Technique Articles

Nail Art How To: Flower Watercolor Calgel Nails
While watercolor paintings on large wall canvasses are a sight to see, we’re partial to this form of art: floral nails. Nailpro tip: combining Calgel with acrylic paints gives the nail a smooth nude...
Kimmie Kyees Creates Negative Space Nails Using Q-tips
Nail art isn’t just about polish and gel; in this case, it’s the absence of it.  A negative space manicure is a chic way to incorporate stripes while keeping it simple and natural. Celebrity...
Nail Art How To: Fall Floral French Nails
For clients getting their nails done in time for Thanksgiving, create a bronze and black flowery French design! This awesome C-curve and artwork was created by Yvonne Retz for this month's issue....
Nail Art How To: Black, White, and Bead Nails
Black, white, and gold are classic holiday colors, and the string of beads here makes this manicure elegant for formals or parties when clients are looking for something special. Madjennsy walks us...
Nail Art How To: A Winter Story Nails
As cold weather approaches, it's time to hone your skills with snowflakes and sparkle! Anna Neroznak of RDCorp shared how she created an entire winter scene using a few decals combined with gel. See...
Nail Art How To: Holiday Gold Foil Nails
Put down your pumpkin spice latte! The holiday season is fast approaching, which means glitter, gold, and sparkle is encouraged now more than ever. SO Gel Nails Educator Jayme Reber combined a rich,...
Nail Art How To: Fall Blocking Japanese Hime 3D Bow Nail Art
Now that Halloween has passed, it's the perfect time to update your nail art to something less spooky and something more autumnal. Nail tech Silvina Galdame created this fall appropriate manicure...
How To Apply a Feather To A Gel Nail
Take your nail art to the next dimension! SO Gel Nails gives a quick tutorial on how to apply a feather to a gel nail. Watch below. [Video courtesy of SO Gel Nails]