September 9, 2016
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Meet Melissa Pechey, we went to boot camp together and it has been a joy to watch her grow and shine these past 12 years.
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July 14, 2015
Suzie Moskal demonstrates one of the most important aspects of acrylic nail design the liquid to powder ratio of your acrylic bead.
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June 16, 2015
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We rounded up a sampling of the industry’s latest liquid and powder products.
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October 28, 2014
Let's go back to the basics on acrylics.
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February 1, 2013
In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, OPI educator Dawn Sharp shows how to get a proper acrylic mix ratio.
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June 15, 2011
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.
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December 16, 2010
The liquid to powder ratio is the balance of liquid monomer to acrylic powder (polymer); it is important that the manufacturer’s recommended ratio be achieved in order for the hardening process to take place; incorrect or out-of-balance liquid-to-powder ratios can cause a variety of problems with acrylic, including yellowing, bubbling, or crystallization.
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July 1, 2009
Creating the perfect set of acrylics could be considered an art, but the foundation behind it is found in the science. NAILS breaks down the chemistry behind liquid-and-powder in laymen's terms.
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September 1, 2008
Mastering your acrylic liquid-to-powder ratio will help make work easier and more fun.
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February 1, 2008
The ideal bead should be smooth, round, and plump, and suspended lightly on the brush hairs.
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April 1, 2001
Get the scoop on laying acrylic, product contamination, and wide nail beds.
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June 1, 1999
How do you rinse a color quickly from your airbrush? I
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June 1, 1994
Acrylic systems require a precise liquid-to-powder mix to assure a durable nail and to prevent clients from developing an allergic reaction.
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