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NAILS has 28 years' worth of Demos and How-tos for you to review and learn new techniques. Click through to this section, organized by articles that are either demos or step-by-steps, and see Signature Services, Service Recipes, Product Demos from manufacturers, and other how-tos from NAILS.

Ugly Duckling Sugared Rose Nail Art Tutorial

September 27, 2018  | Demo

Ugly Duckling master educator Christina “Chrystacle” Cronk created this acrylic stiletto nail design with a textured rose and lots of crystals. Follow her on Instagram @chrystacle.

Keywords: baby boomers   color fades   embellished nail art   floral nail art   nail art  

How to Safely Remove Gel-Polish Using an E-File

August 24, 2018  | Demo

Using an e-file can be a quick, effective, and safe way to remove gel-polish if the proper methods are used. Erica’s ATA recommends these steps.

Keywords: electric files   Erica's Advanced Technical Abrasives   gel removal   product removal   removing gels  

Light Elegance Surf City Nail Art Tutorial

August 2, 2018  | Demo

Lingen, Germany-based nail tech Maren Kalvelage created this summery nail design using Light Elegance’s Surf City collection.

Keywords: demo   Light Elegance   nail art  

Candy Ball Bubble Flower Nail Art Tutorial

May 21, 2018  | Demo

Kim Baker of Santa Fe, Texas, shows how to create these trendy nails that look like a rose encapsulated in glass. Follow her on Instagram and YouTube @tenlittlecanvases.

Keywords: bubble flowers   candy ball nails   gels   nail art   nail trends  

OPI Powder Perfection Dipping Tutorial

April 17, 2018  | Demo

OPI Powder Perfection is an odor-free acrylic alternative that promotes a clean-air environment while offering gel-like shine and weeks of wear without the need to light cure.

Keywords: acrylic dip powder   dipping systems   OPI   OPI Products  

Gel II 4D Gel French Tip Tutorial

April 17, 2018  | Demo

Gel II’s new 4D Gel system allows you to take unlimited time to shape before curing to a strong, light, and durable finish. Learn how to create a French manicure using the gel.

Keywords: French manicures   Gel II   gel-acrylic hybrid  

IBD Control Gel Clear Overlay Tutorial

February 21, 2018  | Demo

IBD’s Control Gel combines the efficiencies of gel and acrylic in an all-in-one, odorless formula.

Keywords: gels   IBD  

NAILS 35th Anniversary Cover Nails with Greg Salo

January 31, 2018  | Demo

35 Years Young: NAILS commemorates its 35th anniversary with a celebratory cover from nail veteran Greg Salo.

Keywords: 35th anniversary   acrylics   Behind the Scenes   cover techs   Greg Salo  

Nail Art Studio: Key to My Heart

January 25, 2018  | Demo

Give your client these feminine nails to show off to their special someone.

Keywords: hearts   nail art studio   Valentine's Day nail art  

Light Elegance ButterCream Tutorial

January 18, 2018  | Demo

Lingen, Germany-based nail tech Maren Kalvelage demonstrates how to apply ButterCream, the highly pigmented hard gel from Light Elegance that allows easy, one-coat coverage.

Keywords: gels   Light Elegance  

Glitter and Glass Nail Art Tutorial

January 18, 2018  | Demo

Nail tech Lisa Bennett of Bakersfield, Calif., created this delicate design using acrylic, gel, glitter, and mylar.

Keywords: French twists   glitter   glitter nail art   mylar  

EzFlow Urban Society Nail Art Demo: Painted Pavement

October 4, 2017  | Demo

This edgey design was created by Matthew Nguyen using EzFlow's TruGel Urban Society collection.

 

Keywords: EZ Flow   nail art   step-by-step  

Nail Art Studio: Bloody Buddy

October 4, 2017  | Demo

A mani full of malice and malvado.

Keywords: halloween nail art   nail art   nail art studio  

EzFlow Urban Society Nail Art Demo: Stark Contrast

October 3, 2017  | Demo

Hoang (Lefty) Nguyen created this clean, abstract design using EzFlow's Urban Society Collection.

Keywords: demo   EZ Flow   nail art   step-by-step  

EzFlow Urban Society Nail Art Demo: Gritty Realism

October 3, 2017  | Demo

Create this design by Hoang (Lefty) Nguyen using EzFlow's TruGel Urban Society collection.

Keywords: EZ Flow   nail art   step-by-step  

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