Technique Articles

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...
Nail Art How To: Blue Pinwheel Nails
We can't decide whether these remind us of fluttery summer pinwheels or blue peppermints, but they really catch our eye! The bead chain is a cute accent and the gem in the center pulls all the swirls...
The Basics of Base Coats
While a fair amount of the general public doesn't bother to use a base coat when applying polish at home, those in the nail business know that a base coat is essential to the protection of the nail....
Nail Art HNail Art How To: Multicolored Gelish Fall Manicure
Have you tried out Gelish before, or do you use it in your salon? Inspired by these multicolored nails that have been endlessly repinned on Pinterest, "Gelish Geek" Ann decided to create her own spin...