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Nail Talk Media Launches “VIET NTR”

Nail Talk Media , the parent company for NTR’s newest offspring VIET NTR is a new and fun channel for  Vietnamese nail professionals.     Hosts Tan Nguyen and Thoa “Jade” Tang  will bring their nail knowledge to live streaming video every week beginning  Sunday June 26th 2016 at 5 pm pt, 7pm ct, 10pm et.


22 June 2016 Main Read more

TECH TALK Townhall- Let your voice be heard!

There is a lot of nail buzz surrounding the upcoming Best lil’ Nail Show TEXAS (BNST), a new show dedicated to the nail industry that  promises to join a supernova of talent, a dazzling education opportunity and fun to attend! 

Nail Talk Radio proud to  join forces with Associated Nail Professionals (ANP) for a pre-event Meet & Greet like no other. A new twist on our usual Meet & Greet events, will include a pre show registration for all attendees.  That means no standing in long lines on event day!

NTR & ANP will be kicking it up a few notches with Tech Talk Townhall:

Nail Talk Radio, Nails Magazine, VietSalon, and Associated Nail Professionals (ANP) are EXCITED to partner together to host the first Tech Talk Townhall at the Best lil’ Nail Show TEXAS. You won’t want to miss this career enchantment!

Date: Saturday April 23, 2016
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm (CMT)
Moderated by Michelle Mullen Publisher at Nails Magazine

Includes Hors-d’oeuvres & Cocktails
Cost $20.00 Pre-registration required.

Free to ANP members!

Sign up and light it up! 

This is your opportunity to participate and allow us to identify barriers to your unique vision in order to keep you on top in a rapidly changing industry. Be a major player in elevating industry standards and navigating your goals, join Tech Talk Townhall! Tech Talk is your profit partner, a consulting venue of industry leaders and experienced technicians with proven track records committed to your ongoing success, safety, beauty and empowerment. Tech Talk is the supportive networking engineer behind your special magic.

We will have a pay link and the list of industry leaders coming soon! Watch these FB pages for more details 

Facebook/Nail Talk Radio  Associated Nail Professionals 

Best lil’ Nail Show TEXAS    Nails Magazine


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24 January 2016 Main Read more

Nail Talk Radio moves ahead with live streaming video!

Nail Talk Radio has added live video streaming to our weekly broadcasts. For our trial run, we used Twitters new Periscope app. 254498_10153940500281336_2210329779501151376_n

Our 1st video broadcast was Sunday Dec 27th 2015 and we had 310 LIVE viewers!!  What better way to say goodbye to this year by saying hello to the next level.

For our launch we had Elaine T Watson of  shares her exciting story on doing  Serena Williams’s nails for the cover of Sports Illustrated-“Sportsperson  Of The Year”

We make it so easy for you to tune in and get your weekly nail fix! Listen LIVE via our web links posted on the podcast section of our website NTR’s FB page, calling into the show 917-932-8407, visiting our all pro NAIL CHAT  and now live streaming video!  If you missed our LIVE radio broadcast its recorded for you to listen anytime. Visit our the archive link on our website.

Every Periscope broadcast automatically saves for you to view later! Now there is no excuse for missing Nail Talk Radio!

Download to your Apple devices or use the Android version from Google Play Store for your phones and tablets!  Screenshot_2015-12-28-10-18-57

FOLLOW us on Periscope so you can watch and listen for updates, tutorials and Sundays broadcasts!

@NailTalkRadio & @NTRbraden on Periscope



28 December 2015 Main Read more



 Join us Saturday, July 11th, 2015 for food & fun at Nail Talk Radio’s 4th Meet & Greet party!

 Your registration includes food, beverages, door prizes & lots of FUN!

Join 150+ nail techs, educators & company owners for this pre-Event “” party with surprises!  

Non-nail tech guests over 21 years old are welcome with paid registration! Sorry, but NO children are allowed due to managements rules pertaining to alcohol on the premises.

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Location:   The Four Season’s Ballroom!
756 Parkway
Turn onto small street Reagan Dr. by Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium (1 block from Traffic light #8)
Ballroom is located behind the Four Season’s hotel on the left side.
Paid parking lot is 1 block up on the right side.

Times:  7:00pm – 11:00pm EST
Food is served from 7:00 – 8:30pm only!

To Register & info:

Listen every Sunday night online or on your phone to learn about new products, hear the latest nail news, plus win some great prizes at!



Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm (EST)

   “VIP Registration”:                    January 1st – January 31st………… ………….. $45   EXPIRED

   “Early Bird”:                                February 1st – March 31st ………………………$50    EXPIRED!

“Better Late Than Never”:        April 1st – May 31st ………………………………..$60

Pay-at-the-Door with professional beauty license & photo ID………….. $70 CASH ONLY 

To REGISTER, plus Student & Instructor prices –


17 May 2015 Main Read more

Recreating Runway Nails with Hillary

Nail Talk Radio: News You Can Use
Show Date: 3/01/2015
OR call (917) 932-8407

Nails on the runways are now just as important as hair and makeup.  Tonight fashion week veteran and blogger extrordinair   Hillary Fry (aka Solessence) shares her expertise on recreating her runway designs for the everyday client. 

2 March 2015 Main Read more

Recreate the Runway fw2015: Rock at the Top by essie

In my first installment for Nail Talk Radio, the show at Nanette Lepore was all about ‘rebel glam’ and the nails proved the point. I love layering, especially over a good glitter. This essie combination gives an old gold, rock n’ roll feel that’s all at once loud and muted. Try it on your clients as a party finger, or really go all out with all ten digits.


Learn how to do this nail in the salon in the video, or follow the steps below:

You’ll need the following essie products:

  • Basecoat
  • For The Twill Of It
  • Rock At The Top
  • Shifting Power
  • Topcoat (Good To Go or Matte About You)

1. Apply one good coat of For The Twill Of It


2. Apply one to two coats of the glitter Rock At The Top. This glitter has very fine to large pieces. Layer with abandon. The look should be chunky. If you feel you need to dab for coverage in spots, go for it.


3. Finish the look with a thin veil of Shifting Power. This sheer gold will calm the shine, while giving the nail an over all antique metal look. Fabulous!


4. Finish with a high shine top coat, like Good to Go.  After after a few days, you can refresh your manicure with the new Second Shine Around. It softens dull polish and retasks to a high shine.


5.As an alternate look, try matte over the metal.  I love the look and feel, and matte is the trend right now.


Are you a gel polish user?  essie doesn’t have a gold glitter version in their essie gel (yet), but they do have Twill Seeker.


To get the Rock At The Top look, make a custom mix of fine gold, white gold, and hologram glitters. It doesn’t matter that it isn’t a replica of the look. You are capturing the feeling for your client.




Would you like to win a set of the essie nail polishes used at Nanette Lepore to recreate your own runway set of nails?  Click on the Rafflecopter giveaway link below. Giveaway starts on 2/28/15 at midnight!
Enter to get the 3 piece set of essie nail polishes used at Nanette Lepore, New York Fashion Week (scroll down and click on Rafflecopter giveaway) a Rafflecopter giveaway

~ Hillary

27 February 2015 Main  Nails On The Runway by Hillary Fry Read more