Technique Articles

8 Nail and Hand Myths: Busted
You can’t believe everything you hear. Test your knowledge with these 8 common nail and hand myths that are totally false!Myth 1: Primer kills fungus. False.Some companies abroad have claimed that...
Nail Art Tutorial VIDEO: Embellished Gold Ring Manicure
CND tends to outdo everyone else at Fashion Week, creating dramatic one-of-a-kind nail art designs that require as much planning as the clothes themselves. Watch and learn how you can recreate this “...
Nail Art Tutorial: Red Rose Nails
The pressure of Valentine's Day may be over, but you can give your clients a romantic nail design any day of the week! Follow along as tech Amy Henderson shows you how. »[pagebreak] Step 1: Choose a...
Nail Art Tutorial: Bright Mosaic Nails
Saturate nails in bright colors like navy, red, and gold! Follow along as Anna Neroznak shows you how to create this look. » [pagebreak] 1. Buff nail surface.2. Use a pencil to create outlines for...
6 Tips For Working With Hard Gel
If you’re expanding your services, you’ll definitely want to invest in both types of gels, both hard and soak-off, to address the needs of different clients. Before you get started, see these 6 tips...
10 French Manicure Tutorials
Learn how to recreate ten different types of French manicures. We show you how here! »
Nail Art Tutorial: Midnight Blue Leopard French
Whether your client likes nails that are short or stiletto, a midnight-colored gradient with leopard spots is still a popular choice. Learn how to design the look using LCN gels! »[pagebreak] Step 1...
Nail Art Tutorial: St. Patrick's Day French
Prep clients for St. Patrick’s Day with some subtle green. When they get pinched, the emerald glitter detailing will be a huge surprise!Get tips for creating the look here. »