Technique Articles

Nail Art Tutorial: Spring Butterfly Nails
Try out these pretty spring nails from artist Ilona Musik! Here’s the full step-by-step. » [pagebreak] Step 1: Prep nails as usual and create a pipe shape. Extend the natural nail using...
Ask Vu: What's Your Favorite Detail Brush?
Expert nail tech and artist Vu Nguyen answers your biggest nail questions!      Q: "What is your favorite brush for tiny details and lines?"—Rose Resendez-Soria, via Facebook  ...
Technique: How to Remove Acrylics
Application of nail art is exciting, but surprising numbers of salons rush through the removal process - and sometimes even do it incorrectly. Make sure you're following this step-by-step process to...
Nail Art Tutorial: Crackled Gemstones
Crackling and irridescent, these nails look like something from the center of the earth. Utilizing foil, stamping techniques, and glitter, the nail artists at Style Factory in Dresden, Germany show...
How Do I Strengthen My Clients' Nails?
Expert nail tech and artist Vu Nguyen answers your biggest nail questions!     Q: "What is your go-to treatment for stronger nails?” —Florence McPartland, via email   A:“For stronger...
How Can I Make Learning to Apply Acrylics Easier?
Expert nail tech and artist Vu Nguyen answers your biggest nail questions!     "I am a recent graduate from nail technician school. Is there a best practice to learn how to apply acrylic...
What's the Best Way to Place Stones and Charms on Nails?
Expert nail tech and artist Vu Nguyen answers your biggest nail questions!     Q: "What is the best way to place stones and other 3-D charms on nails, both natural and acrylic? I use nail...
Nail Art Tutorial: Wedding Bouquet
Nail artist Hanna Yakavenka, Master Educator of Hand & Nail Harmony created a wearable masterpiece using Prohesion and colored acrylic powders from the Reflections by Harmony collection. This...