In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Elaine Watson, vice president of marketing and sales for Star Nail International, shows how to use dotting tools to create simple nail art. This is an effective way to increase revenue without sacrificing time. nailsmagazine


Gelish PolyGel integrates the best qualities of both acrylics and hard gels into one patent-pending product. Watch as veteran nail tech and Gelish founder Danny Haile demonstrate how to “squeeze, slice, and roll” a natural nail overlay using PolyGel in Natural Clear and a reverse French nail design using Soft Pink and Bright White. Before using Gelish PolyGel, be sure to prep the nails first. To prep the nail, Danny used a 180-grit file and applied pH Bond and Hand & Nail Harmony's ProBond, which is a non-acid primer. 10 Things to Know About PolyGel: nailsmagazine


Temeka Jackson shows how to create a matte-and-glitter nail design using rose gold gel-polish, a matte top coat, and loose rose gold glitter. nailsmagazine


Ann Chang shows how to file and shape nails using an electric nail file (the KUPA Mani Pro Passport E-File) combined with some hand-filing to speed up your services. Instead of buffing the nails by hand, she uses the same sanding band that she used to prep the nail and a low e-file speed (around 8,000 rpm) to buff the acrylic nail. nailsmagazine Follow Ann on her YouTube Channel, The Nail Tips Show: See more articles on e-filing techniques at NailsMag.com: For more information on Kupa products, visit .


Ann Chang, educator for Kupa Inc. and host of The Nail Tips Show, demonstrates how to remove soak-off gel-polish using an electric nail file (the KUPA Mani Pro Passport E-File) and a 3-in-1 medium bit (a tapered bit with a small barrel, large barrel, and rounded like a safety bit, all in one). She also uses a medium sanding band to finish filing off the product. nailsmagazine For more information on Kupa products, visit . Follow Ann on her YouTube Channel, The Nail Tips Show: See more articles on e-filing techniques at NailsMag.com:


Nail Career Education's Suzie Moskal creates a floral bouquet acrylic inlay with embedded dried flowers and caviar beads for the May 2017 cover of NAILS Magazine (). Congratulations on reaching one million YouTube subscribers, Suzie! Be sure to check out Suzie's wildly popular nail tutorials by subscribing to her channel: See Suzie recreate a shorter stiletto version of the nails on her YouTube channel: For more info on her nail school in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, visit . Also check out our first interview with Suzie from the July 2016 issue of NAILS: Cover photography by Vu Ong on model Ciara Pisa Emoji illustrations by Yuiko Sugino nailsmagazine


Dashing Diva's So Yong Yu shows how applying the Nail Guard to the natural nail before a gel application can speed removal times without soaking off the gel. Just dip an orange wood stick into non-acetone remover and work along the edges to loosen the gel before peeling it off. More info:


Young Nails president Greg Salo shows how to apply Young Nails SlickPour, a powder coat system, to the natural nail at the 2017 International Salon & Spa Expo in Long Beach, Calif. See Greg's official SlickPour video on the Young Nails YouTube channel: The official SlickPour removal video: Step-by-step photo tutorial on nailsmag.com: nailsmagazine


Akzentz' Gina Silvestro answers her most frequently-heard question: What's the best way to adhere crystals to nails? She shows how to secure a cluster of rhinestones and nail bling to the nail using Bling-On and Shine-On. nailsmagazine Visit to see these professional products and to find a distributor in your area.


Pavé Crystal Pedicure owner Michelle Williams shows how to place stones in a Pavé Crystal Template to simultaneously stamp individual stones in a pattern and onto a nail at Premiere Orlando 2016. For more information, visit nailsmagazine


In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Thao Nguyen shows how to do a simple color fade using gel polish and the sponge technique.


Quickly and easily create the perfect sculpture gel extensions every time with Bio Seaweed Gel’s new Bio-Swift reverse nail tip forms and soak-off gel enhancement system. Place Bio-Swift gel directly to the reverse nail tip forms, apply the gel-infused nail tip form to the nail, cure nails on both sides, then “swift” or gently take off the nail tip form. From there, file the nail shape desired, buff, and apply a gel top coat, or continue with a nail art design. For more information, visit . To pre-order, you can e-mail the company directly at professionals@bioseaweedgel.com with full name, telephone, shipping address, and a copy of your professional certificate/license. More articles on Bio Seaweed Gel:


In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Elaine Watson, vice president of marketing and sales for Star Nail International, shows how to handle fiberglass nail wraps with ease.


