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Behind the Scenes: Deep Space Galaxy Nails with Minx Backside

Learn how to create this dimensional nail design as shown on the June 2016 cover of NAILS.

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Layered Ombre with Essie Silk Watercolors

Follow this step-by-step designed by Essie director of education Gino Trunzo to get a look with relentless style.

Troubleshooter: Pure Pigments for Layered Color Effects

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, CND education ambassador Shelena Robinson shows how to create layered color effects with gel-polish and pure pigments.

Behind the Scenes: A Work of Art

Inspired by artist Dale Chihuly’s sculptural glass works (particularly the ceiling piece Fiori di Como in Las Vegas’ Bellagio Hotel and Casino) we asked Columbus, Ohio-based nail tech MaeLing Parrish to recreate the design for this month’s cover model. 

Hidden Hard Gel

Jessica Hoel of LuvNailz salon in Bellevue, Wash., has an interesting technique for her color gels.

Layering With NSI Polish Pro Accessories

The NSI Polish Pro Accessory Collection includes six different finishes to change the appearance of any Polish Pro color. Become a nail “stylist” and create unlimited looks for your clients.

The Holographic Topcoat

Nails Inc.'s holographic topcoat is the new glitter polish, according to Allure's Beauty Report.

Layering Entity's Soak-Off Color Gels

If you’re bored with just applying one coat of color gel and curing, try Entity’s One Color Couture Gels and its custom-mix combinations.

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.

Shellac in Minutes: Shellac Layering UV Color Coat System

Get creative and layer CND Shellac to create custom color combinations.