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Akzéntz Gel Art Powder: 3-D Rose Tutorial

June 17, 2013  | Demo

Akzéntz’s new Gel Art Powder can be mixed with any Options color gel to create beautiful 3-D designs. 

Keywords: 3-D nail art   acrylics   Akzentz   floral nail art   gels  

The Gel “Hand Lift”

June 14, 2013  | Article

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.

Keywords: acrylics   OPI products   step-by-step  

Troubleshooter: 3-D Acrylic Cat & Bow

June 10, 2013  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, OPI guest artist Adela Munoz shows how to create a 3-D cat and bow using colored acrylics.

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

I Heart Acrylics

June 1, 2013  | Photo Gallery

The cornerstone of the nail industry’s foundation, acrylics helped build the manicuring business into what it is today.  Manufacturers are still continuing to innovate and improve upon the products and techniques. With support from manufacturers and with die-hard acrylic clients, the art of an acrylic sculpt and 3-D design is thriving among the latest generation of acrylic nail technicians. Here are some of the latest acrylic products.

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   acrylics   Alfalfa Nail Supply   Backscratchers   Cacee  

Troubleshooter: 3-D Acrylic Bumblebee

May 29, 2013  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, OPI guest artist Adela Munoz shows how to create a 3-D bumblebee using colored acrylics.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   acrylics   colored acrylics   OPI products   Summer Nail Art  

Brushes, Brushes, Brushes

May 20, 2013  | 

We really didn't do anything new in class last week. I practiced my overlays, sculpted nails, and nail art some more. I performed a few more manicures and pedicures; the good news is that I only

Keywords: acrylics   products   student issues  

ethyl methacrylate (EMA)

May 14, 2013  | Encyclopedia

Ethyl methacrylate (EMA) is a type of acrylic monomer (liquid) that is used in most acrylic systems.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   DeEnterprises   EMA   monomer  

co-polymer

May 14, 2013  | Encyclopedia

A polymer made from two or more different types or monomers; ABS plastic is a co-polymer, for example.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   DeEnterprises   monomer   polymer  

water-cured acrylic

May 14, 2013  | Encyclopedia

Originated by Aqua Nails/DeEnterprises, the acrylic system was applied similar to a traditional set, but cured when set in water. The product was marketed under the brand name Aqua Nails.

Keywords: acrylics   Aqua Nails   DeEnterprises  

crystallization

May 14, 2013  | Encyclopedia

An undesirable but preventable formation of tiny crystals in the uncured nail coating, often resulting from unusually cold temperatures or drafts while a nail technician is working with wet acrylic product.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   DeEnterprises   effect of weather on nails  

Day 135: Rainbow Acrylic Nail Art

May 14, 2013  | 

Stephanie Mercer, Stephanie Does Nails, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada

Keywords: acrylics  

Old School Nail Art Video...and Lots of Flowers

May 8, 2013  | 

I have to honestly say that it was very hard to get up and get to class on time today. When I woke up I wasn't really feeling that well — headache, queasy stomach, and tired.

Keywords: acrylics   student issues  

Nail Styles With Love From England

May 8, 2013  | 

Sorry to drop of the blog for a bit! I have loads to share this week to make it up to you! One of the requests for my trip to England was to come back with

Keywords: acrylics   gels   nail art   social media   tech-to-tech sharing  

Troubleshooter: 3-D Cupcake Design

May 8, 2013  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, OPI guest artist Adela Munoz shows how to create a 3-D cupcake design using colored acrylics.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   acrylics   nail art   OPI products  

Troubleshooter: Almond-Retto Design - Part 2 of 2 - Finish Filing

May 1, 2013  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Young Nails educator Tracey Reierson shows the second step toward sculpting an almond-shaped nail using pink acrylics, filing the nail. 


Almond-Retto Design Part 1

 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   almond oil   learning new techniques   nail biting  

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