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Gem-Like Nail Art

March 1, 2019 | Article

Nail artist Shirlee Ann Kerr wanted to do a shoot for over a year featuring Glendora Gems.

Behind the Scenes: Matte Marble Nail Art

February 28, 2019 | Article

See the steps for Deanna Stelmaschuk's on-trend marble design. 

2019 Mural Contest: Magical Nails

February 7, 2019 | Article

This year’s Mural Contest attracted a variety of whimsical entries, from the characters of The Muppet Show to Guardians of the Galaxy’s Baby Groot. Jacqueline McClement’s winning entry features everyone’s favorite boy wizard, Harry Potter.

Use Gelish’s Art Form Gel to Create Detailed Art

January 19, 2019 | Article

Gelish’s Art Form 2-D Technology makes it easy to create defined art with perfect opacity. 

2019 Nail Trend Forecast

January 16, 2019 | Article

What’s in store for nails in the year ahead? We’re taking a fresh look at the trends for 2019.

Meet the NTNA Season Six Contestants

January 15, 2019 | Article

Beginning January 22, the 12 nail professionals mentioned here will compete each week for glory, prize packages, and a shot at the top title in the nail industry.

The Influence of Urban Nail Culture

January 14, 2019 | Article

Nail artist Tina Zavala (@popstar_nails72) of Louisville, Ky., wanted to pay tribute to African American nail culture. 

Behind the Scenes: Kusama-Inspired Nail Art

January 14, 2019 | Article

Cover tech Sigourney Nuñez created artwork inspired by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, featuring OPI’s Tokyo collection for spring 2019.

Trend Watch: Crystal Encrusted

December 17, 2018 | Article

Cover nails in crystal for full-on sparkle.

Putting On the Glitz: Holiday Nail Art Designs

December 1, 2018 | Article

We asked six nail techs to show us how to create glitzy, eye-catching nail designs to impress at every holiday party. 

How to Apply Jewelry to Nails

November 30, 2018 | Article

Bhutanese nail artist Rinchen Dema recommends these steps to apply jewelry to nails. “You can create this look using any jewelry you have at home,” she says.

Add Sparkle With Toppers Gel-Polish Top Coat

November 28, 2018 | Article

Glitters range from chunky to medium to fine in a variety of colors, leaving clients feeling like they’re on top of the world.

Trend Watch: Scarf Print

November 28, 2018 | Article

Vibrant floral prints are no longer just for the neck.

Behind the Scenes: Customizable Clear Nails

November 27, 2018 | Article

Chris Mans demonstrates how to create customizable crystal nails on clear tips using gel and magnets.

Trend Watch: Rust

October 18, 2018 | Article

This orange-brown color is fresh for fall.


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