In keeping with this holiday season, skilled nail tech and team Odyssey competitor Tammi Merritt shows how she uses pieces of broken Christmas ornaments to make shimmering and sparkling nail enhancements.
Take an exotic island escape with China Glaze this summer with a tropical, shimmering rainbow of bright brilliant colors. Mix and match these hot hues to add a candy-like pop to that summer manicure and pedicure.
Using an airbrush is a great way to expand your nail art creativity if you’re hesitant about your handpainting skills. Airbrush kits typically consist of stencils and paints that are used to quickly and easily spray intricate designs onto nails, and airguns typically come in single-action and dual-action.
Getting a good product application can be tough enough just using acrylics or gels, but when you start adding nail art embellishments like glass beads, crushed flowers, small rhinestones, or tiny seashells, you have to take extra care to prevent lifting. Art Club educator Mare Horak explains how she uses embellishments without compromising enhancement quality.
A small, hidden design on the underside of a nail is a perfect way for flashy clients, (and even shy ones too), to show off your work. Clients will love showing their friends the little detail, and pulling off this feat is rather simple for techs. G Elizondo of D’Hair to Be Different Salon in Las Vegas, shows how she creates a hidden heart on the inside of a nail.
For many techs, taking pictures of your work allows you to create portfolios for your clients, advertise themselves on Internet sites like MySpace, or share your work with peers on forums and websites. Here are some tips from techs who have made a habit of photographing nails.