Technique Articles

Nail Art Tutorial: Wistful Orchard
If your client just wants something colorful and fun, here’s the design to try. Use either CND Shellac or Vinylux and these step-by-step guidelines to pull it off:        ...
Nail Art Tutorial: Negative Space Valentine's Day
Here's how Hiroko Fujikawa of LA's MARS the Salon utilized this year’s hottest trend – negative space – in a cute Valentine’s Day manicure, step by step: 1. Apply a base coat. 2. Paint...
Nail Art Tutorial: Seahawks and Patriots Superbowl Nails
Make sure your client has cute nails for the big game! Here are two manicures to try, depending on whether the lady in your chair is a Seahawks or Patriots fan. MARS the Salon shows how - just pick...
Nail Art Tutorial: Making Waves
International nail artist Vanessa Durand from Cannes, France, shares her simple gel nail art step-by-step. Here's how it's done. » [pagebreak] Step 1: Prep nails and remove shine. Apply a...
How to Create Durable Nails with Perfect Structure
Beauty and endurance are the top two qualities clients look for when it comes to their nails. Clients don’t want to be burdened with additional “fix-it” appointments—and that’s where attention to...
Nail Art Tutorial: Glitter Fading Ombre Gel Nails
Nail Artist Franziska Christensen demonstrates how to create the perfect glittery ombre look using gel. Watch and learn:  See Franziska Christensen online: Her site: fanzis.com Her Facebook...
Nail Art Tutorial: 3-D Gel Roses
Watch and see how nail artist Denise Heavner of Bold and Beautiful Nail Studio creates these 3-D gel roses using stamping plates.  See more nails on Denise’s Youtube channel: https://www....
Nail Art Tutorial: Watercolor Flowers
Sarah Elmaz of Get Buffed Nails shows how to create a unique watercolor flower design using acrylic paint. This design is a must-try, especially with spring right around the corner! Check it out. » [...