Technique Articles

Nail Art Tutorial: Essie Tweed Design
This patterned pop of color using Essie polishes is an chic complement to jeans or a little black dress.Step 1: Hydrate with Apricot Cuticle Oil.Step 2: Clean then prep nails with an Essie base coat....
Nail Art Tutorial: Polo Stripes
Put pep in your clients' step with this "Polo Stripe" design using all Essie colors! Here’s the how to: Step 1: Hydrate with Apricot Cuticle Oil. Step 2: Clean then prep nail with an Essie base coat...
How to Apply OPI Infinite Shine
Achieve rich, durable color in just three easy steps with OPI Infinite Shine. Available in 30 shades, the lacquer system is applied and removed like a traditional polish and offers a shiny, gel-like...
Free Japanese Nail Design Workshop from Neiru
If you adore Japanese nail art as much as we do, you will love this amazing FREE educational opportunity from Neiru. Not only will you learn the latest Japanese nail art techniques, but you will also...
How to Handle Extra-Long Nail Enhancements
Although some techs will never encounter a client who requests nails with free edges that are longer than an inch, many of you may already have returning clients with extra-long nails. Here's what...
Nail Art Tutorial: Flawless French Nails
Follow this gel demo courtesy of Star Nail International for flawless French nails every time. »[pagebreak] Step 1: Prep the nail. Start by applying a base of hard pink gel. Cure for two minutes...
Nail Art Tutorial: Melted Snowballs
Here’s a cute winter design to mix up your regular reindeers, snowflakes, and gingerbread men. This melted snowball lets you mix 3-D acrylic sculpting with gel polish nail art. Check out how Becky...
Nail Art Tutorial: Mermaid Nails
Who doesn’t like shimmery aquatic nails? Watch as Sarah Elmaz of Get Buffed Nails demonstrates how to get the look. » [pagebreak] You will need: An array of around 4 colors (ranging from dark to...