Technique Articles

Orly Shares Tutorial for Gray and Black Matte Glossy Nails
Gray and black doesn't have to be boring. Orly showed us how to create this mani with a matte glossy finish, but didn't forget to brighten it up with glitter detailing! Check out the steps they take...
Nail Art How To: Geometric Stained Glass Nails
Capture the severe lines and glittery beauty of stained glass! Sakura Nail + Spa in New York used CALGEL to create a smooth and elegant design clients will adore. See the salon's step by step...
Nail Art How To: Orange and Black Light Elegance Nails
The lauded Micaela Wallgren of Svea Naglar has done it again! This talented tech based in Sweden explains how to get a fall-ready orange and black design that fades towards the lunula. See which...
Nail Art How To: Chevron Stripes With So Gel Striping Tape
It can be tricky to get chevron stripes that are the same width and angle throughout, which explains the expeditious popularity of a new product from SO Gel. You can easily speed up the nail art...
Nail Art How To: Leopard Print Glitter Manicure
Everyone's gotta have a little leopard print in their life! Give your clients something fierce for their nails: these printed tips and a dash of glitter. Using the Gelish system, Shannon U. of Port...
Nail Art How To: Gold Floral Design
After spotting these at NYFW, we were dying to see how NYC-based manicurist Ran Kowatari made them! Our eyes intially went straight to the gold scalloped piece on her index finger (pictured on left...
Nail Art How To: Halloween Web Manicure
Here's a simple but eye-catching design for Halloween! Denise Heavner used hairspray (and a touch of glitter, of course!) for this scary manicure. To recreate the look, watch her tutorial below....
Nail Art How To: Framed Light Elegance Glitter Nails
You can't resist this sort of sparkle! Micaela Wallgren of Svea Naglar in Sweden takes us step-by-step through the creation of this lavish manicure using the newest Light Elegance collection of gels...