Nail Design

Fabric Adds to the Fun

by Staff Writer | November 1, 2003

Tiffany Greco of Hair Addix in Carlsbad, Calif., uses fabrics and textures to reinvent the everyday French manicure or liven up the entire nail. The key to this fun, easy technique is to choose fabric or lace that is cotton-based. “Synthetics melt with adhesive and are hard to work with,” she says. Here’s how she does it:

1. Cut the fabric to size. It’s best to cut it slightly smaller than the area it’s covering so the ends don’t hang over the edges of the extension.

2. Affix the fabric to the nail with a liquid adhesive (such as Creative’s SpeedBond). Press a piece of plastic over the fabric and adhesive to hold down the edges and help the adhesive set.

3. Once in place, coat with liquid and powder, making sure to seal all the edges around the fabric.

4. Once the product is set, file and buff.

Click here to see  What is .... Lame? in the October 2008 issue of NAILS and Behind the Scenes: Shooting for the Star(s) for a step-by-step guide to creating the fabric-covered toes pictured on our July 2009 cover. - Ed.  

How To: Hot Neon Cheetah Nail Art

How To: Hot Neon Cheetah Nail Art

by Staff

Cheetah print is always in, right!? Reminiscent of Lisa Frank's artwork, here's a step-by-step way to achieve a fun look that is perfect for the summer months. Nail clients love this sparkly nail art interpretation of cheetah print!

Find out why over 400,000 subscribers love our newsletters


In our video section, watch salon professionals in action, listen to the advice of salon business experts, and tour inside the world’s top salons.

Sarah ElmazMelbourne, Australia@getbuffednails

Nail Design

Star Spangled Nail Art

by Staff

You don’t need a red, white, or blue palette to celebrate the Fourth of July. Bedazzle clients with star designs for a look that will shine from day to night. Here are some examples that have us star struck.

Load More