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Cubist Calm

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Learn how to create a cool color-blocked manicure
The color-blocking fashion trend is one of my favorites, and I'm happy it hasn't gone away just yet. With a hint of cubist influence from artists such as Mondrian, this style can work for nails as well as clothing. Combining a few different shades can also help transition manicures from winter to spring, as this Winter's Edge look from Essie...

Hand-Picked Health

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Learn nailcare tips you need for winter from Essie
During the winter I find myself getting lazy in some of my beauty routines, especially manicures and pedicures. My toes are covered in more layers than I'd like to admit to stay warm, so it seems a waste to spend time polishing them, and my fingers end up staying the same shade until it chips. Even if I'm not delving...

Heart on Your Sleeve

Get inspired with Valentine's Day manicure ideas
Couples are soon to be swarming spas looking for romantic treatments and quiet time to relax together. The ladies may pop by a bit sooner to get pampered and prepped for Valentine's Day plans. Here's a creative, heart-inspired nail look created by Los Angeles-based manicurist Michelle Saunders perfect for a special date.

Chic Holiday Nails

Get step by step manicure tips to prep clients for parties
Shopping for the holidays started weeks ago, and festive parties got into full swing this weekend. A full social calendar for you and your clients means keeping up beauty appointments, specifically manicures, is especially important. Red tips are always a chic option, but for clients who want to take it up a notch you can offer a sophisticated ruby twist...

Fall Nail Fashion

Learn how to recreate a popular pattern on nails
Argyle has come a long way from the moth-eaten sweaters I remember in vintage stores, and it is not just for the early-bird special crowd. Stylish lines at all price points are bound to have a few pieces marked by the popular pattern this season. It's not limited to clothing either, as nail artist Rita Remark shows in her design...

Good as Gold

Get nail inspiration for the changing season from Essie.
Pedicures may not be high priority for spa-goers now as they slip feet into socks and boots instead of flip flops and peep toes, but that doesn't mean nail services are off their radar. There are still ten fabulous fingertips worthy of artistic expression. Here is a golden nail art idea to try on your daring manicure clients from nail...

Perfectly Paired Polish

How to pair polish with cocktails for a big summer splash
I run across drink pairing recommendations regularly living in New York City, at restaurants, on blogs, and even on some spa menus. One pairing that surprisingly hasn't made a big showing until now is nail art to cocktail. It's a natural fit because summer drinks will always be at hand wherever clients are lounging. To create these these polished pairs,...