Technique Articles

Nail Art Tutorial: Palm Tree Nails
No matter the weather, you can always have a tropical getaway with this nail design. Try out this tutorial by nail artist Deanne Power by clicking through. »[pagebreak] Supplies/Tools Needed: CND...
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...
Nail Art Tutorial: Spring Butterfly Nails
Try out these pretty spring nails from artist Ilona Musik! Here’s the full step-by-step. » [pagebreak] Step 1: Prep nails as usual and create a pipe shape. Extend the natural nail using...
Ask Vu: What's Your Favorite Detail Brush?
Expert nail tech and artist Vu Nguyen answers your biggest nail questions!      Q: "What is your favorite brush for tiny details and lines?"—Rose Resendez-Soria, via Facebook  ...
Technique: How to Remove Acrylics
Application of nail art is exciting, but surprising numbers of salons rush through the removal process - and sometimes even do it incorrectly. Make sure you're following this step-by-step process to...
Nail Art Tutorial: Crackled Gemstones
Crackling and irridescent, these nails look like something from the center of the earth. Utilizing foil, stamping techniques, and glitter, the nail artists at Style Factory in Dresden, Germany show...