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Acrylic nails are worn to increase the length of natural nails and can be filed into many different shapes from classic square to a softer almond or daring stilleto.

Acrylic Glitter Nails Tutorial [English and Vietnamese]

October 20, 2017  | Video

Ann Chang shares her techniques for sculpting a ballerina nail shape with a nail form and applying glitters with a clear powder encapsulation. She also discusses creating a ballerina nail using both hand-filing and e-filing.

Keywords: acrylics   Ann Chang   coffin nails   glitter acrylics  

Young Nails Vlog #69: The Emerald Skull Nail Art

October 18, 2017  | Video

Young Nails president Greg Salo creates an encapsulated emerald skull using acrylic.

Keywords: acrylic nail art   embedded nail art   halloween nail art   Young Nails  

Encapsulated Acrylic 3-D Skull

October 14, 2017  | Video

Kirsty Meakin of Naio Nails demonstrates how to create an elegantly spooky 3-D skull nail design.

Keywords: acrylic nail art   embedded acrylics   embedded nail art   halloween nail art  

NSI Salon Jar Brings the Bling

October 13, 2017  | Article

The new NSI Salon Jar has what nail techs love — bling. 

Keywords: embellishments   NSI  

Behind the Scenes: Pleated Acrylic Stilettos

October 13, 2017  | Article

Learn how cover artist Jonny Pham created these avant-garde and innovative Art Deco nails. 

Keywords: acrylics   Beauty Changes Lives   Behind the Scenes   international   Jonny Pham  

Dragon's Eye Nail Design

October 13, 2017  | Video

Naio Nails' Kirsty Meakin created this stunning dragon's eye look using acrylic and gel.

Keywords: fantasy nail art   nail art   pop culture nail art  

Acrylic Bat Wing Nail Design

October 11, 2017  | Video

Naio Nails' Kirsty Meakin creates a dramatic acrylic nail with a bat wing-shaped edge and a touch of bling.

Keywords: acrylics   halloween   halloween nail art   unusual nail shapes  

Young Nails Nail School: Liquid-to-Powder Ratios

October 9, 2017  | Video

Young Nails president Greg Salo demonstrates how to achieve the correct liquid-to-powder ratio when using acrylic powders.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   liquid-to-powder ratio   mix ratio   techniques  

Young Nails Vlog #66: The Acrylic Snakeskin Nail

October 9, 2017  | Video

Young Nails president Greg Salo demonstrates how to create a snakeskin-patterned acrylic nail using fall colors.

Keywords: acrylic nail art   acrylics   animal print nail art   nail art  

Black Widow 3-D Spider Nails for Halloween

October 5, 2017  | Video

Kupa’s Akiko Yamikawa shows a blood-splattered black widow spider nail design using Artfinity TripTych Colored Acrylic Powders.

See more Halloween nail art inspiration:
http://www.nailsmag.com/halloween

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   acrylics   colored acrylics   halloween   halloween nail art  

Young Nails Nail School: The Perfect French Acrylic Ombre

October 4, 2017  | Video

Young Nails president Greg Salo demonstrates how to create a perfect French ombre using acrylic.

Keywords: baby boomer nails   color fades   ombre nail art   Young Nails  

How to Perform a Kiara Sky Dip Powder Fill

October 1, 2017  | Video

This video demonstrates how to perform a fill on a dip powder manicure, rather than soaking off and reapplying the product.

Keywords: acrylic dip powder   dipping systems   fills   Kiara Sky  

Gel or Acrylic: Which Suits Your Client Best?

September 29, 2017  | Article

Should you use gel or acrylic? Tips or forms? These decisions aren’t simply a matter of guesswork. A few principles can be applied to determine which technique is most likely to benefit a particular client.  

Keywords: acrylics   forms   gels   nail biting   nail tips  

Young Nails Vlog #63: The Jeweled Painted Nail

September 27, 2017  | Video

Young Nails South Africa owner Yolande Bekker created this jeweled nail design using acrylic, glitter, Mylar, and Mission Control Paint during Young Nails CEO Habib Salo and president Greg Salo's visit to South Africa.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   mylar   nail art   Young Nails  

Young Nails Nail School: Creating the Perfect Stiletto Nail

September 20, 2017  | Video

Young Nails president Greg Salo demonstrates how to create a perfectly sharp stiletto nail.

Keywords: Greg Salo   nail shapes   stiletto nails   Young Nails  

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