Behind the Nail Pros

NAILPRO Behind the December 2014 Cover: Icy Stilettos
Award-winning nail artist Kirsty Meakin did this icy design for our December cover. The U.K.-based tech brought her own inspiration to the photo shoot - jewelry set with bold white and clear...
NAILPRO Behind the November 2014 Cover: Fall Brown and Golds
We thought something inspired by fall would be perfect for the November cover! Celeb manicurist Kimmie Kyees went through all her fall shades and came up with two hues to represent the season: a...
Nail Art How To: Ultra-Long Gothic Nails (October 2014) Behind the Nail Pros
As part of the prize for winning the 2014 NAILPRO Cup, champion Marina LoPresto got the chance to do our October cover nails! Going for a Halloween feel, she sculpted some long French twists and...
Nail Art How To: Moody Jewels (September 2014) Behind the Nail Pros
This fall, dark jewel tones are trending just as much as metallics that remind us of actual jewelry. Watch as celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees pulls together multiple shimmering nail looks fit for...
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 How To: Sculpted Neons (July 2014) Behind the Nail Pros
For our July 2014 cover, nail artist Emese Koppanyi and her boyfriend Frederic Edange teamed up to do two different shaped neon nails. Koppanyi created a Russian almond shape with yellow tips; Edange...
Nail Art How To: 3-D Seashell Nails (June 2014) Behind the Nail Pros
For the first time ever, Nailpro hosted a cover contest that allowed nail techs from around the globe to submit their work for the chance to be Lead Manicurist in a cover photo shoot for the magazine...
Nail Art How To: ‪Street Style (May 2014) Behind the Nail Pros
Nail tech Francis Mangano came all the way from Venezuela to share her own technique for building 3-D flowers. The result was brilliant springtime blossoms among fluttering butterflies and perfect...