Nails Magazine

FEB 2018

Magazine for the professional nail industry.

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38 NAILS MAGAZINE | FEBRUARY 2018 Go to to see a step-by-step tutorial for how these nails were made. S T Y L E Follow VanDahl @kelly_vandahl PHOTOGR APH Y ROBERTO LIGRESTI Holly, Mich.-based nail tech Kelly VanDahl has done nail art on three covers of NAILS' sister magazine, Modern Salon. VanDahl's friendship with cover hairstylist Vicki Casciola has been key to scoring these editorial opportunities. VanDahl used to work with Casciola and recommends networking: "Reach out to well-known hairstylists, photographers, and makeup artists, and send them your resume and maybe even a few sets of nails you've made so they can see the quality of your work. Persistence and motivation is key!" For the set that graced the November cover of Modern Salon, VanDahl equipped Casciola with blush tips in varying textures ranging from Minx chrome appliques to Swarovski Crystal Pixies. Cover-Worthy Chrome

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