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Winning the Wild West: Nail Art Competition Winners

January 25, 2012  | Article

The theme of the 14th Nail Art Poland Championships was “Very Wild, Wild West.” The participants created whole scenes of Western cities on the models’ nails, and the three amazing winning designs are shown here.

Keywords: Christrio   competitions   NSI  

Make Your Own Nail Decals With Gel Polish

January 12, 2012  | Video

FingerNailFixer Holly Schippers uses Shellac to create her own nail art decals. You can use any brand of gel polish with this technique.

Keywords: decals   FingerNailFixer   gels   Holly Schippers   learning new techniques  

Gel at Home

December 30, 2011  | News

Recently, long-lasting gel polish has gained a significant at-home appeal, according to Allure magazine's December 2011 Beauty Reporter. But does it last?

Keywords: at-home maintenance   consumer press   gel troubleshooting   gels   nail trends  

Nailite Gentle Gel

December 27, 2011  | Product

Nailite’s Gentle Gel has recently been reformulated to soak off the nail in less than 10 minutes.

Keywords: colored gels   Nailite   soak-off gels  

Gold Cheetah Nail Art by Gina Silvestro

December 23, 2011  | Video

This difficult-but-worth-it animal print design by Gina Silvestro uses Akzéntz gels and loose glitters.

Keywords: Akzentz   animal print nail art   colored gels   glitter nail art  

Swirled Elegance Easy Nail Art by Gina Silvestro

December 22, 2011  | Video

Gina Silvestro is an Akzéntz educator. Like other great designs for beginners, this design relies on creating simple swirls. They don’t have to be perfect, so just pull out a dotting tool and go for it. View more of Silvestro’s tutorials at www.gelessentialz.com.

Keywords: Akzentz   beginner nail art   colored gels  

LCN Magnetic Gel

December 21, 2011  | Video

Here's a step-by-step video of how to apply LCN Magnetic Gel, which uses a magnet to create a consistent design on clients' nails.

Keywords: colored gels   LCN   magnetic products  

Layering With NSI Polish Pro Accessories

December 20, 2011  | Demo

The NSI Polish Pro Accessory Collection includes six different finishes to change the appearance of any Polish Pro color. Become a nail “stylist” and create unlimited looks for your clients.

Keywords: gels   layering techniques   NSI  

Pretty as a Peacock

December 20, 2011  | Demo

Named for its semblance to the feathers of a peacock, the Peacock Technique is a gel technique that enables artists to create a variety of different effects and expand their nail art creativity with minimal effort.

Keywords: Bio Sculpture Gel   colored gels   gels   nail art  

HandsDown Soak-Off Gel Nail Wraps

December 19, 2011  | Demo

HandsDown Soak-Off Gel Nail Wraps from Graham Professional Beauty Products were designed to be the easiest, most comfortable way to remove soak-off gel polish and acrylic.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   Graham Beauty  

OPI GelColor

December 16, 2011  | Product

Starting this January, OPI GelColor will be available to salons nationwide. Unlike gel and polish hybrids, OPI’s formula is 100% gel, which lasts for a minimum of two to three weeks.

Keywords: gels   OPI products  

Tip Jar Pre-Designed Nail Tips Tutorial

December 2, 2011  | Video

The folks at Tip Jar, a manufacturer of stylish pre-designed nail tips, show NAILStv users how to easily and correctly apply the tips to clients' nails.

Keywords: Nail Tips   pre-designed nail tips   The Tip Jar  

Assistants Handle the Soak-Offs

November 28, 2011  | Article

The explosion of gel-polish means nail techs are busier than ever — and at the upscale Red Door Spas it means nail assistants are guaranteed a full day of soak-offs.

 

Keywords: gels   nail tech assistants   polish removal   product removal   soak-off gels  

FingerNailFixer Shows a Quick and Easy Way to Apply Foil to Shellac

November 23, 2011  | Video

FingerNailFixer (Holly Schippers) receives lots of requests for foil application demos. Here is a video on how to add transfer foil or metallic leafing to your Shellac.

Keywords: CND   FingerNailFixer   foils   Holly Schippers   nail art  

FingerNailFixer Creates Animal-Print Nail Art with Shellac

November 23, 2011  | Video

Holly Schippers (FingerNailFixer) shows you how to take your Shellac for a walk on the wild side with animal print in either leopard, jaguar, cheetah, zebra, or tiger!

Keywords: animal print nail art   CND   FingerNailFixer   handpainted nail art   Holly Schippers  

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