When Nail Tek unveiled Natural Alternative at the Premier Beauty Show last year, the crowd around their booth was packed. Nail techs eager to see something genuinely new and different ooh’d and aah’d when they saw then nails that could be created with the “support” (which is what Nail Tek calls the tips that go under the nails free edge.) We had a similar reaction and wanted to share with our readers the new technique that is being touted as a way to add length while strengthening the natural nail. Where better than on the cover? And what better month than June, which is typically a big month for brides.

“Natural Alternative is an ideal service for brides, as well as prom and homecoming girls. It’s a great way to add length for special occasions while strength clients who break a nail and don’t want to shorten the rest, as well as those who want to transition from enhancements to natural nails.”

Suzanne, a nail tech for nine years, works at Applause Salon in Scottsdale, Ariz., and has been educating with Nail Tek for almost two years. She travels within the U.S., mostly in the western states. “I’ve been so busy since Natural Alternative launched in August,” she says. “I’ve been doing classes with distributors, in salons, as well as at shows.”

Get this look:

For this month’s cover Suzanne followed the Natural Alternative steps using natural Alternative adds support and length from below while leaving the natural nail bed free to be treated with Nail Tek’s strengtheners. She polished the nails with Essie’s Allure.

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