Q&A: acrylics

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What’s a suitable temperature for acrylic to cure and why?

Where can I find a round metal disc that is used to create perfect smile lines?

How can I stop lifting around the cuticle area?

Can we eliminate all the layers of gel and lay a thin overlay of acrylic, seal it with Intense Seal and call it gel nails?

What should you do when a client wants to get a toe enhancement but there’s no nail plate to work with?

What is the difference in durability of gel nails compared to acrylic nails?

I have so much trouble with lifting, even when I prep the nail plate and push back the cuticles. Any suggestions?

What causes my acrylic to sometimes appear cloudy and/or have white spots in it?

Is there a particular type of “pencil” that is white that I could use to mark a smile line?

What causes my acrylic brushes to leave a yellow residue on the paper towel?

Would aggressive nail buffing cause lifting?

Does temperature have an effect on the way acrylic sets up?

Why does the acrylic get hot sometimes, causing my client’s finger to burn?

I like to use opaque pink acrylic to elongate the nail bed, but when it comes time for a fill, I have trouble blending the acrylic. Any suggestions?

Can you please recommend a good size acrylic brush for the novice to practice with?

Are there any dangers associated with children wearing artificial nails?

After soaking off old acrylic, can a client, at the same visit, get tips and overlays?

How do I keep acrylic nails from popping off my client with sweaty hands?

How can I get an arch on a flat nail?

Why do my acrylic nails turn yellow by the time my clients come back for their fill?


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