Technique Articles

Technique: How to Mix Custom Gel Colors
Working with colors requires a little planning. Buy a color wheel and familiarize yourself with the appropriate color combinations needed to blend the colors your clients desire. Be aware that...
Technique: How to Prevent Uneven Gel Enhancements
Having trouble with the thickness of your gel extensions? Here’s how to troubleshoot. The Issue:When you view your nails down the barrel, one side of the free edge is thicker than the other. You’ve...
Technique: Using Premium Nails ManiPedi Elite
Thinking about trying a new brand? Here's a step-by-step guide for applying Premium Nails ManiPedi Elite Matching Gel Polish and Lacquer. » [pagebreak]   Sanitize, push back the cuticles, then...
Chemotherapy and Nails
Undergoing chemotherapy treatments and taking multiple medications often cause changes to your client’s nails. The nails can grow more slowly and become more fragile. “Chemotherapy can make nails...
Technique: How to Do a Gel Pedicure
Keep your clients’ pedicures vibrant all summer long with color gels! They can last for at least three weeks on toenails, so your clients won’t have to touch up their pedicures while on vacation....
Nail Techs: How Do You Do Your Own Nails?
As a nail tech, you do manicures for other people all day long. But when you go to polish your own nails – especially those on your non-dominant hand – it’s an adjustment. Plus, when are you supposed...
Nail Art Tutorial: Opals and Stripes
Shimmering opalescent nails are perfect for clients seeking something eye-catching. The elegant shine pairs well with everything from pastels to metallics. Sarah Elmaz of Get Buffed Nails shows in...
Nail Art Tutorial: How to Apply Transfer Foil With Hair Glue
Nail tech Denise Heavner from Jefferson, Ohio has a hack that will allow you to skip the gel process before applying transfer foil. Traditionally to apply transfer foil, you’ll need a surface that’s...