Nails

The nail art trend has shown no signs of slowing down, with graphic, chic designs popping up on recent Fashion Week runways and Hollywood's red carpets alike. In the salon, clients are still requesting fun nail looks, whether simple and minimalist, or more intricate and festive, but these designs aren't always easy to create. From perfecting straight lines to creating miniature scenes, these nail looks can be difficult and time consuming. Fortunately, indie nail brand KBShimmer has the answer – the brand's Vinyl Nail Decals.

Top manicurists for essie headed backstage at several Paris Fashion Week shows - including Lanvin, Vanessa Seward, and Alexis Mabille - to add the finishing touches to the models with chic, sophisticated nail looks. At each show, the overall tone of the collection was used as an influence when choosing the complementary essie polishes to best enhance both the look and feel of the show.Lanvin

Anthony Cuccio, founder and CEO of Cuccio, recently announced a new strategic partnership with the Burmax Company in developing a new, multifaceted marketing strategy focusing on product education. Its purpose is to inspire new beauty professionals to develop a foundation of loyalty to the brand. This partnership incorporates various levels of education and product support through Burmax to beauty schools nationwide of all Cuccio systems, including Cuccio Pro, Cuccio Colour, Cuccio Veneer and Cuccio Naturale.

Just in time for spring, manicurist Julie Kandalec offers this surprisingly simple, wildflowers nail art tutorial. Using four happy shades from essie, Kandalec shows how you can help your client celebrate the warmer weather and longer days that lay ahead!

On February 11, SpaRitual partnered with Step Up to mentor and offer a site visit for all of the girls to the Orly/SpaRitual campus. Team members from every facet of the company provided advice for the high school girls from under-resourced communities.

Back in February, nail polish brands Morgan Taylor and Gelish released two, collaborative collections, inspired by Disney's live-action Cinderella film, out this month. The sets included five matching shades - in polish for Morgan Taylor, and gel for Gelish - based around the classic fairytale.

Catholic schoolgirls have been known to have a wild side, and such is the inspiration behind the beauty at Carmen Marc Valvo. “It’s chic nerd,” says lead hairstylist Ted Gibson of his design. “Girls these days aren’t shampooing their hair every single day, but they’re sick of wearing a braid or putting it in a ponytail. So this twist in the back with a little bit of height in the crown gives them a different kind of sensibility and feel to the hair.”

When the Fall season of New York Fashion Week hits, it’s the dead of winter with temps in the single digits. Hats are a necessary evil to keep warm. But when they come off, without a doubt your locks will be messy, static-ridden, out of place. And while you may think to brush your fingers through to fix the strands left in disarray, think again, as this style you created unintentionally just made a splash down copious runways, including DKNY.

Cuccio Hosts Educational Event in Honduras
Last week Cuccio held an educational event in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The two-day training was led by educator Marilyn Garcia, with a special appearance by owner Anthony Cuccio, who spoke to attendees about how to make more money through add-ons with existing clients. Approximately 145 nail technicians from all over the country came to learn about Cuccio products, including the new T3 LED Gel. In addition, nail structure, application and removal, new techniques and premade designs were also covered.

Backstage Beauty: Erin Fetherston Fall 2015
Designer Erin Fetherston has an affinity for child-like fairytales; you can see it in her girly wares—a hallmark of her brand. “Polished, but playful,” “’60s-inspired” and “feminine and beautiful” are just a few qualifiers tossed around backstage to describe the ultra-feminine beauty ideal dreamt up for this collection.

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