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Stars, Stripes & Swirls

June 13, 2013  | Article

LCN educator Gail Eddy created this fun patriotic nail design to celebrate Independence Day featuring gels, stamps, and free-hand brushing techniques.

Keywords: Fourth of July nail art   gels   Konad   LCN   nail art  

Behind the Scenes: Our Very Own Bond Girl

October 25, 2012  | Demo

When the new James Bond film, Skyfall, comes out this month, the newest Bond girl will be seen wearing two shades from OPI’s Skyfall Collection — Skyfall, a rich maroon shade on the top of the nail, and GoldenEye, a shimmering gold painted on the undersides.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   OPI Products   photographing nails   polish   polish techniques  

Mash Nails Nail Art Stamping

October 25, 2012  | Demo

Mash Nails has mastered nail art stamping through their new collection of nail art image plates.

Keywords: polish techniques   stamping  

Nail Troubleshooter: Polish, Gel, Gel-Polish, and Acrylics

August 1, 2012  | Article

Once you start working with clients regularly, you may run into minor mishaps that will challenge you. To help you out when they do, keep this chart handy for pointers on fixing some of the most common problems.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   gel troubleshooting   gels   polish techniques  

Troubleshooter: Polish Application

June 20, 2012  | Video

Holly Schippers shows how to apply regular polish, beginning with top coat and using even strokes and thin layers to make for excellent coverage. She even gives quick clean-up tips for when polish winds up on the eponychium.

Keywords: polish techniques   Troubleshooter  

Be a Nudist This Fall

September 3, 2011  | News

Celebrity nail artist Jenna Hipp gives readers a step-by-step cheat sheet on how to give "Fall's Mega-Hot Mani"

Keywords: fall nail art   manicures   polish   polish techniques  

China Glaze Island Escape Leopard Design

June 24, 2011  | Demo

Take an exotic island escape with China Glaze this summer with a tropical, shimmering rainbow of bright brilliant colors. Mix and match these hot hues to add a candy-like pop to that summer manicure and pedicure.

Keywords: animal print nail art   China Glaze   handpainted nail art   nail art   polish 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  

Shellac in Minutes: Shellac French Application and Removal

April 25, 2011  | Video

CND Shellac application and removal steps for a French Manicure.

Keywords: CND   French manicures   gels   polish techniques   product removal  

Shellac in Minutes: Shellac Layering UV Color Coat System

April 25, 2011  | Video

Get creative and layer CND Shellac to create custom color combinations.

Keywords: CND   gels   layering techniques   polish techniques   shellac  

Shellac in Minutes: Shellac Solid Color Application & Removal

April 25, 2011  | Video

Basic CND Shellac application and removal steps using a solid opaque color.

Keywords: CND   gels   polish techniques   product removal   removing gels  

ROB|B Salon Reveals Tips on How to Extend the Life of a Manicure

February 15, 2011  | Article

Robbie Schaeffer, celebrity manicurist and owner of ROB|B — the first OPI Concept Salon — in Studio City, Calif., offers expert advice on how to maintain a manicure and keep the “fresh from the salon” look even longer.

Keywords: manicures   polish techniques  

Texas Collection by OPI - The New Sorbet-like Look

February 10, 2011  | Video

OPI reviews the new Sorbet-like look achieved with 6 of the Texas collection shades. Displayed here is "Guy Meets Gal-veston, one of the season's hottest corals.

Keywords: OPI Products   polish   polish techniques   trends  

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: business cards   learning new techniques   nail art   Orly   polish  

Take a Tip From ... Jessica Cosmetics' Jessica Vartoughian

March 1, 2010  | Article

Jessica Vartoughian has a few tricks up her sleeve thanks to the last three decades of taking care of Hollywood’s elite fingers and toes.

Keywords: buffing   celebrity nail techs   Jessica Cosmetics   Jessica Vartoughian   polish techniques  

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