Technique Articles

Nail Art How To: Blue Pinwheel Nails
We can't decide whether these remind us of fluttery summer pinwheels or blue peppermints, but they really catch our eye! The bead chain is a cute accent and the gem in the center pulls all the swirls...
The Basics of Base Coats
While a fair amount of the general public doesn't bother to use a base coat when applying polish at home, those in the nail business know that a base coat is essential to the protection of the nail....
Nail Art HNail Art How To: Multicolored Gelish Fall Manicure
Have you tried out Gelish before, or do you use it in your salon? Inspired by these multicolored nails that have been endlessly repinned on Pinterest, "Gelish Geek" Ann decided to create her own spin...
Nail Art How To: Fall Glitter Nails
The first day of fall is not long off! Prepare clients with this elegant glitter manicure by Jessica Vero. See her step-by-step for the design on the following pages. »[pagebreak] Step 1: Start with...
Nail Art How To: Back to School Converse Shoe Nails
Out heartstrings are all in knots for this colorful Converse manicure. Perfect for back to school season, Sasha of Instagram's @freshnailsxo shows us how she created these nails for all shoe-lovers...
Nail Art How To: Hot Pink Musical Note and Animal Print Nails
This manicure by Bonnie is for music lovers and animal lovers alike. Detailed mismatched nails are a growing favorite, and a great way to showcase your nail art skills. So try it all -- stripes,...
Nail Art How To: Music Note Nails
This adorable manicure is music to our ears! This nail art is a fun add-on to a typical French manicure, for musicians and music lovers alike. Kim of The Nail Lounge Miramar created this adorable...
Nail Tips: Prepping Rough and Rugged Hands
While some clients may have soft and supple skin, occasionally even the most feminine guests sport rough, dry skin and ragged cuticles.Here are a few basic guidelines you should follow when dealing...