Technique Articles

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...
Nail Art Tutorial: Melted Snowballs
Here’s a cute winter design to mix up your regular reindeers, snowflakes, and gingerbread men. This melted snowball lets you mix 3-D acrylic sculpting with gel polish nail art. Check out how Becky...
Nail Art Tutorial: Mermaid Nails
Who doesn’t like shimmery aquatic nails? Watch as Sarah Elmaz of Get Buffed Nails demonstrates how to get the look. » [pagebreak] You will need: An array of around 4 colors (ranging from dark to...
Nail Art Tutorial: Chanel-Inspired Nails
A girl’s gotta have at least a sip of luxury each week. Treat your clients to it with these fall nails inspired by Chanel. Hiroko Fujikawa, expert in Japanese nail art and owner of MARS the Salon...
Nail Art Tutorial: Negative Space and Flowers
The trend that’s happening big time: negative space. Hiroko Fujikawa, expert in Japanese nail art and owner of MARS the Salon mixed it up with some classic flowers to balance it out. Here’s how it’s...
Nail Art Tutorial: Autumn Chevron Stripes
Not all clients want turkeys this time of year. MARS the Salon’s nail art and owner, Hiroko Fujikawa uses a more stylized design for the autumn months – multicolored chevrons stripes. Try the look...
How to Attach Charms and Rhinestones to Nails
Rhinestones, chains, studs, charms - you name it! Here are the best way to attach those embellishments to your clients' nails:  Top Coat Apply two coats of nail polish and let them dry...
Nail Art Tutorial: Foil Peppermint Candy Nails
Don't just do red and white peppermint stripes this holiday season. Put yourself ahead of the competition by creating realistic plastic wrappers with transfer foil inspired by Robin Moses! Here's how...