services  

Behind the Scenes: Icicle Snowglobe Nails

December 9, 2014  | Demo

A Woman With Many Titles: This month's cover features icy nail art by Gina Silvestro from Cranston, R.I.

Keywords: 3-D gel art   Behind the Scenes   gels   holiday nail art   seasonal nail art  

Signature Services: Bourbon Cowgirl Pedicure

December 1, 2014  | Demo

A Perfect Face Day Spa, Ocean City, Md. uses: FarmHouse Fresh Nectar Milk Bath Soak, Bourbon Bubbler Scrub, Honey Heel Glaze, Backcountry Caramel Body Milk Lotion; CND Vinylux, and Top Coat.  

Keywords: cocktail themed services   Farmhouse Fresh   Signature Services   signature services: alcohol  

Signature Services: Sugar Plum & Spice Manicure

December 1, 2014  | Demo

Chrysalis Salon & Spa, Oswego, Ill.uses: Eminence Lemon Cleanser, Almond and Mineral Treatment, Sugar Plum and Spice Tea, Sugar Plum Masque, Sugar Plum Soufflé Massage Cream, Wild Plum Tonique, Grape Antioxidant Serum.  

Keywords: dessert theme services   holiday promotions   holidays  

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