NAILS Magazine - April 2013


[Gel-Polish] Spring Break

After a chilly winter freeze, gel-polish is making a break for the sun with the newest collections bursting with fun spring shades.

What’s New at Nail Art Gallery?

If you’re a fan of our online community, Nail Art Gallery, you’ll be happy to know that it is now easier than ever to share your nail art. Let us walk you through some of the modifications we’ve made so you can begin uploading and sharing ASAP.

Apprenticeship Programs

Donald Trump may have given apprenticeship some glamour, but aspiring nail techs have been completing these hands-on training programs for years pre-dating the hit show “The Apprentice”. (And instead of hearing “you’re fired,” nail tech apprentices hear “you’re licensed!” Before you sign up for an apprenticeship, take on an apprentice at your salon, or set out to get your state’s laws changed on the subject, here’s what you need to know.

Common Causes of Nail Service Breakdown: 

When it comes to service breakdown, a handful of common slip-ups and mistakes are often at the root of the problem. Clients can share the blame too, by abusing their own nails and causing damage, but NAILS compiled a list of 100 common application mishaps to help you keep your enhancement applications flawless.

Step-by-steps from Minx and Gel II plus step-by-steps for a Chocolate Decadence Pedicure and Diamond Manicure

A Pirate’s Heart Kari McQuitty shows you how to apply watercolor paint on top of a gel enhancement to create a layered effect with this pirate design. 

Designer Nail Products’ Pam Sawyer-Thompson shows you how to make a glitter an confetti frosted stiletto design.

Green with Style   

One way to show your love for planet Earth is to paint it on your clients’ nails. Here are some nail art designs that will inspire you to go green.

Nail Art Studio provides Step-by-steps on new nail art designs.

Boutique: Doorway Decor   

With April showers on the horizon, customers might show up with their arms full. Give them a place to put their coat, umbrella, and keys, greet them with user-friendly décor from the minute they walk through the door. These products make a great retail items too.

Reader to Reader asks: Is real nail art hand-crafted?

Under the Microscope: Arthritis is a painful inflammation of the joints that limits everyday activities.


NAILS Magazine - April 2013