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35 Nail Techs Who Changed the Industry

In honor of NAILS’ 35th anniversary, we’ve come up with a list of 35 nail techs who’ve had a positive and lasting effect on our industry. Which name means the most to you and your career?

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Red Carpet Redo

We challenged nail techs to recreate some of the most iconic manis worn by celebrities so that anyone can get the star treatment.

TBT: Toenail Art

Nail art isn’t just for your hands. Toes can get in on the action too, especially now that it’s warming up! Encourage your clients to celebrate the return of the sun by sporting open-toed shoes with nail art to boot.

Enter the Dragon With Pattie Yankee's New Polish

Celebrity nail tech Pattie Yankee recently partnered with performer Devon Diep, whose new song “Green Dragon” will be featured in the upcoming film “Revenge of the Green Dragons,” to produce a polish collection.

TBT: Cover Techs Maisie Dunbar, Pattie Yankee

This TBT photo brings to mind some of the incredible cover looks these two power houses have provided for us in the past.

Nail Looks From NYFW F/W2015

See the nails that walked the fall runways at NYFW.

Pattie Yankee Names Pamella Roland Lacquer

Pattie Yankee settles on a name for her custom mix color from Pamella Roland's Spring 2015 runway show.

NYFW: Patricia Nail Lacquer

Trying to keep up with celebrity manicurist and Patricia Nail Lacquer founder Pattie Yankee during NYFW is no easy task. The nail icon completed nails for four shows in just the span of half a day.

Nail Tech Talks Murder on Court TV

Nail tech is called to talk about how acrylic nails are created and whether the "evidence" makes sense.

Do You Think Nails Have Gained More Power in the Beauty Industry?

Nail technicians used to be treated like second-class salon citizens—but now more than ever, we’re seeing nails as the focus in the consumer press, at fashion shows, and in the salon environment.