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Clever Nail Art Displays

by NLS Staff | February 22, 2013
<p><strong>The Parlor, Normal, Ill.</strong></p>
<p>"I have a small home salon and am always looking for things to give me an edge over large places with more availability, and my art and style have been that avenue for me. After seeing my clients love to hold my art wheels, I knew containing my art wasn&rsquo;t an option. I started to look for displays that could hold a large amount of art in a visible, interactive way. I scoured the Internet and found someone who&rsquo;d used a white foam mannequin head. I liked the idea but wanted a high-end, polished look so I looked for a beautiful mannequin. I then created a grid and drilled holes which, once filled with nails, ended up looking like a tiara!" <em>&mdash; Molly Fleming</em></p>

The Parlor, Normal, Ill.

"I have a small home salon and am always looking for things to give me an edge over large places with more availability, and my art and style have been that avenue for me. After seeing my clients love to hold my art wheels, I knew containing my art wasn’t an option. I started to look for displays that could hold a large amount of art in a visible, interactive way. I scoured the Internet and found someone who’d used a white foam mannequin head. I liked the idea but wanted a high-end, polished look so I looked for a beautiful mannequin. I then created a grid and drilled holes which, once filled with nails, ended up looking like a tiara!" — Molly Fleming

<p><strong>Soss Nails at The Rawk Shop, Salt Lake City</strong></p>
<p>&ldquo;When my nail wheels start falling apart, I pluck them all off and frame them, then hang them on my walls, like shadowboxes. It makes them look like art, especially the nail wheels that follow a theme.&rdquo;<em> &mdash; Soileti Hoko</em></p>

Soss Nails at The Rawk Shop, Salt Lake City

“When my nail wheels start falling apart, I pluck them all off and frame them, then hang them on my walls, like shadowboxes. It makes them look like art, especially the nail wheels that follow a theme.” — Soileti Hoko

<p><strong>Shear Image Salon, West Point, Calif.</strong></p>
<p>&ldquo;I keep my nail decals and stickers in small photo books, and I thought it would be nice to be able to flip through my nail design samples too. I originally put&nbsp;them in the photo book, but they slid, so now they are held in place with staples. They are easy to take out to replace (which I do frequently with holidays, etc.) with new designs.&rdquo; <em>&mdash; Nancy Koll</em></p>

Shear Image Salon, West Point, Calif.

“I keep my nail decals and stickers in small photo books, and I thought it would be nice to be able to flip through my nail design samples too. I originally put them in the photo book, but they slid, so now they are held in place with staples. They are easy to take out to replace (which I do frequently with holidays, etc.) with new designs.” — Nancy Koll

<p><strong>Make-Up Artistry, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada</strong></p>
<p>&ldquo;I have a small metal stand the size of a picture frame that has nail art samples on magnets. While shopping, I saw this metal stand and it came with magnets for displaying pictures. I thought maybe I could buy smaller magnets the size of my sample nails, and stick them onto the metal stand. That way, as I come up with new sample designs, the display can easily be changed out.&rdquo; <em>&mdash; Meg Scheeringa</em></p>

Make-Up Artistry, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

“I have a small metal stand the size of a picture frame that has nail art samples on magnets. While shopping, I saw this metal stand and it came with magnets for displaying pictures. I thought maybe I could buy smaller magnets the size of my sample nails, and stick them onto the metal stand. That way, as I come up with new sample designs, the display can easily be changed out.” — Meg Scheeringa

<p><strong>The Hen Shack, Abilene, Texas</strong></p>
<p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;ve done nails for eight years, and I just changed to a booth rental agreement in September. That&rsquo;s when I decided I should have my own nail art display to show off my work. I keep a cute photo album full of all of my designs for people to flip through at their appointment. The basic pricing is listed in the front of the photo album, then additional pricing is listed next to each photo if needed.&rdquo; &mdash; <em>Amy Landtroop</em></p>

The Hen Shack, Abilene, Texas

“I’ve done nails for eight years, and I just changed to a booth rental agreement in September. That’s when I decided I should have my own nail art display to show off my work. I keep a cute photo album full of all of my designs for people to flip through at their appointment. The basic pricing is listed in the front of the photo album, then additional pricing is listed next to each photo if needed.” — Amy Landtroop

<p><strong>Cosi Fan Tutte, Laguna Beach, Calif.</strong></p>
<p>&ldquo;For $9.99 at Michaels, I purchased this large multi-compartment frame. The nails are attached with tiny foam pieces and Elmer&rsquo;s Rubber Cement, so they peel away easily to be changed out often.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;<em> &mdash; Jae&rsquo;tte Burneo</em></p>

Cosi Fan Tutte, Laguna Beach, Calif.