In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Elaine Watson, vice president of marketing and sales for Star Nail International, shows how to file an almond nail shape.


Natsuki Kuga, art director for Kokoist Japan, shows how to create your own liquid stone nail gem jewelry using Kokoist's Gem Gel product line at the 2017 International Salon & Spa Expo in Long Beach, Calif. She creates the stone over an ombre nail art design. More on Kokoist USA on nailsmag.com: Follow Kokoist on Instagram:


In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Light Elegance educator Loni Preato shows how to build and file a short stiletto nail with gel.


Yvett Garcia (@yvynails), a LeChat Nails influencer, shows how to properly apply chrome pigment on nails using LeChat's Mirano Metallic Pigments. nailsmagazine


In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Elaine Watson, vice president of marketing and sales for Star Nail International, shows one way to secure nail charms on polished nails.


Young Nails CEO Greg Salo shows how to use the Caption Stamping Plates, now called Caption Art Screens, using a spongey stamp. The plates are deep, and it can be used with Young Nails Caption polish or Young Nails pigments. Be sure not to clean the stamp with acetone. Use a lint roller or the sticky part of a nail form to pull product off of the stamp. The Caption Art Screens, on the other hand, can be cleaned with acetone.


In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Elaine Watson, vice president of marketing and sales for Star Nail International, shows how to file a round nail shape.


Holly Schippers showing how to do a French look with Gel-Polish.


Odyssey Nail Systems educator Alejandro Castañeda shows how to create underside nail art that shows topside as a French design using VPP Metal Gel. Before the underside nail art process, Castañeda sculpted a clear glitter extension so his underside liquid metal art could be seen from the top of the nail. For more info on VPP products, you can visit . Underside Nail Art Photo Gallery:


Gelish founder and veteran nail tech Danny Haile shows how to “squeeze, slice, and roll” to extend the nail bed and create a French nail design using PolyGel in Cover Pink and Bright White. Gelish PolyGel currently comes in six natural colors: cover pink, soft pink, dark pink, natural clear, soft white, and bright white. nailsmagazine See our first video introducing Gelish PolyGel: Before using Gelish PolyGel, be sure to prep the nails first. To prep the nail, Danny used a 180-grit file and applied pH Bond and Hand & Nail Harmony's ProBond, which is a non-acid primer. 10 Things to Know About PolyGel:


In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Light Elegance educator Loni Preato shows how to properly prepare nails for a manicure.


Jean Kuan shows how to apply Japanese LED lights from Mr. Nail Art () at the International Salon and Spa Expo in Long Beach, Calif. The Little Twin Stars, rose, and galaxy nail art shown at 2:17 was created by Fariha Ali (@nailjob), Nikki Diamond (@nikkidiamond01), and Marisol Alvarado (@sinplycreativeartistry).


Yvett Garcia (@yvynails), a LeChat Nails influencer, shows how to design a cohesive modern nail look using rhinestones, jewels, and LeChat's Mirano Metallic Pigments.


Orly Beauty educator Trina Ngo shows how to create a simple abstract floral design using Orly's Easy-Off base coat, BodyGuard vitamin-infused soak-off builder gel, and GelFX in Beach Cruiser hot pink at the International Salon & Spa Expo in Long Beach, Calif. See more abstract nail art designs on NailsMag.com:


In this new video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, OPI Educator Dawn Sharp shows how to give a thorough hand and forearm massage.


We're winding down our Nail Tech Takeover Week on Instagram (@nailsmagazine) with NTNA S.2 finalist April Ryan (@red_iguana_). April shares a frosted glitter snowflake nail design that she originally shared on our Instagram Stories. See April's latest videos on her YouTube channel:


Sarah Elmaz (@getbuffednails) shared this colorful chrome and candy-stripes nail technique with us on Instagram Stories during her Insta Takeover of @nailsmagazine. She uses Gellyfit gel products, holo/chrome pigments, a striping brush for the lines, and tops it with crystals. Find @getbuffednails on Instagram at and on YouTube:


LeChat international educator Anastasiia Morozova shows how to create a color-changing ombre nail design using LeChat’s Gelée Mood Color Powder dip system. nailsmagazine More on LeChat Nails: Follow Anastasiia on Instagram:


Lauren Wireman takes us on a tour of her nail academy and connected shop, where she packs glitter, chrome, and other nail art accessories and products to ship out to nail lovers everywhere.


