June 2012 Issue

Nails: Holly Schippers, FingerNailFixer, Bussey, Iowa

Photographer: Vu Ong

Model: Ariel Paredes, Body Parts Models

36-Watt UV Lamp

June 19, 2012

This UV lamp has three dual-bulbs and multi-surface reflectors.

Manicure and Pedicure Implements

June 19, 2012

One of the implements is an eco-friendly nail file made from recycled paper.

Green Tea Collection

June 19, 2012

These spa treatments are full of anti-oxidants.

Acrylics are Not Dead

June 14, 2012

With the sudden rise of brush-on gel-polish bringing many new customers into salons, it seems nail techs are seeing fewer tried-and-true acrylic customers. With new products on the market, traditional acrylic users now have more options to choose from, but there is still a seat at the manicure table for them.

Behind the Scenes: Create the June 2012 Cover Color Block Nails

June 14, 2012

Holly Schippers creates color block nail art for NAILS' June 2012 cover. Here's the step-by-step.

Young Nails Classic French with a Twist

June 11, 2012

This French acrylic design strays from the normal with a ribbon style look.

Why does my black enhancement gel crumble away after a full cure?

June 11, 2012

I’ve been having an issue using black gel (enhancement gel, not polish). I have tried several brands. I’ve done thin layers and thick layers. Sometimes it crumbles away after a full cure, at two minutes a layer. What am I doing wrong?

The Slightest Hint of Sparkle

June 11, 2012

This standard pink-and-white style can be enhanced even more with some added sparkle.

How do you put lemon slices in your pedicure without having the scum all over your tub at the end of the pedicure?

June 11, 2012

How do you put lemon slices in your pedicure without having the scum all over your tub at the end of the pedicure?

Drop-In Foot Basin

June 11, 2012

These drop-in basins can fit into pre-designed salon furniture while providing high-quality features.

Safety Bit

June 11, 2012

This patent-pending bald-on-top rounded bit may improve e-file safety.

Why doesn’t my crackle polish crackle when I apply it over gels?

June 11, 2012

Why doesn’t my crackle polish crackle when I apply it over gels?

Pure Lacquer Nail Apps

June 11, 2012

These apps use 100% real nail lacquer and combine base and color in one convenient product.

EZ Foot Soak

June 8, 2012

EZ Foot Soak is an easy to use product for foot baths.

Rainforest Foot Treatment

June 8, 2012

Spoiled Spa & Salon takes clients on an exotic escape.

Golfer's Foot Renewal

May 30, 2012

SpaRitual products create the high-end feel of this pedicure offered by Kohler Waters Spa.

Belly Business

May 25, 2012

Nail tech Trish Bartram fell into the sideline of baby bump painting more or less by accident.

Let's Hear It for the Lefties

May 23, 2012

Whether you’re a left-handed tech yourself, have one as a coworker, or simply want to see nails from a different perspective, you can benefit from learning about how south paw nail techs adapt their set-ups to stay in their right minds and in the right career path for them.  

Golf Ball Therapy

May 18, 2012

The SPAball Kaddy — an ergonomically balanced, cup-like device that perfectly cradles a standard golf ball — was designed by massage therapist Heather Karr to relieve any awkwardness or fatigue the therapist might feel using a golf ball to massage.

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