Technique Articles

Nail Art Tutorial: How to Sculpt White Acrylic Roses
Learning how to sculpt flowers as a nail tech isn’t just a fun party trick – it’s also a valuable skill that can help you increase the price of your nail art upgrades. White flowers like these can be...
Nail Art Tutorial: Blue and White Flowers
Up your nail art skills by tackling this blue French, done by nail artist Andrea Weber (Nagelstudio Nails by Andrea). She explains how to do the manicure with gel: Step 1: Prep the nails as usual....
Nail Art Tutorial: Metallic Blue and Gold Gel
Nail artist Maria Mann of StyleFactory in Dresden, Germany mixed blue and gold for a mani reminiscent of shimmery island waters. Here's how. »[pagebreak]What you’ll need:* Night blue metallic gel*...
Nail Art How To: ‪Marie Antoinette Opulence (April 2015) Behind the Nail Pros
Max Estrada talks about his inspiration for the April 2015 cover and shares behind-the-scenes tips for how he created the nail look. While these nails aren’t realistic for every day, the gold...
How To: Marbled Easter Eggs Using Nail Polish
Easter is probably one of the few times of the year you find yourself painting tiny designs on things other than nails – but that doesn’t mean you can’t utilize your nail art skills to give you an...
Nail Art Tutorial: 3-D Acrylic Bow
3-D sculpting adds an extra punch to any nail art design. It's stunning, creative, and fun to do. To help you get the hang of creating the perfect 3-D acrylic bow, Sarah Elmaz of Get Buffed Nails...
Nail Art Tutorial: Acrylic Glitter Encapsulation
Who doesn't love glitter? Judging by the popularity of glittery manis, your clients probably can't get enough of it. Glitter encapsulations can be the perfect thing for any occasion, but only if done...
How to Watermark Your Nail Photos for Instagram
Every modern nail tech knows the importance of sharing his or her work online (it works as free advertising!), but fewer realize the importance of watermarking their photos.Watermarking is the...