February 2013 Issue

Nails: Tom Bachik, Murrieta, Calif.

Photographer: Vu Ong

Model: Joline Towers, Body Parts Models

Flexing 3-D Gel Polish

April 23, 2013

As nail art and soak-off gels are becoming more trendy these days, Chris Mans, an educator for Bio Sculpture Gel, has developed a technique to create 3-D art with soak-off gel only — using no glue or acrylic.

The Manitoba Sparkler

April 19, 2013

Andrea Boyko heats up her Manitoba, Canada clients with these flame-inspired glitter nails.

Designer Nail Art Polish Application

April 19, 2013

Designer Nail Art System allows you to easily create polish swirl designs in multiple colors in just minutes.

Behind the Scenes: Our Pearl Anniversary Cover Nail Art Look

February 7, 2013

We tasked nail tech Tom Bachik with creating nails to celebrate our “pearl” anniversary without being too literal.

Is it OK to file the nails back and forth?

January 19, 2013

I’ve read that you should never file your nails back and forth because it can damage the nails, causing them to split and crack. I’ve also read that this is a myth and it’s fine to file back and forth. Which is it?

Go for a Low-Odor Monomer

January 18, 2013

Nouveau Nail offers a superior adhesion, low-odor violet monomer formulated with UV inhibitors and optical brighteners for vivid color.

Escape to Fiji Pedicure

January 16, 2013

Pure Fiji products provide an affordable island escape in this pedicure by Sugarcoat Nail & Beauty Bar.

Mud & Suds Pedicure

January 15, 2013

The secret ingredient in this pedicure by Lotus Salon in Hawley, Pa? Beer.

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