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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.

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  

Signature Services: Gloss Sumptuous Manicure

November 1, 2014  | Demo

Gloss, Miami uses: Gloss Naturals Body Mist, Sugar Scrub, Butter Cream, Foaming Bath Soak, Almond-Ginseng Cuticle Oil, Soy Nail Polish Remover, Super Primer, 5-Free Lacquer, Glossy Finish.

Keywords: almond-based services   sugar scrubs   sugar-based services  

Signature Services: Almond Cookie Manicure

November 1, 2014  | Demo

Very Polished Nail Lounge, Brooklyn, N.Y. uses:
Milk, Honey; Very Polished Almond Scrub, Honey Milk Moisturizer.

Keywords: almond-based services   dessert theme services   honey-themed services   manicures   milk-based services  

How to: Glacier Nail Art

October 31, 2014  | Demo

This nail tech found a little foil manipulation included in the acrylic application process can create a design that’s cool as ice.

Keywords: Glacier Nails   nail art   Nail Art Tutorial   Nuni Torres   Step by Step  

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: Roller Derby Nails

October 2, 2014  | Demo

Rolling Into Her Dreams: 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  

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