Technique Articles

Nail Art Tutorial: Refreshing Fruit Design
Fruit is the best kind of snack to have around this time of year, so why don't you put this refreshing summer treat on nails? While keeping the look fresh and clean, add a splash of color and some...
Nail Art Tutorial: Green Abstract Design
Amaze your clients with neon! Easily replicate this abstract idea using any color your clients prefers; we love this combination of gradient, glitter, and foil. Follow along as Jana Duzanec, an...
Nail Art Tutorial: Lace Nails
Your colors don't always have to be opaque. By laying down a thin black base over black designs, you can create a lace-like effect. Follow along as Sarah Elmaz of Get Buffed shows how: 1. Start with...
Nail Art Tutorial: Gumdrop Nails
If orange is a neglected shade in your collection, here’s a sweet idea! Inspired by gumdrops, celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees shows how to use Q-tips to create this design:Step 1: Transform a Q-...
Nail Art How To: Sculpted Neons (July 2014) Behind the Nail Pros
For our July 2014 cover, nail artist Emese Koppanyi and her boyfriend Frederic Edange teamed up to do two different shaped neon nails. Koppanyi created a Russian almond shape with yellow tips; Edange...
Nail Art Tutorial: Acrylic Ice Cream Nails
Our hearts melted when we first saw this ice cream nail from Australian salon Adore Dolls Parlour. The pink acrylic allows you to add dimension to scoop after scoop of strawberry ice cream. ...
Tips for Cleaning and Replacing Your Brushes
Whether you’re known for perfectly balanced pink-and-whites, natural-looking gels or one-of-a-kind nail art, there’s one tool you can’t be without—a great brush. Read up on the finer points of...
Nail Art Tutorial: Gold Foil Over Black
Known for their cutting-edge nail art products, Mia Secret does not disappoint with the introduction of its new Nail Foils. Available in 24 vibrant colors, the foils add a metallic effect to any gel...