Technique Articles

Nail Art Tutorial: Pink Glitter Gradient
Franziska Christensen used pretty glitters to create this pink gradient! Follow along as she shows you how. » [pagebreak] 1. Prep the nail as usual, push back the cuticles, then buff and cleanse the...
Nail Art Tutorial: Snakeskin French Manicure
Nails Spirit designed a look that’s edgy, sexy, and powerful – and can be done on nails of a medium to longer length. To do it, begin by extending the nail with a mix of glitters and colored acrylic...
Nail Art Tutorial: Acrylic Christmas Trees
With all the gel, gel polish, and hybrid gel-lacquers now out there, it’s sometimes easy to forget about the power of colored acrylic for nail art! Follow this tutorial from Stephanie Rochester, a...
Nail Art Tutorial: Ilona Musik's Romantic Design
You may already know Polish nail artist Ilona Musik. Some say she invented the “arrow” and “feline” nail shapes – but one thing’s for certain: she has an insane amount of talent and can do long, thin...
Nail Art Tutorial: Edgy Galaxy Nails
Sarah Elmaz of Get Buffed Nails has remixed the galaxy nail by pairing it with studs and a pointed shape. Try out the same look on your clients. Here’s how to get her galaxy effect. »[pagebreak] What...
Nail Art Tutorial: Berry Swirls and Lines
To celebrate the launch of the new JINsoon collection created in collaboration with Goop (Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle and travel site and e-commerce brand), manicurist founder Jin Soon Choi showed...
Nail Art Tutorial: Glittery Red Bow
Follow along as Jana Duzanec, an educator and nail artist, shows you how to do these red bow nails step by step.   1. Build the nail extension  as usual and on the tip, add gold/champagne...
Nail Art Tutorial: Christmas Sweater Nails
Dress up nails in something festive – and prep clients for all their holiday parties! Try out this step-by-step tutorial from MARS the Salon. » [pagebreak] 1. Apply a base coat.2. Apply a pale beige...