Technique Articles

Essie Will Now Be Available at the Airport
Ever find yourself waiting at the airport for four hours? Aside from getting a little buzzed at the overpriced bar and huddling by the nearest electrical outlet with your phone, there’s usually not...
Nail Art How To: Hawaiian Nails (August 2014) Behind the Nail Pros
The August cover pays tribute to the warm water and tropical foliage of Hawaii! As a nail artist and a dweller of the island herself, Shannon McCown Nakamura covered these pipe-shaped nails with one-...
Nail Art Tutorial: Racy Gold Lettering
OPI showed off the power of their new Ford Mustang with monogrammed nail art. Clients can try out this same look with their own initials emblazoned on their tips. Watch OPI’s tutorial below for...
Nail Stamping Tips for Nail Techs
Nail stamping has gotten BIG, and if you aren’t already using it in your salon – you should check it out. Stamping allows you to quickly create detailed works of art. The process is faster than hand...
Nail Art Tutorial: Gold Foil and Roses
Design a classy manicure covered in regal purple roses and gold fit for a queen! Jana Duzanec, an educator and nail artist, shows you the step by step using products from Jet Set Beauty. »[pagebreak...
Nail Art Tutorial: Color-Changing Snakeskin
Get ready to blow clients away with something chic! See the steps as Sarah Elmaz of Get Buffed Nails shows how to do this snakeskin effect. » [pagebreak] You will need: a dotting tool top coat...
How to Choose the Right Ventilation System for Your Salon
Nail technicians are exposed to potentially hazardous chemicals every day. The dust and vapors generated from products are close to the breathing zone of you and your clients and can cause a variety...
Nail Art Tutorial: Rainbow Swirls
Clients come to you looking to spice up their nails with designs and color, so give them something memorable! Jana Duzanec, an educator and nail artist, shows you the step by step for her rainbow...