February 18, 2014
Artistic recently launched its Rock Hard Liquid-and-Powder Kits for creating natural looks, crisp smile lines, or customizable nail art.
Keywords: acrylics Artistic Nail Design C-curves demo
November 19, 2012
The curvature or arch of a nail as seen when looking at the nail from the tip down.
Keywords: C-curves nail anatomy
March 15, 2012
What makes the perfect nail? How do you define the picture-perfect acrylic pink-and-white sculpt? NAILS combined contributions from CND education materials, Young Nails’ Greg Salo, and former NAILS Top 25 competitor Lynn Lammers to help draft guidelines for the quintessential “perfect nail.”
Keywords: acrylics C-curves cuticles pink-and-whites smile lines
June 1, 2011
You learned a lot in school, but once you start working full time with clients you’ll see that minor mishaps with nail enhancements will occasionally pop up to frustrate and challenge you. To help you out when they do, here's some handy troubleshooting advice on fixing the more common acrylic and gel problems.
Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting career handbook C-curves gel troubleshooting lifting
June 1, 2010
Tucked into the corners of dark ballrooms at nail shows, some of the best nail technicians in the world compete against one another, sculpting dazzling nail art designs and perfectly precise C-curves. But what is it like to be a competitor? NAILS takes a quick look at the competition schedule of one veteran and one novice competitor at ISSE Long Beach this past January.
Keywords: Akzentz blogs C-curves competitions ISSE Show
June 1, 2010
Masterworks Innovations’ CEO and veteran nail tech Amy Becker has come out with a new clear form designed specifically for hard or soft gels from any manufacturer.
Keywords: Amy Becker C-curves forms gels Masterworks
August 27, 2009
Young Nails’ C-Curve Sticks are designed to create the perfect C-curve in seven different shapes.
Keywords: C-curves implements Young Nails
June 1, 2008
Used properly, a C-curve stick can help you create the ideal curve.
Keywords: acrylics C-curves enhancements shaping nails
April 1, 2005
Simple tip to keep the creation of a great C-curve from hurting the client.
Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting C-curves Doug Schoon
April 1, 2004
Clients with common nail problems such as short nail beds, ski jump nails, and flat nails may never enjoy beautiful natural nails. But with the help of a little acrylic and the proper application you can create the illusion of flawless nails. Here we show you some techniques for camouflaging nail imperfections.
Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting C-curves color correcting acrylics corrective powder crooked nail beds
July 1, 1999
The pressure is on... whether you are giving client a French manicure, or you are at a competition attempting to create the perfect sculptured set... the smile line is always on your mind. Here are some tips to help keep you on your toes while making the perfect smile line.
Keywords: American Manicure C-curves CND decals French manicures
July 1, 1997
Create a more natural-looking nail with a U-shaped free edge and sharper-looking C-curve.
Keywords: acrylics C-curves filing techniques
May 1, 1996
Whether your client wants oval or squoval nails, a squared nail is the best place to start.
Keywords: C-curves Chris Haubruge CND Doug Smith filing techniques
September 1, 1995
The secret to creating a perfect C-curve lies in the placement of the form.
Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting C-curves sculpting Victoria Sozio
December 1, 1993
Use a modified three-ball technique to add a natural C-curve and arch to flat nails beds.
Keywords: acrylics C-curves sculpting