Technique Articles

Nail Art Tutorial: Gel Polish Bubble Effect
This is one of our all-time favorite gel techniques! If you haven’t tried it yet, or just want to see a different gel brand used for it, watch Sarah Elmaz (@getbuffednails) use GellyFit Gel Polish to...
Nail Art Tutorial: Sand Dollar Nails
Need summer manicure ideas? Denise Heavner created these lovely gel nails using a sand dollar mold and a beachy gel glitter mixture. Follow along step-by-step in the video below:  [Images/...
Nail Art Tutorial: Sculpted Face
2014 NAILPRO Cup winner Marina LoPresto created this design for the Fantasy Nail Art competition at Premiere Orlando 2014. 1. Using camouflage acrylic on a form, create a flat base for the face. 2...
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: Mermaid Dreams
With glitter galore, here’s a manicure fit for a mermaid! Watch as the owner of MARS the Salon of West Hollywood, Hiroko Fujikawa, demonstrates step by step how to get the look. » [pagebreak] 1....
Fix Peeling, Cracking, and Broken Nails
Fix it fast! If your client is struggling with peeling, cracking, or broken nails, try one of these three methods to get their fingertips back on track. How to Fix…Peeling NailsMake sure you aren’t...
Nail Art Tutorial: Water Marbling 101
Blow clients out of the water by mastering the technique that will give you a perfect rainbow flower print every time! Water marbling @sloteazzy shows how:1. Fill a small disposable cup with room-...
The Basics of Nail Stamping
Nail stamping isn't an entirely new art (those who did nails back in the 80s can contest to this), but it has recently re-entered the world in an explosive way. Tons of companies now offer their own...