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Behind the Scenes: Acrylic Watercolor Floral Nails

January 28, 2015  | Demo

An Artist With Global Reach: This month's cover features delicate watercolor nails in acrylic by Ez Flow's Allie Baker-Bennett.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   colored acrylics   cover techs   EZ Flow   sculpting  

An Angle for Art: 3-D Acrylic Explained

May 1, 2006  | Article

Creating works of art from acrylic systems is an acquired skill. Our three guest artists have different methods for creating their crafts, but if you follow their steps you’ll be on your way to mastering your own dimensional designs on fingernails.

Keywords: 3D nail art   colored acrylics   Monica Leiper   sculpting   step-by-step  

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical and Business Questions

April 1, 2004  | Article

This month, readers ask about sculpting, the difference between cuticle products, and the effect of medications on nails. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   cuticle oil   cuticle treatments   sculpting   yellowing  

[Un] Natural BEAUTY

April 1, 2004  | Article

Clients with common nail problems such as short nail beds, ski jump nails, and flat nails may never enjoy beautiful natural nails. But with the help of a little acrylic and the proper application you can create the illusion of flawless nails. Here we show you some techniques for camouflaging nail imperfections.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   C-curves   sculpting   ski jump nails  

Feel the Need for Speed?

October 1, 2001  | Article

Top competitors and educators share their tips and techniques for shaving time from the acrylic maintenance service.

Keywords: Alisha Sale   backfills   competitions   fills   nail prep  

Put on a Smiley Face

July 1, 1999  | Article

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.

Keywords: C-curves   CND   decals   French manicures   Galaxy Nail Products  

Creative's Ultra Sculptor Brush

March 1, 1997  | Demo

Creative Nail Design Systems’ Kolinsky sable Ultra Sculptor Brush adds speed and quality to sculptured nails and overlays.

Keywords: acrylic brushes   CND   sculpting  

Troubleshooter: How to Get a Great C-Curve Using Nail Forms

September 1, 1995  | Article

The secret to creating a perfect C-curve lies in the placement of the form.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   C-curves   sculpting   Victoria Sozio  

Sculpting On Wide Thumbnails Requires A Custom Made Form

January 1, 1994  | Article

Splice two forms together and reinforce the stress area to sculpt on wide nail plates.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   sculpting   unusual nail shapes  

Acrylics Can Add Arches and Curves to Flat Nails

December 1, 1993  | Article

Use a modified three-ball technique to add a natural C-curve and arch to flat nails beds.

Keywords: acrylics   C-curves   sculpting  

Acrylics Can Cosmetically Correct Ski-Jump Nails

September 1, 1993  | Article

Acrylic, if applied correctly, can disguise most nail deformities, and ski-jump nails (nails that curve upward at the free edge) are no exception.

Keywords: sculpting   ski jump nails  

How to Create the Perfect C-Curve

March 1, 1993  | Article

Perfect sculptured nails start with a perfect C-curve, and a perfect C-curve starts with a well-fitted form.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   C-curves   sculpting  

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