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methacrylates

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A family of monomers used in several types of nail enhancement systems.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   enhancements   gels  

French manicure

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A nail style that includes a white tip and a pink nail bed; can be achieved with nail polish, airbrushing, nail art paints, specialty tips, or colored acrylics; there are many variations of this look, but generally a “French” manicure incorporates one color on the nail tip and another on the nail bed.

Keywords: enhancements   French manicures   natural nail care  

enhancement

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A term for artificial nails preferred (over “artificial nails”) by many nail professionals; can refer to acrylics, gels, wraps, or tips.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   gels   wraps  

dehydrate

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

To remove water from the surface of the natural nail in order to promote adhesion of polishes or enhancement products.

Keywords: enhancements   nail anatomy  

acrylics

June 15, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Acrylics refers to any of a group of clear, synthetic resins used to make plastics, paints, etc. Nail enhancements (or artificial nails) made by combining a liquid acrylic product (monomer) with a powdered acrylic product (polymer); the two products form a soft ball that can be molded into a nail shape that adheres well to the natural nail or a tip; once applied, the acrylic hardens into a strong artificial nail that can be filed and buffed to a high shine.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   enhancements   liquid-to-powder ratio   Lynn Lammers  

acrylic dip powder

June 15, 2011  | Encyclopedia

A nail salon service that entails an application of adhesive (usually cyanoacrylate) to the natural nail or to an applied tip, then dipping the still-wet nail into an acrylic powder (polymer). The process is usually repeated two or three times to build up a strong artificial nail, which is then filed or buffed into shape, then shined.

Keywords: acrylic dip powder   enhancements  

The Queen of Wrap

February 16, 2011  | Demo

Madelyn Johnson has been a licensed nail tech for 22 years, presently servicing clients at New Again Nail Spa & Boutique in Houston. Johnson’s early clientele had a fondness for wraps, leading her to become a skilled wrap expert, even earning a placement in the 2005 Nailympics in Las Vegas in the category. She is also an educator for Star Nail. Here she shares one of her most common fiberglass wrap procedures over a tip.

Keywords: enhancements   fiberglass wraps   gels   resin   Star Nail Products  

Watch Them Strut Their Stuff

February 3, 2011  | Article

The results are in from the 2010 Strut Your Stuff Nail Art and Enhancement Contest, sponsored by  WWWeb Services and BeautyTech.

Keywords: BeautyTech.com   contests   enhancements   mixed-media nail art  

Canada’s Finest: 22nd Annual Contessa Awards

February 1, 2011  | News

Congratulations to Jessica Marie Ellison of Jolie Beauty Bar in Toronto, who recently won an award in the 22nd annual Contessas.

Keywords: awards   Canada   Contessa Awards   enhancements   nail art  

forms

January 6, 2011  | Encyclopedia

A form is what is used to sculpt a nail shape with acrylic. It's a scaffolding of sorts, used to help shape the nail as it cures and can be used for sculpting acrylic or building with gel.

Keywords: enhancements   forms   implements  

smile line

January 3, 2011  | Encyclopedia

The smile line is the lengthwise point on a nail where the nail bed ends and the free edge starts, it is a half-circle that somewhat resembles a smile; also used to describe the artificial creation of the same line with acrylics, gels, or other enhancements. For many nail technicians, achieving the perfect smile line can be tricky.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   enhancements   smile lines  

lifting

December 17, 2010  | Encyclopedia

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.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   gels   lifting   wraps  

Contessa Winners 2006 - present [Canada’s Nail Art Awards]

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

The Contessas are an annual beauty award program that shows off the best Canada’s salon professionals have to offer.

Keywords: Christrio   CND   colored acrylics   colored gels   contests  

Oh, Cupid! [A Valentine’s Day Nail Art Gallery]

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

With bonus nail art not printed in NAILS Magazine, this gallery showcases stylish, salon-friendly Valentine’s Day designs.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   colored acrylics   colored gels   embedded acrylics   embellishments  

It's Your Birthday Nail Art

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

How’s this for special birthday nail art customized for each month? Michele Baker of Van Goe’s Salon and Day Spa in Cumming, Ga., is developing a year’s worth of nail art based on each month’s birth flower and birthstone to share with NAILS readers.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   colored acrylics   competition products   embellishments   enhancements  

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