Nail Art Photography Survival Kit

Nail Art Photography Survival Kit

I’ve said it before, and I’m going to go and say it again – your photos sell.

Having well captured photos allows you gain attention and establish credibility with potential clients and audience members.

Think about this… when others sell their home, they clean and stage and decorate their rooms. In fact many home sellers hire professionals to stage and photograph their home for them, because they know it sells.

And this is exactly what we as nail professionals need to do. No we don’t need a professional photographer for our work (wouldn’t that be nice?!) but we’re selling our service and they receive a certain appearance to fit the lifestyle they want – all that needs to be properly captured.

As nail techs and artists we are here to make nails look good, and it’s so important that we start focusing on doing justice to your beautiful work when sharing with your clients and following.

This isn’t to say I am a professional photographer and I am totally guilty of taking rushed quick photos, and sometimes it just isn’t possible to take beautiful photos as clients are rushing out or your time is limited.

But when you can, take the time, breathe, and snap carefully.

So let me share with you some of my secrets when taking better photos for nail art.

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Salons Saving Time + Making Money with Booker

Salons Saving Time + Making Money with Booker

A Full Review of the Booker App: The All-In-One Salon Booking, Scheduling, Payment, and much much more App.

We put out a question a few months ago to our followers and readers about what booking/scheduling software they use to put their mind at ease when it comes to running their (nail) salons. As expected, we receive a slew of answers from people keeping track through Google Docs all the way to an under comprehensive piece of software.

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OUR INTERVIEW ON ‘THE NAIL HUB’ PODCAST

OUR INTERVIEW ON ‘THE NAIL HUB’ PODCAST

Yesterday, I had the chance to be interviewed along with my partner, Jessey, on an amazing new Podcast show called ‘The Nail Hub‘. (A podcast is just a fancy term for an online radio show that are recorded and uploaded.) I was a bit shy, but I shared. I shared…

Prize Pack: December Neiru Challenge

Prize Pack: December Neiru Challenge

You’ve only got 3 more days left to get your submission in for this month’s Neiru Challenge. For more details and how to enter go here: www.Neiru.me/challenge Finally announcing the prize pack for this challenge! Akzentz again has sponsored this challenge and the prize pack includes some of their latest…

Neiru’s Fine Line Workshop Challenge 2014 Selected Submissions

On Novemeber 28th 2014, we held a FREE online nail art workshop.  This 2 week challenge focused on using and creating fine lines. 1000 people from all over the world participated in the workshop challenge taught by Jasmine Oshima, founder of Neiru.

They were to recreate nail art designs, and create original designs using techniques learned from the workshop. A total of 9 different designs in under 2 weeks, all on top of their busy professional schedules and personal life.

Here are just a selection of the amazing work created by members and participants of this workshop!

Winner of the ‘Fine Lines’ Challenge.  Meet Elizabeth!

Winner of the ‘Fine Lines’ Challenge. Meet Elizabeth!

Earlier this month, we held a free online nail art workshop focusing on creating nail art with fine lines, a technique and skill so many nail techs and professionals struggle with. We’ve gone through almost a 1000 submissions and have finally chosen a winner: Congratulations Elizabeth (Instagram @Lizbtch)!

We got a chance to chat with Elizabeth and get an insight to her as a creative person and a professional (You’re in for a surprise!).

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The #WinterWonderland Nail Art Set

The #WinterWonderland Nail Art Set

This Holiday Season inside of Neiru, be prepared to learn three of the latest techniques coming out of Japan! I’ll be breaking down in detail The Neiru #WinterWonderland set which includes three different effects and techniques: Wool Blanket Sugar Snowflakes 3D Pinch Bow Each week we’ll deliver a lesson –…

#WinterWonderland Nail Art Set

#WinterWonderland Nail Art Set

This Holiday Season inside of Neiru, be prepared to learn three of the latest techniques coming out of Japan! I’ll be breaking down in detail The Neiru #WinterWonderland set which includes three different effects and techniques:

Wool Blanket
Sugar Snowflakes
3D Pinch Bow

Members will receive a new video each Thursday – arriving December 11th, 18th, and 25th, 2014.

Join the learning this Holiday – www.Neiru.me

Fine Lines Nail Art Workshop Challenge 1

Fine Lines Nail Art Workshop Challenge 1

For those of you who are signed up for our free online ‘Fine Lines Nail Art Workshop Challenge’, your first workshop lesson is now live.  Make sure to check your e-mail for a direct link to the lesson and challenge.

Lesson will expire on November 30, 2014 at 9AM PST (GMT -8Hours)
Challenge deadline: December 1, 2014 at 9AM PST (GMT -8Hours)