October 2012 Issue

Nails: MaeLing Parrish, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Hand and Nail Harmony dean of education

Photographer: Vu Ong

Model: Joline Towers, Body Parts Models

Is it okay to use cuticle oil during a nail enhancement? Will it cause lifting?

October 30, 2012

Is it okay to use cuticle oil during a nail enhancement? Will it cause lifting?

Beautiful Nails Fall Artfinity Victorian Design

October 30, 2012

Build 3-D nail art designs using Beautiful Nails by Kupa’s Artfinity 3-D Acrylic Fall Color Collection and Artfinity 3-D Sculpting Brush. Finish off with UV Phoria Top Gel and cure for two minutes for a great design.

Beauty Spatula

October 30, 2012

ProBeauty Tools has a new Beauty Spatula specially designed to retrieve trapped beauty product from the bottom of the bottle containers.

LeChat Perfect Match Gel-Polish

October 3, 2012

LeChat’s Perfect Match Gel-Polish applies like nail polish but wears like gel.

Behind the Scenes: A Work of Art

October 1, 2012

Inspired by artist Dale Chihuly’s sculptural glass works (particularly the ceiling piece Fiori di Como in Las Vegas’ Bellagio Hotel and Casino) we asked Columbus, Ohio-based nail tech MaeLing Parrish to recreate the design for this month’s cover model. 

The Magnolia Blush Manicure

September 26, 2012

Misk Nail Spa in Instanbul, Turkey, uses its own custom magnolia-scented products in this floral manicure.

Sugar on Top Manicure

September 25, 2012

Your clients will be saying "Pretty please, with a cherry on top" for this Sugar on Top manicure by Savvy Chic Nail Cottage.

How can I avoid the dreaded heat spikes with gels?

September 17, 2012

How can I avoid the dreaded heat spikes with gels?

Is it true that gels thin out a client’s nails?

September 17, 2012

I have so many nail clients who say gel nails thin out their nails. Is this true? When I do a fill, I don’t get right down to their natural nail, unless it has lifted. I always leave as much of the gel on their nail as I can, to protect their natural nail. So, can you tell me, if in fact gel nails thin out their natural nails?

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