“For $9.99 at Michaels, I purchased this large multi-compartment frame. The nails are attached with tiny foam pieces and Elmer’s Rubber Cement, so they peel away easily to be changed out often.”   — Jae’tte Burneo

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<p><strong>The Parlor, Normal, Ill.</strong></p>
<p>"I have a small home salon and am always looking for things to give me an edge over large places with more availability, and my art and style have been that avenue for me. After seeing my clients love to hold my art wheels, I knew containing my art wasn&rsquo;t an option. I started to look for displays that could hold a large amount of art in a visible, interactive way. I scoured the Internet and found someone who&rsquo;d used a white foam mannequin head. I liked the idea but wanted a high-end, polished look so I looked for a beautiful mannequin. I then created a grid and drilled holes which, once filled with nails, ended up looking like a tiara!" <em>&mdash; Molly Fleming</em></p>
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The Parlor, Normal, Ill.

"I have a small home salon and am always looking for things to give me an edge over large places with more availability, and my art and style have been that avenue for me. After seeing my clients love to hold my art wheels, I knew containing my art wasn’t an option. I started to look for displays that could hold a large amount of art in a visible, interactive way. I scoured the Internet and found someone who’d used a white foam mannequin head. I liked the idea but wanted a high-end, polished look so I looked for a beautiful mannequin. I then created a grid and drilled holes which, once filled with nails, ended up looking like a tiara!" — Molly Fleming

<p><strong>Soss Nails at The Rawk Shop, Salt Lake City</strong></p>
<p>&ldquo;When my nail wheels start falling apart, I pluck them all off and frame them, then hang them on my walls, like shadowboxes. It makes them look like art, especially the nail wheels that follow a theme.&rdquo;<em> &mdash; Soileti Hoko</em></p>
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Soss Nails at The Rawk Shop, Salt Lake City

“When my nail wheels start falling apart, I pluck them all off and frame them, then hang them on my walls, like shadowboxes. It makes them look like art, especially the nail wheels that follow a theme.” — Soileti Hoko

<p><strong>Shear Image Salon, West Point, Calif.</strong></p>
<p>&ldquo;I keep my nail decals and stickers in small photo books, and I thought it would be nice to be able to flip through my nail design samples too. I originally put&nbsp;them in the photo book, but they slid, so now they are held in place with staples. They are easy to take out to replace (which I do frequently with holidays, etc.) with new designs.&rdquo; <em>&mdash; Nancy Koll</em></p>
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Shear Image Salon, West Point, Calif.

“I keep my nail decals and stickers in small photo books, and I thought it would be nice to be able to flip through my nail design samples too. I originally put them in the photo book, but they slid, so now they are held in place with staples. They are easy to take out to replace (which I do frequently with holidays, etc.) with new designs.” — Nancy Koll

<p><strong>Make-Up Artistry, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada</strong></p>
<p>&ldquo;I have a small metal stand the size of a picture frame that has nail art samples on magnets. While shopping, I saw this metal stand and it came with magnets for displaying pictures. I thought maybe I could buy smaller magnets the size of my sample nails, and stick them onto the metal stand. That way, as I come up with new sample designs, the display can easily be changed out.&rdquo; <em>&mdash; Meg Scheeringa</em></p>
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Make-Up Artistry, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

“I have a small metal stand the size of a picture frame that has nail art samples on magnets. While shopping, I saw this metal stand and it came with magnets for displaying pictures. I thought maybe I could buy smaller magnets the size of my sample nails, and stick them onto the metal stand. That way, as I come up with new sample designs, the display can easily be changed out.” — Meg Scheeringa

<p><strong>The Hen Shack, Abilene, Texas</strong></p>
<p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;ve done nails for eight years, and I just changed to a booth rental agreement in September. That&rsquo;s when I decided I should have my own nail art display to show off my work. I keep a cute photo album full of all of my designs for people to flip through at their appointment. The basic pricing is listed in the front of the photo album, then additional pricing is listed next to each photo if needed.&rdquo; &mdash; <em>Amy Landtroop</em></p>
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The Hen Shack, Abilene, Texas

“I’ve done nails for eight years, and I just changed to a booth rental agreement in September. That’s when I decided I should have my own nail art display to show off my work. I keep a cute photo album full of all of my designs for people to flip through at their appointment. The basic pricing is listed in the front of the photo album, then additional pricing is listed next to each photo if needed.” — Amy Landtroop

<p><strong>Cosi Fan Tutte, Laguna Beach, Calif.</strong></p>
<p>&ldquo;For $9.99 at Michaels, I purchased this large multi-compartment frame. The nails are attached with tiny foam pieces and Elmer&rsquo;s Rubber Cement, so they peel away easily to be changed out often.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;<em> &mdash; Jae&rsquo;tte Burneo</em></p>
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Cosi Fan Tutte, Laguna Beach, Calif.

“For $9.99 at Michaels, I purchased this large multi-compartment frame. The nails are attached with tiny foam pieces and Elmer’s Rubber Cement, so they peel away easily to be changed out often.”   — Jae’tte Burneo

If you’ve got the nail art talent, flaunt it. These displays get clients talking — and purchasing — nail designs.

Learn how to make the shadowboxes shown in this photo gallery at www.nailsmag.com/shadowbox.

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