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Behind the Scenes: Creating the February 2012 Cover

February 6, 2012  | Article

Gorgeous nails, good composition, and a photogenic reptile — those are what earned Rolla, Mo.-based nail tech Sarah Petersen a coveted spot on this issue’s cover.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   learning new techniques   Nail art   OPI Products  

Behind the Scenes: December 2011 Cover Shoot

November 23, 2011  | Demo

Learn how to do December's cool textured cover.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   CND   colored acrylics   learning new techniques   Nail art  

Behind the Scenes: October 2011 — Living the Dream

October 4, 2011  | Demo

Learn how to do October's fun cover with Shellac.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   CND   fashion   gels   Nail art  

Behind the Scenes: Create a Softer French Look

April 19, 2011  | Demo

Akzéntz's educator Gina Silvestro created this soft gel French look for our May cover. Find out how you can do these nails.

Keywords: Akzentz   Behind the Scenes   French manicures   gels  

Behind the Scenes: Two Talented Techs Created the April 2011 Cover

March 25, 2011  | Demo

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.

Keywords: acrylics   animal print nail art   Behind the Scenes   fantasy nail art   gels  

Top Manicurists Reveal their Behind-the-Scenes Secrets

March 9, 2011  | News

Allure catches up with some of the best manicurists around to share pro tips on making beautiful manicures last longer, getting the most out of a salon visit, and working with press-on polish.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   manicures   self-stick designs  

Behind the Scenes: How-to Create February's Cover Look

January 13, 2011  | Demo

Star Nail's Elaine Watson created this cute-as-a-cupcake cover for our February 2011 issue. See how she did the nails.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   Nail art   soak-off gels   Star Nail Products  

Behind the Scenes: A Woman of Many Talents

December 1, 2010  | Demo

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.

Keywords: acrylics   Behind the Scenes   pink-and-whites   Vicki Peters  

Behind the Scenes: Leaving on a Jet Plane

November 1, 2010  | Demo

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.

Keywords: acrylics   Behind the Scenes   Nail art   Star Nail Products  

Behind the Scenes: A Long Overdue Appointment

October 1, 2010  | Demo

Five years ago, Patricia Yankee was named NAILS' Nail Tech of the Year in 2005. Part of her prize included a trip to California to do the cover nails for NAILS Magazine. We never seemed to be able to settle on a date that worked for both of us. And all of a sudden, it was five years later and we were still trying to figure out a good time for her to come out. Thankfully, it all came together this past June.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   Dashing Diva   Nail art   pedicures   temporary enhancements  

Behind the Scenes: A Real Life Fairy Tale

August 1, 2010  | Demo

When Princess Gard decided to attend America’s Beauty Show (ABS) earlier this year, she had no idea what to expect. Little did she know her entry would not only win her $500, but also a spot on the cover of NAILS Magazine.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   contests   mixed-media nail art   Nail art   stiletto nails  

Behind the Scenes: These Toes Are A-Twitter

May 1, 2010  | Demo

When we asked Orange, Calif.-based celebrity nail artist Elsbeth Schuetz to come up with a toenail art design for this month’s cover, she brought us a whole slew of nail tips to choose from. While her hand-painted nail art is always super creative and artistic, we wanted to go with something a little more simple and wearable for the cover. Inspired by tone-on-tone patterns, she created this faux-snakeskin design using layered polish and diamond-shaped rhinestones.

Keywords: animal print nail art   Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   Elsbeth Schuetz   embellishments  

Behind the Scenes: Out of the Bubble

April 1, 2010  | Demo

Gina Silvestro is constantly thinking outside of the standard nail “bubble” and strives to stay on the cusp of trends, while sharing and instilling innovative thinking and techniques with her peers. For this month’s cover we asked her to create something fun and bubbly.

Keywords: Akzentz   Behind the Scenes   gels   stiletto nails  

Behind the Scenes: Matte About You

December 1, 2009  | Demo

With the new matte polish craze this fall, we used OPI’s matching matte and shiny versions of the same color to create a monochromatic French look. It’s a great understated but fun look for the holidays.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   French manicures   French twists   matte   OPI Products  

Behind the Scenes: Cutting Edge

October 1, 2009  | Demo

Lynn Lammers knows a thing or two about perfect nails. After securing the top spot on NAILS’ Top 25 List of competitors for the second year running (and winning the World Championship in Dusseldorf, Germany, earlier this year), she’s on a roll. And she seemingly can do it all — extreme pink-and-whites, colored acrylic designs, fantasy acrylic sculptures are just a few of her specialties.

Keywords: acrylics   Behind the Scenes   Nail art  

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