A general term used to refer to the liquid monomers used in acrylic liquid formulation; the product formed when an organic acid reacts with an alcohol; all nail coating polymers, except for polishes, contain esters.
Sherri Traweek of The Nail Asylum in Redlands, Calif., created these Mardi Gras-themed tips that are ready to party.
OPI educator Rachel Jones of San Mateo, Calif., says that nothing takes years off a client’s hands than beautiful, classic pink-and-white nails.
When dealing with acrylic odor, of course fume extraction is very important, but so are good work habits, says Jesse Bruner, owner of Jesse David Nail Design in Wilmington, Del.
Depending on conditions, clients’ hands and feet may be puffy, moist, and sweaty or cold, dry, and numb. A tech needs to know how to compensate for these changes so she can apply product to a consistent, stable nail surface each time.
Does our environment change how we do nails? Do techs living in climates where it dips into double digits below zero work differently than techs who live where it’s nearly 100 degrees with 80% humidity?
Intro Acrylic Kit
Extreme Stiletto Kit
Infinite Sculpting Forms
Tammy Taylor: Jelly Pop Seahorse Nail Design
July 23, 2014
Tammy Taylor "Take Me To The Big City" with Marbling Design
July 18, 2014
Tammy Taylor How-to: Color Acrylic Nail Fill-in with Repairs
July 11, 2014
I Heart Acrylics20 photos
6th Global Nail Cup, Korea: Multimedia Nail Art53 photos
Get a free preview issue and a Free Gift