Technique Articles

Nail Art How To: Fall Glitter Nails
The first day of fall is not long off! Prepare clients with this elegant glitter manicure by Jessica Vero. See her step-by-step for the design on the following pages. »[pagebreak] Step 1: Start with...
Nail Art How To: Back to School Converse Shoe Nails
Out heartstrings are all in knots for this colorful Converse manicure. Perfect for back to school season, Sasha of Instagram's @freshnailsxo shows us how she created these nails for all shoe-lovers...
Nail Art How To: Hot Pink Musical Note and Animal Print Nails
This manicure by Bonnie is for music lovers and animal lovers alike. Detailed mismatched nails are a growing favorite, and a great way to showcase your nail art skills. So try it all -- stripes,...
Nail Art How To: Music Note Nails
This adorable manicure is music to our ears! This nail art is a fun add-on to a typical French manicure, for musicians and music lovers alike. Kim of The Nail Lounge Miramar created this adorable...
Nail Tips: Prepping Rough and Rugged Hands
While some clients may have soft and supple skin, occasionally even the most feminine guests sport rough, dry skin and ragged cuticles.Here are a few basic guidelines you should follow when dealing...
Nail Art How To: Rhinestone Snakeskin Nails
Astound your clients with some shine and sparkle! Using nail stickers from RDcorp, Anna demonstrates how she creates these one-of-a-kind rhinestone encrusted snakeskin tips.See her step-by-step how-...
Nail Education: 6 Tips for Using E-Files in Your Salon
Are you taking full use of your e-file? When used right, they make your job much easier, but the key is correct use. To help you out, Scratch magazine featured ProFiles in their recent issue, along...
Guest Blog: 8 Tips for Applying Gel Polish
As you already know, gels and gel polishes have exploded in the industry. Nail artist Becky Carter of Scottsdale, AZ shared some info every tech must know for applying gel polish. Here's what she has...