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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.

Two-Toned Nails with Empower Nail Art

October 30, 2014  | Demo

Super flexible and half as thin as nail polish strips, the decals strongly adhere to acrylics, gels, gel-polish, and even natural nails

Keywords: Empower Nail Art   nail decals   nail films   nail vinyls  

Dragon Skin Nails with Gel II

October 28, 2014  | Demo

Here’s how to execute a bright and bold dragon skin design using this color-changing trio of gel-polish. 

Keywords: color changing gel-polish   Gel Two   gel-polish  

Warrior Princess Nail Art

October 28, 2014  | Demo

Follow these steps to see how this Ukrainian nail tech did justice to a super hero nail design.

Keywords: acrylics   comic book nail art   gels   nail art   step-by-step  

Make It Yourself Gel Color with Gelibility

October 3, 2014  | Demo

Follow these steps and find out how you can create customized gel-polish. 

Keywords: Gelibility   gel-polish   Nail Polish   nail tech inventions  

Behind the Scenes: Rolling Into Her Dreams

October 2, 2014  | Demo

Get a behind the scenes look at our October 2014 cover, featuring nails by Young Nails' senior mentor Lauren Denney.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   colored acrylics   learning new techniques   Young Nails  

Pavé Crystal Pedicure

October 2, 2014  | Demo

Follow these steps for an aquamarine embellished pedicure with Pavé.

Keywords: feet   nail art   Pave   pedicure products   Swarovski  

Signature Services: Morroccan Mint Tea Pedicure

October 1, 2014  | Demo

Keywords: CND   eucalyptus-based services   lavender services   mint-flavored services   minty pedicures  

Signature Services: Signature Herbal Spa Manicure

October 1, 2014  | Demo

Keywords: botanicals   CND   herb-based services   Vinylux  

Interlocked Steel Skull Nail Art

September 29, 2014  | Demo

Florida-based nail tech, Bryan Vu, offers this tutorial for a dark and edgy textured design. 

Keywords: Gelish   Halloween nail art   Hand & Nail Harmony   nail art   nail technician  

Tie-dye Nails With Wet Paint Jelly Polish

September 3, 2014  | Demo

Follow this step-by-step using Wet Paint’s Top Coat Jellies and find out how to execute a tie-dye design. 

Keywords: Demo   nail art   Nail Polish   step-by-step   Wet Paint Nails  

Mad About Plaid

September 2, 2014  | Demo

This nail art design fuses Japanese style with an embellished finish just for the twill of it.  

Keywords: Dashing Diva   Demo   gels   handpainted nail art   Japanese nail technicians  

Signature Services: Keratin Gloves Manicure

September 1, 2014  | Demo

Cleo Park Avenue Spa and Salon, New York uses: Bodipure’s Keratin Gloves and Hand & Body Lotion, Sea Breeze Astringent, Barielle Nail Polish.

Keywords: Barielle   Bodipure   service recipes   Signature Services  

Signature Services: Heavenly Bliss Manicure

September 1, 2014  | Demo

Bliss Day Spa, Houston uses: FarmHouse Fresh Citrus Cleansing Oil, Keyano Aromatics Cranberry Scrub and Cranberry Butter Cream, citrus-scented paraffin.

Keywords: citrus-themed services   Farmhouse Fresh   fruit-based services   fruit-flavored services   Keyano Aromatics  

Unity All-In-One-Colour Gel System by Bio Seaweed Gel

August 29, 2014  | Demo

Combined with the strength and shine of Bio Seaweed Gel’s base and top gels infused into every bottle of Unity, nail techs can quickly execute a bright pedicure. 

Keywords: Bio Seaweed Gel   colored gels   feet   gels   pedicures  

Manicure Regimen by EssieSpa

August 29, 2014  | Demo

For a pampering experience, incorporate this massage system in your salon to soothe clients’ exhausted muscles and restore balance.

Keywords: Essie   manicure products   natural nail care   natural nails   spas  

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