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Week 8: Nail Camp

Student blogger Gregory Fletcher shares his Nail Camp experiences.

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NAILS 35th Anniversary Flashback: 1995, Nail Competitions

1995 was arguably the year that nail competitions reached their pinnacle.

Cruise Day-Three Wrap-Up: Another Perspective

For day three of the cruise, I thought you might like to get the perspective of an attendee other than me: Tanya Puttick of Airdrie, Alberta, Canada.

35 Nail Techs Who Changed the Industry

In honor of NAILS’ 35th anniversary, we’ve come up with a list of 35 nail techs who’ve had a positive and lasting effect on our industry. Which name means the most to you and your career?

Four Gel Application Tips From Amy Becker of Masterworks

Masterworks founder Amy Becker says these are four of her favorite tips for perfect gel application.

Amy Becker's Easy Way to Apply Mylar and Dried Flowers

Amy Becker of Masterworks by Amy Becker has a simple trick using plastic wrap for applying Mylar, feathers, dried flowers, and other art products that are difficult to apply because their edges stick out. 

Guest Blog: Nail Tech Lynz Parks Reports on HRTE

HRTE offers an amazing opportunity to network with other nail professionals and learn from some of the top nail techs and educators in the industry.

Read All About the Nail Talk Radio Cruise!

I’m back from the Nail Talk Radio Nail Those Profits cruise and there’s so much fun to share with you!

Just Say No to Capping Gels!

Amy Becker shows how to prevent hard gel from separating from the natural nail without capping the edge. "Capping your gels makes the edge of the nail look bubbled. When you file a gel nail after the sealant and do this technique I demonstrate, you will have a very natural looking nail and less separation," she says.

Cutting Out a Smile Line with Hard Gels Using an E-file

Amy Becker Periscopes how to cut out a smile line in gels using Masterworks by Amy Becker sanding bands. "Sanding bands are the coolest bit to cut out smile lines on hard gels. They cut out a sharper smile line than a carbide on hard gels!" She also shares other tricks to help speed the process and create a better smile line.