Technique Articles

Nail Art Tutorial: Wavy OPI Brazil Design
Gather your new OPI Brazil polishes and try a new, colorful look! OPI and Sofie Harris-Greenslade of The Illustrated Nail shared this tutorial for the “Carnaval Love” nail. [Video: OPI]
Nail Art Tutorial: Polka Dot Gradient
This isn’t your average polka dotted nail. Celebrity manicurist, and creator of Patricia Nail Lacquer, Pattie Yankee used a gradient effect with her dots for a more natural style. See how she did it...
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]