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Sea My Pedi

January 1, 2010  | Demo

Step-by-step by Talons Nail Evolution, Victoria, B.C., Canada

Keywords: Canada   Canadian nail industry   CND   Gena   herb-based services  

Stained Glass Nails

January 1, 2010  | Demo

Denae Sambrano of Sparks, Nev., shows how she makes these cathedral-quality stained glass nails. “It’s something that is very easy to do and it looks beautiful on the nails,” she says. Sambrano is an educator for Young Nails, and for these nails she uses Young Nails’ Imagination Liquid Art colors.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   colored monomer   French nail art   French twists  

NSI Balance Glitter Gels Rock Star Collection

January 1, 2010  | Demo

NSI’s Balance Glitter Color Gels offer exceptional strength and adhesion. The Rock Star Collection of Glitter Gels has a high concentration of glitter while still being easy to apply, and the gels cure in two minutes flat with the NSI Ultra Pro Full Hand Lamp.

Keywords: gels   NSI  

Creating the Edge Nail

December 7, 2009  | Demo

Nails by Angel Smith, Young Nails educator

Keywords: colored acrylics   edge nails   embedded acrylics   learning new techniques   nail art  

Nail Cravings: Fixing Bitten Mittens

December 1, 2009  | Demo

Adding nail enhancements to bitten nails can be a rather complicated and tricky procedure.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   extending the nail bed   nail biting  

French Tip Dip Tool

December 1, 2009  | Demo

The French Tip Dip Tool is a new technique used to create a perfect smile line with minimal effort and hyper speed.

Keywords: French manicures   implements   manicure products   polish techniques  

NK EZ Way Hand Treatment

December 1, 2009  | Demo

NK EZ Way Treatments' Gloves and Socks allow you to soften cuticles without a water soak.

Keywords: cuticle treatments   gloves   pedicure socks  

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

December 1, 2009  | Demo

If you want to add some festive cheer to your acrylic repertoire, check out the Christmas nails of these two skilled techs.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   Christmas nail art   colored acrylics   fimo canes   holiday nail art  

Behind the Scenes: Matte About You

December 1, 2009  | Demo

With the new matte polish craze this fall, we used OPI’s matching matte and shiny versions of the same color to create a monochromatic French look. It’s a great understated but fun look for the holidays.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   French manicures   French twists   matte   OPI products  

Ice Cream Sundae Pedicure

December 1, 2009  | Demo

Step-by-step by The Painted Nail, Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Keywords: dessert theme services   fruit-flavored services   Katie Cazorla   ME! Bath   nail files  

Manipulating Below the Knee

November 1, 2009  | Demo

A massage technique to Incorporate a nice foot and calf massage into your pedicures.

Keywords: massage   OPI products  

Caviar & Pearl Foot Treatment

November 1, 2009  | Demo

Step-by-step by MG’s Grand Day Spa, Greenville, S.C.

Keywords: adding new services   deluxe pedicures   pedicure products   pedicures   pevonia  

Rosemary-Citrus Spa Pedicure

November 1, 2009  | Demo

Step-by-step by Spa Touch, Orlando

Citrus fruit slices (like lemons, limes, and oranges), citrus essential oils (like lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, or tangerine oil), fresh rosemary sprigs, lavender essential oil, grapeseed or sweet almond oil; CND Sea Soak or Sea Rocks, Sea Salt Scrub, Marine Masque, and Scentsations Lotion (in Lavender & Jojoba); Gena Laboratories Adios Cuticle Cream and Pedi Care Sloughing Lotion, Clean & Easy Paraffin (in Lavender & Ylang Ylang); base coat, top coat, and polish.

Keywords: adding new services   citrus-themed services   Clean + Easy   CND   fruit-flavored services  

Behind the Scenes: Cutting Edge

October 1, 2009  | Demo

Lynn Lammers knows a thing or two about perfect nails. After securing the top spot on NAILS’ Top 25 List of competitors for the second year running (and winning the World Championship in Dusseldorf, Germany, earlier this year), she’s on a roll. And she seemingly can do it all — extreme pink-and-whites, colored acrylic designs, fantasy acrylic sculptures are just a few of her specialties.

Keywords: acrylics   Behind the Scenes   nail art  

Nailite’s Soak-Off Gel Toes

October 1, 2009  | Demo

Nailite’s Soak-Off Gels gently soak off in acetone in 10 minutes or less. The one-step, self-leveling gels can be used on sensitive skin, and are durable, flexible, and easy to use. The gels cure with a 9-watt UV lamp in two minutes and with a 6-watt UV lamp in three minutes.

Keywords: Nailite   pedicures   soak-off gels  

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