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The Layered Look

Semi-custom colors and designs created via layering are increasingly showing up at trade show booth demos and continuing education classes. Clients love walking out of your salon owning a look no one else has, plus this technique can breathe life back into older shades your clients have gotten bored with. You can layer with so many different mediums. Here are a few to try.

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Premiere Lives Up to Its Name

The Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event again proved itself as a vibrant beauty show, with more than 46,000 attendees present during the two-day show (which took place June 6 to 7). The show featured 350-plus classes, nail competitions, and NailTech Network Orlando (which was co-hosted by Beautytech.com and NAILS). Next year’s show will be June 4-6.

Masterworks' New Clear Forms for Gels

Masterworks Innovations’ CEO and veteran nail tech Amy Becker has come out with a new clear form designed specifically for hard or soft gels from any manufacturer.

Take a Tip From...Masterworks Innovations' Amy Becker

Amy Becker of Masterworks Innovations explains how she applies gel sealant without flooding the cuticle area.

Masterworks Innovations Tip Application

Amy Becker’s Masterworks innovations line of gels gives you the consistency and maneuverability of an acrylic, only in gel form. The gels are easy to use and allow you to save time on each application.

Building a Better Gel Arch

UV light-cured gel enhancements are more popular than ever. Here’s how to fine-tune your arch technique to create the most beautiful nails possible.

NAILS Salutes Artists & Visionaries

This year’s Nail Technician of the Year finalists wowed us with their expertise and dedication to the nail industry. On the next few pages, you’ll get to meet all six of them and find out why they’re among the best in the industry has to offer.