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En Vogue Simply Color Gel

November 20, 2015  | Demo

Follow these steps for proper application featuring Hot Pink.

Keywords: En Vogue   gels  

Festive Marble with OPI Starlight Collection

November 20, 2015  | Demo

OPI Global Nail Artist Vu Nguyen created a step-by-step for a marbled look you can offer to clients this holiday season. 

Keywords: gel-polish   holiday nail art   marbleizing techniques   OPI Products   OPI Starlight  

How To Sculpt Perfect Gel Extensions That Don't Lift

November 18, 2015  | Video

Elizabeth Morris shows how to sculpt a nail extension using gel. "With the right process, your gel will work for you, not against you," Morris says.

Keywords: gel enhancement   gels   The Nail Hub  

Glitter Gel Nails Using Wildflowers Holiday Glitters

November 17, 2015  | Video

Lauren Wireman shows how to use the Wildflowers Academy's Holiday Dazzler luxury glitter collection with gel.

Keywords: gels   glitter   Lauren Wireman  

Don’t Get Burned: Understanding and Avoiding Heat Spikes

November 17, 2015  | Article

We take the temperature of the gel nail community about the pervasiveness of painful curing experiences, and also offer science-backed advice for how to ensure your clients don’t experience a gel nail heat spike.  

Keywords: gels   hard gel   LED lights   soak-off gels   UV lights  

Blue and White Floral Gel Nail Design

November 16, 2015  | Video

Nails 21, a company based in Lisbon, Portugal, shows how to create a blue and white floral nail design using gel products.

Keywords: floral nail art   gels   Nails 21  

Mia Secret Novo Gel for Mottled Effect Nails

November 9, 2015  | Video

This video by Mia Secret demonstrates how to apply its latest gel-polish product called Novo Gel. The colorless gel-polish can be applied over color to easily create a blotchy, mottled effect.

Here’s how to easily execute a blotchy look:

1. Once you have prepped the nail and sculpted the nail structure, apply Destiny Gelux soak-off gel-polish to the smile line.

2. Using a fine brush and Gel Cleanser, refine the smile line of the and cure for 45 seconds in portable LED nail light.

3. Apply a thin layer of Novo Gel and refine the smile line once again. Cure for 45 seconds.

4.  Apply a thin layer of White Gelux soak-off gel-polish. You will notice the gel starts expanding itself and transform into a spotted and streaky effect.

5. Seal the nail with Luxury UV base and top gel-polish.  Cure for 45 seconds and wipe off the tacky layer.

Gel II Professional Steam Removal System

November 7, 2015  | Video

Gel II shows how to use its simple two-hand steam gel removal system.

Keywords: Gel II   gels  

Behind the Scenes: Negative Space Chain & Spiked Nails

November 6, 2015  | Demo

Going for Bold: This month’s bold cover look by Robert Nguyen, with gold studs and spikes, is a traffic stopper with endless variations for clients’ holiday events.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   cover techs   doing nails for photo shoots   Robert Nguyen  

Red Matters: Gelish Holiday 2015 (Behind the Scenes)

November 5, 2015  | Video

Introducing the Holiday 2015 Red Matters Collection by Gelish.

Keywords: Gelish   gel-polish   gels   holiday products   new collections  

How to Make a Swarovski Cluster on a Gel Nail

November 5, 2015  | Video

Elizabeth Morris shows how to add a Swarovski crystal cluster atop a gel nail.

Keywords: embellishments   product application   Swarovski   The Nail Hub  

Gel II Fall Feather Nail Art Tutorial

November 4, 2015  | Video

Gel II shows a new take on the Sparkle and Shine gel-polish collection colors Moonlight Bliss, Sugar Plums, and Platinum Ice.

Keywords: feathers   Gel II   gel-polish   gels   handpainted nail art  

Tortoise Shell Nails (Vetro Nail Art)

November 4, 2015  | Video

Vetro shows how to create a tortoise shell nail design using gel. For more information, visit

Keywords: animal print nail art   gel-polish   gels   Vetro  

Show Goers Have a Smokin’ Good Time

November 4, 2015  | Article

The 2015 Nail Tech Event of the Smokies offered three days of education and shopping to nearly 500 enthusiastic nail techs.

Keywords: Nail Tech Event of the Smokies   networking event  

A.I.I. Hosts Vietnamese-Focused Educational Consultant Training

November 4, 2015  | Article

American International Industries (A.I.I.) demonstrated their commitment to developing the next generation of industry talent by hosting an A.I.I. Educational Consultant (AEC) training in July specifically for the Vietnamese nail professional community.

Keywords: AII   American International Industries   EzFlow   IBD   manufacturers educators  

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