Technique Articles

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality for Salons
Salon safety isn’t just about the client (although their safety from fungal and bacterial infections is certainly important), it’s also about the tech. That’s why Aerovex was named the first runner...
Nail Art Tutorial: White Glitter and Gold French
These shimmery French tips with a hint of gold foil are a gorgeous trend to try any time of the year (elegant for a summer wedding, yet icy white for winter). Mix beautiful gold transfer foil, 3-D...
Nail Art Tutorial: Parisian Collage
The talented Denise Heavner came up with a way to create unique manicures. She combines cutouts, lace, and stickers on sculpted nails to create a vintage collage right on the nail. See how she did it...
Nail Art Tutorial: Sharpie Roses
It's amazing what Sharpie markers can do! Of course it's well known that Sharpies are great for writing, but not everyone is aware that they can create stunning nail art using a swipes and just a...
4 Expert Tips for Working with Acrylics
Have a question about working with acrylics? Here expert nail techs and industry professionals share their insider tricks for successfully working with acrylics.1. “Let the product do the work for...
Nail Art Tutorial: 3-D Gel Rose with Glitter
Champion nail design competitor Amy Becker reveals just a few of her winning techniques in this step-by-step video for 3-D flowers. Becker first shows us how to set the canvas of the nail with...
Nail Art Tutorial: Acrylic Water Nail
Sarah, of @getbuffednails, has been creating unique nail art for quite some time, and her new designs never cease to catch our attention! For a mermaid manicure she recently did, Sarah created...
How to Use the Steam Off Gel Removal System
Reaffirm your clients’ love for gel polish by offering them hassle-free removal with The Painted Nail by Butiq Steam Off Gel Removal system. This quick and cost-effective method warms acetone-based...