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OPI's Pro-Only Gels for Nail Art

by Sigourney Nuñez | July 12, 2016

OPI launched a line of design gels that can help nail techs take their nail art to the next level. The GelColor Artist Series Design Gels are a collection of 24 highly saturated, single-application colors that make intricate precision art a breeze. The colors can also be flash cured after just one coat.

The line of two dozen shades includes an assortment of intermixable, pigment rich nail art shades that redefine color and inspire creativity. 

“Our new Artist Series Design Gels offer salon professionals and their clients the best of both worlds — rich, long-lasting gel color that adapts beautifully to any nail art design they can dream up,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, co-founder and creative ambassador for OPI. Introductory kits include six Artist Series shades, one Artist Series striper brush, one nail palette, and tabletop instructions. For more information, visit www.opi.com/pro.

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Foot Forward Summit 2019

by Staff

NAILS' second Foot Forward Summit was held in Atlanta August 11-13. Nail techs gathered for speaker presentations, advanced education, and networking.

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Up Your Acrylic Skills: Mix Ratio

by Tracey Lee

Even though mix ratio is fundamental to learning about liquid-and-powder acrylic application, it’s still one of the biggest challenges for nail professionals in the salon. The performance and longevity of our product is hugely affected by an incorrect mix ratio.

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What's The Difference? Clarifying Commonly Confused Nail Terms

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What's The Difference? Clarifying Commonly Confused Nail Terms

by Holly Schippers

You probably know the essential differences between the products and nails terms you use in the salon every day — like soft gel versus hard or LED light versus UV. But could you provide a clear explanation to a curious client? And what about those fuzzy terms that can mean different things to different people? Here's a terminology "cheat sheet" we hope will help keep us all on the same page.

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