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How to Create a Perfect Smile Line

October 11, 2016  | Article

One look can be executed in three ways. Learn the techniques behind each and find out what makes them structurally unique. 

Keywords: acrylics   extreme nails   FingerNailFixer   French manicures   Holly Schippers  

3 Tips to Sculpt a Better Smile Line with Acrylics

October 7, 2016  | Article

To create that perfect and crisp smile line, it’s all about your brush work.

 

Keywords: acrylics   Forever French   sculpting   smile lines  

Cutting Out a Smile Line with Hard Gels Using an E-file

June 16, 2016  | Video

Amy Becker Periscopes how to cut out a smile line in gels using Masterworks by Amy Becker sanding bands. "Sanding bands are the coolest bit to cut out smile lines on hard gels. They cut out a sharper smile line than a carbide on hard gels!" She also shares other tricks to help speed the process and create a better smile line.

Keywords: Amy Becker   drill bits   e-files   electric files   electric filing techniques  

How to Create a Chevron Smile Line

May 19, 2016  | Video

In this video, Kirsty Meakin shows how to create a chevron shaped smile line.

Keywords: acrylics   chevron   Naio Nails   smile lines  

How To Create a Ballerina Smile Line

May 17, 2016  | Video

Naio Nails educator Kirsty Meakin shows how to create a ballerina- or coffin-shaped smile line with clean sharp edges. This is perfect for every day designs while also being eye catching!

Keywords: ballerina nail   nail shapes   Naio Nails   smile lines   unusual nail shapes  

Nail Terminology for Beginners

April 27, 2016  | Video

Naio Nails educator Kirsty Meakin goes over commonly used nail terms that she uses during her nail tutorials, such as sidewalls, smilelines, C-curves, and apex.

Keywords: C-curves   nail education   Naio Nails   smile lines  

How To: L&P Smile Lines

October 20, 2014  | Video

Holly Schippers, aka FingerNailFixer, shares detailed tips to create a great smile line.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   smile lines  

Hit a Technique Plateau? Consider Taking a Class

October 17, 2014  | Blog Post

If you are not seeing improvement and the work stays the same for several years, it’s time to consider a class.

Keywords: continuing education   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   smile lines  

Troubleshooter: Acrylic Corrective Powder

February 26, 2014  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, nail tech Lorena Marquez shows how to create acrylic nails with corrective powder.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   Lorena Marquez   NAILS Troubleshooter   smile lines  

Troubleshooter: Competition Smile Lines

February 19, 2014  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, nail tech Lorena Marquez shows how to create a competition-style smile line with acrylics.

Keywords: acrylics   competitions   Entity Beauty   Lorena Marquez   NAILS Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Smile Lines

May 30, 2012  | Video

Here Holly Schippers gives some tips on how to make smile lines in gel polish, traditional gel, acrylic, and polish.

Keywords: smile lines   Troubleshooter  

The "Perfect" Pink-and-White Nail

March 15, 2012  | Article

What makes the perfect nail? How do you define the picture-perfect acrylic pink-and-white sculpt? NAILS combined contributions from CND education materials, Young Nails’ Greg Salo, and former NAILS Top 25 competitor Lynn Lammers to help draft guidelines for the quintessential “perfect nail.”

Keywords: acrylics   C-curves   cuticles   pink-and-whites   smile lines  

Enhancement Troubleshooter

June 1, 2011  | Article

You learned a lot in school, but once you start working full time with clients you’ll see that minor mishaps with nail enhancements will occasionally pop up to frustrate and challenge you. To help you out when they do, here's some handy troubleshooting advice on fixing the more common acrylic and gel problems.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   career handbook   C-curves   gel troubleshooting   lifting  

FingerNailFixer Helps You Perfect Your Acrylic Smile Lines

April 26, 2011  | Video

FingerNailFixer shows you how to perfect (and practice) your smile lines with acrylic.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   FingerNailFixer   French manicures   Holly Schippers  

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  
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