5 Reasons You Can’t Miss NSI University

June 16th, 2017

 

Everyone becomes an Educator, with special perks!
You will be evaluated by current educators to determine your educator level so if you have a more advanced knowledge of nails, you will get better perks.

The only requirement is that you must be a licensed nail technician. 
At NSI, we want nail technicians of all skill levels to join our educator team, even if you are just a beginner! We don’t require a number of years experience or any type of portfolio
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For Only $500 NSI University is a great value! 
You will receive over $600 in product included, plus lunches, and even dinner for one night! You will just need to pay for your hotel!

It’s a great way to continue your education as a nail tech!
This is a 3-Day intense hands-on training. Looking for more advanced shapes to sculpt or ideas for getting the look you want? This is the perfect way to advance your skills, and learn new things.

Network with Nail techs all over the Country and the World!
At NSI University we have nail technicians attending from all over the world they you get to network with learn from and even make lifelong friends.

NSI University is a can’t miss event for nail technicians looking to advance their careers and become educators for NSI. Sign up now! NSI University ends July 1st, 2017 and you must be a licensed nail technician to attend. 

 

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Want to learn MORE about our products and become trained to be an NSI Educator? SIGN UP for our3 day INTENSIVE Training!

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Gemini – Zodiac Inspired Nails!

May 19th, 2017

Ruled by Mercury, Geminis exhibit a delicious brand of mercurial energy. They are quick-thinking, quick-witted and fast on their feet, much like the messenger god of Roman mythology that rules their sign. Geminis are both curious and clever, which is why they are such a hit at cocktail parties. Although they talk a great game, they also love to listen and learn. With any kind of luck, the Twins will find themselves in interesting company, because if they don’t, they are likely to get bored and start fidgeting. Any social setting is a good one for a Gemini, however, since these folks are charming, congenial and love to share themselves with their friends. While their effusiveness may be misconstrued as scheming by some, Geminis generally have their hearts in the right place. It’s that ample energy which can also paint them as scatterbrained and unfocused, but behind all that zipping around, the Twins are busily filing all that good data away. We paired these bright, sunny and fun colors to this fantastic sign, focusing on Yellows, Pinks, Golds and Oranges!

 

Check out our Pinterest board here!


 

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5 Tips to Make You the Tech-Savvy Nail Pro

April 28th, 2017

Have you ever wondered how some nail technicians get their nails to look extra sparkly? We have created this guide of need to know apps and websites that will make you the Tech-Savvy Nail Professional.

The App that makes your Nail Art Sparkle

KiraKira+ – What App do those nail technicians use to make their nails sparkle? Well rest assured we asked ourselves the same thing. (And no it isn’t magic bling sold by unicorns.) The KiraKira+ app available on the iTunes store adds extra bling to your nail art videos! Just download the app, and give it a whirl. There are 7 extra sparkly filters to choose from and once you end the recording it saves it to your video library. Go ahead, add all of the sparkle!

Tip – The app only works for video, but there is a trick to use it for photos too. Just take a screenshot while the app is open, and it will save the image right to your photos.

Currently only available for iPhone or iPad, but if you find one for android let us know.

 

Nail Art Inspiration Ideas and Tutorials at your fingertips

Nails Magazine Nail Art Gallery – Looking for great Nail Art Ideas, tutorials and inspiration? Check out the Nails Magazine Nail Art Gallery! Unlike Pinterest, where you can find a variety of images ranging from nails to Ice pop recipes; the Nails Magazine Nail Art Gallery is specifically geared towards great nail art ideas, step-by-step tutorials and showcasing your nail art designs. It’s free to join, upload your own work and discover ideas from other Nail Technicians. There is even a smart phone app you can use on the go.

 

Create Stunning Salon Services Menus, Flyers and More for Free!

Canva – This Free tool is perfect for when you need help designing professional looking business cards and Salon Service Menus for your salon without needing to hire a professional. With a range of easy to use Drag-and-drop templates it has never been easier to make Salon Service Menus you will love. You pick a pre-designed template and fill it in with your own images and wording.

 

Easily Create a Great Website that Practically Builds Itself

Wix – What better way to have more clients find your professional services than to have a professional looking website? Wix.com has a bunch of great pre-made website templates that you can choose from specifically for beauty services. Their website builder lets you simply click and drag or click to edit, and it comes fully equip with hand and nail images that you can use for free or you can upload your own work. Most of the templates are completely set up for you so you just need to make sure your information is set up correctly. (And they have handy tools to help you keep track of what to update). It is completely free to make an account and select a template to work on, and making your website live with your own .com address is just a small monthly fee.

 

They even have a feature that lets customers book their appointment right through your website if you do not already have a booking app. There Plus they offer free marketing tips to help you grow if you subscribe to their blog.

 

Learn your product and shop online with your smart phone

NSINails.com – Have you checked out our new website? It’s completely mobile friendly and filled with information about all of our professional only nail products. In just a click (or Tap) you can have access to step-by-step demos, product tips and video demos. You don’t have to join to have access to these great features but you can always create an account to have access to your very own virtual shopping list. You just save your favorite products in your wish list so you know what to pick up at your local distributor.

If you are located in the USA you can also order directly from our website!

 

BONUS! The Best way to hone in on your Nail Art skills is a Hands-On Class

NSI University 2017 – Looking to advance your career as a Nail Technician? Become an Educator for NSI!

NSI University is an intense 4 day training that will cover everything you need to advance your skills in Gel, Acrylic, Nail Art, competition and sharpen those Educator skills. For $500, you will receive the training and certification to educate on NSI brand products, plus all of the products needed to practice with during the training (a value of over $600)!

NSI University will be held July 24-27th in Philadelphia,PA in the USA.

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Winter Glam Nails!

