Technique Articles

Nail Education: 6 Tips for Using E-Files in Your Salon
Are you taking full use of your e-file? When used right, they make your job much easier, but the key is correct use. To help you out, Scratch magazine featured ProFiles in their recent issue, along...
Guest Blog: 8 Tips for Applying Gel Polish
As you already know, gels and gel polishes have exploded in the industry. Nail artist Becky Carter of Scottsdale, AZ shared some info every tech must know for applying gel polish. Here's what she has...
Nail Trends: Pop Art Nails, From Andy Warhol to Comic Books
We can't help but Marvel at the pop art nail trend. All over, bright colors, character designs, and comic book prints have been "popping" up! Learning the latest demands for artwork can help you...
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...