Technique Articles

Nail Art Tutorial: Simple Fourth of July Mani
Spoil your clients with a festive July 4th mani anyone will love. Hiroko Fujikawa of West Hollywood’s MARS the Salon demonstrated how to create something simple and sparkly.Step 1: Prep your nails by...
Nail Art Tutorial: Pink Dandelions
Try something totally new and completely whimsical on your clients' nails! Nail tech and stylist Blanca Anguiano showed us how to get the look. »[pagebreak] Supplies: Sally Hansen Hot Pink Art Club...
5 Tips for Hard Gel Application and Removal
Keep these tips in mind for effective hard gel application and removal!• Oil on the nail or surface of the product will cause gel and sealers to lift. Be sure to cleanse properly before applying gel...
How to Do Backfills and Fills for Gel French Manicures
There are two ways to rebalance French gels. One method involves carving out the free edge with an electric file and then applying new product. This method is called a backfill, and can be done with...
Nail Art Tutorial: One Stroke Flower Nails
You’ll need colored acrylic powders, acrylic paint, and a brush to create the design, on top of the supplies to sculpt your traditional French. After filing but before the glossy top coat, use the...
Greg Salo Demonstrates Reverse Application
The Young Nails Reverse French application is the process of building the body (pink) of the nail first, and then adding the free edge (white). Often this technique can speed up your services a...
6 Quick Tips for Using Nail Files
Files are a staple in every tech's toolbox. Check out these six basic tips to get the most out of them!1.) Keep your files clean and dry so that they’ll last a while. 2.) Don’t forget to note the...
5 Steps For High-Shine Nails
What girl doesn’t appreciate something shiny on her finger? Up the wow-factor instantly on every manicure by following these simple five steps for increasing nail shine!1.) Don’t start with a very...