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Cover Look: Acrylic Watercolor Floral Nails (NAILS Feb. 2015)

March 24, 2015  | Video

Allie Baker-Bennett, global educator for EzFlow, creates watercolor floral nails for NAILS Magazine's Feb. 2015 cover using EzFlow colored acrylic. Click here for a step-by-step photo tutorial.

Keywords: acrylics   Behind the Scenes   colored acrylics   doing nails for photo shoots   EzFlow  

Cover Look: Sweater Weather (NAILS Nov. 2013)

November 12, 2013  | Video

NAILS Magazine's November 2013 cover features CND education ambassador Lisa Wong who creates a knitted sweater nail look using CND Retention+ Liquid and Powder, CND Additives, and Vinylux.

You Might Also Like: Behind the Scenes: A Beauty Blitz

Keywords: acrylics   Behind the Scenes   CND   doing nails for photo shoots   photographing nails  

Behind the Scenes: Sweater Nails

October 1, 2013  | Demo

A Beauty Blitz: While we see nail tech Lisa Wong at many of the major trade shows working at CND’s booth, we last saw her in our photo studio creating a lovely French twist look for our June 2008 cover.

Keywords: abstract nail art   acrylics   Behind the Scenes   CND   doing nails for photo shoots  

Behind the Scenes: A Student Wins, a Nail Artist Emerges

July 31, 2013  | Demo

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.

Keywords: acrylics   animal print nail art   Behind the Scenes   CND   Cuccio  

Sculpting in the Year of the Snake

February 11, 2013  | Demo

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.

Keywords: 3D nail art   animal print nail art   Beautiful Nails   Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots  

Behind the Scenes: Our Pearl Anniversary Cover Nail Art Look

February 7, 2013  | Demo

We tasked nail tech Tom Bachik with creating nails to celebrate our “pearl” anniversary without being too literal.

Keywords: 30th Anniversary   Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   Minx   Tom Bachik  

Behind the Scenes: Butterfly Toes

December 1, 2012  | Demo

Slow and Steady for July 2012's Cover: Cover tech Holly Schippers shows how to create the July 2012 cover of NAILS.

Keywords: animal print nail art   Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   Holly Schippers   Iowa  

Cover Look: NAILS October 2012

October 17, 2012  | Video

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.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   Gelish   gels   photographing nails  

Behind the Scenes: A Work of Art

October 1, 2012  | Demo

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. 

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   Gelish   layering techniques   photographing nails  

Cover Look: NAILS December 2011

February 7, 2012  | Video

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!

Keywords: acrylics   CND   doing nails for photo shoots   gel overlays   nail trends  

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: New Gig for Top Competitor

August 1, 2004  | Demo

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  

Behind the Scenes: From Russia , With Style

April 1, 2003  | Article

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.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   CND   colored acrylics   doing nails for photo shoots   international  
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