manicure basics

Making a Manicure Anything but Basic

There’s something to be said for a pretty, neatly painted French manicure. But there is also something to be said for showing up at a pool party with tiny little watermelons popping at the tips of your fingers. And what that something is – is fun! It’s about to be Summer so why not change it up and give your nails a hot new look that gives onlookers something cool to look at? Check out some of our ideas for making your manicure anything but basic this season!

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putting the man in manicure

Shore – Putting the Man in Manicure

In today’s very visual world, it seems that clothes are not the only thing that make the man. Its true gentlemen.  A man in the finest, tailored Armani suit with perfectly shined shoes and impeccably groomed hair will still elicit raised eyebrows and expressions of horror if his nails look like he just clawed his way out of a coal mine. Yes, a man needs a good manicure too. And like so many beauty treatments and trends that have become gender neutral, a good mani-pedi is not just for the ladies any more. After all, sometimes it is virtually a job requirement! For instance, have you ever looked at your doctor’s nails? Your dentist? Do you think you’d feel quite the same if they sported ragged, unkempt nails that screamed, “I don’t really care about the details.” Or how about the waiter or bartender at your favorite restaurant? Can you picture your reaction to that delicious plate of shrimp scampi or your favorite martini being delivered by a man channeling Conan the barbarian through his fingernails! Right! Enough said.

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2017 Nail Hacks

Top Nail Art Hacks for 2017

One of the nail art industry’s most successful entrepreneurs, Tammy Taylor, captured our fascination with beautiful nails best with one sentence – “your nails are a way to speak your style without having to say a word.” The nail art of today is a far cry from the ordinary manicure of yesterday. Even if you are not one of those lucky individuals with long, shapely nails that never seem to chip or break, you can have a perfect set for an affordable price. Multitudes of nail aficionados plan their nail look carefully for every holiday, business meeting or special event and a good nail technician inspires the kind of loyalty you typically only devote to your hair stylist! If you’re part of the DIY crowd and like to experiment with creative new looks for your digits, check out some of the latest nail art hacks and give it a whirl between visits to your favorite salon.

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