Showing posts with label hot new nail trend. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hot new nail trend. Show all posts

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Beautiful Nail Art In A Few Easy Steps!

WOW your clients with this awesome Capture Art Screen set by Escape Artist!



Caption Art Screens are all you need to create art masterpieces. The stamping technique is simple with awe inspiring results. An incredibly easy entry point for techs into nail art services. Escape Artist features grids and checker stamping patterns mixed with on trend graphics like animal prints, lightning bolts, hearts and roses.

I love the variety of designs! So many to choose from!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fright Fest! Glow in the Dark Nail Creations Perfect for the Scariest Time of Year!

I think, universally, people either LOVE Halloween or hate it. Personally, it is not my favorite holiday, but even I find myself getting caught up in the air of the season....spooks and ghouls, ghosts and chills...Some of your clients, I am sure, find Halloween to be the time of year they most look forward to. These clients...and many others, I am sure, will be blown away by these new Acrylic powders...

This year, offer your young-at-heart clients a new, super-cool option for their acrylic nails...GLOW IN THE DARK acrylics! Whoah! Even for the skeptical (like me haha), these are pretty cool. This kit by EZ Flow makes it super easy to take your classic French acrylics to trendy glow in the dark nails!

Kit Includes:

  • Glow Dark Pink
  • Glow Light Pink
  • Glow White
Designed for use with any monomer, these glow in the dark acrylic powders will amp up your french acrylics to a new, spooky trendsetting level!



Thursday, May 2, 2013

Vinylux 7-Day Challenge - Day 3 UPDATE!

Well, I am almost halfway there - Day 7 is approaching quickly! As of today, Day 3, my Vinylux is still holding strong. It is still very shiny, and I am just showing some minimal wear along my free edge. All in all, it still looks great!

**Take care when applying - be sure to cap the free edge really well, and i bet your clients won't even see any wear along their free edge.**

Vinylux Grape Gum - Day  3
One thing I noticed with Vinylux - it is not becoming brittle like traditional polish. Normally, by Day 3 of a manicure, my polish has become brittle and begins showing evidence of tiny spidery cracks. I am not seeing any of that happen with my Vinylux, which is great news!

Have you applied Vinylux for any of your clients yet? What are your thoughts on application?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The 7 Day Vinylux Challenge - Day 1! Is Vinylux a Game-Changer?

CND has been taking the nail industry by storm in the last few years. First, they released Shellac - the biggest nail trend...well, probably ever! They changed the game for salons, providing the Power-Polish gel manicure that applies like a polish and lasts 2 weeks.


Now, it seems CND has done it again with the release of Vinylux....but this time, they took it one step further. Vinylux is perfect for application in the salon, but since it does not require a lamp to cure, and can be easily removed with nail polish remover, clients can perform manicures and touch-ups at home. This opens up a whole new avenue for retailing these products to your clients, creating more revenue for your salon!

I know what you are thinking - you already have a full line of polishes, gels, and gel polishes. Why do you need more?

Why we LOVE Vinylux

  1. Simple, 2-step process: color polish, top coat. That's it! No base coat, no curing. SUPER EFFICIENT!
  2. 8.5 minute dry time. So fast!
  3. Flawless color lasts without chipping for 7 days!
  4. Easy removal - no soak-off, no drill. Even remove at home!
That all sounds great on paper, right? Well, here is the REAL test! I performed my first Vinylux manicure last night, and will post updates over the next seven days to see how well it lasts.
Vinylux Grape Gum - Day 1

Initial Thoughts: Love the polish formula - applied smoothly, not streaky or clumpy. I felt odd applying color direct to my nail, but I can certainly get used to one less step! I did apply 3 coats of color (instructions recommend 2 coats) - I didn't feel that I had evenly applied the color after 2 coats. I think that is a reflection of my application skills rather than the polish, though. I usually apply 3 coats of color.

Each coat dried really quickly - by the time I applied polish to each of my 10 fingers and started at the beginning again for the next coat, the previous layer felt dry instead of tacky, so I didn't end up with weird brush marks near my cuticle. Definite plus!

