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Get the Cat Eye Effect With Gel-Polish

Style > 7 Photos

This feline fad is all about giving your nails the reflective, dimensional look of a cat’s eye. 

Keywords:  Aora Nails   Bio Sculpture Gel   cat eye   Crystal Nails   Gel II  

Readers’ Favorite Pedicure Products

Technique > 13 Photos

Whether you’re looking for foot spas, scrubs, soaks, lotions, or tools and implements, the choices for pedicure products can be overwhelming. Take a tip from your fellow techs when choosing new foot care items. For the NAILS 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards, our readers chose these products as their favorite options for pampering clients’ feet. 

Keywords:  Belava   CND   Cuccio Naturale   feet   foot care  

30 Cuticle Care Products You'll Love

Technique > 30 Photos

Healthy cuticles are the basis of a truly beautiful manicure. Dry and damaged cuticles aren’t just unsightly and painful, they have a lasting effect on the health of your nails as well. Keep cuticles and nails healthy and easy to care for with these hydrating creams and oils.

Keywords:  China Glaze   CND   Cuccio Naturale   cuticle care   cuticle oil  

Nailing the Color of the Year 2016

Style > 23 Photos

Now that Pantone has named two colors of the year (Rose Quartz and Serenity) we have twice the products to keep your client's nails on trend.

Keywords:  China Glaze   Color of Year   Essie   Ever Glaze   Gelaze  

A Light Finish: The Latest in LED Gel Lamp Technology

Technique > 27 Photos

LED (light-emitting diode) technology is one of the hottest trends in nails right now. In a mad dash to keep up, manufacturers are coming up with new LED lamps designed to cure gels faster and smarter than older-gen UV models. NAILS illuminates the basics of an LED lamp’s anatomy and offers a buyer’s guide to the latest generation of these amped-up lamps.

Keywords:  Akzentz   Artistic Nail Design   Bio Sculpture Gel   Bio Seaweed Gel   Cacee  

29 Products for the Acrylic Faithful

Technique > 29 Photos

We rounded up a sampling of the industry’s latest liquid and powder products. 

Keywords:  acrylics   Alfalfa Nail Supply   Artistic Nail Design   Backscratchers   Cacee  

19 Foot Care Systems for Summer-Ready Feet

Technique > 19 Photos

With these complete foot care systems, you can get your clients ready to take on the summer.

Keywords:  Alfalfa Nail Supply   Americanails   Backscratchers   BCL Spa   Belava  

Spring 2015 Gel-Polish Colors

Style > 26 Photos

Shake off winter: Spring gel-polish colors are in bloom.

Keywords:  Akzentz   Artistic Nail Design   Bio Seaweed Gel   Cacee   CND Shellac  

Frozen: Icicle Nail Art Ideas

Style > 20 Photos

Ice, ice baby.  

Keywords:  nail art   winter nail art  

Succulent Scrubs

Technique > 8 Photos

Clients will want to sink their teeth (and hands) into these succulent scrubs.

Keywords:  Alessandro   BCL Spa   Bio Creative Labs   Bodipure   Cacee  

Pink Products with a Purpose

Business > 21 Photos

Raise awareness for breast cancer this month and inspire a good deed by purchasing a couple of these pink items for your salon. 

Keywords:  BCA   breast cancer awareness   China Glaze   colored acrylics   Duri  

Backstage at NYFW Spring/Summer 2015

Style > 144 Photos

A look at the backstage goings-on at NYFW Spring/Summer 2015. 

Keywords:  CND at Fashion Week   CND for the Blonds   Essie   Fashion Week   Morgan Taylor  

68 Monochromatic Nail Art Designs

Technique > 19 Photos

Monochromatic nail art features designs containing variations of a single color to create optical effects. Take cues from these nail artists and discover inspiration behind multi-toned manicures.  

Keywords:  handpainted nail art   nail art   nail trends  

Kupa Kamp Kicks Off

Technique > 6 Photos

The technique-focused four-day workshop, hosted by Ann Chang and Yire Castillo, aimed to fill the gaps in education to leave nail students and professionals more confident in their salon skills and services.

Keywords:  continuing education   education   Kupa   nail art  

The Latest and Greatest Gels: Soft/Soak-Off

Technique > 8 Photos

These brands have a soft spot for soak-off gels. 

Keywords:  Bio Sculpture Gel   Bio Seaweed Gel   Cacee   CND   gels  
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