Technique Articles

Competition Technique: How To Perfectly Apply Red Polish
NAILPRO Cup champion and salon owner Amy Becker shows how to polish nails flawlessly for competitions, leaving no space between the lacquer and the cuticles. Watch and learn in her video below! [...
Nail Art Tutorial: How To Inlay Dried Flowers
In about the same amount of time it takes to sculpt a set of French nails, you can create an entire blanket of dried flowers on fingertips!A few tips to start:Start off by arranging your flowers...
Nail Art Tutorial: Starry Night Nails
Alight clients' nails and eyes with this incredible galaxy effect! Recreate it by checking out the full tutorial using China Glaze polishes. »[pagebreak] Step 1: Polish the nail with China Glaze...
Nail Art Tutorial: Flaming Feather Nails
Like a flame or like a feather, this OPI design by Sofie Harris-Greenslade of The Illustrated Nail is warm and brilliantly colorful! Watch how to do it yourself below. [Video: OPI]
Nail Art How To: ‪Baby Blue Hearts (February 2014) Behind the Nail Pros
See how veteran nail tech John Hauk creates a sweet take on Valentine's Day-inspired nails for our February cover!
Nail Art Tutorial: Baby Blue Sculpted Flowers
Sculpt even more perfect petals this spring for your clients. Take a tip or too from Nina Petrova and click through to see her secrets! »[pagebreak] Products needed: Star Nail Eco Soak-Off UV base...
Nail Art Tutorial: Smoky Glitter Nails
These nails designed by Young Nails’ Greg Salo are the perfect mix of dark and glittery! See how the manicurist created this smoky look. »[pagebreak] Step 1: Salo began by prepping the model’s nails...
Nail Art Tutorial: Butterfly Nails
With spring months approaching, add this butterfly nail design to your portfolio! Gel II shows how to use their soak-off gel polish to create this pattern. Click through to see how. »[pagebreak] Step...