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Quick Nail Tips: How to Mix Gels to Match Skin Tones

Using gel and gel-polish, Marilyn Garcia, Cuccio global education director, shows how to change the shade of a gel to best match your client's skin tone.

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The Nail Hub Podcast Transcription: Dabbling

In this Nail Hub podcast transcription, Elizabeth Morris discusses mixing and matching of products.

The Nail Hub Podcast: Dabbling

There's a lot of debate in the nail industry about whether nail techs should or can mix and match products. Elizabeth Morris discusses this heated topic and gives her analysis.

Thumb Palette

The Thumb Palette from LaVaque Professional is as brilliant as it is simple.

Thumb Palette

This mixing tool for nail artists is a steel plate connected to an adjustable ring worn on the thumb, making it a portable hands-free palette terrific for achieving custom colors.

Behind the Scenes: Metallic Nails

Multi-Colored Metallics: Young Nails educator Melissa De La Cruz created the May 2013 cover of NAILS with an "almanetto" shape, a hybrid of the almond and stiletto nails.

LaVaque Scoop/Spatula and Nail Art: FingerNailFixer Favorites

FingerNailFixer Holly Schippers has partnered with LaVaque Professional on a nail art tools combo set. The set includes the LaVaque Scoop/Spatula featured in this video. Schippers shows how to use these to make it mix products together. Get more information on the FingerNailFixer combo set on LaVaque's website. Related Video: LaVaque Thumb Palette and Nail Art: FingerNailFixer Favorites

Out With the New, in With the Old

While everyone else is spending their money on this season's new nail polish shades, Lisa Logan, Beyoncé’s manicurist, is mixing last year's hues to make new ones.

The Chemistry of Acrylics

What are acrylic nails made out of? NAILS breaks down the chemistry behind liquid-and-powder in laymen's terms.

Mastering the Mix Ratio

The ideal bead should be smooth, round, and plump, and suspended lightly on the brush hairs.