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How-To: Kupa’s Summer Colors Acrylic French

April 22, 2015  | Video

Kupa Inc’s master educator Ann Chang demonstrates how to create an acrylic French extension using fun colors for summer including glitter, rhinestones, and 3-D art.

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   acrylics   colored acrylics   Kupa   nail art  

Nail Art Studio: Spring Tulips

April 21, 2015  | Step By Step Demo

Jade Sewell demonstrates Spring Tulips.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   spring nail art  

Week Ten: The Artist Comes Out

April 20, 2015  | 

We got a new student, and I am so grateful for her because she put the nail-art fire in me.

Keywords: acrylics   nail art   schools   student issues  

Full Service: All Product Supplied at Salon

April 15, 2015  | 

Maggie is not too keen on clients bringing in their own nail supplies.

Keywords: acrylics   client issues  

French Nail Art with Mia Secret Acrylic

April 15, 2015  | Video

Blanca Martinez, Mia Secret International Master Educator, shows a step-by-step tutorial.

Steps:

1. Prep the nail by filing and applying Mia Secret Nailprep – Dehydrator and Xtrabond Primer for a better adhesion. Mix up Mia Secret Cover Pink and Multibalance natural pink acrylic powder, to begin extending the nail bed and give a more-natural look.

2. Sculpt the free edge with Mia Secret White acrylic powder.

3. Shape and smooth the nail structure with Mia Secret 100/100 Speedy Zebra file.

4. Use a square nail brush, acrylic painting and one-stroke technique to create a flower.

5. Apply foil adhesive creating a beautiful decoration over the nail bed and smile lines. Cure for 45 seconds in Mia Secret Portable LED nail light.

6. Place the foil over the adhesive, press it down for some seconds and take care off quickly. Repeat it as many times as required.

7. Apply a coat of Stars of Splash – Gelux soak-off gel polish, cure for 45 seconds and remove sticky residues with Gel Cleanser. Apply Mia Secret UV Finish Gel – Ultra Shine and cure for 45 seconds. Condition and moisturize with Mia Secret Cuticle Oil.

Keywords: acrylics   French nail art   Mia Secret  

Day 104: Steampunk Stiletto Nail Art

April 14, 2015  | 

Samantha Ward, Samz Nailz, Cannock, England

Keywords: acrylics   nail art   stiletto nails  

Cover Look: Acrylic Watercolor Floral Nails (NAILS Feb. 2015)

March 24, 2015  | Video

Allie Baker-Bennett, global educator for EzFlow, creates watercolor floral nails for NAILS Magazine's Feb. 2015 cover using EzFlow colored acrylic. Click here for a step-by-step photo tutorial.

Keywords: acrylics   Behind the Scenes   colored acrylics   doing nails for photo shoots   EzFlow  

Nail Art Studio: Easter Chick

March 18, 2015  | Step By Step Demo

Jade Sewell demonstrates Easter Chick nail art.

Keywords: acrylics   animal nail art   Easter nail art  

Water Color Spring Design: Part 1 of 2 (Sculpting)

March 6, 2015  | Video

Kupa's Yire Castillo demonstrates how to sculpt beautiful pink-and-white nails with the Divinity Acrylic System. Click here to see Part 2 showing how to apply the watercolor floral design.

Keywords: acrylics   Kupa   pink-and-whites   sculpting   Yire Castillo  

Nail Art Studio: Mardi Gras Mask

March 1, 2015  | Step By Step Demo

Lexi Martone demonstrates how to do Mardi Gras Mask nail art.

Keywords: acrylics   holiday nail art   Mardi Gras  

Nail Art Studio: Winking Leprechaun

March 1, 2015  | Step By Step Demo

Jade Sewell demonstrates how to do Winking Leprechaun nail art.

Keywords: acrylics   holiday nail art   St. Patrick's Day nail art  

Week Three: Going For It

February 23, 2015  | 

This week we covered personalities in my Salon Success class. I learned that I am introvertedly intuitive and a structured thinker (I am an introvert, intuitive, structured, and thinking as opposed to sensing).

Keywords: acrylics   cosmetology schools   polka dot nail art   student issues  

Tammy Taylor Dazzle Rocks Glitter Acrylic Nail Designs

February 22, 2015  | Video

Tammy Taylor demonstrates three nail designs with the “Radiant Luxury” Dazzle Rocks Prizma glitter acrylic collection. "This collection is packed with radiance, inspired by beautiful gemstones," Taylor says. “'Alexandrite' a deep blue with sparkling shimmers of purple and teal, 'Musgravite' a deep plum with sparkling shimmers of purple, 'Smokey Quartz' silver, gold and beige with tons of bling.”

Keywords: acrylics   glitter acrylics   glitter nail art   Tammy Taylor   Tammy Taylor Nails  

Bed of Roses 3-D Nail Design

February 20, 2015  | Video

Tammy Taylor's creative director Gisela Marti shows how to create a bed of roses 3-D acrylic design. "Once you make one 3-D rose the rest of the design is repetition. And, this design looks fabulous as one solid color and also with the double dip method of 2-3 tone coloring," says Tammy Taylor.

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   3-D nail art   acrylics   colored acrylics   floral nail art  

NYFW F/W 2015: CND for Opening Ceremony and Libertine

February 17, 2015  | 

CND created amazing nail art for both Opening Ceremony and Libertine's NYFW shows.

Keywords: acrylics   CND   CND at Fashion Week   embellished nail art   Fashion Week  

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