Technique Articles

Nail Art How To: ‪Fairytale Manicures (March 2014) Behind the Nail Pros
For our March 2014 cover, nail artist Anna Stimson polished our cover model's nails with metallic silver lacquer, mimicking the reflective nature of the evil queen's prized confidant, her mirror....
Nail Art Tutorial: St. Patrick's Day Nails
St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, so we'll be sharpening our freehand four leaf clover skills! MARS the Salon in West Hollywood, which specializes in Japanese hospitality and detailed nail...
Nail Art Tutorial: Black Lace Manicure
Try both a new shape and vintage style! Sabrina designed these dark tips for lovers of lace and all things mysterious.See how to do it. »[pagebreak] Supplies needed: Forms Black Lace Resin Black...
Nail Art Tutorial: How Marble With Polish And Gel
If your client can’t decide on one set color, marble them! Whether you’re using gel or polish, we’ll show you how to create marbleized designs in your salon. »[pagebreak] How To Marbleize With...
Nail Art Tutorial: Colorful Flamed Gel Design
Gina Silvestro, owner of salon Gel Essentialz and Akzentz Educator, shares how to create a vibrant abstract nail design using the new Akzentz Pro-Formance Hard Gel System and the soak-off gel Luxio...
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...