Technique Articles

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,...
Competition Technique: How To Pre-Shape A C-Curve
Watch as salon owner and past NAILPRO Cup champion Amy Becker shares how to pre-shape a C-curve before applying it to a model! [Video: Amy Becker]
How To Apply Swarovski Crystals To Gel Polish
Gina Silvestro is the Akzentz I.C.E. Educator, salon owner, and award-winning nail technician behind the Rhode Island teaching salon, Gel Essentialz. In this video, she teams up with Nick Regine, “...
Nail Art Tutorial: Marble With Gel Polish
Nail artist Christian Mans with Bio Sculpture Gel used monochromatic black and white paired with rhinestones and glitter to create this elegant design. See how to do it step by step.Step 1: Apply a...
Nail Art Tutorial: Pastel Flower Nails
It’s not too soon to start playing with your pastels! Nail tech Kelly Shenton shows how she got this dainty floral design step by step. »[pagebreak] 1. Apply 2 coats of CND Shellac Lilac Longing...
Nail Art Tutorial: Marble Design With Gel Polish
Elaine Waston, Vice President of Marketing and Sales and Educator at Star Nail International shows how to create this masterful marbled look with a dragging technique and soak-off gel polish. »[...