Technique Articles

The Fastest and Easiest Way to Do a Gel Extension
Nail tech and past NAILPRO Competition winner Amy Becker knows all the best-kept nail secrets, including one of the quickest and easiest ways to create a gel extension. Her two tricks:1. Keep the gel...
How to Do Pink-and-White Gels
More and more nail technicians use gel nail enhancements as alternatives to traditional acrylics. Jenny Markakis, a certified master gel educator and owner of Fantastic Nails by Jenny in Melbourne,...
NAILPRO Behind the January 2015 Cover: Pink Pearl Nails
To help capture the cool mood of the season, we invited Elaine Watson, Star Nail Vice President of Marketing and Director of Education, to the NAILPRO offices to work some winter magic. After looking...
How to Make a Good First Impression as a Nail Tech
You have 30 seconds or less to make a first impression. Whatever happens during that time sets the stage for the future of the relationship. You either create positive impressions that will generate...
Nail Art Tutorial: New Year's Eve Glitter
Help your clients ring in 2015 with new nails and a new design. Try out this design tutorial from MARS the Salon. » [pagebreak] 1. Apply a base coat.   2. Draw a "V" curved line on the tip of...
Nail Art Tutorial: Rudolph Reindeer Nails
Nail artist Denise Heavner of Jefferson, OH put us in full Christmas swing with this manicure. The ten-finger set includes Santa, Rudolph, and 8 tiny reindeer and is hands-down the most festive we’...
Nail Art Tutorial: Shark Nails
This mani gives a new meaning to killer nail art! Sarah Elmaz of Get Buffed Nails created this sharp design after being inspired by @ninanailsedi. For anyone with a client who wants to try a design...
Nail Art Tutorial: Easy Christmas Trees
If you haven’t tried this before, you must. It’s a no-fail technique that comes with amazing results, and all you need is a nail wrap and some striping tape. Sarah of Get Buffed Nails shows how to...