December 1, 2009
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
October 1, 2009
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
August 1, 2009
Greg Salo and his many devoted educators draw quite a crowd with their fun attitudes and intriguing nail styles. When I asked him where he got the inspiration for this month’s cover nails, he simply told me, “My inspiration comes from my educators.”
Keywords: acrylics Behind the Scenes colored acrylics colored monomer floral nail art
February 1, 2009
UK-based nail tech Sam Biddle used an encapsulation technique on NAILS’ February 2009 cover.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes embedded acrylics French twists Nail art
December 1, 2008
Celebrity nail tech Tom Bachik created these monochromatic gold nails for our December cover. Recreate our cover look with these easy steps.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes embellishments holiday nail art Tom Bachik
December 1, 2008
One of the hottest trends sweeping the feet industry is gel toes. Risé Carter, national director of sales and education for NSI, did these polka dot gel toes for our May ’08 cover.
Keywords: beginner nail art Behind the Scenes colored gels gel toenails gels
October 1, 2008
A 20-year nail tech has the chops for big competitions.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes competitions glitter acrylics Lynn Lammers pink-and-whites
February 1, 2008
For NAILS’ 25th anniversary issue — our silver anniversary — veteran technician Tom Bachik created these impressive high-gloss, chrome nails for our cover shoot.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes celebrities chrome company anniversaries metallics
December 1, 2007
Young Nails educator Melissa Garcia of Studio 115 in Tulare, Calif., made these Rock Star Toes for NAILS’ December 2007 cover. Once you get the hang of it, a set takes only 15-20 minutes to complete.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes gel toenails glitter manufacturers educators rockstar nails
November 1, 2007
After nine years of building Young Nails' business with his mom, Greg’s brother Habib stepped in to help structure the operation of the company. “This gave me the opportunity to focus on what I love most – nails! "
Keywords: Behind the Scenes Greg Salo Habib Salo stiletto nails Young Nails
November 1, 2007
So what’s the deal with the stiletto nail? “I really love doing this nail because it’s such a sexy shape,” says Young Nails' Greg Salo. “It helps elongate the fingers.”
Keywords: Behind the Scenes colored acrylics Nail art stiletto nails Young Nails
May 1, 2007
For our May 2007 cover, veteran cover tech Vicki Peters put tip-and-overlay nails on our model Jennifer Chong. She used Kupa’s Vicki Peters Signature Series S-Gel over the company’s new Welless White Tips.
Keywords: acrylics Behind the Scenes Vicki Peters
August 1, 2004
For this month's cover shoot, John Hauk, top competitor, salon owner with a full book of clients, and OPI Products’ new technical advisor, helped us create a Puccini-inspired nail look.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes doing nails for photo shoots John Hauk OPI Products
December 1, 2003
This month's cover tech, Tiffany Greco, focuses on education.
Keywords: acrylics Behind the Scenes CND
November 1, 2003
A man's desire for buffed nails is providing a growth opportunity for salons.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes building your clientele men's services Orly