October 11, 2016
One look can be executed in three ways. Learn the techniques behind each and find out what makes them structurally unique.
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October 7, 2016
To create that perfect and crisp smile line, it’s all about your brush work.
Keywords: acrylics Forever French sculpting smile lines
June 16, 2016
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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.
May 19, 2016
In this video, Kirsty Meakin shows how to create a chevron shaped smile line.
Keywords: acrylics chevron Naio Nails smile lines
May 17, 2016
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
April 27, 2016
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.
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October 20, 2014
Holly Schippers, aka FingerNailFixer, shares detailed tips to create a great smile line.
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October 17, 2014
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If you are not seeing improvement and the work stays the same for several years, it’s time to consider a class.
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February 26, 2014
In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, nail tech Lorena Marquez shows how to create acrylic nails with corrective powder.
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February 19, 2014
In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, nail tech Lorena Marquez shows how to create a competition-style smile line with acrylics.
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May 30, 2012
Here Holly Schippers gives some tips on how to make smile lines in gel polish, traditional gel, acrylic, and polish.
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March 15, 2012
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.”
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June 1, 2011
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.
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April 26, 2011
FingerNailFixer shows you how to perfect (and practice) your smile lines with acrylic.
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January 3, 2011
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