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Hybrid Gel Polish Roundup

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

We have gathered the latest brush-on gel polish available at the time of printing, but more companies are finishing development on lines of their own. 

Keywords: Cacee   CND   EZ FLow   Gelish   gels  

Budding Gels

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

As gels increase in popularity, manufacturers plant a wider variety of color gels into their lines so techs can match the different seasons.  From pastel pinks to bold blues and pretty purples in-between, here’s a sampling of the latest spring gel collections.

Keywords: Akzentz   Backscratchers   Bellissima   Bio Sculpture Gel   CND  

Super Soak-Offs

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Soaking off faster than a speeding bullet while staying stronger than a locomotive, these soak-off gels will have clients believing you’re the Wonder Woman (or Superman) of nail techs in no time at all.

Keywords: Akzentz   Bio Sculpture Gel   Christrio   colored gels   Gelousy  

Rainbow Connection: Colored Gels

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Looking to add even more color options for your clients? Why not consider an easy-to-apply color gel application? From soft pastels to solid bolds, color gels can be a longer-lasting alternative to traditional nail polish.

Keywords: Backscratchers   CND   colored gels   En Vogue   IBD  

Nail Art Designs Created with Colored Gels

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Colored gels are poised to make a splash in nail art.  Here are some designs to give you some ideas of gel's versatility.

Keywords: colored gels   nail art  

Extreme Embedding

November 17, 2010  | Article

We asked fans on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nailsmag) to send us a picture of the most interesting thing they’ve ever embedded in a nail. From beads and feathers to hay (yes, hay!), here’s a look at a few of the images we received.

Keywords: embedded acrylics   embedded nail art   embellishments   gels   nail art  

Nubar Infinity UV Gel Kit

November 15, 2010  | Demo

Nubar’s Infinity UV Gel Kit contains everything you need to get started using gels. It has six colored gels, a clear builder, brush, prep, prime, and more. Infinity Traditional Gels are high-shine gels that can replace nail polish in a spectrum of colors.

Keywords: gels   Nubar  

Gelish Wins Belgian Beauty Award for Most Innovative New Product

November 15, 2010  | Article

Hand & Nail Harmony’s Gelish was voted the most innovative product at the Pro Esthetic (a Belgian beauty and wellness magazine) and Professional Beauty & Wellness (a trade show organization) in Belgium.

Keywords: awards   consumer press   Gelish   gels   Hand & Nail Harmony  

NSI Polish Pro

November 4, 2010  | Product

NSI Polish Pro is a light-cured formula that lasts two weeks without chipping, smudging, or cracking. It takes only minutes to apply and can be quickly dried under UV- or LED-lamps. Plus, removing it is a cinch. Ten minutes is all it takes. Available in 24 tip-tingling colors that shine on, and on, and on. Give your clients the mani of their dreams.

Keywords: gels   NSI   soak-off gels  

Design #26: Gel Marble (designed by Christie Gibson)

November 2, 2010  | Demo

On a tile mix three shades of Blue/Green Kaleidoscope Gel, adding Black or White to get three shades in the same color family. With the darkest color, drag some random lines across the nail.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   nail art   Young Nails  

The Next Generation of Polish

November 1, 2010  | Article

The new crop of UV-cured brush-on gel polishes has set the industry abuzz. But what exactly is the technology behind these so-called hybrids, and how can they affect your business?

Keywords: adding new services   gels   soak-off gels   trends  

Take a Tip from ... Dashing Diva’s Pattie Yankee

November 1, 2010  | Article

Dashing Diva director of education, Pattie Yankee, gives some sound advice on preserving your nail art products as you beautify from one customer to the next.

Keywords: Dashing Diva   gels   glitter   manufacturers educators   nail art  

My B.I.F. (Best Implement Friend)

October 1, 2010  | Article

What implement can you not live without? Nail techs answer this question by describing the tools that get them through the workday. Plus, be sure to save the experts’ advice for implement purchasing, and the convenient buyers’ guide for the next time you’re shopping for new implements.

Keywords: brushes   electric files   files   foot files   implements  

How About Giving Your Time Value?

October 1, 2010  | Article

“Why give away your time for free when you can be charging for it?” asks Elaine Watson, Star Nails’ global education director and vice president of marketing and sales.

Keywords: business   finance   money   service pricing   soak-off gels  

Stunning Stilettos and More

October 1, 2010  | Article

Intricate floral stiletto nails won the NSI Free-hand Nail Art Competition, an online photo competition that invited nail techs from around the globe to use NSI acrylic or gel to create nail art designs. The entries were judged by Vicki Peters, Denise Wright, and Debbie Doerrlamm, who looked for difficulty of design, use of color, originality, overall enhancement design, and first impression (or the “wow” factor).

Keywords: acrylics   competitions   contests   gels   nail art  

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