Technique - Topic : Nail Art

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Behind the Scenes: A Long Overdue Appointment

October 1, 2010  | Demo

Five years ago, Patricia Yankee was named NAILS' Nail Tech of the Year in 2005. Part of her prize included a trip to California to do the cover nails for NAILS Magazine. We never seemed to be able to settle on a date that worked for both of us. And all of a sudden, it was five years later and we were still trying to figure out a good time for her to come out. Thankfully, it all came together this past June.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   Dashing Diva   Nail Art   pedicures   temporary enhancements  

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  

Easy Prints You Can Do At Home

October 1, 2010  | Demo

Young Nails educator G. Elizondo has perfected using shrunken-down printed images that she embeds in nail art. The images are made on her printer by her daughter, and the quality is pretty good, making current pop culture nail art an easy feat.

Keywords: embedded nail art   Nail Art  

BeautyTech.com Sponsors Online Contest For High-Tech Nail Artists

October 1, 2010  | Article

Sponsored by WWWeb Services and BeautyTech.com, the 2010 Strut Your Stuff Nail Art and Enhancement Contest will feature two categories: Enhancement and Mixed-Media Nail Art. There will be a junior and senior division in each category. The contest takes place on the BeautyTech website and runs from October 1-31, 2010.

Keywords: contests   Nail Art  

Young Nails Glitter Toes

September 29, 2010  | Demo

Young Nails educator Amanda Dodge shares her step-by-step for how she creates glitter toes using the manufacturer’s products.

Keywords: gel toenails   glitter nail art   Nail Art   rockstar nails   Young Nails  

Design #14: Tiger Stripes

September 29, 2010  | Demo

Build a full structure nail with your choice of Young Nails’ acrylic powder. Smear a pearl of Rainbow Yellow from corner to corner creating a diagonal stripe down the center.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   Nail Art   Young Nails  

Design #13: Leopard Prints

September 27, 2010  | Demo

Before using reverse application, sculpt a thin transparent free edge with Speed Clear flush to the natural nail. Build body with Cover Peach.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   Nail Art   Young Nails  

Design #12: Op Art

September 23, 2010  | Demo

Before using reverse application, sculpt a thin transparent free edge with Speed Clear flush to the natural nail. Build body with Cover Peach.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   Nail Art   Young Nails  

ASP Aspire Colored Pigment and Acrylic Mixing Kit

September 21, 2010  | Product

ASP Aspire Colored Pigment and Acrylic Mixing Kit is a great way to suit all of your clients’ tastes with a customized mix of color choices.

Keywords: acrylics   Cina   colored acrylics   Nail Art   nail art supplies  

Design #11: Squiggle Swirls

September 21, 2010  | Demo

Build a full structure nail with Cover Pink. The nail can be either built square or stiletto.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   Nail Art   Young Nails  

Design #10: Black Polka Dots

September 17, 2010  | Demo

Apply a form to the finger and build a thin clear free edge. Use Cover Pink to create an extended nail bed. This will give the illusion of a deeper smile line.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   Nail Art   Young Nails  

Design #9: Marbleizing Neons

September 15, 2010  | Demo

Apply a form to the finger and build a thin clear free edge. This will be the perfect canvas to marbleize on.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   marbleizing techniques   Nail Art   Young Nails  

Design #8: Icy-Glitter Fade

September 13, 2010  | Demo

Use Cover Pink to create an extended nail bed. This will give the illusion of a deeper smile line.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   Nail Art   Young Nails  

Design #7: Summer of Love

September 9, 2010  | Demo

Apply a thin layer of Metallic Pearl through the whole body. Fade Metallic Violet and Metallic Carmine in opposite corners leaving a white stripe through the center.

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   Nail Art   Young Nails  

Design #6: White Bubbles

September 7, 2010  | Demo

After applying a thin layer of Speed Clear to the body and free edge, apply a thin layer of Metallic Pearl from the cuticle to the free edge. (You have the option to keep design on the free edge.)

Keywords: 30 Designs in 90 Days   Nail Art   Young Nails  

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