Nailpro - July 2013 - (Page 102)

BEHIND THE NAIL PROS NAI PRO b y S t e p h a n i e Ya g g y L a v e r y THE MAKING OF OUR COVER SUMMERTIME BRINGS THE PROMISE OF BEACH DAYS FULL OF SURF AND SAND, and this month, nail artist Tom Tran provides us with tips that sing this seaside song. Tran brought genuine pieces of crushed shell that he handpicked from the shores in Thailand, and embedded them on top of marbled colored acrylic, creating an underwater effect. Once capped with clear acrylic, he embellished the nails with silhouettes of tropical palm trees and playful dolphins for a full set perfect for July. TANNING Returns, This Time SUNLESS DAY-GLO NEON POLISHES Perfect Fit TIPS For Every Occasion Creating the Cover Nails 1 Tran prepped the nails and fitted them with forms. He applied a combination of blue and white acrylic to create a marblelike effect. 2 Next, Tran laid pieces of shell onto the nail and added loose glitter for added sparkle. 3 4 5 6 102 Tran used both an electric file and hand file to shape and refine the nail. NAILPRO J U LY 2013 Using a fine-tipped brush and acrylic paint, he added palm trees, birds and dolphins. Once the design was complete, he capped the nail with clear acrylic. The last step: A layer of gel top coat to set the design and provide highgloss shine.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Nailpro - July 2013

Nailpro - July 2013
Nailing the News
Polished Look: Net Effect
Behind the Nail Pros
Workshop: 7 Steps to Creating a Marketable Menu
Art Gallery: Give It a Swirl
Peace, Love & OPI
Perfect Pairs: Shadow Play
Savvy Salon: Blossom Beauty Lounge
Beauty File: Alesia Lanzo
The Real Cost of Relocating
Coping With Unpleasant Coworkers
Tips Are Popping Up
Reality Works
Neon Nails
Dressed for Success
Here Comes the Sunless
Nail Clinic: Handling a Spill
Pro Talk
Marketplace Plus
Ad Index
Hollywood File
Manufacturer Deals & Promotions
Test Yourself

Nailpro - July 2013