Technique Articles

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 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 between the form and the...
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...
Nail Art Tutorial: The Sponge Technique
The sponge technique makes it easy to combine any of your clients' two fave colors on nails - and you don't need a steady hand or advanced art skills to do it! Australian salon Adore Dolls Parlour...
Nail Art Tutorial: Sassy Blue Flames
Spice things up with a flaming hot manicure by Nailpro Cup champion Lynn Lammers. We like that these break away from classic red and orange Hot Wheel car flames - the blue and white instead gives...