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Airbrushing is a nail art technique that involves spraying liquids, usually paint, on a surface (a nail tip) using an atomizer powered by compressed air. Airbrushes can also be used to apply tanning lotion, bronzer, and makeup.

Using an airbrush is a great way to expand your nail art creativity if you’re hesitant about your handpainting skills. Airbrush kits typically consist of stencils and paints that are used to quickly and easily spray intricate designs onto nails, and airguns typically come in single-action and dual-action. Single action guns spray paint and air simultaneously as soon as the trigger is pressed down. Dual-action guns allow you to control the paint and airflow independently. So as you press down on the trigger, you move forward for air, and back for paint, allowing you to mix your spray.

Denise Loden, vice president of Safari Airbrush, has been airbrushing for over 23 years, and teaches airbrushing classes at Safari’s home base in Tampa, Fla. She offers some advice on getting started using airbrushes.

Keywords:   airbrushed nail art     nail art     Safari Airbrush  

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Though an airbrush gun can be an expensive purchase, it can quickly pay for itself in nail art add-ons that clients will love.

Airbrush Basics

December 1, 2009

Using an airbrush is a great way to expand your nail art creativity if you’re hesitant about your handpainting skills. Airbrush kits typically consist of stencils and paints that are used to quickly and easily spray intricate designs onto nails, and airguns typically come in single-action and dual-action.

Take a Tip from ... Star Nail's Elaine Watson

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Elaine Watson — global education director and vice president of marketing for Star Nail — shares some of her favorite technical tips.

Blown Away - Airbrush Techniques and Troubleshooting

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There are those clients who forgo nail art for the sake of a French manicure or a crisp seasonal polish. This doesn't always bode well for nail techs who long to get more use out of their airbrush. Here we show you how to hook non-nail art clients on airbrushed nails by offering a level of personalization and service that polish alone can't provide.

Airbrushing, Take Six

March 1, 2002

Whether you can’t get enough airbrushing or you’re looking for ways to transform your airbrush from a dust-catcher to an income-generator; you’ll want to check out these six airbrush services. Try one or try all — you’ll have a blast.

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