Christie Lovett, a nail tech and Young Nails educator from Ocean View, Hawaii, performed a natural manicure on this male client, a plumber.
Nail Biter’s Delight
Anna Lajourdie, a nail tech, educator, and salon owner from Ontario, Canada, makes over a nail biter’s mistreated nails. Here, she sculpts gels to camouflage a bad habit.
Kelvin St. Pham of St. K Nail Salon in Gardena, Calif., uses acrylic to offset the appearance of a client’s crooked fingers.
Bite Be Gone
Creative Nail Design uses its acrylic products to give a nail biter a new lease on beautiful nails.
Shortie, It’s Your Birthday
inm uses its acrylic powders to create an opaque pink powder that camouflage’s a client’s short nail bed, giving the appearance of a longer, more narrow nail.
Lajourdie uses acrylic and a nail tip to correct a client’s ski jump nails. Acrylic is used to fill the dip in the nail.
Short & Dull
OPI uses its opaque and skin-flattering pink to give a short nail bed a new longer, brighter appearance.
All the Right Curves
Creative Nail Design makes over a client with a too-square Ccurve. The ideal C-curve should be thin and
Brown-Glenn used pink and-white acrylic to give this natural nail client a classic permanent French manicure.
La’ Shaun Brown-Glenn of Nails Naturally in Chicago used a dip system and tips with wraps to give this client long, beautiful nails.
All Over Again Nail tech and EZ Flow educator MaeLing Parrish of Columbus, Ohio, uses an electric file and expert application to give this backfill client a fresh look.
Salon owner and nail tech Amy Becker of Mequon, Wis., uses sculptured gel enhancements to elongate and slim the appearance of this client’s hand and fingers.
Multi Media Manicure
Salon owner and nail tech Amy Abbott of Worland, Wyo., used tips, acrylic, and gel to create beautiful enhancements for this client.
Abbott uses a tip and overlay to give this aging client’s hands a more youthful appearance.
Not So Mellow Yellow
Salon owner and nail tech Mary Metscaviz performed a dramatic backfill on this new client who came in with yellowed acrylic.