June 29, 2011
A nail art design, especially 3-D art, can be a great way to showcase just how talented you are as a tech.
June 27, 2011
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.
June 24, 2011
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.
June 24, 2011
A demonstration on how to apply Entity Acrylic over a form.
A demonstration on how to apply Entity Acrylic over a tip.
A demonstration on how to retouch a classic French using Entity Acrylic, by Lee-Anne Henderson, director of educational sales and distributor relations.
June 14, 2011
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
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.
May 19, 2011
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.
May 19, 2011
Nail technician Oksanna Cobb had a chance to go to Guam recently, where she was inspired to create these brightly colored nails.
April 29, 2011
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.
April 28, 2011
Magnetic instructor Ingeborg Mensonides demonstrates how to create almond-shaped nails with acrylic.
April 26, 2011
FingerNailFixer shows you how to perfect (and practice) your smile lines with acrylic.
April 19, 2011
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.
Veteran nail tech Michelle Sproat shares an excerpt from her new book-DVD set.
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