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Behind the Scenes: Creating the February 2012 Cover

February 6, 2012  | Article

Gorgeous nails, good composition, and a photogenic reptile — those are what earned Rolla, Mo.-based nail tech Sarah Petersen a coveted spot on this issue’s cover.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   learning new techniques   Nail Art   OPI products  

Make Your Own Nail Decals With Gel Polish

January 12, 2012  | Video

FingerNailFixer Holly Schippers uses Shellac to create her own nail art decals. You can use any brand of gel polish with this technique.

Keywords: decals   FingerNailFixer   Gels   Holly Schippers   learning new techniques  

Behind the Scenes: December 2011 Cover Shoot

November 23, 2011  | Demo

Learn how to do December's cool textured cover.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   CND   colored acrylics   learning new techniques   Nail Art  

Birds of a Feather

November 22, 2011  | Demo

Who says feathers are just for hair (and, well, birds, of course)? Not resourceful nail techs, who adapt the feather hair extensions craze to nail extensions. Here’s how.

Keywords: embedded nail art   feathers   Gels   learning new techniques   Nail Art  

Embedding Christmas Ornaments in Acrylic Nails

November 21, 2011  | Demo

In keeping with this holiday season, skilled nail tech and team Odyssey competitor Tammi Merritt shows how she uses pieces of broken Christmas ornaments to make shimmering and sparkling nail enhancements.

Keywords: acrylics   embedded acrylics   holiday nail art   learning new techniques   Nail Art  

Young Nails' Acrylic Marble Design. Part 2 of 2

August 23, 2011  | Video

Watch Young Nails' Greg Salo as he teaches an amazing marble design in acrylic. Part 2 of 2.
Part 1: http://www.nailsmag.com/video/93462/young-nails-acrylic-marble-design-part-1-of-2

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   Greg Salo   learning new techniques   marbleizing techniques  

Young Nails' Acrylic Marble Design. Part 1 of 2

August 23, 2011  | Video

Watch Young Nails' Greg Salo as he teaches an amazing marble design in acrylic.
Part 2: http://www.nailsmag.com/video/93463/young-nails-acrylic-marble-design-part-2-of-2

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   Greg Salo   learning new techniques   marbleizing techniques  

Light Elegance P2 Manicure

June 24, 2011  | Demo

Light Elegance’s P2 is the latest formula from the company, which prides itself in its quality of gels and range of colors available.

Keywords: Gels   learning new techniques   Light Elegance   polish techniques  

(Nail) Arts and Crafts

June 22, 2011  | Demo

Global IBD educator Brenda Skermont explains how she combines Gelac colors to make this “déco-polish” design, which works like decoupage for the nails.

Keywords: Gels   IBD   learning new techniques   Nail Art  

FingerNailFixer Combines Rockstar and Engraving Nail Art Techniques

June 16, 2011  | Video

Holly Schippers (FingerNailFixer) shows you several nail art designs combining the "rockstar" look with carving (or engraving) techniques.

Keywords: CND   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   learning new techniques   Nail Art  

FingerNailFixer Discusses Proper Mix Ratio

April 29, 2011  | Video

When you work with liquid and powder, one of the key elements is mix ratio. Here Holly Schippers, our FingerNailFixer, some tips on figuring out how to check and perfect your mix ratio.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   CND   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  

How to Create Almond-Shaped Nails

April 28, 2011  | Video

Magnetic instructor Ingeborg Mensonides demonstrates how to create almond-shaped nails with acrylic.

Keywords: acrylics   French nail art   glitter acrylics   learning new techniques   nail shapes  

FingerNailFixer Offers Tips on Working with Gel

April 28, 2011  | Video

One of the most difficult things about gel is getting the hang of working with it, especially if you are used to doing liquid and powder. Holly Schippers offers this video with tips and an idea on how to get more accustomed to the workability of gel.

Keywords: CND   FingerNailFixer   Gels   Holly Schippers   learning new techniques  

FingerNailFixer Helps You Perfect Your Acrylic Smile Lines

April 26, 2011  | Video

FingerNailFixer shows you how to perfect (and practice) your smile lines with acrylic.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   FingerNailFixer   French manicures   Holly Schippers  

Young Nails Fixing Bitten Nails (Part 3)

April 8, 2011  | Video

Learn how to fix a bitten nail using Young Nails products. (Part 3 of 3)

View Part 1 at  http://www.nailsmag.com/video/91978/young-nails-fixing-bitten-nails-part-1

View Part 2 at http://www.nailsmag.com/video/91979/young-nails-fixing-bitten-nails-part-2

Keywords: acrylics   learning new techniques   nail biting   Young Nails  

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