Technique Articles

4 Muppet-Inspired Nail Tutorials
Celebrate the spunk of the new Muppets Most Wanted movie by creating nail designs to match! OPI collaborated with Chalkboard Nails to dream up some fun designs you can create exclusively with the new...
Nail Art Tutorial: Mauve Leaves And Vines
Design a warm, earthy look complete with free-flowing leaves! Skilled nail artist Robert Nguyen created this look for us, and we show you how. Click through to see the tutorial. »[pagebreak] Step 1:...
Nail Art Tutorial: Metallic Beaded Manicure
CND always outdoes everyone else at Fashion Week, creating dramatic one-of-a-kind nail art designs that require as much planning as the clothes themselves. Watch and learn how you can recreate this “...
Nail Art Tutorial: Brown And White Diamonds
If your client is seeking a warm, geometric design, try replicating this manicure by celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik. Check out this tutorial. »[pagebreak] Step 1: Paint nails brown. If you’re using...
Nail Art Tutorial: Modern Striped Nails
Stripes don't have to be limited to ordinary, evenly spaced horizontal lines! Get creative with different colored streaks and embrace negative space. Follow along as nail artist Ria Lopez shows how...
Tips For Using Gel Polish
Be Creative Artisan and Orly Ambassador Sam Biddle travels around the world demonstrating how to use gel polish for nail art, and she has some great tips for making the most of the medium!1. Keep it...
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...