Technique Articles

Glitter Nails
I love glitter. One of the reasons I admire it so much is because it can be perfectly flawed, looking all shiny and sparkly—but sporadic and fun. It reminds me of why I appreciate the “shabby...
Pixi Polish in Marvellously Mink takes a turn from mocha to mauve.
Last night I had a great idea (or so I thought) to create a “cherry mocha” themed manicure with Pixi’s Marvellously Mink Nail Polish Marvellously Mink and the cute cherry nail jewels I found in the...
Cat Nail Art
Hi everyone! This is Megan James. I am privileged to come on board with NAILPRO—such a fun and creative place to work. I have a background in writing and fashion but not exclusively in the nail...
Nail Art How-To: Funky Leopard
At a recent event, we spied a fantastic manicure on the hands of American International Industries' Alanna Littlepage. She used the vibrant colors found in the new summer nail polish collection...
Sanitize without water for a green pedicure.
In many clients’ minds, an eco-conscious bent in your salon means pared-down, simple services. Going green doesn’t need to mean stripped down manicures and pedicures, though. Extravagant...
Three custom-blended lacquers take camel to a new level.
Believe it or not, sometimes the shade of polish that will perfectly match your favorite spring trench simply doesn’t exist. That doesn’t mean you can’t mix and match to achieve the...
What's your favorite pedicure?
Professionally, I will always encourage including seasonable pedicures on a service menu. But even as a consumer, I can't help but be lured into those fancy-themed, full-service pedicures. You know,...
Hand with carpal tunnel
Many techs have had to quit the business due to repetitive motion injuries. One of the culprits for those injuries is carpal tunnel syndrome, which the National Institutes of Health describes as "a...