April 19, 2011
Veteran nail tech Michelle Sproat shares an excerpt from her new book-DVD set.
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April 19, 2011
Texting can put a damper on the edges of clients’ thumbnails and throw off the whole shape of the nail. Here’s a quick fix, in between fills and/or polish changes, from Dianna Medeiros of Woodbury Heights, N.J.
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March 29, 2011
Young Nails Imagination Art Powders come in 11 different collections of colored acrylic powders to make nail art fun, easy, and quick to complete.
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March 28, 2011
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Some nail techs find success in retailing hand-made jewelry made from nail products like acrylic. Kimberly Harr, a nail tech at La Nail Beautician in Everett, Pa., shows you how to make an acrylic ring:
March 25, 2011
Viv Simmons (from Australia) and Catherine Wong (from Singapore) created this month's extreme spring look using a combination of colored acrylics and gels. See how they did it.
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February 3, 2011
To make these flowers, Odyssey Nail educator Tammi Merrit used the Arabella Fantasy Forms to pre-design the flowers, which were then peeled off and placed onto these acrylic nails.
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January 25, 2011
Every tech has seen clients who for one reason or another had to have their large toenails removed. Thistechnique will help you create a reusable prosthetic toenail that the wearer can be proud of
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January 1, 2011
Get a New Year’s shine and shimmer with ASP Aspire’s Prism Acrylic Kit. This ultrafeminine collection features a 1/8-oz. pot of pink, white, and clear acrylic powder in one kit.
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December 1, 2010
Vicki Peters has worn many hats in the nail world. And that’s to be expected since she’s a 30-year veteran of this industry she loves so much.
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December 1, 2010
Having the perfect set of brushes for any type of application would be a nail tech’s dream come true, so Star Nail’s global education director Elaine Watson came up with the new Master Tech Tool Kit. Watson wanted something that could easily travel with her to international seminars for demos and teaching, and carrying a brush for each demo was just not working out for her any longer.
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November 1, 2010
Elaine Watson, global education director for Star Nail International, sculpted this month’s autumn leaves for the cover. Because the nails were leaf-shaped at the free edge, she didn’t have to do any file-finish work, so the application was actually remarkably quick.
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October 1, 2010
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).
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