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Behind the Scenes: A Work of Art

October 1, 2012  | Demo

Inspired by artist Dale Chihuly’s sculptural glass works (particularly the ceiling piece Fiori di Como in Las Vegas’ Bellagio Hotel and Casino) we asked Columbus, Ohio-based nail tech MaeLing Parrish to recreate the design for this month’s cover model. 

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   Gelish   layering techniques   photographing nails  

Orly Gel FX Instructions

September 25, 2012  | Video

Orly explains how to apply and remove their Gel FX products.

Keywords: gels   Orly   removing gels  

Orly Magnetic FX - Tutorial

September 25, 2012  | Video

Orly's Miss E shows all the tricks to properly apply their Magnetic FX polish.

Keywords: magnetic products   Orly  

Troubleshooter: Gel-Polish Etch Design

September 19, 2012  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, MaeLing Parrish shows how to make a fun etch design in gel-polish using a dotting tool.

Keywords: gels   nail art   Troubleshooter  

Hidden Hard Gel

September 15, 2012  | Article

Jessica Hoel of LuvNailz salon in Bellevue, Wash., has an interesting technique for her color gels.

Keywords: Akzentz   gels   layering techniques   techniques  

Carving and Layering With Shellac

September 12, 2012  | Video

FingerNailFixer Holly Schippers shot a guest video with CND education ambassador Bonnie Rios. Here she shows you how to carve out designs and layer them with Shellac.

Keywords: CND   FingerNailFixer   gels   nail art  

The Rhinestone Center

September 10, 2012  | Demo

Kai Keach, owner of Kai’s Kottage in Titusville, Fla., is a loyal user of Bio Sculpture Gel products and has become known for her elegant manicures with a single rhinestone placed at the focal point of the design.
Here she shows how she crafts a red French design with two white nail art disks on either side to accentuate the rhinestone.

Extreme Nailing

August 31, 2012  | Article

Does our environment change how we do nails? Do techs living in climates where it dips into double digits below zero work differently than techs who live where it’s nearly 100 degrees with 80% humidity?   

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   Canada   Canadian nail industry   Canadian nail techs   effect of weather on nails  

OPI GelColor Flame Design

August 31, 2012  | Step By Step Demo

OPI showcases its flame design using three colors.

Keywords: gels   nail art techniques   OPI products  

Show Your True Colors via CND Additives Nail Art

August 10, 2012  | Demo

This design, “Groovy,” shows how CND's just-launched "Additives" can be used with Brisa Gloss and Brisa Paint.  

Keywords: CND   gels   handpainted nail art  

Nail Troubleshooter: Polish, Gel, Gel-Polish, and Acrylics

August 1, 2012  | Article

Once you start working with clients regularly, you may run into minor mishaps that will challenge you. To help you out when they do, keep this chart handy for pointers on fixing some of the most common problems.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   gel troubleshooting   gels   polish techniques  

Reduce Filing by Sculpting with Your Brush

August 1, 2012  | Video

The FingerNailFixer Holly Schippers shows you how to reduce your finish filing time on gels by using your brush, instead of your file to sculpt the nail.

Keywords: acrylics   filing techniques   FingerNailFixer   gels   Holly Schippers  

Cuccio Colour Veneer Features Top-Selling Colors

July 26, 2012  | Article

The next generation of LED/UV nail color, Cuccio Colour Veneer is available in 24 classic shades that are perfect for clients of any age.

Keywords: Cuccio Naturale   gels  

Troubleshooter: Applying a Form

July 18, 2012  | Video

Holly Schippers and Vicki Peters give three techniques for applying forms. Schippers shows how to modify a form for a better fit, and Peters demonstrates how to apply a form for both a classic sculpt and a stiletto.

Keywords: forms   Troubleshooter  

(Color) Block Party

July 13, 2012  | News

Hand & Nail Harmony decked out guests at retailer Alice and Olivia’s color denim preview party with Gelish Color Block Manicures.

Keywords: Gelish   Hand & Nail Harmony  

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