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Take a Tip from ... Dashing Diva’s Pattie Yankee

November 1, 2010  | Article

Dashing Diva director of education, Pattie Yankee, gives some sound advice on preserving your nail art products as you beautify from one customer to the next.

Keywords: Dashing Diva   gels   glitter   manufacturers educators   nail art  

Stunning Stilettos and More

October 1, 2010  | Article

Intricate floral stiletto nails won the NSI Free-hand Nail Art Competition, an online photo competition that invited nail techs from around the globe to use NSI acrylic or gel to create nail art designs. The entries were judged by Vicki Peters, Denise Wright, and Debbie Doerrlamm, who looked for difficulty of design, use of color, originality, overall enhancement design, and first impression (or the “wow” factor).

Keywords: acrylics   competitions   contests   gels   nail art  

The St. Petersburg Stiletto

October 1, 2010  | Demo

Elena Maltseva is a nail artist from St. Petersburg, Russia, who educates all over the world. She is an expert in gels, acrylics, and hand-painting, and is especially good at combining all three together to make spectacular nail designs. Maltseva has chosen an acrylic design here that is simple, yet very expensive-looking and rather easy-to-complete.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   colored gels   gels   international  

Hand and Nail Harmony Reveal Gel

October 1, 2010  | Demo

Reveal by Hand and Nail Harmony are UV- or LED-cured gels that bond to the natural nail using a fused keratin bonding system without the use of harsh acids for retention. With whites, clears, and pinks, these gels can define any look, and with the faster cure times of LED lights techs can save up to 20 minutes on total service time.

Keywords: gels   Hand & Nail Harmony  

Perfect Lines on Gels for Nail Art

October 1, 2010  | Article

Gina Silvestro, educator for Akzéntz, offers this advice on how to get clear and crisp lines on gel nail art. “I’ve been doing this for a few months now, and people can never figure out how I get such clean lines with gel art. When using gel for art and designs, it can be very difficult to achieve fine lines because if you brush gel art onto the tacky layer of gel it often spreads.

Keywords: Akzentz   gels   nail art  

Nail Art Gallery Pro: Carlapatra

September 1, 2010  | Article

Carla Foster, of Carla Foster Nails in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, prefers UV gels as her medium of choice when it comes to nail art — which may come as a surprise to many nail artists (especially in the United States) who think gels aren’t workable for detailed designs.

Keywords: colored gels   gels   nail art  

Star Nail’s The Pretty Tough Manicure Soak-Off UV Gel Master Kit

September 1, 2010  | Demo

Be the mastermind behind your salon’s success with Star Nail’s new Eco The Pretty Tough Manicure Soak-Off UV Gel Master Kit. Lasting longer than traditional polish, Pretty Tough Soak-Off Gels guarantee a two-week manicure with no smudging or chipping. The kit includes 22 fashion-forward colors, plus brushes, a UV light, soak-off solution, and an instructional DVD.

Keywords: colored gels   gels   nail art   soak-off gels   Star Nail Products  

Polish That Lasts and Lasts

August 19, 2010  | News

Soak-off gels are on Cosmopolitan's Hot Sheet for August.

Keywords: CND   consumer press   gels   OPI Products   soak-off gels  

Young Nails White Sculpture Gel

August 17, 2010  | Product

Young Nails' White Sculpture Gel is a bright clean, pure white gel formulated to cure rock hard with a 9-watt bulb. The gel self-levels to a smooth, glassy surface, and lasts longer without chipping so you can charge more while working smarter and faster.

Keywords: gels   Young Nails  

Bio Sculpture USA Professional Starter Kit

August 17, 2010  | Product

Bio Sculpture USA's Professional Starter Kit includes everything you need to start offering a complete line of BioSculpture Gel services. The gels are odorless and require no primers or base coats.

Keywords: Bio Sculpture Gel   gels   starter kits  

NSI Balance UV Color Gels

August 1, 2010  | Demo

NSI’s Balance UV Color Gels have exceptional strength and adhesion and come in 49 colors that can be easily blended together. Balance UV Gels have a thicker consistency for deeper color intensities, so clients will be wowed by your nail art, two-tone Frenches, and permanent polishes. Application is quick and easy and cures in two minutes flat with a full hand lamp.

Keywords: colored gels   gels   NSI  

IBD Gelac

August 1, 2010  | Demo

IBD’s Gelac is a light-weight gel polish that provides gorgeous color and cover and UV cures in just minutes. Two weeks later, nails still look salon perfect. When it’s time to remove Gelac, soak off in just 10 minutes and brush-on a fabulous new color.

Keywords: gels   IBD  

Light Elegance Pedi-Cure Kit

July 30, 2010  | Product

Light Elegance's Pedi-Cure Kit is a great kit for techs that want to get into gel pedicures.

Keywords: gels   Light Elegance   pedicure products   pedicures  

Hand & Harmony Gelish Color Gels

July 30, 2010  | Product

New from Hand & Harmony comes Gelish Color Gels. The gels apply like polish with a twist cap and applicator, but are cured in a lamp like gels. 

Keywords: gels   Hand & Nail Harmony   soak-off gels  

Star Nail T3 European FiberGels

July 6, 2010  | Product

Star Nail’s T3 European FiberGels are designed to apply evenly and smoothly across the entire nail plate, making precise cuticle area applications a breeze.

Keywords: gels   Star Nail Products  

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