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The cornerstone of the nail industry’s foundation, acrylics helped build the manicuring business into what it is today. Manufacturers are still continuing to innovate and improve upon the products and techniques. With support from manufacturers and with die-hard acrylic clients, the art of an acrylic sculpt and 3-D design is thriving among the latest generation of acrylic nail technicians. Here are some of the latest acrylic products.
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Here are some of the top e-files on the market and the latest videos online to help you stay on top of the game.
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Why limit your artistry to nails alone? These techs found another outlet for their creative juices by decorating their smart phone cases..
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Mastering an e-file is no simple feat, but with so much education coming out now with hands-on video tutorials, nail techs have a better chance than ever to become e-file top guns at their salons. Here are some of the top e-files on the market and the latest videos online to help you stay on top of the game.
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To meet the soak-off needs of all of the gel-polish lines, manufacturers have begun to release their own brands of soak-off solutions and remover wraps to help techs get an effective and thorough soak for clients. These gel-polish removal liquids have added hydrating emollients to keep the removal process soft on skin, while still effectively removing all the gel.
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To meet the soak-off needs of all of the gel-polish lines, manufacturers have begun to release their own brands of soak-off solutions and remover wraps to help techs get an effective and thorough soak for clients. Here are some of the latest wraps to hit the market.
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Is upgraded equipment your salon’s New Year’s resolution? View this gallery for 16 great options.
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Here are a few photos from the 3-D Fantasy Nail Art competition during Premiere Orlando 2012. Congratulations to Catherine Wong for winning first place in the veteran category.
From liquid pumps with anti-fungal properties to jasmine-tinged fizzy tablets that refresh and rehydrate feet, here’s the latest on the nail industry’s top pedicure soaks.
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In the The Hunger Games, protagonist Katniss Everdeen’s nails were described vividly as having flame designs. Here are a few The Hunger Games-inspired designs that you’ve painted on your client’s nails.
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The marbleizing nail art technique is so simple — just swirl colors together to make them look like the technique namesake of marbles — and so flexible.
Like finely-tuned sports cars, e-files are racing into the next generation of nail techs who are ready to buff, sand, and backfill like the best of them. Here’s a roundup of the top electric files on the market to get you up to speed.
It’s rough out there these days, and we’re not even talking the economy. It’s those craggy and cracked patches of dead skin that pop up from toes to heel and can become debilitating to a client’s sole if left untreated. Here’s a sampling of callus products to help keep feet soft and smooth this winter.
A good, sturdy pair of cuticle nippers is a standard piece of equipment for every nail tech. They are a necessary tool to help keep the cuticle and nail plate clean and well maintained. Here’s a sampling of what is currently on the market.
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Inspired by this ghoulish time of year, five talented nail artists show off their fun designs and devilish skills as a “treat” for you.
Onychatrophia, also known as atrophy; describes the wasting away of the nail; the nail loses its shine, shrinks, and falls off. Many people are...
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