Technique Articles

Nail Art Tutorial: Pink Ribbon Nails
Looking for a pretty pink design for a good cause? Look no further than this manicure from MARS the Salon, including owner Hiroko Fujikawa and her team of experts! They’ve broken down the entire look...
Nail Art Tutorial: 3-D Acrylic Bow
Knowing how to sculpt shapes from acrylic isn’t just a charming skill to have – it’s an essential part of being a tech. Wow clients with flowers and bows they can add onto their mani! Click through...
The Silver French at Alon Livne
Silver sparkle isn’t exactly a staple on the Spring/Summer runway – so these holiday-esque French tips stood out at Fashion Week. For Alon Livne, futuristic fashion inspired manicurist Holly Falcone...
Easy Tie-Dye Nails from Rebecca Minkoff
It’s thrilling to see showy (rather than nude) nails at Fashion Week – and we’re always curious as to what designs are selected to pair with the couture. At Rebecca Minkoff, the billowing beachy...
Nail Art Tutorial: Minnie Driver's Emmy Manicure
When you are nominated for an Emmy, you’ve got to make sure that your nails look sleek, just in case you end up on stage. Thus, actress Minnie Driver had Cuccio Colour’s Elaine Watson polish her...
Nail Art Tutorial: Lace Wedding Nails
There might be five different TLC shows about wedding dresses, but bridal nails shouldn’t be overlooked – especially since fingers are where that shiny sparkly ring will be! At MARS the Salon, Hiroko...
Nail Art Tutorial: Glittery Leopard Spot Nails
Learn from Franziska Christensen of fanzis.com as she shows how to achieve these glittery leopard gel nails. »[pagebreak] 1. Prepare the nails and place the nail forms. Make sure there is no air...
How to Personalize Medi-Pedi Treatments for Specific Clients
Your talents extend farther than a basic red polish manicure – a nail tech can also be vital in helping clients with their skin dilemmas on both hands and feet. A doctor is necessary for severe...