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.
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September 1, 2009
Rumiko Nakaya, educator and advisor for Nail Labo, explains how she fixes smile line imperfections in gels.
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May 1, 2009
Having a crisp, deep smile line can set your work apart from other nail techs in your area. It’s one of the easiest ways to advertise yourself as an above-average tech who puts extra effort into her services. CND educator Kimberly Jones, of Patrick’s of Atlanta in Buford, Ga., explains how she gets these great-looking smile lines.
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September 1, 2008
Competition-level nails take practice, but mastering certain skills will get you in the game.
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September 1, 2008
Create those crisp smile lines with the help of Q-Buffers' Q-French Triple Tips.
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May 1, 2008
No Brainer Sculpted Nail Forms make forming the perfect smile line easy.
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April 1, 2008
Getting nice, deep smile lines doesn’t require years of laughter, but it does take practice.
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December 1, 2001
This month our panel helps our readers with creating perfect smile lines, detached nails and fungus.
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July 1, 1999
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.
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