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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  

Hydrate Manicure

April 1, 2010  | Demo

Nailphoria Day Spa in Oakland, Calif. exfoliates and moisturizes hands with this yummy-smelling manicure.

Keywords: almond oil   almond-based services   CND   Nailphoria   Signature Services  

You’re the Inspiration

April 1, 2010  | Demo

Even just the service names sound enticing — coconut milk pedicure, eucalyptus manicure, cosmopolitan mani-pedi — but how do you come up with these ideas? Brainstorming experts and salon owners share how to turn even a small idea into a big nail service that will liven up your menu.

Keywords: adding new services   business building   customer service   service recipes   Valentine's Day services  

Behind the Scenes: Out of the Bubble

April 1, 2010  | Demo

Gina Silvestro is constantly thinking outside of the standard nail “bubble” and strives to stay on the cusp of trends, while sharing and instilling innovative thinking and techniques with her peers. For this month’s cover we asked her to create something fun and bubbly.

Keywords: Akzentz   Behind the Scenes   gels   stiletto nails  

Ombre Effect with Dashing Diva Gelife Soak-Off System

April 1, 2010  | Demo

Dashing Diva’s Gelife Soak-Off UV Gel System can be used to make standard pink-and-whites as well as more fashion-forward nail designs such as the “ombre effect,” in which the nails gradate from one shade of color to the next.

Keywords: Dashing Diva   nail art   ombre nail art   soak-off gels  

Cuccio Naturalé’s Deep Dermal Transforming Wrap

March 1, 2010  | Demo

Cuccio Naturalé’s Deep Dermal Transforming Wrap has a new intense formula that brings moisture to the deeper levels of the dermis.

Keywords: anti-aging   body butter   Cuccio Naturale   deluxe manicures   wraps  

Milk with Coffee Beans Pedicure

March 1, 2010  | Demo

North Point Nail Spa, San Francisco, shares the step-by-steps for an energizing pedicure.

Keywords: adding new services   coffee-themed services   fruit-based services   ingredients   milk-based services  

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