With a colorful tie-dye design and unique photography, nail tech RussAnna Dudley won the top spot this year. Eileen Fox’s on-trend milk bath design took the first runner-up spot, while Sarah Petersen’s geometric design took the second runner-up spot, and Scarlett Senter’s dramatic floral French was the third runner-up. Congratulations to all our finalists and thank you to everyone who entered this year’s competition.
Nail tech Kelsey McQuay, who is an educator for Swarovski and Akzentz, recently had her work distributed across 34 Swarovski store locations. Nails were also highlighted in a recent collaboration between CND and Swarovski.
The creators of new business management system Boulevard came from an engineering background and had no previous beauty experience, but the challenges they experienced when booking services convinced them that there was a need for a better system.
Nail tech Ashley Thornton wanted to participate in competitions to push herself and her creativity, but none were available in her area. That’s why she decided to take matters into her own hands and arrange her own nail competition in Wisconsin.
This fun new nail trend uses bubbles made from dish soap and water to create a cool effect over gel-polish and chrome or foil. See some of our favorite examples of this trendy nail art and learn how to create it yourself.
CBD products have become popular as a natural way to relieve pain, increase wellness, and promote relaxation. These products have many health benefits and are ideal for a salon or spa setting, but it’s important to understand the product before you begin offering it in your salon.
E-files can be intimidating for nail techs and clients who aren’t used to them, and they require careful training, but when properly used, they can save nail techs time and reduce wear and tear on their bodies. We asked nail techs new to e-filing what it was like to learn this new skill.