Adhere Stones With Longer Wear Using Apres

by Sigourney Nuñez | May 27, 2016

Aprés is offering nail techs new products to stack stones that stay. Diamond Gel is specifically formulated as a charm adhesive that is long-lasting. It’s strong enough to support any size or shape embellishments including rhinestones, jewels, crystals, studs, and charms. The Diamond Gel is designed as a finishing step to embellished services and can be paired with any gel-polish, according to the manufacturer.

Simply apply the gel with an Aprés brush, place your embellishment over the gel, and cure. Finish the look with Aprés Top Gelcoat for a high-shine finish with no tacky residue. For more information, visit

Nail tech Melba Mosley demonstrates reflexology techniques on colleague Apryl Moore, while...


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


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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