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AII Educator Michele Baker Learned a Lot at Her Akzentz Class

August 15, 2017  | Blog Post

AII educator Michele Baker reports on the Akzentz class she took at the Nail Tech Event of the Smokies.

Keywords: Akzentz   American International Industries   gels   Holly Schippers   Nail Tech Event of the Smokies  

Rainbow Gel Nail Tutorial

August 11, 2017  | Video

Because Friendship is Magic! Follow Amanda Lenher's steps on creating a magical rainbow nail design, inspired by the new My Little Pony movie, using IBD Just Gel Polish colors: Post Holiday Blues (turquoise), Heedless to Say (purple), Rocco (yellow), Parisol (pink), Just Me n' Capri (green), Brazen Beat (orange), over the base color Carte Blanche (opaque white), and using the IBD Just Gel Polish no-cleanse top coat.

Keywords: Amanda Lenher   gel-polish   gels   handpainted nail art   IBD  

Gel Smarts: The Science Beneath the Surface

July 31, 2017  | Article

Not surprisingly, it takes a scientist to describe the science behind today’s gel technology. We asked some experts in the field to explain what makes gels gel — and the best ways to remove them.  

Keywords: gel removal   gel-polish   gels   hard gel   removing gels  

Official Bio-Swift Tutorial from Bio Seaweed Gel

July 28, 2017  | Video

Bio-Swift from Bio Seaweed Gel creates beautiful and natural looking gel extensions in half the time. With no glue, forms or artificial tips required; achieve professional nail enhancements with the most modern technique and gel products. This revolutionary system couples new techniques with BSG smooth, strong & self-leveling builder with no more heat spike shocks.

Bio-Swift: See our first-look demo from Cosmoprof

Here are the steps:
1. Prep natural nails by pushing back cuticles, buffing, and cleansing with alcohol.
2. Pick and size a Bio-Swift tip slightly larger than the natural nail.
3. Apply two beads of Bio-Swift Builder using the Bio-Swift Spatula.
4. Gently fill the tip to desired length with help of the length guide.
5. Attach gently starting from the cuticle in a downward motion.
6. Lightly brush away excess gel underneath to ensure a smooth and even application.
7. Cure nail surface for 60 seconds.
8. Flip hand and cure underneath for 60 seconds.
9. Swift-off and reveal your perfect nails every time.
10. Alcohol cleanse both the top and bottom of the tip.
11. Shape and buff free edge, no need to file nail surface.
12. Design your Bio-Swift extensions with colour and art or finish with applying BSG No-Wipe Top Coat to both surface and underneath tip.

 

Keywords: Bio Seaweed Gel   forms   gels   nail forms   reverse nail tip forms  

Easy Gel Nail Art with Orly Gel FX

July 28, 2017  | Video

Orly's Trina Ngo and Carla Collier show how to use Orly's Gel FX Easy-Off Base Coat and Gel FX BodyGuard Soak-Off Gel Top Coat. Visit www.orlybeauty.com for more information.

Keywords: base coats   easy nail art   gel top coats   gels   orly  

Young Nails VLog #45: The Tortoise Shell Color Nail

July 26, 2017  | Video

Young Nails president Greg Salo creates a pastel tortoise shell design using acrylic and color gel.

Keywords: gels   nail art   Young Nails  

Young Nails VLog #44: The Aquamarine Water Nail

July 26, 2017  | Video

Guest artist Melissa Delacruz creates a Caribbean ocean-inspired aquamarine nail using Synergy Gel and glitter. Plus, comment on this vlog to enter Habib's "pay it forward" giveaway! Win 10 Art Screens and give nine of them to the recipient of your choice.

Keywords: gels   glitter   summer nail art   Young Nails  

Amy Becker's Easy Way to Apply Mylar and Dried Flowers

July 20, 2017  | Article

Amy Becker of Masterworks by Amy Becker has a simple trick using plastic wrap for applying Mylar, feathers, dried flowers, and other art products that are difficult to apply because their edges stick out. 

Keywords: Amy Becker   dried flowers   feathers   gels   mylar  

Day 200: Puff Gel Nail Art

July 19, 2017  | Blog Post

Becky Bunnell, Nailed by Becky, St. George, Utah

Keywords: 3-D gel art   gels   nail art  

New: Bio-Swift Reverse Nail Tip Forms from Bio Seaweed Gel

July 18, 2017  | Video

Bio Seaweed Gel’s new Bio-Swift is a soak-off gel enhancement system with new reverse nail tip forms that can help you create the perfect gel nail structure every time. Bio Seaweed Gel's Bio-Swift debuted at Cosmoprof North America 2017.

 

Click here for a Bio-Swift tutorial.

Keywords: Bio Seaweed Gel   Cosmoprof North America   gel overlays   gels   learning new techniques  

Cover Look: Summer Toenail Art Chrome Design

July 17, 2017  | Video

Andy Ho from Colorado Springs, Colo., created our NAILS July 2017 cover using cat-eye magnetic gel-polish, IBD Chrome Squad, and IBD Hard Gel Intense White to create this textured summer look.

Keywords: cat eye   chrome   cover techs   doing nails for photo shoots   gel toenails  

Young Nails Nail School: Gel Product Control and Consistency

July 13, 2017  | Video

In this video, Young Nails president Greg Salo demonstrates how to properly apply hard and soft gel products with control and consistency.

Keywords: gel troubleshooting   gels   techniques   Young Nails  

Young Nails VLog #40: The Glass Jewel Nail

July 13, 2017  | Video

Young Nails president Greg Salo creates a diamond-like jewel effect using blue Mylar foil and clear gel.

Keywords: foils   gels   mylar   nail art   nail foils  

The FDA Weighs in on UV Lamp Safety — And They Have Nothing Scary to Say!

July 6, 2017  | Blog Post

The FDA just put out a consumer update called “How to Safely Use Nail Care Products” that addresses consumer concerns about UV lamp safety. Their verdict? UV lamps are “low risk” when used as directed by the label.

Keywords: gels   UV light safety   UV lights  

Young Nails VLog #36: Greg's Mylar Gel Summer Nail

June 26, 2017  | Video

Young Nails president Greg Salo uses Synergy Gel, Liquid Art, and Mylar foil to create this summer nail art look.

Keywords: gels   mylar   summer nail art   Young Nails  

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