Technique Articles

Nail Art Tutorial: Black Purse Nails
Handbags are nice, but nails inspired by a Chanel bag are even better. Try this look out with Jana Duzanec’s step-by-step directions. » [pagebreak] Step 1: Prepare and build the nail as usual (with...
Cuccio's new T3 LED/UV Cool Cure Sculpting Gel allows techs to get the look of a gel with the strength and control of an acrylic.“A lot of techs stopped doing acrylics when soak offs became popular...
The Nail School Diaries: Part 18: Taking the State Boards
Follow Amie Pollard, nail school student and recipient of the Beauty Changes Lives|CND|Tippi Hedren Scholarship, through her days of school!   November 10, 2014   Hey everyone! So as you...
How to Do Runway Nails Just Like Kimmie Kyees
She’s already done the nails of Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and more – and now Kimmie Kyees will show you how to do your own. The celebrity manicurist came up with five shiny...
Nail Art Tutorial: Cranberry Fizz
Fall and winter demand seductive shades: pinks, berries, reds. Essie shares how to create a festive dotted manicure that looks just like a glass of Cranberry Fizz. Note:  this look best served...
Nail Art Tutorial: Sparkly Little Owls
A wise nail tech is always learning new techniques – like this gel owl done by nail artist Jana Duzanec. Click through to see every step of the process. » [pagebreak] Products used: Efexclusive,...
Q&A with OPI Educator Chelsea Baart
As the most recognizable professional polish brand in the world, OPI has an equally impressive Educator team. One of those Educators is Chelsea Baart, a highly creative industry veteran with a...
China Glaze's Fan Manicure Kit
With four polishes and the fan brush all included, the new China Glaze Fan Manicure Kit is the perfect polish set to spoil yourself or include in your salon's retail section. Keep simple, feathered...