Technique Articles

Nail Art Tutorial: Tattoo Nail Designs
Celebrity nail artist Pattie Yankee had a few tricks up her sleeve when designing these tattoos nails. First, she brought water decals (just like temporary tattoos for nails); second, she brought...
How to Pick the Right Pair of Cuticle Nippers
Nippers are available in 1/8-, 1/4-, 1/2- and full-jaw sizes. Smaller jaw sizes provide more control, while larger jaws offer faster working time for experienced techs. Jaw sizes are largely a matter...
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...