Acrylic Nails

Tip of the Month

A quick technique helps a nail tech see if her manicure is less than perfect

When nail technician Sandi Swadley of Heidi’s Salon in Columbus, Ohio, completes a set of sculptured nails, she takes a #6 flat synthetic brush, dips it in I acetone, and gently wipes over the nail. “It leaves the nail shiny and shows any Haws that may need to be worked out of the nail,” explains Swadley. Alter polishing, Swadley uses the same brush and acetone to even the sides or to remove any polish from the cuticle. What’s more, says Swadley, you can also use this method to clean up and perfect the white tips of a freehand French manicure. “Its easy, simple, and won’t hurt the nails,” she says. “My clients appreciate the perfection of their polish and the finish on their nails.”

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A solvent blend that dissolves nail polishes and removes them from the nail; usually acetone, ethyl acetate, or methyl ethyl ketone.
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