The Color Club team wrapped another successful show at Cosmoprof North America! If you weren’t able to travel to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, we have the highlights below. Between all of our new products, sweetest giveaway, and fabulous booth, Color Club was well known throughout the venue. If you were lucky enough to attend, share your favorite moments in the comments below!
The Color Club Educators were hard at work all weekend to demonstrate our newest innovations.
Nailmoji nail polish is definitely a force to be reckoned with. The emoji-packed formula features your favorite emoji shapes in both a neon confetti formula and a holographic glitter formula.
Yes, those are emoji cookies! Color Club handed out sweet treats to booth visitors to promote the Nailmoji collections.
And of course all of Color Club’s newest innovations and collections were a hit!
With such a busy show, we had to make the most of our time. That mean’s a quick gel touch up while stuck in Vegas traffic. We don’t call it the Color Club Gel MobilePRO LED light for nothing!
Look for Color Club at the next show in your area and follow @colorclubnaillacquer for up to the minute updates!
Color Club Nail Art Stamping Plates are now available at www.colorclub.com!
Color Club Nail Art Stamping plates make nail art easy once you have your technique down pat. Instagram nail blogger @nailartbyjen is a pro. Check out her tutorial with the Color Club Tribal Plate. Need a little extra help? Check out our expert tips and tricks below.
Tips & Tricks
Prep the stamper by wiping the rubber with acetone or alcohol one time. (Don’t do it multiple times)
Be sure to be quick so that polish doesn’t dry. Once it’s dry the stamper can’t pick up.
It is important to use light pressure when removing excess polish with your scraper. Too much pressure will remove too much polish which will then dry too quickly and not pick up properly.
Apply the stamper directly down onto the plate firmly and pull away quickly. Don’t press and hold. Same goes for when applying to the finger.
Clean the residue from the stamper with tape. Don’t use acetone as it can eat away the surface.
Robert Nguyen has 10+ years in the nail industry as a salon owner, nail technician, celebrity manicurist and reality television finalist. He currently owns the 2,300 sq. ft super salon, House of Polish, located in Beverly Hills, California. His celebrity clients include Teri Hatcher, Mel B, and Missy Elliot. Robert specializes in detailed nail art and nail portraits and his work has been featured in countless magazines including Nails, Viet Salon, and NailPro as well as the nail-focused reality series Nail’d It. We are excited to share Robert’s trade-secrets in a continuous Q&A series. Have a question for Robert? Leave it in the comments below!
What nail art trends do you see gaining popularity in the coming months?
I think we will be seeing a lot more variations of the nails from last year. There are some really interesting things like negative space, ombre, shards, stamping, and a ton of charms. I don’t think these are quite ready to go out of style and we will continue to see these type of designs. However, I think we will begin to see different twists on them and maybe even combining different styles together. I’m excited to see edgier styles as people get more comfortable with wearing nail art.
What nail art would you recommend for beginners?
Things like water marbling are not only fun to do but also pretty easy as well. You can achieve this look by getting a small disposable cup and filling it with room temperature water. Take a few of your favorite polishes and add drops of them to the water. Give it a nice little mix with a toothpick and dip your finger to transfer the design. If you are feeling adventurous I recommend trying masking tape designs. You can mask off part of the nail using tape and polishing a different color creating crisp straight lines.
Gel vs. Lacquer, which do you prefer to work with?
I will always choose gels over lacquers when doing designs. Gels are more forgiving than lacquers. Since gels don’t dry until they are cured, I am able to make sure the artwork is perfect versus lacquer which dries or thickens after a short period of time. Also for the customer, wear time of gels are so much greater than lacquer- for me its a win win situation.
If you could only add one Color Club treatment to your assortment, what would it be?
I absolutely love the Color Club 0-60 Quick Dry Top Coat. It dries at record speed with a high shine. It is perfect for the salon client or the DIY nail artist at home. It is definitely in my bag for set work and at my nail station in the salon.
How can you prolong the life of your manicure?
Aside from using a quality base coat I recommend every few days applying another layer of top coat. Not only will it refresh the shine of the manicure but also help the longevity of your manicure. Another tip would be to use cuticle oil as often as you can to prevent dryness in the fingers which can cause the skin to split and cause hang nails.
We’re kicking off the New Year with a colorclub.com makeover! You may have noticed things look a little different around here lately, and we couldn’t be more excited to share the new colorclub.com with you.
If you’re reading this, you probably already know that we have re-launched the Color Club Blog. So make sure you stop by frequently to check out our latest tips, tricks and tutorials. Leave a comment to let us know how we’re doing. We love to hear from fans and could always use a little inspiration from our favorite people.
Take a look around the site, notice anything different? Not only are we sporting a new ‘do, but we’ve made some subtle little tweaks and changes to make shopping easier. New collections appear chronologically on the home page to keep you in the know on all of our latest and greatest products. We’ve also changed our navigation panels make it a breeze to find what you’re looking for in a hurry.
But we’re probably MOST excited about our new Pro Program. In the past our professional network allowed you to shop our website and utilize a special Pro discount code at checkout… Not anymore. Pros will now have access to their very own shop page which can only be accessed with your Pro Membership. Once approved, all products will be available at your special Pro rate with no code needed at checkout. Professional Members will also receive the chance to preview and purchase collections before anyone else. For more Pro benefits and information on becoming a Pro Member, click here.
It looks like 2016 is off to a great start, and we couldn’t be happier to share it with you! Tell us what you think by commenting below. Have a question? Email Support@colorclub.com for assistance.