July 31, 2013
A student wins, a nail artist emerges: When we met Ashley Gregory at America’s Beauty Show (ABS) in Chicago, she was a nail student who had just won the International Nail Technician of the Year division in the Stars Photo Competition.
February 11, 2013
To help VietSALON Magazine celebrate the Year of the Snake, Kupa's Sindy Mark combined real snakeskin with faux snakeskin designs and sculpted a 3-D snake on oval acrylic extensions using Artfinity and Divinity products from Kupa.
February 7, 2013
We tasked nail tech Tom Bachik with creating nails to celebrate our “pearl” anniversary without being too literal.
December 1, 2012
Slow and Steady for July 2012's Cover: Cover tech Holly Schippers shows how to create the July 2012 cover of NAILS.
October 17, 2012
NAILS Magazine's October 2012 cover features MaeLing Parrish, Hand and Nail Harmony's dean of education, creating a Chihuly-inspired effect using Gelish soak-off gel-polish.
October 1, 2012
Inspired by artist Dale Chihuly’s sculptural glass works (particularly the ceiling piece Fiori di Como in Las Vegas’ Bellagio Hotel and Casino) we asked Columbus, Ohio-based nail tech MaeLing Parrish to recreate the design for this month’s cover model.
February 7, 2012
Jennifer Mather of Polished Nail Design Group in Burlington, Ontario, Canada creates a fun technique combining CND Retention+ liquid and powders, CND Black Pigment, Cerulean Blue Pigment Effect, Titanium Pearl Pigment Effect, and Velcro — yes, Velcro!
May 1, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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