NAILS contributing editor and nail tech Holly Schippers shows a few tips on taking better photos of your nail art. She also shows how to e-mail them or share them with us for the chance to get your nail art featured in NAILS Magazine and on our social media. What are some of your tips for taking better nail art photos? Also, want to step up your nail photo game? Read our guide to photographing nails, which includes an introduction to DSLR cameras: nailsmagazine


Session manicurist and creator of The Nailscape Ashley Gregory shares her secrets to social media and nail industry success.


In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, OPI guest artist Adela Munoz shows how to create a zebra-print nail art using gel-polish.


You can paint more than flowers with the one-stroke technique! Lauren Wireman shows how she creates this abstract chrome nail design with the one stroke painting technique using Wildflowers Nails Butter Paints, paillettes, and rhinestones: 1:16 Creating a wet palette for the paints used in one-stroke 2:08 Loading the paintbrush with two colors 2:34 Painting one-stroke circles 4:10 Adding glitter paillettes and rhinestones to uncured gel Tip: Lauren shares a tip on using a dotting tool to pick up glitter and rhinestones at the 4:26 mark. nailsmagazine


Lauren Wireman (@wildflowersnails), NTNA Seaason two Top 3 artist and owner of Wildflowers Nails Academy, guides us through the nail products she featured at the Best Lil' Nail Show Texas, including a clear stamper, stamping plates, silicone nail art brushes, glitters, butter paints for one-stroke painting, and her NailSpex, eye protection for nail techs. Follow us on Periscope (@nailsmag) for a behind-the-scenes look into our world. More on NailSpex:


In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Young Nails educator Tracey Reierson shows how to remove gel-polish using a safety bit, a bit designed with a smooth bald top to prevent nail techs from cutting their clients during the removal or refinement of enhancements.



In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, OPI educator Dawn Sharp shows how to finish file an acrylic enhancement in the final step of a traditional acrylic pink-and-white manicure.


The Nail Hub's Elizabeth Morris shows how vital color theory is to creating ombre/gradient nails. She creates a blend of three colors using Leafgel Premium Color Gel and a comb brush. nailsmagazine Follow The Nail Hub YouTube: Instagram: More information on Leafgel:


In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, nail tech Lorena Marquez shows how to create jewelry-embellished nail art with nail accessories and gel-polish.


In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Light Elegance educator Loni Preato shows how to use the reverse application method to sculpt a perfect smile line with pink-and-whites, colors, or glitter acrylics. nailsmagazine


In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, LaShaun Brown-Glenn, a U.S. business development manager and trainer for Alessandro, shows the second step toward repairing a broken gel extension edge. This is also the final step in completing a gel enhancement.


Lauren Wireman shows how to create a colorful hand-painted wildflowers nail design with gel-polish, loose glitters, nail foil, and crystals. 0:21 nail art foil application 0:45 fading nail glitters over the nail, pressing them in with your finger 1:41 hand-painting a floral outline with black gel paint 2:00 painting petals with a white base layer to boost the final colors 2:28 mixing colors to create petals and flower details 3:27 diluting black art paint with water and using a detail brush to enhance flower details 4:32 adding crystals to the nails


In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, CND education ambassador Shelena Robinson shows how to create water drop half-bubble nails with gel-polish top coat.


FingerNailFixer Holly Schippers shows how to properly shape and clean the nail plate.


Nail salons now have a way to offer a unique retail experience for clients. Alfalfa Nail Supply's Kevin Nguyen walks us through the process of creating your own nail polish — any color including metallics, creams, glitters, and pearl — using the DreaMau machine at the International Salon & Spa Expo in Long Beach, Calif. For more information, visit Alfalfa Nail Supply at .


In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, CND education ambassador Shelena Robinson shows how to create nail art using stencils and pigments.


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