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Indian Therapy Pedicure

July 1, 2010  | Demo

Elizabeth Ashton Ayurvedic Nail Spa, Long Beach, Calif., uses ingredients from the grocery store to create this specialty pedicure.

Keywords: ayurveda   fruit-based services   Keyano Aromatics   milk-based services   natural ingredients  

Gracia Beauty Stained Glass Gel Nail

July 1, 2010  | Demo

Gracia Beauty’s Gel System combines functional and well-performing soak-off gels with a nail art sensibility so techs can create endless nail art designs. The gels are available in convenient kits that suit each tech’s need, with a basic kit for simple sculpts and Frenches, an intermediate kit for nail art, and full-color gel lines of more than 100 colors.

Keywords: colored gels   glitter nail art   nail art   soak-off gels  

Masterworks' New Clear Forms for Gels

June 1, 2010  | Demo

Masterworks Innovations’ CEO and veteran nail tech Amy Becker has come out with a new clear form designed specifically for hard or soft gels from any manufacturer.

Keywords: Amy Becker   C-curves   forms   gels   Masterworks  

Hot Lava Pedicure

June 1, 2010  | Demo

Step-by-step by Nails by Nia Cooper at Erwin Gomez Salon & Spa, Washington D.C.

Keywords: adding new services   Aromatherapy Associates   CND   OPI products   paraffin  

Antoine de Paris Pedicure

June 1, 2010  | Demo

Antoine de Paris offers durable and economical pedicure and manicure tools to keep nails trimmed, cleaned, and ready for any product enhancement. The tools are made of stainless steel so they can withstand a lifetime of cleaning and sanitizing, and they are ergonomically designed to keep nail techs from getting cramps or fatigue while using them. The pedicure tools are formulated to completely clean the nail beds and leave toes fresh and clean for polished or natural looks.

Keywords: Antoine de Paris   implements   nippers   pedicure products   pedicures  

Akzéntz Gel Art Stiletto

June 1, 2010  | Demo

Akzéntz Classic Gels are high-performance gels that can be combined with the Options Soak-Off Color Gels and Options Aurora Sparkle Gels to produce vibrant nail art designs and structurally sound enhancements.

Keywords: Akzentz   colored gels   French nail art   gels   nail art  

Double O Manicure

May 1, 2010  | Demo

Tru Day Spa in San Francisco offers this Orange and Oxygen hand treatment to prevent and reverse sun damage on your hands.

Keywords: almond oil   citrus-themed services   deluxe manicures   fruit-flavored services   Karin Herzog  

Dare to Wear Stiletto Nails

May 1, 2010  | Demo

If your clients are afraid of this pointy shape, offer up this advice from nail techs who do their best to ensure that beauty doesn’t have to equal pain.

Keywords: adding new services   learning new techniques   nail art   trends  

By the Book

May 1, 2010  | Demo

Catherine Wong gives NAILS readers a peak into her step-by-step nail art books.

Keywords: acrylics   Catherine Wong   colored acrylics   floral nail art   nail art  

Balinese Ginger Pedicure

May 1, 2010  | Demo

Step-by-step by Laurentius Salon, Philadelphia

Keywords: essential oils   fruit-flavored services   natural ingredients   pedicures   Signature Services  

Fimo Leopard and Lily Design

May 1, 2010  | Demo

C. A. Therien offers a wide variety of handmade fimo clay canes for beautiful nail art. Fimo canes are easily cut into thin slices, or designs can be purchased in convenient pre-cut packs. Fimo can be encased in acrylic or gel, or glued on top of polish and sealed with a gel top coat.

Keywords: animal print nail art   embedded nail art   fimo canes   nail art   nail art supplies  

Young Nails Imagination Art Acrylic Powder Marble Design

May 1, 2010  | Demo

Young Nails Imagination Art Acrylic Powders can be used to create an amazing variety of nail designs. The powders come in four collections of solid colors, plus five collections of glitters, and they handle well so techs can create intricate designs.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   marbleizing techniques   nail art   Young Nails  

3-D Made Easy

May 1, 2010  | Demo

Well, maybe not easy. But Star Nail’s global education director Elaine Watson has a quick tip on how to get a better performance out of acrylic for 3-D designs.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   acrylics   nail art   Star Nail Products  

Behind the Scenes: These Toes Are A-Twitter

May 1, 2010  | Demo

When we asked Orange, Calif.-based celebrity nail artist Elsbeth Schuetz to come up with a toenail art design for this month’s cover, she brought us a whole slew of nail tips to choose from. While her hand-painted nail art is always super creative and artistic, we wanted to go with something a little more simple and wearable for the cover. Inspired by tone-on-tone patterns, she created this faux-snakeskin design using layered polish and diamond-shaped rhinestones.

Keywords: animal print nail art   Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   Elsbeth Schuetz   embellishments  

A Bridge Over Bitten Nails

April 1, 2010  | Demo

When nails are weary, weak, and inching toward the eponychium, a modified nail tip can be a great way to protect nails and encourage them to grow.

Keywords: acrylics   applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   CND   eponychium   filing techniques  

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