Technique Articles

Learn how to recreate the signature "Tiffany Case" mani using Bond Girls Liquid Sand and the classic OPI shades "Alpine Snow" and "DS radiance." [Video courtesy of OPI]
New Uses for Nail Products Around Your Salon
As a nail technician, you have a full arsenal of tools. But did you know you can use them for purposes other than nails? Whether it's quick salon maintenance, or day-to-day hassles, nail implements...
4 Ways to Get Rid of Yellow Nail Stains
Clients often come in with yellowed nails stained by polish, often because a base coat was not applied. However, all is not lost. Here are some techniques various nail technicians have recommended...
How-to Nail Art Tutorial Using Gelish
Watch Gelish director of education Mexico, Ghenna Gonzales, create a contrasting Romero Britto-inspired manicure in this step-by-step tutorial. The world-renowned artist's "A New Day" is perfect...
The Real Difference Between UV and LED
Have you been wondering whether to use UV or LED lamps in your salon?  One isn’t wholly better than the other, but here are the pros and cons of both.   1. LED lamps only cure LED compatible products...
Gel Removal 101
Gels are hot right now and many clients request them without knowing how to remove them.  Some clients will try to chip the gel off themselves, which permanently damages their nails and turns clients...
Increase Your Productivity and Keep Clients Coming Back
They say time is money, but the best way to increase sales is not simply trying to jam clients in and out the door as fast as possible. Clients are much more likely to return if they are impressed...
How to Get Licensed as a Nail Technician
Each state has its own requirements to become licensed as a nail tech. If you are hoping to pursue a career as a nail technician, you will need to look into schools with appropriate training programs...