I performed my manicure about 45 minutes before I hit the sack - usually, this is a recipe for disaster. I am the Queen of destroying my manicures with Sheet and Bedding marks. However, my Vinylux was still perfect when I woke up this morning - not a Sheet Mark to be seen, hallelujah!

The only oddity is how the polish feels - it is almost rubbery, not hard, shiny, and glossy. It looks shiny and glossy, the finish just doesn't feel like regular polish. But, if it lasts, that is A-OK with me! On a final note: I do feel like the striations in my nails are accentuated with this polish, but I am not sure if it is the color or the polish itself. After my 7-Day Challenge is over, I will try another color to compare!

Check back in a couple of days for some picture updates from my 7-Day Challenge....and pick up Vinylux for your salon today!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Emerald - The Official Nail Color Trend for Winter and Spring 2013

As a nail technician, your clients depend upon your for knowing all the hot trends that will keep them in style this season.  The good news is that I did some research for you and have information the hottest nail trend for Winter and Spring of 2013.

Emerald!!!

Named 'Color of the Year - 2013,' by Pantone, the 'world-renowned authority on color,' Emerald Green is officially huge in all things fashion.  Whether you recommend clients choose a color that is Classic, Dramatic or Glitzy, you can be sure they will be totally in style.

*Pro Tip*  You can create the perfect Emerald color with CND Shellac by applying a super-thin layer of Iced Coral over Black Pool.  The key, however, is to make sure that the Iced Coral is applied as thinly as possible.


Thursday, September 27, 2012

EXCITE YOUR CLIENTS with CND Additives TODAY!

Are your clients bored of the same old Shellac and Brisa colors? Are you tired of applying the same colors over and over again? Are you lusting to tap into your artistic side to create fabulous new nail designs using a cutting-edge new application method? Well, Pure Spa Direct has the answer!




NEW CND Additives!

Now you can offer your clients completely customized nail services using CND Additives Pigments and Effects. This is a collection of 12 cosmetic-grade pure pigments and lustrous effects that can be blended into any CND sculpting powder or gel, and can even be layered over CND Shellac

"Additives give Nail Professionals endless choices to artistically dazzle their clients - both figuratively and literally," says CND Co-founder, Jan Arnold.

By adding CND Additives to your repertoire, nail professionals everywhere can add value and creativity to their services. You can offer your clients unique and completely customized nail services, increasing your value as their nail professional, while feeding your client's chic fashion sense!


CND Pigments - luxurious colors in its purest form:
  • Yellow
  • Bright Red
  • Black
  • Medium Green


CND Pigment Effects - luminous, dramatic color with a hint of shimmer, sparkle or opalescence:
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Haute Pink
  • Antique Bronze
  • Violet Pearl
  • Titanium Pearl

CND Effectstranslucent, lustrous sparkles:
  • Pink Gold Sparkle
  • Green Gold Sparkle
  • Spectrum Sparkle



THE ART OF THE MIX
BLEND ADDITIVES INTO ANY 
CND SCULPTING POWDER OR GEL, LAYER OVER CND SHELLAC™ 
  • Liquid and Powder – Add a small amount of sculpting powder and a dash of desired Additives to an empty jar. Cap the jar and shake to blend thoroughly. Never mix more than 30% Additives to any powder blend. 
  • Gel – Add a small amount of gel to a mixing tray or jar, and a dash of desired Additives. Gently stir together using a spatula or an orangewood stick until thoroughly mixed. Use a slow, steady motion to avoid creating bubbles. Never mix more than 30% Additives to any gel blend. 
  • CND Shellac – Dip a dry brush into desired Additives and then lightly apply to uncured layer of Shellac. Cure for two minutes. Apply Shellac Top Coat to seal and protect the design and cure for two minutes.

**JUST ADDED - CND Additives Kits***




Check out the video below to see CND Additives in action, and get on your way to exciting your clients!