November 22, 2010
| Photo Gallery
Whether fashion-forward, classic, or trendy, nail techs share the nail styles they were wearing at their own nuptials.
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July 21, 2010
Dashing Diva’s French Wrap Manicure gives you a quick, easy, and perfect French that really lasts.
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March 1, 2010
When it comes to that happiest part of the nail we all know and love, there’s no one right way to make it perfect. Smile lines can adapt to the nail to complement the shape and design of the nail. Akzentz educator Gina Silvestro of Gel Essentials in Cranston, R.I., shows her ideal smile lines for several different nail shapes.
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February 18, 2010
Dashing Diva’s French Tipped Tips provide textbook French looks quickly and easily.
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January 1, 2010
At Extremedys2010 Hand & Foot Spa in West Hollywood, Calif., the French manicure isn’t just for women anymore. The salon offers a popular “Boy French” nail style that gives its male clients a “healthy-looking, groomed nail that doesn’t look like polish or a traditional French manicure,” says owner Naja Rickette.
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December 29, 2009
Dashing Diva’s French Wrap Plus is an ultra-thin, high-quality professional-grade plastic that is applied with a bond or adhesive and makes French manicures simpler and easier than ever.
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December 1, 2009
The French Tip Dip Tool is a new technique used to create a perfect smile line with minimal effort and hyper speed.
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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.
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October 1, 2009
Dashing Diva’s French Wrap Plus has made it easier than ever to get that perfect smile line. The wraps are put on the nails using the easy application tab, and the ultra-thin French decal is left perfectly on the free edge, with smile line intact and free of brush strokes. The decoration can last after weeks of wear, and works best when combined with Dashing Diva’s Gelife Brush-On Glue and Soak-Off Gels.
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September 1, 2009
Feel like you could stand to sharpen up on your liquid-and-powder application times? Then check out the timeline breakdowns from four experienced pros, and compare your own personal bests (and maybe find a new technique or two along the way).
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August 1, 2009
Get the step-by-step for nail artist Lisa M. Santos’ signature style.
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July 1, 2009
Light Elegance has re-released an old favorite, Fiber Gel. Fiber Gel is a UV-cured gel that contains fiberglass mixed into the gel. The fiber is strong and can be used on fills and full-sets, and it is a self-leveling product. When cured, the fiberglass becomes locked together to form a blanket of strength.
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June 1, 2009
The Balance Body Builder gel has a thicker viscosity that allows for easy building of the upper arch. It cures to a high shine in 90 seconds and is perfect for warmer environments. Here’s how to do an extreme nail makeover with the Body Builder Cover Pink.
Keywords: French manicures gels NSI pink-and-whites
June 1, 2009
Star Nail’s Nail Evolution, consisting of a liquid monomer and bonding acrylic powder, is engineered for maximum bonding of acrylic to natural nails. Primer is not required,and Nail Evolution is guaranteed to not lift or yellow.
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May 1, 2009
Having a crisp, deep smile line can set your work apart from other nail techs in your area. It’s one of the easiest ways to advertise yourself as an above-average tech who puts extra effort into her services. CND educator Kimberly Jones, of Patrick’s of Atlanta in Buford, Ga., explains how she gets these great-looking smile lines.
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