Technique Articles

Nail Art Tutorial: Glitter French Manicure
Add sparkle to the edge of tips with glitter! Mix loose glitter with your clear soak-off gel to prep. If you need to extend the nail, use a hard gel instead of a glued-on tip, which can easily pop...
6 Tips For Using Colored Acrylic
Perfect your acrylic designs and create even more amazing work! Click through to see 6 tips for working with colored acrylic. » [pagebreak] Tip #1: You can apply colored acrylic in one of three ways...
Nail Art Tutorial: Piercing Nails
If your client has ever wanted nails that make her feel like a rock star, this is the look to try. Pierced nails are a way to try out extra charms and jewelry without the pain of a real ear or belly...
Nail Art Tutorial: Heart Garden Valentine's Day Nails
With Valentine’s Day already next week, clients are going to want something special that encapsulates how they feel – like these ever-blooming hearts. Get tips for painting the look from...
Nail Art Tutorial: Black And White "V" Stripes
Celeb manicurist Pattie Yankee gave us one tip to doing nail art with lacquer: 
"You can use polish remover to thin out the polish, making it easier to paint with.” See how she uses this technique to...
Curious about nourishing distressed, dry nails with the new Famous Names nail treatment, IBX? Learn how to apply it, step by step! You can also learn more about the product here. [Video: IBX]
Nail Art Tutorial: Modern Leopard Print
Expert nail artist Angi Wingle showed us step by step how she did these soft watercolor-inspired leopard print nails. »[pagebreak] Step 1: Wingle began by applying tips and filing them to a sleek,...
Nail Art Tutorial: Working With Fimo Canes
Adding Fimo Canes to nails allows you to easily add fun, intricate designs without meticulous brush strokes – and they come in a limitless variety of styles and colors (hearts, flowers, fruit,...