May 1, 2010
If your clients are afraid of this pointy shape, offer up this advice from nail techs who do their best to ensure that beauty doesn’t have to equal pain.
Keywords: adding new services learning new techniques nail art trends
April 1, 2010
When nails are weary, weak, and inching toward the eponychium, a modified nail tip can be a great way to protect nails and encourage them to grow.
Keywords: acrylics applying enhancements to unhealthy nails CND eponychium filing techniques
February 1, 2010
Though many technicians prefer to sculpt, a pre-made nail tip that can be adhered to the natural nail can give newbie nail techs a nice runway to learn the delicate craft of gel and acrylic sculpting, while providing great-looking results.
Keywords: adhesives filing techniques glue learning new techniques nail tips
February 1, 2010
More and more manufacturers are creating soak-off gels, including ones that look and feel similar to nail polish. New company Hand & Nail Harmony demonstrates how to use its product Gelish Color Gels.
Keywords: colored gels gels Hand & Nail Harmony learning new techniques soak-off gels
December 7, 2009
Nails by Angel Smith, Young Nails educator
Keywords: colored acrylics edge nails embedded acrylics learning new techniques nail art
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.
Keywords: Dashing Diva French manicures gels learning new techniques
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).
Keywords: acrylics Backscratchers EZ Flow French manicures learning new techniques
August 1, 2009
Educator and guest nail artist for OPI, Christy Graham knows what it’s like for an acrylic tech to switch to using gels.
Keywords: gels learning new techniques manufacturers educators OPI products
June 5, 2009
Amanda Dodge, of Nail Me in Spanish Fork, Utah, demonstrates a handy tip for how to keep your acrylic liquid from spilling.
Keywords: acrylics learning new techniques tradeshows
June 1, 2009
Step-by-steps for doing a backfill, smoothing calluses, surface shaping, and natural nail work. Plus, e-file tips and tricks.
Keywords: drill bits electric files electric filing techniques files learning new techniques
May 1, 2009
Jill Wright, of Jill Wright’s Spa For Nails in Bowling Green Ky., is an experienced pedicurist who offers this interesting foot filing technique.
Keywords: callus callus removers cuticle oil learning new techniques pedicures
April 1, 2009
Check out these step-by-step nail art designs with international appeal. They were created by students at the award-winning Russian School of Nail Enhancement OleHouse in Moscow.
Keywords: bridal nail art CND colored acrylics enhancements French nail art
January 31, 2009
Estelina recommends beginning each pedicure with a dry filing of the feet. Then, when the service is almost complete, apply a foot scrub and file again.
Keywords: callus Estelina's foot files learning new techniques scrubs
October 1, 2008
Greg Salo of Young Nails explains how he applies Young Nails’ trademark reverse application technique for acrylics.
Keywords: colored acrylics French twists learning new techniques manufacturers educators nail art
October 1, 2008
A small, hidden design on the underside of a nail is a perfect way for flashy clients, (and even shy ones too), to show off your work. Clients will love showing their friends the little detail, and pulling off this feat is rather simple for techs. G Elizondo of D’Hair to Be Different Salon in Las Vegas, shows how she creates a hidden heart on the inside of a nail.
Keywords: acrylics colored acrylics learning new techniques nail art Young Nails