Technique Articles

Nail Art Tutorial: Blue Metallic Flowers
German nail artist Kamila Achatz does unbelievable work and creates unique nail designs that are seemingly perfect. Take a shot at her blue and black flower  maniure yourself by following her...
Nail Art Tutorial: Bright 3-D Acrylic Flowers
Nail artist Denise Heavner demonstrates how to use stamping to create 3-D gel and acrylic flower nails that pop right off the nail plate. Watch and learn:   See more nails on Denise’s Youtube...
Nail Art Tutorial: Pink Glitter Gradient
Franziska Christensen used pretty glitters to create this pink gradient! Follow along as she shows you how. » [pagebreak] 1. Prep the nail as usual, push back the cuticles, then buff and cleanse the...
Nail Art Tutorial: Snakeskin French Manicure
Nails Spirit designed a look that’s edgy, sexy, and powerful – and can be done on nails of a medium to longer length. To do it, begin by extending the nail with a mix of glitters and colored acrylic...
Nail Art Tutorial: Acrylic Christmas Trees
With all the gel, gel polish, and hybrid gel-lacquers now out there, it’s sometimes easy to forget about the power of colored acrylic for nail art! Follow this tutorial from Stephanie Rochester, a...
Nail Art Tutorial: Edgy Galaxy Nails
Sarah Elmaz of Get Buffed Nails has remixed the galaxy nail by pairing it with studs and a pointed shape. Try out the same look on your clients. Here’s how to get her galaxy effect. »[pagebreak] What...
Nail Art Tutorial: Berry Swirls and Lines
To celebrate the launch of the new JINsoon collection created in collaboration with Goop (Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle and travel site and e-commerce brand), manicurist founder Jin Soon Choi showed...
Nail Art Tutorial: Glittery Red Bow
Follow along as Jana Duzanec, an educator and nail artist, shows you how to do these red bow nails step by step.   1. Build the nail extension  as usual and on the tip, add gold/champagne...