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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  

Hand and Nail Harmony Reveal Gel

October 1, 2010  | Demo

Reveal by Hand and Nail Harmony are UV- or LED-cured gels that bond to the natural nail using a fused keratin bonding system without the use of harsh acids for retention. With whites, clears, and pinks, these gels can define any look, and with the faster cure times of LED lights techs can save up to 20 minutes on total service time.

Keywords: gels   Hand & Nail Harmony  

Perfect Lines on Gels for Nail Art

October 1, 2010  | Article

Gina Silvestro, educator for Akzéntz, offers this advice on how to get clear and crisp lines on gel nail art. “I’ve been doing this for a few months now, and people can never figure out how I get such clean lines with gel art. When using gel for art and designs, it can be very difficult to achieve fine lines because if you brush gel art onto the tacky layer of gel it often spreads.

Keywords: Akzentz   gels   nail art  

Easy Prints You Can Do At Home

October 1, 2010  | Demo

Young Nails educator G. Elizondo has perfected using shrunken-down printed images that she embeds in nail art. The images are made on her printer by her daughter, and the quality is pretty good, making current pop culture nail art an easy feat.

Keywords: embedded nail art   nail art  

BeautyTech.com Sponsors Online Contest For High-Tech Nail Artists

October 1, 2010  | Article

Sponsored by WWWeb Services and BeautyTech.com, the 2010 Strut Your Stuff Nail Art and Enhancement Contest will feature two categories: Enhancement and Mixed-Media Nail Art. There will be a junior and senior division in each category. The contest takes place on the BeautyTech website and runs from October 1-31, 2010.

Keywords: contests   nail art  

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