September 1, 2007
UV light-cured gel enhancements are more popular than ever. Here’s how to fine-tune your arch technique to create the most beautiful nails possible.
August 1, 2007
Here’s how your fellow techs clean and store their brushes, and what the experts have to add to the debate.
An Eastern-inspired service that incorporates tamanu oil (an oil from Tahiti’s ati trees), coconut oil, and mandarin, this manicure is ideal for clients in need of a tropical getaway.
January 1, 2005
Try this earthy pedicure from CND using the Raw Earth System.
July 1, 2004
Have you ever wondered who the person is attached to the voice on the other end of the telephone when you call a manufacturer for technical support? Meet four manufacturer’s educators and learn what a typical day is like.
June 1, 2004
For years, electric files have allowed nail techs to cut their service time, yet they’ve also gotten negative reviews from clients and the nail industry alike. Are they still getting a bad rap or are electric files finally making a positive groove in the industry?
December 1, 2003
This month's cover tech, Tiffany Greco, focuses on education.
July 1, 2003
But when selecting a tip to fit your individual client’s nail, remember these six basic nail shapes and make your selection accordingly.
April 1, 2003
This month’s cover comes to you all the way from Russia. Russian women are very fashion-conscious and feminine in their styles. With a full set of nails costing around $120 U.S. dollars (and rebalances costing $60) not all women can afford enhancements, but a growing number of women visit salons regularly.
April 1, 2002
It isn't always easy to figure out why a client is lifting. Work through these steps to rule out some common causes.
September 1, 2000
This column will talk about services and ticks that occur in the “real world” of nail services
September 1, 1999
Chase away clients' summer's damage wtih salt scrubs, seaweed wraps, mud treatments, and glycolic treatments.
July 1, 1999
The pressure is on... whether you are giving client a French manicure, or you are at a competition attempting to create the perfect sculptured set... the smile line is always on your mind. Here are some tips to help keep you on your toes while making the perfect smile line.
April 1, 1999
Removing excess cuticle growth is an essential part of any nail service, Nail technicians have their own preferences as far as what implements and products to use for removing unsightly growth.
March 1, 1998
Pink Products with a Purpose21 photos
Backstage at NYFW Spring/Summer 2015144 photos
In nail art, tying two or more polish or paint colors together, often by overlapping them; used to create a multi-layered effect.
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