April 19, 2011
Olivia Gordon of Lancaster, Calif., has a popular following for her unique “Picture Book” nails.
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April 19, 2011
Texting can put a damper on the edges of clients’ thumbnails and throw off the whole shape of the nail. Here’s a quick fix, in between fills and/or polish changes, from Dianna Medeiros of Woodbury Heights, N.J.
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March 29, 2011
Young Nails Imagination Art Powders come in 11 different collections of colored acrylic powders to make nail art fun, easy, and quick to complete.
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March 28, 2011
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Some nail techs find success in retailing hand-made jewelry made from nail products like acrylic. Kimberly Harr, a nail tech at La Nail Beautician in Everett, Pa., shows you how to make an acrylic ring:
March 25, 2011
Viv Simmons (from Australia) and Catherine Wong (from Singapore) created this month's extreme spring look using a combination of colored acrylics and gels. See how they did it.
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February 3, 2011
To make these flowers, Odyssey Nail educator Tammi Merrit used the Arabella Fantasy Forms to pre-design the flowers, which were then peeled off and placed onto these acrylic nails.
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January 25, 2011
Every tech has seen clients who for one reason or another had to have their large toenails removed. Thistechnique will help you create a reusable prosthetic toenail that the wearer can be proud of
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January 3, 2011
Stiletto nails are almost always made by form-sculpting with acrylics. The form is rolled tight and narrow at the tip to create the very pointed tip (designed to look like a stiletto heel).
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January 2, 2011
Kolinsky is one any of several Asian minks, the fur is often used for the bristles of a brush.
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January 1, 2011
Get a New Year’s shine and shimmer with ASP Aspire’s Prism Acrylic Kit. This ultrafeminine collection features a 1/8-oz. pot of pink, white, and clear acrylic powder in one kit.
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December 27, 2010
A French tip is one that fits on the nail and is used to create a French manicure look; is usually white and can be any shape. French tips are a good way to quickly create the French manicure look with either acrylic or gel systems because they serve as tip guides.
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December 17, 2010
Lifting is the separation of the artificial nail coating from the natural nail, usually at or near the cuticle, but also may be seen in other locations.
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