Technique - Topic : nail art

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Clay Cane Slicing for Nail Art

April 6, 2009  | Video

Debbie from beautytech.com demonstrates how to slice nail art Clay Canes really thin. The polymer clay canes might have to be warmed before slicing, it depends on the brand of clay used (Fimo, Sculpty or any number of other brands. See www.beautytech.com/shoppe for more info on slicing and application with acrlics and gel enhancements.

Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm   fimo canes   nail art  

How can nail techs be sure they aren’t compromising the strength of an enhancement by adding too many embellishments?

April 6, 2009  | Article

A current trend is to add glitter, mylar, and other embellishments to nail enhancements, but how can nail techs be sure they aren’t compromising the strength of the enhancement and causing premature service breakdown by adding too much? Sometimes the glitter tips I’ve sculpted break off at the free edge, causing clients to doubt my abilities. (This occurs more often in gels than acrylics.)

Keywords: embellishments   glitter acrylics   glitter gels   nail art   product application  

All That Glitters

April 1, 2009  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Julia Barrios, ASP Aspire educator, Hatillo, Puerto Rico

Keywords: decals   floral nail art   gels   glitter gels   mixed-media nail art  

Instant Rock Star Toe Glitter Shakers

April 1, 2009  | Article

There’s a hot tip circulating among educators to help techs with their glitter applications.

Keywords: embellishments   glitter   nail art   pedicures   rockstar nails  

From Russia, With Love

April 1, 2009  | Demo

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  

Excel with Gels

April 1, 2009  | Demo

Who says you can’t create a beautiful array of nail art with gels? Certainly not these seven techs, who show you the step-by-steps for some designs your clients will love.

Keywords: abstract nail art   animal print nail art   Backscratchers   CND   colored gels  

Corsets, Of Course

April 1, 2009  | Article

These intricate designs, made from acrylic nail products, were winners of a Design-A-Corset Competition recently held in Australia.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   acrylics   colored acrylics   competitions   fantasy nail art  

Akzentz Glitter Gel Makeover for a Nail Biter

March 13, 2009  | Video

By Gina Silvestro using Akzentz Gels.

Keywords: acrylics   Akzentz   glitter gels   nail art   nail biting  

Watermelon Toes

March 1, 2009  | Demo

The natural pastel colors and polka-dotted seeds of this well-known fruit provide a simple model for techs to recreate on the limited toenail plate.

Keywords: handpainted nail art   nail art   pedicures   polish   seasonal nail art  

Love on the Lake

February 17, 2009  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Vaida Indrasiute, Fantasy Nails by Vaida at The Knitting Room, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

Keywords: acrylics   animal print nail art   colored acrylics   glitter acrylics   handpainted nail art  

Clients Take a Walk on the Wild Side

February 1, 2009  | Article

As animal prints come back en vogue, the style pubs are making it their mission to help readers understand that it’s chic to wear…and best in small doses.

Keywords: animal print nail art   CND   fashion   nail art   nail trends  

Behind the Scenes: Spot the Difference

February 1, 2009  | Demo

UK-based nail tech Sam Biddle used an encapsulation technique on NAILS’ February 2009 cover.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   embedded acrylics   French twists   nail art  

Raspberry Acrylic Nails

January 27, 2009  | Video

You Tube user Chantellej19 twists the usual white french by using a beautiful raspberry pink glitter mix and then using a pink masque over the top.

Keywords: acrylics   nail art  

NSI Dry Flower Design

January 12, 2009  | Demo

Put some flower power in your next set of acrylic or gel.

Keywords: dried flowers   embedded acrylics   floral nail art   nail art   NSI  

NSI Cracked Ice

January 9, 2009  | Demo

Offer your clients some extra sparkle and dimension with NSI's Cracked Ice Nail Embellishments.

Keywords: embellishments   nail art   NSI  

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