Technique Articles

Nail Art Tutorial VIDEO: Embellished Gold Ring Manicure
CND tends to outdo 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: Red Rose Nails
The pressure of Valentine's Day may be over, but you can give your clients a romantic nail design any day of the week! Follow along as tech Amy Henderson shows you how. »[pagebreak] Step 1: Choose a...
Nail Art Tutorial: Bright Mosaic Nails
Saturate nails in bright colors like navy, red, and gold! Follow along as Anna Neroznak shows you how to create this look. » [pagebreak] 1. Buff nail surface.2. Use a pencil to create outlines for...
6 Tips For Working With Hard Gel
If you’re expanding your services, you’ll definitely want to invest in both types of gels, both hard and soak-off, to address the needs of different clients. Before you get started, see these 6 tips...
10 French Manicure Tutorials
Learn how to recreate ten different types of French manicures. We show you how here! »
Nail Art Tutorial: Midnight Blue Leopard French
Whether your client likes nails that are short or stiletto, a midnight-colored gradient with leopard spots is still a popular choice. Learn how to design the look using LCN gels! »[pagebreak] Step 1...
Nail Art Tutorial: St. Patrick's Day French
Prep clients for St. Patrick’s Day with some subtle green. When they get pinched, the emerald glitter detailing will be a huge surprise!Get tips for creating the look here. »
How To Create Nail Art With OPI Sheer Tints
OPI Sheer Tints top coats were totally different from traditional lacquers, so at first, we weren’t sure exactly what to do with them. The bright, transparent colors make nails look dip-dyed, rather...