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2020 Trend Predictions

Another year has gone by, and it’s time to look to our nail experts to see what they think is on the horizon for 2020. From high-contrast designs to soft pearl finishes, there’s sure to be something that every client (and every technician!) can embrace.

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Crowdsourcing: How much do you rely on beauty influencers for education and inspiration?

This month we asked nail techs: How much do you rely on beauty influencers for education and inspiration?

Crowdsourcing: Do you credit people who inspire your work?

This month we asked nail techs: Do you credit people who inspire your work? If so, how?

Crowdsourcing: What Inspires You When You're Feeling Bored or Discouraged at Work?

This month we asked nail techs: What inspires you when you’re feeling bored or discouraged at work?

Young Nails Biz Talk: How to Find Inspiration

Young Nails' Habib Salo discusses where to find nail art inspiration with Greg Salo and Tracey Reierson.

Inspiration Beats Imitation

When clients bring in a photo from Pinterest or Instagram, you can use it as an inspiration and create your own look.

February Cover Artist Ayano Okazawa Inspired by Nature

Kamagaya, Japan-based nail tech Ayano Okazawa took inspiration from the small plants and flowers she often finds growing on the ground when she created this month’s cover.

Referencing Rebecca: Fashion-Inspired Nail Designs

Nail artist Diane Diaz of Chicago definitely takes her inspiration from fashion. She recently made an inspirational photo grid of designer Rebecca Minkoff’s images and then created a design inspired by those fashions.

Cürbar Opens in San Diego

The brand new Cürbar opened March 31 in the Del Sur Town Center in San Diego. The Town Center promises an oasis of entertainment and shopping for local families, which is why Cürbar is an exceptionally family-friendly salon.

Louboutin Nails Using Hard Gels

April Ryan shows how she created Louboutin-inspired nails using traditional hard gel.