Technique Articles

Nail Art How To: Hot Pink Musical Note and Animal Print Nails
This manicure by Bonnie is for music lovers and animal lovers alike. Detailed mismatched nails are a growing favorite, and a great way to showcase your nail art skills. So try it all -- stripes,...
Nail Art How To: Music Note Nails
This adorable manicure is music to our ears! This nail art is a fun add-on to a typical French manicure, for musicians and music lovers alike. Kim of The Nail Lounge Miramar created this adorable...
Nail Tips: Prepping Rough and Rugged Hands
While some clients may have soft and supple skin, occasionally even the most feminine guests sport rough, dry skin and ragged cuticles.Here are a few basic guidelines you should follow when dealing...
Nail Art How To: Rhinestone Snakeskin Nails
Astound your clients with some shine and sparkle! Using nail stickers from RDcorp, Anna demonstrates how she creates these one-of-a-kind rhinestone encrusted snakeskin tips.See her step-by-step how-...
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...