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How to Start Your Own Polish Line

The beauty industry may be one in which you can allow your creativity to flow, but if your goal is to launch your own polish line, you’ll need a roadmap to get you to from conception to finished product. Here’s some advice from an indie polish maker who has successfully made the journey from nail tech to entrepreneur.

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5 Ways to Turn Your Salon into a Competitive Brand

The best salons today are outperforming their competitors by standing out — and they do this through strategic branding and design.

Netted Underlay Floral Nail Art by CND

Follow these steps to create a textured floral design with a netting underlay using the new set.

How-To: Valentine’s Day Floral Nail Art

Follow these steps from Gelish to find out how you can easily recreate this “Roses in Bloom” design.

How to Apply OPI GelColor

Learn how to properly apply GelColor by watching this video from OPI.

Troubleshooter: Gel Nail Repair - Part 2 of 2 - Filing Techniques

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, LaShaun Brown-Glenn, a U.S. business development manager and trainer for Alessandro, shows the second step toward repairing a broken gel extension edge. This is also the final step in completing a gel enhancement.

GelEfex Mosaic Nail Art

Watch award-winning nail artist John Hauk create beautiful and simple mosaic nail art using artisan GelEfex.

How to Use the Eelay Device - Part 4 of 4

The Eelay Device is a tool that creates custom-fit full-cover artificial nails. It includes a gauge to measure the client's nail, a small molding machine with corresponding metal molds, and nail blanks made from durable patented plastic.   This video demonstrates how to remove the custom nails.

How to Use the Eelay Device - Part 3 of 4

The Eelay Device is a tool that creates custom-fit full-cover artificial nails. It includes a gauge to measure the client's nail, a small molding machine with corresponding metal molds, and nail blanks made from durable patented plastic.   This video demonstrates the third step: Applying the customized nail.

How to Use the Eelay Device - Part 2 of 4

The Eelay Device is a tool that creates custom-fit full-cover artificial nails. It includes a gauge to measure the client's nail, a small molding machine with corresponding metal molds, and nail blanks made from durable patented plastic.   This video demonstrates the second step toward making a custom nail tip: Molding the nail blank.