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It's Your Birthday Nail Art

How’s this for special birthday nail art customized for each month? Michele Baker of Van Goe’s Salon and Day Spa in Cumming, Ga., is developing a year’s worth of nail art based on each month’s birth flower and birthstone to share with NAILS readers.

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Our Favorite Reader Nail Art for the Winter Holidays

Whether your clients celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa or celebrate nothing at all, you'll enjoy the ideas from our readers for seasonal nail art. Browse through these editor's favorites from nail art submitted by our readers over the years.

Mother's Day Nail Art Designs

Ten nail artists say “thank you” to moms everywhere.

Valentine’s Nail Art in the Blink of an Eye

As February 14 swiftly approaches, your clients are increasing their requests for nail art with hearts, flowers, and all things pink and red. We've got you covered with these designs that will get clients in, out, and on the way to their romantic rendezvous.  

Minx Creates Bridal Nail Styles

Minx Nail Coverings are best known for their fashion-forward metallic and edgy designs, but the nail coatings are also available in custom lace styles that are ideal for brides.

What Are…Exaggerated Bows?

Enjoy these exaggerated bow-inspired nails.

This Little Piggy Went Wow!

Nail art for one is the super-stylish way to make a statement this season.

The Perfect French Manicure

Kala Bastion of Sophisticuts Salon and Day Spa in Princeton, Ill., gives some quick tips on how to make a French manicure run quicker and smoother, and have a better-looking finish.

What Are…Ruffles?

Enjoy these ruffle-inspired nails

Temporary Tips for Temporary Clients

For clients who aren’t regular nail-wearers, temporary tips can be just the thing to add dazzle to a special event like a wedding or a prom.