Technique Articles

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,...
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, “...