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Secret Ingredient: Acrylic Liquid

June 27, 2011  | Article

 Monomer is a Greek term that means “one part” or “one unit.” (Mono means “one”; mer means “unit.”) But beyond “monomer,” what is the liquid that we use day in and day out? We’ve listed the ingredients necessary in every formula, regardless of manufacturer.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   how products are made   Secret Ingredient  

What's Hot in Acrylics Kits

June 24, 2011  | Article

Here’s a sampling of the industry’s latest acrylic kits that continue to provide stellar nail enhancements, from classic Frenches to bold nail art.

Keywords: acrylics   Alfalfa Nail Supply   ASP Aspire   Backscratchers   Christrio  

Entity Acrylic Sculpt on Form

June 24, 2011  | Video

A demonstration on how to apply Entity Acrylic over a form.

Keywords: acrylics   Entity Beauty   forms  

Entity Acrylic Sculpt on Tip

June 24, 2011  | Video

A demonstration on how to apply Entity Acrylic over a tip.

Keywords: acrylics   Entity Beauty   tips  

Entity Acrylic Retouch

June 24, 2011  | Video

A demonstration on how to retouch a classic French using Entity Acrylic, by Lee-Anne Henderson, director of educational sales and distributor relations.

Keywords: acrylics   Entity Beauty   French manicures  

Catherine Wong's Kentucky Derby-Themed Fantasy Nail Art

June 14, 2011  | Video

Akzéntz educator Jessica Hoel had some fun interviewing veteran nail art competitor Catherine Wong on how she came up with the details in her award-winning fantasy nail art at the 2011 Premiere Orlando beauty show. Story here: http://blogs.nailsmag.com/editor/archive/2011/06/14/Run-for-the-Roses--Catherine-Wongs-Fantasy-Nail-Art.aspx

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   Catherine Wong   competitions   fantasy nail art   Premiere Orlando  

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  

BELOVED Nails BELOVED Nails Second Book

May 19, 2011  | Product

The nail tech instructional publication BELOVED Nails by Kyu.S, has come out with a second book featuring more international nail tech artists and packed with nail art and nail styles from around the world.

Keywords: books   educational materials  

Acrylic Coral Reef Nail Art

May 19, 2011  | Demo

Nail technician Oksanna Cobb had a chance to go to Guam recently, where she was inspired to create these brightly colored nails.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   Entity Beauty   foils   nail art  

FingerNailFixer Discusses Proper Mix Ratio

April 29, 2011  | Video

When you work with liquid and powder, one of the key elements is mix ratio. Here Holly Schippers, our FingerNailFixer, some tips on figuring out how to check and perfect your mix ratio.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   CND   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  

How to Create Almond-Shaped Nails

April 28, 2011  | Video

Magnetic instructor Ingeborg Mensonides demonstrates how to create almond-shaped nails with acrylic.

Keywords: acrylics   French nail art   glitter acrylics   learning new techniques   nail shapes  

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  

Backscratchers Extreme Powder Glaze Acrylic Dip System

April 19, 2011  | Demo

Backscratchers Extreme Powder Glaze Acrylic Dip System incorporates resin technology with high quality acrylic dipping powder to create strong, natural–looking nails that are easy to apply.

Keywords: acrylic dip powder   Backscratchers  

Designer Nails Tutorial

April 19, 2011  | Demo

Veteran nail tech Michelle Sproat shares an excerpt from her new book-DVD set.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   acrylics   artist profiles   colored acrylics   gel overlays  

NSI’s Video Nail Lab

April 19, 2011  | Article

NSI has recently revamped its online education with the addition of the Nail Lab on its main website, www.nsinails.com.

Keywords: education   NSI   video training   websites to watch  

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