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Rainbow Gel Nail Tutorial

August 11, 2017  | Video

Because Friendship is Magic! Follow Amanda Lenher's steps on creating a magical rainbow nail design, inspired by the new My Little Pony movie, using IBD Just Gel Polish colors: Post Holiday Blues (turquoise), Heedless to Say (purple), Rocco (yellow), Parisol (pink), Just Me n' Capri (green), Brazen Beat (orange), over the base color Carte Blanche (opaque white), and using the IBD Just Gel Polish no-cleanse top coat.

Keywords: Amanda Lenher   gel nails   gel-polish   handpainted nail art   IBD  

Glitter Pressed Nail Stamping Full Set Tutorial at Young Nails HQ

August 10, 2017  | Video

We visited Young Nails HQ! Tracey Reierson, director of education at Young Nails, shows a complete manicure on NAILS executive editor Beth Livesay and guides us through her thought process when a new client walks through the door. She shows how to remove gel-polish with an electric file, a three-color glitter press technique, and nail stamping tips.

This set is also featured on the Young Nails YouTube Channel in vlog #49, featuring an ombre nail with stamping on top: http://www.nailsmag.com/video/119910/mermaid-nail-art-at-young-nails-headquarters

Keywords: e-files   electric filing techniques   gel removal   glitter   glitter nail art  

Mermaid Nail Art at Young Nails Headquarters (VLog #49)

August 9, 2017  | Video

Young Nails gets a guest appearance from NAILS Magazine's own executive editor Beth Livesay and senior editor Kimberly Pham! Young Nails head of education Tracey Reierson created glitter ombre and mermaid nail designs for Beth's nails using Young Nails Mani Q gel-polish, glitter, and Caption Polish.

Keywords: gel-polish   Habib Salo   nail art   ombre nail art   Readers' Choice Awards  

MelodySusie Sweet Reverie Collection

August 8, 2017  | Product

MelodySusie's Sweet Reverie collection contains six sugary shades right from the candy store.

Keywords: gel-polish   polish collections  

Summer Nail Art: Blended Bubbles

August 7, 2017  | Video

IBD educator Amanda Lenher shows how she creates colorful blended bubbles using IBD Just Gel Polish.

Keywords: Amanda Lenher   easy nail art   gel polish   IBD   nail art  

Young Nails Nail School: Nail File Basics

August 7, 2017  | Video

Young Nails president Greg Salo explains the basics of using a nail file, including how to properly hold the file for leverage and how to use the entire surface of the file for efficient finishing. 

Keywords: filing techniques   hand filing   Young Nails  

Official Bio-Swift Tutorial from Bio Seaweed Gel

July 28, 2017  | Video

Bio-Swift from Bio Seaweed Gel creates beautiful and natural looking gel extensions in half the time. With no glue, forms or artificial tips required; achieve professional nail enhancements with the most modern technique and gel products. This revolutionary system couples new techniques with BSG smooth, strong & self-leveling builder with no more heat spike shocks.

Bio-Swift: See our first-look demo from Cosmoprof

Here are the steps:
1. Prep natural nails by pushing back cuticles, buffing, and cleansing with alcohol.
2. Pick and size a Bio-Swift tip slightly larger than the natural nail.
3. Apply two beads of Bio-Swift Builder using the Bio-Swift Spatula.
4. Gently fill the tip to desired length with help of the length guide.
5. Attach gently starting from the cuticle in a downward motion.
6. Lightly brush away excess gel underneath to ensure a smooth and even application.
7. Cure nail surface for 60 seconds.
8. Flip hand and cure underneath for 60 seconds.
9. Swift-off and reveal your perfect nails every time.
10. Alcohol cleanse both the top and bottom of the tip.
11. Shape and buff free edge, no need to file nail surface.
12. Design your Bio-Swift extensions with colour and art or finish with applying BSG No-Wipe Top Coat to both surface and underneath tip.

 

Keywords: Bio Seaweed Gel   forms   gel nails   nail forms   reverse nail tip forms  

Easy Gel Nail Art with Orly Gel FX

July 28, 2017  | Video

Orly's Trina Ngo and Carla Collier show how to use Orly's Gel FX Easy-Off Base Coat and Gel FX BodyGuard Soak-Off Gel Top Coat. Visit www.orlybeauty.com for more information.

Keywords: base coats   easy nail art   gel top coats   gels   Orly  

en Vogue's Cool Sculpt Modeling Resin Tutorial

July 28, 2017  | Video

en Vogue master trainer Joanne Millar demonstrates how to use Cool Sculpt, a new modeling resin that is strong with a sticky texture, and a cool temperature while curing. 

Keywords: En Vogue   resin  

How to Save Time by Pre-Making Your Swarovski Clusters

July 27, 2017  | Video

Elizabeth Morris of The Nail Hub demonstrates how to pre-make Swarovski clusters on a nail form so you can always be prepared to bling out your clients at a moment's notice.

Keywords: Akzentz   crystals   Swarovski   techniques   The Nail Hub  

en Vogue French Fade Tutorial

July 26, 2017  | Video

Learn how to achieve a scupted French fade using en Vogue resins. 

Keywords: En Vogue   French twists   resin  

Build a 3D Heart with en Vogue's Rosé Builder Gel

July 21, 2017  | Video

The builder gel has a rich pigment, so you don't need to use polish on top.

Keywords: 3-D gel art   hearts  

Evo Iron Ladies by Bio Sculpture Coming Soon

July 20, 2017  | Video

Create the distinguised opulent effect of the "cat eye" nail using soon-to-be released Evo Iron Ladies by Bio Sculpture.

Keywords: Bio Sculpture Gel   cat eye   magnetic products  

Amy Becker's Easy Way to Apply Mylar and Dried Flowers

July 20, 2017  | Article

Amy Becker of Masterworks by Amy Becker has a simple trick using plastic wrap for applying Mylar, feathers, dried flowers, and other art products that are difficult to apply because their edges stick out. 

Keywords: Amy Becker   dried flowers   feathers   gels   mylar  

How to Apply en Vogue’s Fibre Gel Fill

July 19, 2017  | Video

en Vogue's head trainer Joanne shows how to quickly apply their brush-on gel Fibre Gel for a fill. 

Keywords: En Vogue   fills   gel  

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