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Nail Art Guides

halloween nail art, halloween nails 03/09/2020
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6 Spook-tacular Halloween Nail Art Ideas For 2020

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year! Don’t worry; we’re not talking about Christmas just yet, we mean the spine-chilling spectacle that is Halloween. Halloween celebrations are just around the corner, which – if you’re anything like us – means you’ve probably already started thinking about your outfit, Hocus Pocus is on stand-by, and you’re looking for inspo for drop-dead gorgeous Halloween nails!  Whether you’re planning a socially-distanced tipple or will be enjoying a cosy night in, one way to get into the Halloween spirit is by dressing... Read More

24/08/2020
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How To Do Ombre Nails Like A Pro

Taking cues from ever-popular ombre tresses, a hair trend which burst its way onto the scene a couple of years ago and is still going as strong as ever, ombre nails are both fun and stylish – the perfect way to liven up your manicure. Want to learn how to do ombre nails like a pro? Our full step-by-step guide and video tutorial will show you exactly how to nail this trend. So, what are ombre nails?  If the trend has somehow passed you by, let us explain. The word... Read More

how to file nails properly 24/07/2020
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How to File Nails Properly

Suffering from brittle or broken nails? It could be down to how you file them! When we give ourselves a manicure, the aim is to create strong, long and healthy nails, but often this can be the very thing that causes them damage. Filing your nails might sound simple, but there are a few important things to remember when it comes to doing it right. Want to learn exactly how to file nails properly like a pro? Follow our simple steps below and say goodbye to nail file fiascos! How... Read More

how to do marble nails at home, marble gel nails 24/07/2020
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How to Do Marble Nails (For All Skill Levels)

Marble nails are a hugely popular trend and one we love here at Naio Nails. Whether it’s a black and white marble effect or bright colours, marble effect nails always look stunning. Though they may look impressive, learning how to do marble nails is simple once you know how and a great option if you’re looking for maximum impact with minimum effort.  Want to get gorgeous marble nails? Here at Naio Nails, we’ve got a video tutorial and simple step-by-step guide on doing your very own marble gel nails at... Read More

Acrylic Nail Extensions For Short Nails 03/03/2020
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Acrylic Nail Extensions For Short Nails [10 Easy Steps]

Nail biters rejoice – here at Naio Nails, we’ve got the lowdown on how to sculpt beautiful acrylic nails on short bitten nails. No more hiding your hands; we’re going to show you how to fix short bitten nails and turn them into a work of art.  Thought you were stuck with short natural nails? Think again. Read on for our tips for the best nail extensions for short nails and watch our easy tutorial video to see exactly how we do it here at Naio Nails. 1. Push Your Cuticles... Read More

christmas nails 13/12/2019
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‘Tis the Season for Festive Nails: Christmas Nail Art Ideas to Try This Season

With Christmas just around the corner, here at Naio Nails, we’ve been getting into the festive spirit. What better excuse to up your manicure game than with some Christmas nail art designs? Whether you’re looking for delicately stencilled snowflake nails or glitter nails to rival the glitziest bauble on your Christmas tree, we’ve got the Christmas nail art ideas to inspire you this year. Snowflake Nails One of our favourite Christmas nail art designs to try this season is these beautiful snowflake nails, worthy of a snow queen. Though snowflake... Read More

pink acrylic nails 27/09/2019
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How to Choose the Perfect Cover Pink for Acrylic Nails

1) Always match the skin tone* of the client/person having the nails done: Medium & Olive Skin Tones = Natural Beige or Warm Beige Dark Skin Tones = Warm Beige or Toffee Fudge Fair & Pale Skin Tones = Natural Beige or Baby Blossom 2) See if you have warm or cool undertones to your skin pigment, as this will effect how the colour acrylic you choose will look on your nails. When you see yellow, orange, or olive undertones and veins that appear slightly greener than blue, you’re seeing indicators... Read More

27/09/2019
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Our 3 Different Types of Acrylic Liquids

Maximum Adhesion:  Setting speed* = Roughly 2 minutes You don’t need to use a Primer. Suitable for beginners No lift technology High Speed: Setting speed* =  A little less than 2 minutes Great for doing 3D nail art. Good for professionals or people who work fast with the acrylic Primer required Medium Speed: Setting speed* = A little more than 2 minutes Recommended for beginners as it takes longer to dry i.e it will give you more time to apply and sculpt the acrylic. Popular with technicians working in warmer environments Primer... Read More

how to apply acrylic nails 26/09/2019

Beginners Guide To Applying Acrylic Nails

Love having acrylic nails and want to try your hand at doing them yourself? While it might look simple when you’re watching a trained nail technician, it will take time and patience to learn how to apply acrylic nails yourself at home. However, it can be achieved with some practice! To help you get started, here at Naio Nails, we’ve created a step-by-step guide and video tutorial with all the products and information you’ll need. Before you get started, check out our video tutorial on the basics of acrylic application,... Read More

how to apply gel polish 26/09/2019
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Our Guide On How To Apply Gel Polish

Want to learn how to apply gel nail polish at home? Here at Naio Nails, we’re going to show you exactly how.  Providing a beautifully glossy, chip-resistant and longer-lasting manicure than standard polish, it’s easy to see why gel polish manicures have become a hugely popular nail treatment in recent years! Applying gel nails yourself is also easy once you know how to. From the prep to the polish itself, read on for our guide on how to apply gel polish correctly to achieve salon-worthy results at home. The products... Read More