Technique Perfecting your skills in acrylics, gels, pedicures, and new products

Collagen Gloves Are Multitaskers

UV-protecting Collagen Gloves from Voesh provide deep-moisturizing skin care, cuticle treatment, and UV protection, all in a single pair of gloves.

One-Hue Muse

Monochromatic nail art features designs containing variations of a single color to create optical effects. Take cues from these nail artists and...

Tie-dye Nails With Wet Paint Jelly...

Follow this step-by-step using Wet Paint’s Top Coat Jellies and find out how to execute a tie-dye design. 

Kupa Kamp Kicks Off

The technique-focused four-day workshop, hosted by Ann Chang and Yire Castillo, aimed to fill the gaps in education to leave nail students and...

Mad About Plaid

This nail art design fuses Japanese style with an embellished finish just for the twill of it.  

Acrylic Nails

Mia Secret's Nail Trainer

Practice Makes Perfect: the hand has jointed fingers, flesh-like finger tips and comes with replacement exercise nails and an instructional DVD.

Gels

Hard Vs. Soft: A Closer Look At Gels

Before there was gel-polish, there was gel. Making its debut in the mid-1980s, this product was designed as an enhancement for clients who desired a glossy, durable finish. While many clients might think there is a big difference between gel and acrylic, gels actually rely on ingredients from the acrylic family. Perhaps the tougher distinction to make is between hard (traditional) and soft (soak-off) gels. 

E-Files

Pack Your Bags for Kamp Kupa

Kupa Inc. announced the first ever Kamp Kupa session, a four-day hands-on workshop for students and professionals looking for extra training to advance their skill level.

How Do You Do That?

Read through our archives of demos and how-to’s in the most comprehensive step by step nail section on the web.
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Tie-dye Nails With Wet Paint Jelly Polish

Follow this step-by-step using Wet Paint’s Top Coat Jellies and find out how to execute a tie-dye design. 

Add-On Services

New Paraffin Treatment Keeps on Giving

Launched last year by salon owner Deanna Montrose, gLOVE Treat is a paraffin wax treatment for both in-salon and home use that is housed inside a microwave-safe thermal glove.

Troubleshooter

Engraved Zebra Print Nail Art Using an Electic File on Acrylics

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Light Elegance educator Loni Preato shows how to create zebra print nail art by engraving the acrylic using an engraving bit and an E-file.

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Market Research

Market Research How big is the U.S. nail business? $7.3 billion. What's the average service price for a manicure? Dig into our decades' deep research archives.

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VietSALON

The U.S. Vietnamese salon industry represents more than half of all salons. VietSALON serves this market with a bi-monthly Vietnamese language print magazine and a community-oriented website.

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