Technique Articles

Technique: Gel French Nails
Want to master French gel nails? Watch talented nail artist Franziska Christensen of Fanzis.com demonstrate the technique. She applies the pink first, then the white:     (function(d, s, id...
WATCH: How to Apply Jessica Cosmetics Phēnom
This brand new high-shine hybrid polish from Jessica Cosmetics removes as easily as regular lacquer but has the long wear time (up to 10 days) and shine of a gel. Plus, Phēnom dries in just a few...
Nail Art Tutorial: Strawberry Nails
Start the summer off right with something juicy: strawberry nails! Depending on your clients' preferences, these can be done in either a pointed shape (as shown) or a round/almond shape. Click...
How to Choose the Right Brush
Jess Alexander for KUPA explains how to select the correct brush for working with acrylic, gel, 3-D nail art, and more! [Images/video: KUPA, Inc.]
WATCH: How to Use Different E-File Bits
When you’re new to e-filing, the power of the tools and the wide selection of bits available can be a little overwhelming. But with proper education on how to use each shape and size piece, you can...
Technique: How to Apply Kiara Sky Gel Polish
Glitter-obsessed clients won’t be able to resist Kiara Sky Gel Polish. Each sparkling shade delivers full coverage sans the extra step of applying a base coat. Cure for 30 seconds under an LED light...
Nail Art Tutorial: Rock Star Glitter Manicure
Nail artist Jess Alexander demonstrates how to get glitter-covered stiletto “rock star” nails using KUPA Inc. Gelfinity products for shine and Artfinity Glitter Effects for brilliant sparkle. Watch...
Nail Art Tutorial: Cinco de Mayo Nails
For those fashionistas that want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo without eating the high-calorie chips and dip or wearing a bulky poncho and sombrero, MARS the Salon has created a festive nail design for...