Technique Articles

Nail Art Tutorial: Valentine's Day Hearts
Natalie Minerva (aka @nail_swag) debuted her new line of art gels (named Toyko Swag Colored Art Gel) to us right in the NAILPRO offices – and showed us exactly how to create a cute heart print for...
Nail Art Tutorial: Black Gel French Tip with Sparkle
Watch as nail artist Franziska Christensen shows us how to create the perfect black-tipped gel manicure with just the right amount of sparkle! See Franziska Christensen online: Site: fanzis.com...
Nail Art Tutorial: Gardenia Bloom
If your client likes decadence, these do it all! Here’s how to combine a turtle shell design, glitter, florals, and texture, all in one manicure: »[pagebreak]1.  Mix 3 parts BRISA Sculpting Gel...
Nail Art Tutorial: Pale Petals
Keep your clientele happy all spring long with some sculpted 3-D art using CND acrylic! Make it uber-feminine by spacing out bits and pieces of different sized-flowers across the nail. Here’s how: »[...
Nail Art Tutorial: Wistful Orchard
If your client just wants something colorful and fun, here’s the design to try. Use either CND Shellac or Vinylux and these step-by-step guidelines to pull it off:        ...
Nail Art Tutorial: Negative Space Valentine's Day
Here's how Hiroko Fujikawa of LA's MARS the Salon utilized this year’s hottest trend – negative space – in a cute Valentine’s Day manicure, step by step: 1. Apply a base coat. 2. Paint...
Nail Art Tutorial: Seahawks and Patriots Superbowl Nails
Make sure your client has cute nails for the big game! Here are two manicures to try, depending on whether the lady in your chair is a Seahawks or Patriots fan. MARS the Salon shows how - just pick...
Nail Art Tutorial: Making Waves
International nail artist Vanessa Durand from Cannes, France, shares her simple gel nail art step-by-step. Here's how it's done. » [pagebreak] Step 1: Prep nails and remove shine. Apply a...