September 20, 2011
The Dip It System from Parley Innovative Solutions lets you do full sets of Pink-and-Whites in 30 minutes or less. The odorless system uses a dipping method to create elegant-looking and durable enhancements. For more information go to www.parleyllc.com.
Keywords: acrylics Dip It dipping systems pink-and-whites
July 8, 2011
Instruction on using Axxium Soak-Off Gel for the classic pink-and-white look as well as other two tone combinations.
Keywords: colored gels OPI products pink-and-whites soak-off gels
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.
Keywords: acrylics chemicals enhancements liquid-to-powder ratio Lynn Lammers
April 26, 2011
FingerNailFixer shows you how to perfect (and practice) your smile lines with acrylic.
Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting acrylics FingerNailFixer French manicures Holly Schippers
January 2, 2011
A backfill is a technical term for doing a fill on a set of pink-and-whites; it is usually done with an electric file and involves taking down the surface of the nail so the smile line can be “re-created.
Keywords: backfills electric files fills pink-and-whites
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.
Keywords: acrylics ASP Aspire glitter acrylics pink-and-whites
December 1, 2010
Vicki Peters has worn many hats in the nail world. And that’s to be expected since she’s a 30-year veteran of this industry she loves so much.
Keywords: acrylics Behind the Scenes pink-and-whites Vicki Peters
November 15, 2010
Backscratchers’ Fiberglass & Silk Wrap System makes it easy to offer a signature wrap service in your salon. This premium service helps you stand out by offering clients a feminine, natural-looking enhancement that reinforces the nail.
Keywords: Backscratchers fiberglass wraps nail treatments pink-and-whites tip-and-overlay
September 30, 2010
The last competition in the Cup Championship series is coming up in Sacramento. And as always, I’ve started practicing again. There are three different comps: Salon Success, Sculptured Nails, and Flat Painted Nail Art (tattoo themed).
Keywords: motivation pink-and-whites state licensing
July 1, 2010
It’s been a while since the nail industry had something truly new to capture our imagination. But over the course of the last several years, several professional manufacturers have been fine-tuning gel technologies and the product developments are truly something to get excited about.
Keywords: gels Hannah Lee On My Mind pink-and-whites soak-off gels
January 21, 2010
I start practicing about a month before each competition. I have a pool of practice models I pull from and I schedule at least one practice session for most every weekend leading up to the competition.
Keywords: acrylics pink-and-whites
September 1, 2009
Feel like you could stand to sharpen up on your liquid-and-powder application times? Then check out the timeline breakdowns from four experienced pros, and compare your own personal bests (and maybe find a new technique or two along the way).
Keywords: acrylics Backscratchers EZ Flow French manicures learning new techniques
July 1, 2009
This method for backfilling pink-and-white enhancements takes only a few seconds to learn, but it can save minutes on your service times and give you beautiful, laser-crisp smile lines. Lammers says once you’ve mastered this technique, you’ll wonder why you did it any other way.
Keywords: backfills electric filing techniques fills Lynn Lammers pink-and-whites
July 1, 2009
Light Elegance has re-released an old favorite, Fiber Gel. Fiber Gel is a UV-cured gel that contains fiberglass mixed into the gel. The fiber is strong and can be used on fills and full-sets, and it is a self-leveling product. When cured, the fiberglass becomes locked together to form a blanket of strength.
Keywords: fiberglass wraps French manicures gels Light Elegance pink-and-whites
June 19, 2009
OPI Absolute: Makeover Pink & White Sculpt
Keywords: acrylics OPI products pink-and-whites