Technique Articles

Nail Art Tutorial: Mermaid Nails
Who doesn’t like shimmery aquatic nails? Watch as Sarah Elmaz of Get Buffed Nails demonstrates how to get the look. » [pagebreak] You will need: An array of around 4 colors (ranging from dark to...
Nail Art Tutorial: Chanel-Inspired Nails
A girl’s gotta have at least a sip of luxury each week. Treat your clients to it with these fall nails inspired by Chanel. Hiroko Fujikawa, expert in Japanese nail art and owner of MARS the Salon...
Nail Art Tutorial: Negative Space and Flowers
The trend that’s happening big time: negative space. Hiroko Fujikawa, expert in Japanese nail art and owner of MARS the Salon mixed it up with some classic flowers to balance it out. Here’s how it’s...
Nail Art Tutorial: Autumn Chevron Stripes
Not all clients want turkeys this time of year. MARS the Salon’s nail art and owner, Hiroko Fujikawa uses a more stylized design for the autumn months – multicolored chevrons stripes. Try the look...
How to Attach Charms and Rhinestones to Nails
Rhinestones, chains, studs, charms - you name it! Here are the best way to attach those embellishments to your clients' nails:  Top Coat Apply two coats of nail polish and let them dry...
Nail Art Tutorial: Foil Peppermint Candy Nails
Don't just do red and white peppermint stripes this holiday season. Put yourself ahead of the competition by creating realistic plastic wrappers with transfer foil inspired by Robin Moses! Here's how...
Nail Art Tutorial: Black Purse Nails
Handbags are nice, but nails inspired by a Chanel bag are even better. Try this look out with Jana Duzanec’s step-by-step directions. » [pagebreak] Step 1: Prepare and build the nail as usual (with...
Cuccio's new T3 LED/UV Cool Cure Sculpting Gel allows techs to get the look of a gel with the strength and control of an acrylic.“A lot of techs stopped doing acrylics when soak offs became popular...