October 2011 Issue

Nails: Shelena Robinson, Crooked River, Ore.

Polish Shown: CND Shellac Black Pool and Zillionaire

Photographer: Vu Ong

Model: Jenna Chong, Body Parts Models

Behind the Scenes: October 2011 — Living the Dream

October 4, 2011

Learn how to do October's fun cover with Shellac.

Nails and Henna Go Hand in Hand

September 23, 2011

Before she was a nail tech, Ena Rodriguez was a tarot-reading gypsy at Universal Studios Orlando. That’s where she first came across the art of henna tattooing.

Retention Starter Pack

September 16, 2011

CND’s Retention Starter Pack is an excellent acrylic kit for new nail techs, providing all the essential products needed to start offering Retention enhancements in the salon.

Artisan Acrylic Professional System

September 16, 2011

The Nail Superstore’s Artisan Acrylic Professional System was developed to exceed the expectations of nails techs regardless of their experience level.

Original Acrylic Deluxe Kit

September 16, 2011

Princess Nails has reissued its Original Acrylic Deluxe Kit, bringing a convenient and easy-to-use kit for acrylic newbies.

Dip It

September 16, 2011

Dip It from Parley Innovative Solutions is a new acrylic dipping system that uses nanotechnology to maximize product performance.

Removing Gels to Apply Acrylic

September 16, 2011

There are many gel nail salons around where I live, meaning there are many people with gel nails. I do acrylic nails and I’m wondering if there is a special removal method to follow for gels because I know they don’t soak off like acrylic. I have a lot of people coming to me with their gel nails still on. Do I just thin them down as good as I can and apply the acrylic as usual? Will the acrylic still adhere with that thin layer of gel on? Or do I need to completely get rid of the gel and get to the natural nail to be able to apply the acrylic?

Cleaning Dried Acrylic Off Brush

September 16, 2011

I need advice on how to get dried acrylic off my nail brush. I did my first set of fills today but now I am wondering how to clean my brush. My friend said soak it in acetone and then wash it really well. Could this affect my brush or is it OK to clean it?

Easy Packs

September 16, 2011

Baby Foot Easy Packs are unique callus softening bags that use gel to help remove dead skin cells.

The Shappy and Wavy File

September 16, 2011

These two unique patented products remove callus with a curved surface to work around the contours of the feet.

Mandarin & Mango Spa Products

September 16, 2011

Bio Creative has a new line of Mandarin and Mango spa products.

The Nano Series

September 16, 2011

The Nano Series by Kinetics is made of four expert formulas that provide therapy for every nail type.

Crystal Nail Files

September 16, 2011

LaVaque has new Crystal Nail Files that can be used on both real and artificial nails.

Clear Overlay Using Angel Love Organic Nail System

September 15, 2011

Angel Love Nails is an organic, protein-based gel formula that creates lovely looking enhancements that are healthy for the natural nail.

Barefoot by LCN Pedicure

September 15, 2011

Barefoot by LCN is a light-curing pedicure resin designed to restore the toenail partially or completely while providing an attractive result.

ANSR: Sole

September 15, 2011

Made to be used in the salon or retailed as a high-end salon item, the new ANSR: Sole can tackle any foot problem — from simple calluses to extremely dry and cracked feet, according to the company.

A Vibrating Nail?

September 15, 2011

Yep, you heard right. Though not a licensed nail tech, Cy Tymony, author of the new book Super Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things, has created an innovative way to use simple, small, and inexpensive electronics to make a fun and interactive nail art design that really shakes things up.

Pumpkin Pedicure

September 9, 2011

Keldara Salon & Spa, Dedham, Mass., has a pedicure that will really get your clients in the mood for fall.

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