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  • Could Steam Be Your New Go-To Removal Process?

    Now that long-wear lacquers and gel polishes are here to stay, nail care professionals are seeking healthier, less damaging methods to easily remove product from clients’ nails. Moreover, nail care brands are increasingly creating removal techniques...
  • Halloween Nail Art Tutorial

    Halloween kicks off a season of fun holiday-themed nail art. Clients decide to get into the spirit by adding something extra onto their manicures or pedicures that match the season. Here are 5 different ideas for Halloween nail art by Hannah Rox It. Let...
  • Wire Work Nail Art Trend

    Wowing us with diamond nails and shattered glass nails, Eun Kyung Park , the founder of Unistella Salon in Seoul, South Korea, has done it yet again. But this time the nail art queen left nail artists everywhere spellbound. Park debuted her latest...
  • Move Over Gel: The Rise Of Long Wear Polish

    First introduced in 2013 by Creative Nail Design’s Vinylux , long wear nail polish is a hybrid nail lacquer that combines ordinary nail polish with gel nail polish. Coined the “seven-day polish,” this new category in the nail enamel...
  • National Ice Cream Day Nail Art Tutorial

    This upcoming Sunday, July 16 is National Ice Cream Day and all of July is national ice cream month! Use this sprinkle-inspired nail art tutorial by Hannah Rox It to celebrate. Our recommendation is to choose a day or one week where you offer this yummy...
  • Pastel Gradient French Tip Manicure Tutorial

    Ask any nail tech what nail style clients request most often, and you'll usually hear one reply: the French tip manicure. From everyday wear to special occasions, the French tip look is both classic and feminine. To celebrate the official start to...
  • Career Spotlight: Angel Williams, Editorial Manicurist Part 2

    Published examples of Angel William's work In Part II of the interview with Angel Williams, Editorial Manicurist, I talk to Angel the educator about The Editorial Manicurist (TEM) seminar she teaches annually, getting an agent, and what it takes...
  • How To Create Inspired Nail Art

    We all have those moments when inspiration hits, like when you're walking down the street and see a cool mural, a funky window display, or a pattern on a shirt. But how can you translate this inspiration into a cohesive nail design? This week I’ve...
  • Giving Clients The Red Carpet Treatment

    Next month, the 89 th Annual Acad emy Awards (also known as the Oscars) will take place in Los Angeles. This is one of the biggest events of the year for Hollywood socialites and fans alike. According to The Hollywood Reporter, over 37.3 million people...
  • How Social Media is Changing My Life

    I am a child of the eighties. Our form of social media was a note folded into a funky shape and passed up the row in math class, or a mixed tape with New Kids On the Block and Vanilla Ice. If you were really cool, your parents gave you a beeper and you...
  • Shearious Questions: What If I Don't Want To Do Hair Anymore?

    Photo | Death To Stock SHEARIOUS Question: I’ve been in the industry for 17 years now. Ever since I graduated high school. I have taught cosmetology for 3.5 years all while still doing hair on my off days and out of the 3.5yrs, 1 year as a school...
  • Letter From The General Manager: Remembering Christine Gordon, Industry Icon

    As it goes when you’ve lived a life of so many years, you have the experience of babies birthed, graduations, weddings, divorces, promotions, new opportunities, and even death. Each, in its own way, is cause for celebration – for what is,...
  • How To Avoid The Inevitable Hairdresser Burn Out

    There are many reasons why people leave the industry. A move, an injury, or a change in family structure are just a few examples. One of the most dangerous and often overlooked is burn out. It is a very real threat to our mental health and exercise behind...
  • Can You Put Yourself First When You Work In The Service Industry?

    Have you ever experienced feelings of inadequacy in your work place? Have you gone above and beyond in your role only for it to be met with silence? No raise, no recognition just a lot of sacrifice and giving away of your passion and ideas. Are you drained...
  • How Walking Into A Barbershop Changed My Life

    It's funny to me how a couple of years ago, I would stay up late playing Xbox or partying in bars and now I'm this guy... jamming and working on hair. Always. Life, if you listen to it, will lead you all kinds of different ways. There was a...
  • 5 Hairdressers You Need To Follow On Instagram

    We all love to get a little inspiration now and then but with so much coming at us from every direction on social media, it's hard to know where to look. Here are 5 hairdressers that are always giving us that inspiration boost we need. @larisadoll...