December 9th, 2016

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We’re welcoming in the Winter season at NSI Headquarters and want to share our beautiful collection of wintery, seasonal inspirations with our Nail Tech community! We’ve featured a mix of new and classic shades to match your perfect Winter style, whatever it may be! Here’s to a prosperous season, a new year and new beginnings! Enjoy our Pinterest inspiration board below, and follow us to stay on-trend!


 

Winter Glam Shades

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Polish Pro Gel Polish

 

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Secrets Shades Acrylic Powder

 

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Secrets Removable Gels

 

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New Year’s Bash Collection Sneak Peek!

December 2nd, 2016

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At NSI we’re excited to release our brand-new bold, sparkly shades that are ready to ring in the New Year in style! Check out our beautiful inspiration board featuring our New Years Bash shades below!

Check out our NEW Collection below!

Stay tuned for the official release by signing up to our website!

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Fundraiser for Animals Special E-Raffle!

November 8th, 2016

At NSI, we LOVE animals and want to invite nail techs around the world to raise awareness of animal cancer!

NSI Pretoria is hosting a special fundraiser through their shop through the end of 2016, for every R1000 purchased through them, they will donate R10 to the SAVA Community Veterinary Clinics! For more information about ordering through them, please email them at info@nsipretoria.co.za 

To help support NSI Pretoria, we want to help by gathering our community of nail techs to create inspirational animal nail art to raise awareness to this great cause! We are going to be hosting a very special E-Raffle for nail tech’s all over the world to enter and win the NSI Polish Pro – Boho Collection! This special E-Raffle is going to take place on our Facebook, and will last from Nov 11th –  Nov. 18th.

This is specifically for Facebook only, so be sure that you find our event here and “LIKE” our page to keep updated on the event!
Be sure to send NSI Pretoria a “LIKE” on Facebook as well even if you can’t help by purchasing.

View our Pinterest Board for Ideas!


3 simple steps to enter:

1. Join our Facebook Event here! Be sure to Click that you are “Going” to be eligible to enter!
2. Create animal inspired nail art. This can be anything from animal print, animal feet, animal faces, anything of the sort. You can use any nail art medium. Get inspired by our Pinterest board if you need ideas (See above).
3. Post your photo in our Facebook Event and use #NSILOVESANIMALS in your post! You can post one Image a Day to the Event page.
4. Wait for winner (chosen at random) to be announced on Nov. 18th (4pm EST!)

RULES:

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The Boho Chic Collection Polish Pro set ($$77.70 USD $58.25)

Questions?

Email graphicdesign@nsinails.com

GOOD LUCK!

 

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Zodiac Inspired Nails – Scorpio

October 21st, 2016

 

Scorpio is nothing, if not fierce! The 8th Sign of the Zodiac, the Scorpio loves a good fight, and can give ‘intensity’ a run for its money (worth). Well, to put it simply, the Scorpions are strong, commanding, intense, passionate and zealous. Driven, dedicated and loyal, they also are ambitious and security-loving. Check out the deep, sultry colors of the year’s most intense sign and rock those stunning colors just in time for the cold season!

Get inspired through our Scorpio themed Pinterest Board now!

Check out our Scorpio Inspired products!

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Try Your Hand at the One-Stroke Technique

September 30th, 2016

Create Nail Art in one simple brush stroke! The One-Stroke technique is a method that allows painters to blend, shade, and highlight all in one stroke of a brush. One-stroke painting isn’t strictly for nail art but with the proper tools and technique you can create tiny flowers and even beautiful bows!

This technique is a simple way to add nail art to any service and it can be used to create a range of designs. It is important to understand the basic stroke techniques for this type of art because it will be used in layers to create the final design. NSI Educator in Canada, Darlene Tewitz shares with us some basic One-stroke techniques, tricks, and demos to help you master the One-Stroke Technique.

YOU WILL NEED:
NSI HD One Stroke Brush
NSI Prism Paints in your Choice of Colors

POINTS TO REMEMBER:
• Use Nurture Oil to keep the brush bristles conditioned
• Work surface must be buffed with a 240 grit file before starting
• Paint should be a sour cream consistency
• The lighter color of paint should always be on the longer side of the brush
• Blend the colors on the back of your hand, blending back and forth FLAT
• Controlled small strokes/one petal per paint pickup
• Always go over the strokes twice (wait for first coat to dry)

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Have your brush on your surface and angle the stroke in an upward position

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Have your brush on your surface and angle the stroke in an downward position

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Have your brush on your surface and angle the stroke in an horizontal position

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Have your brush on your surface and make a “u” shape stroke

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Have your brush on your surface and make a “n” shape stroke, but notice that the middle of your stroke has a peak to it

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Have your brush on your surface and make a “n” shape stroke, but notice that your stroke resembles more of a horseshoe

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Have your brush on your surface and make a vertical line going up but it is also tapering as you reach to point.  Your strokes are almost like connected dashes

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Have your brush on your surface and make a mirrored image of your vertical strokes that you did on the other side.  Join them and this is your leaf pattern


 

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ABOUT OUR EDUCATOR
Darlene Tewitzs’ One-stroke demos will walk you through the process of creating simple strokes of a rose bud as it blossoms into a flower. She is one of the best in the business at breaking down and teaching simple strokes that are simple yet advanced. Check out her Demos and be amazed at how easily you too can create stunning artwork with a single stroke of the brush.

 

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Friday the 13th SALE!

May 13th, 2016

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Just wanted to let everybody know that we are having a 13% off ONLINE ORDERS in our new site until 12am EST! Be sure to take advantage of this deal!

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Mother’s Day Hand Massage Technique!

May 6th, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day from NSI! Check out our nifty 8 step guide to giving a professional and soothing hand massage for your hard-working Mom this year!

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