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[InternatioNAILS] Japan: Global Trendsetters

Known for developing nail styles and techniques that later spread throughout the world, the island nation understands the connection between nail art and fashion. Gel nails are popular, and the Japanese gel application technique may soon arrive in the United States.

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Technique Tuesday: Vibing with Vetro

Vetro offers product-specific classes in Garden Grove, Calif. to show nail techs how to execute Japanese nail art.

Japan Nailist Association Unveils Nail Art Trends for 2015

Japan’s largest nail industry organization, The Japan Nailist Association (JNA) unveiled “Gently, Graceful” as the nail art trend for spring and summer 2015.

Japanese-Style Watercolor Flower Nail Art

This nail tech set out to bring Japanese nail art to the rest of the world and created online nail art workshops.

Learn Japanese Nail Art Techniques — For Free

Japanese nailist Jasmine Oshima has released “How to be Creative With Nail Art,” a downloadable e-book that reveals five simple steps to becoming a more creative nail artist.

Mad About Plaid

This nail art design fuses Japanese style with an embellished finish just for the twill of it.

Marinello Schools of Beauty’s 9th Annual International Competition

Marinello Schools of Beauty won the 9th Annual International Competition held May 12 at the Marinello San Francisco campus.

Nailympian Competitors Shine in Vegas

The sixth annual Nailympics brought out competitors from around the world to compete in six nail categories with three levels of competition.

All in the Family: Meet This Month’s Winning Cover Tech

This year's Nail Tech Cover Tech Contest found two winners!

As I See It: Celebrate Regional Differences