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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.

Bio Seaweed Gel Artist’e

August 19, 2017  | Demo

Artist’e by Bio Seaweed Gel gives traditional color gel an easy-to-control water color effect, creating marble, striped, flower, and airbrushed looks instantly.

Keywords: Bio Seaweed Gel   nail art   watercolor nail art  

Simplicite PolyDip Glitter Nail

August 18, 2017  | Demo

NSI’s Simplicite PolyDip system uses poly bonded oligomer technology for a light-cured system that allows a faster service and keeps clients’ nails stronger and healthier.

Keywords: acrylic dip powder   dipping systems   glitter acrylics   NSI  

ProDip by SuperNail Dipping System

June 22, 2017  | Demo

ProDip by SuperNail creates natural looking, lightweight nails with no sculpting needed. The system requires minimal filing, features a 10-minute removal process, and does not require a light for curing.

Keywords: acrylic dip powder   dipping systems   SuperNail  

Behind the Scenes: Tracey Lee's 3-D Floral Edge Gel Nails

June 6, 2017  | Demo

Haute Hodgepodge: Learn how to create this month's cover look by 2017's NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Tracey Lee.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   cover techs   doing nails for photo shoots   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   NTNA  

Encapsulated Hearts Acrylic Nail Art

May 1, 2017  | Demo

Wear your heart in your nails! Nail tech Kristen D. Noel of Glossed Nails in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., created this full-of-love encapsulated acrylic look.

Keywords: acrylic nail art   acrylics   colored acrylics   embedded acrylics   hearts  

Kiara Sky Dip Powder System

March 25, 2017  | Demo

Use the Kiara Sky Dip Powder System to give clients strong, lightweight, and natural long-lasting nails with easy-to-use dip powders that don’t damage the nail bed.

Keywords: acrylic dip powder   dipping systems   Kiara Sky  

EzFlow HD Acrylics

March 20, 2017  | Demo

The HD Acrylics Sculpting Powders from EzFlow focus on the principles of the four Cs: chemistry, clarity, color, and creativity. 

Keywords: acrylics   EzFlow   nail art   sculpting  

LCN Bio Glass Gel

February 21, 2017  | Demo

LCN’s Bio Glass Gel contains ingredients that improve adherence to the natural nail. It’s gentle and nourishing to the nail while lending a thin and natural-looking extension product without the use of a bonder.

Keywords: gels   LCN   soak-off gels   tutorials  

Young Nails Chrome Obsession

February 21, 2017  | Demo

Achieve the hypnotic and addictive luster of chrome nails with Chrome Obsession, the latest pro kit from Young Nails. The system is available in both pigment and liquid form for a brushed metallic finish.

Keywords: chrome   chrome nails   gel-polish   gels   tutorials  

Signature Service: Green Fairy Pedicure

February 16, 2017  | Demo

On the Menu
Absinthe was once known as hallucinogenic drink and banned; this myth has since been proven false. The products used in this luxurious service include absinthe oil, a sweet anise/black licorice scent with wood undertones that is intoxicating and relaxing.

Keywords: OPI Products   Signature Services   signature services: alcohol  

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  

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