Technique Articles

Nail Art Tutorial: Adding Dried Flowers to Acrylic Nails
We employed the help of award-winning nail artist John Hauk to help us create the perfect floral-infused manicure. He used black acrylic for the background, which was the perfect canvas for the...
Nail Art Tutorial: Chinese New Year Nails
Chinese New Year 2015 is February 19 - and it's the Year of the Sheep. Give clients a fun metallic manicure to celebrate! By using Gelish with your foil, you can lay down a base color and then use...
Nail Art Tutorial: French Valentine
Help your clients complete their Valentine's Day looks with these adorable heart inspired French tips. Michelle Saunders shares how it's done: 1. Apply a coat of first base base coat allowing each...
Nail Art Tutorial: Marigold Nail Design
CND has a new pastel-infused collection of colors for Spring 2015, so it’s time to freshen up your nail art techniques as well. Ditch the regular French and try out the chic “Marigold” nail. Here’s...
The Fastest and Easiest Way to Do a Gel Extension
Nail tech and past NAILPRO Competition winner Amy Becker knows all the best-kept nail secrets, including one of the quickest and easiest ways to create a gel extension. Her two tricks:1. Keep the gel...
How to Do Pink-and-White Gels
More and more nail technicians use gel nail enhancements as alternatives to traditional acrylics. Jenny Markakis, a certified master gel educator and owner of Fantastic Nails by Jenny in Melbourne,...
NAILPRO Behind the January 2015 Cover: Pink Pearl Nails
To help capture the cool mood of the season, we invited Elaine Watson, Star Nail Vice President of Marketing and Director of Education, to the NAILPRO offices to work some winter magic. After looking...
How to Make a Good First Impression as a Nail Tech
You have 30 seconds or less to make a first impression. Whatever happens during that time sets the stage for the future of the relationship. You either create positive impressions that will generate...