Nail The Look by Kylie Clare

To fuel on the growing sphere of nail artistry, Kylie Clare, the Principle Educator and Education Service Manager at SwitchFunky has put together a how-to book that includes everything from naughty to nice.

Kylie has had 20 years of experience in the nail industry and has been a nail and beauty TAFE teacher for 16 years. Fashion week and magazine editorials – Kylie’s done it all and she’s in love with the industry she calls home. She has previously represented CND and held the title of Educator of the Year in 2004 (Melbourne and Sydney), Kylie currently holds the position of Education Service Manager at SwitchFunky Australasia.

“At SwitchFunky I head up the education and technical support for Australia and New Zealand, I’m also an Artistic Nail Design Principle Educator,” said Kylie.

Image: the opener to Devilishly Dark Desires

Nail The Look Volume 1 is a step by step how-to book on the latest creations using SwitchFunky products. The book contains four chapters: Devilishly Dark Desires, Animalistic Instincts, Beach Brights/Sunny Delights and Chic Nudes/Metro Metals. With a total of 27 looks, the reader is never short of inspiration.

The looks are compiled by Kylie and include collaborations with some of the industry’s most prolific talent. It’s designed to be a recipe book of achievable salon nail art.

Image: a look called Galaxy Dreams from Nail The Look

“The inspiration to create the book came after attending the educator training event  for Artistic Nail Design in LA last year,” said Kylie, “I used the skills and knowledge gained from this to create salon achievable nail art that could be recreated in any salon.”

“I felt like there was a gap in the resources available to nail professionals for simple, trendy, achievable artwork,” she said.

Image: a look called Galaxy Dreams from Nail The Look

This is a perfect salon coffee table book that’s not just for nail professionals – “a lot of beauty therapists now offer gel polish services, it’s a perfect addition to any salon,” said Kylie.

“As a TAFE teacher, I know that this would also be a great tool for teaching gel polish art.”

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By Sophia Wang

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