February 18, 2014
Artistic recently launched its Rock Hard Liquid-and-Powder Kits for creating natural looks, crisp smile lines, or customizable nail art.
November 19, 2012
The curvature or arch of a nail as seen when looking at the nail from the tip down.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
August 27, 2009
Young Nails’ C-Curve Sticks are designed to create the perfect C-curve in seven different shapes.
June 1, 2008
Used properly, a C-curve stick can help you create the ideal curve.
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.
July 1, 1997
Create a more natural-looking nail with a U-shaped free edge and sharper-looking C-curve.
September 1, 1995
The secret to creating a perfect C-curve lies in the placement of the form.
March 1, 1993
Perfect sculptured nails start with a perfect C-curve, and a perfect C-curve starts with a well-fitted form.
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