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Design #5: Cracks

September 3, 2010  | Demo

Apply an opaque layer of Metallic Gold to surface.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   nail art   Young Nails  

Gracia Beauty Mosaic Tips

September 1, 2010  | Product

Gracia Beauty has come out with special Mosaic Tips that have raised pyramid-type bumps to enable clients to easily sculpt 3-D acrylic and gel designs onto the nail.

Keywords: nail art   tips  

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  

Design #4: Snakeskin

September 1, 2010  | Demo

Fade the background with Tippy Cup Turquoise and Metallic Pearl.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   nail art   Young Nails  

Design #3: Abstract Flower

August 30, 2010  | Demo

Fade the background with Tippy Cup Turquoise and Metallic Pearl.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   nail art   Young Nails  

Design #2: Abstract Bubbles (Part 1)

August 26, 2010  | Demo

Fade the Metallic Pearl, Metallic Violet, and Metallic Carmine diagonally from the top left to the bottom right corner of the nail.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   colored acrylics   nail art   Young Nails  

Design #1: La Flor Blanca

August 17, 2010  | Demo

Place thin layer of Speed Clear acrylic on the body and free edge. This will prevent color from staining the natural nail and allow color to fade well.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   nail art   Young Nails  

Behind the Scenes: A Real Life Fairy Tale

August 1, 2010  | Demo

When Princess Gard decided to attend America’s Beauty Show (ABS) earlier this year, she had no idea what to expect. Little did she know her entry would not only win her $500, but also a spot on the cover of NAILS Magazine.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   contests   mixed-media nail art   nail art   stiletto nails  

Perfect Palette

August 1, 2010  | Article

Don your berets, because Orly’s new Instant Artist Collection promises to help you achieve clean, precise, and colorful nail art designs at every skill level. The collection features 24 water-based shades that each come with a tapered brush for exact placement. The collection also includes four tools: a detailer brush, striper brush, dotter duo, and design tear-off cards that offer suggested step-by-steps.

Keywords: brushes   learning new techniques   nail art   Orly   polish  

Gracia Beauty Stained Glass Gel Nail

July 1, 2010  | Demo

Gracia Beauty’s Gel System combines functional and well-performing soak-off gels with a nail art sensibility so techs can create endless nail art designs. The gels are available in convenient kits that suit each tech’s need, with a basic kit for simple sculpts and Frenches, an intermediate kit for nail art, and full-color gel lines of more than 100 colors.

Keywords: colored gels   glitter nail art   nail art   soak-off gels  

Knockout Nails with a Punch

June 1, 2010  | Article

A clever spin on nail art can come from a simple craft corner border hole punch. AII global educator MaeLing Parrish explains how she spreads soak-off gels flat over a piece of plastic and pops imprints out of them with a border punch. (According to Parrish, she uses soak-off gels because they are soft and flexible and don’t crack like traditional gels when they are used with a hole punch.) Take a look at these steps and see if you can score a knockout of your own.

Keywords: nail art   nail art supplies   soak-off gels  

Akzéntz Gel Art Stiletto

June 1, 2010  | Demo

Akzéntz Classic Gels are high-performance gels that can be combined with the Options Soak-Off Color Gels and Options Aurora Sparkle Gels to produce vibrant nail art designs and structurally sound enhancements.

Keywords: Akzentz   colored gels   French nail art   gels   nail art  

Light Elegance Glitter Gels

May 11, 2010  | Product

Light Elegance’s new Glitter Gels for the summer and spring come in six fantastic shades.

Keywords: gels   glitter gels   Light Elegance   nail art  

Dare to Wear Stiletto Nails

May 1, 2010  | Demo

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  

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