Technique Articles

Nail Art Tutorial: Crackled Gemstones
Crackling and irridescent, these nails look like something from the center of the earth. Utilizing foil, stamping techniques, and glitter, the nail artists at Style Factory in Dresden, Germany show...
How Do I Strengthen My Clients' Nails?
Expert nail tech and artist Vu Nguyen answers your biggest nail questions!     Q: "What is your go-to treatment for stronger nails?” —Florence McPartland, via email   A:“For stronger...
How Can I Make Learning to Apply Acrylics Easier?
Expert nail tech and artist Vu Nguyen answers your biggest nail questions!     "I am a recent graduate from nail technician school. Is there a best practice to learn how to apply acrylic...
What's the Best Way to Place Stones and Charms on Nails?
Expert nail tech and artist Vu Nguyen answers your biggest nail questions!     Q: "What is the best way to place stones and other 3-D charms on nails, both natural and acrylic? I use nail...
Nail Art Tutorial: Wedding Bouquet
Nail artist Hanna Yakavenka, Master Educator of Hand & Nail Harmony created a wearable masterpiece using Prohesion and colored acrylic powders from the Reflections by Harmony collection. This...
How to Improve Indoor Air Quality for Salons
Salon safety isn’t just about the client (although their safety from fungal and bacterial infections is certainly important), it’s also about the tech. That’s why Aerovex was named the first runner...
Nail Art Tutorial: White Glitter and Gold French
These shimmery French tips with a hint of gold foil are a gorgeous trend to try any time of the year (elegant for a summer wedding, yet icy white for winter). Mix beautiful gold transfer foil, 3-D...
Nail Art Tutorial: Parisian Collage
The talented Denise Heavner came up with a way to create unique manicures. She combines cutouts, lace, and stickers on sculpted nails to create a vintage collage right on the nail. See how she did it...