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How to Know If IGTV Is Right for You

Check out our FAQ below for answers to some of your top questions about using IGTV. Does it sound like a fit for your social media strategy?

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On My Mind: Fear Not!

This month as I was putting together our Crowdsourcing piece I discovered that there are many things that scare you.

The Making of a Young Nails Vlog

Young Nails CEO Habib Salo takes us behind the scenes during a making of one of his popular Young Nails vlogs (Biz Vlog #49 to be exact), featuring guest and pretend nail client Beth Livesay, executive editor of NAILS Magazine, and senior editor Kimberly Pham, the hands behind the NAILS Mag camera(s). Click here to see the final edited vlog from Young Nails.Click here to see the full nail art tutorial from our visit. Music Credit: Song 1: Ukiyo / Song 2: Taylor Galford

5 Tips for Making a Better Nail Video + Apply for NTNA S.5!

The deadline to enter NTNA S.5 is Aug. 1, 2017.  NAILS Magazine contributing editor and NTNA Season 3 winner Winnie Huang offers a few tips on making better nail art tutorials. These tips will come in handy for entering this year's NAILS Next Top Nail Artist NTNA competition! Do you have what it takes?We’re looking for the next set of competitors for NTNA Season 5, professional nail techs who are inspired, creative, reliable, and up for a challenge. In addition to being artistically inclined, you also must be able to take high-res digital photos and short videos. Since we’re looking for the NEXT top nail artist, you can’t currently be affiliated with a professional nail manufacturer. Visit http://www.nailsmag.com/ntnas5application for instructions on how to apply.NTNA Frequently asked questions:http://www.nailsmag.com/blogpost/118155/nails-next-top-nail-artist-frequently-asked-questions

Use Video as a Training Time-Saver

“By videotaping your trainings and passing the video on to new staff members, you can just do the training once," says business consultant Tammy Dennis.

Troubleshooter: Subtle Ombre with Gel-Polish

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Elaine Watson, vice president of marketing and sales for Star Nail International, shows how to create a subtle ombre nail design with gel-polish.

Tech Tuesday: Tips For Videos

Whether you’re going to be auditioning for NAILS Next Top Nail Artist or want to be a YouTube sensation, you’ll need these tips for making the best videos possible.

A Nail Tech's Guide to Shooting, Editing Video

Learn fundamental terminology and look through a typical editing process to get one step closer to making movie magic.

Troubleshooter: Dotting Tools

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Elaine Watson, vice president of marketing and sales for Star Nail International, shows how to use dotting tools to create simple nail art. This is an effective way to increase revenue without sacrificing time.

On My Mind: Never. Stop. Learning.

NAILS editor Hannah Lee discusses the importance of continuing education and how online learning is not readily available.