Technique Articles

Nail Art How To: Floral Purple Gel Nails
Jen of NailsDiarybyJen is studying at the Douglas J Aveda Institute in Knoxville, TN. Originally from Thailand, she hopes to find success in America doing what she's passionate about: nails. Jen...
5 Ways to Dry Your Nails
Now that summer is here, it can be frustrating for you and your clients since the heat in the air can prevent nail polishes from firming. Here are five ways to make drying nails a breeze! [pagebreak...
Nail Art How To: My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding Nail Design
Find out how to create these elaborate "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" acrylics with this nail art tutorial.
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...