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Compete to Lose — Really

August 3, 2011  | Article

Why enter a nail competition if you can’t win? “When you compete, the most important person you are competing with is yourself,” says Dianne D’Agnolo, founder and director of the Nailympics Competition. “Competition is a great way to push yourself to improve.

Keywords: competitions   Nailympics  

Hand & Nail Harmony Acrylic Starter Kit

July 25, 2011  | Product

The Acrylic Starter Kit from Hand & Nail Harmony utilizes one of the latest technologies allowing a strong bond to the natural nail without the use of harsh acid primers.

Keywords: acrylics   Hand & Nail Harmony   starter kits  

Nubar Acrylic Get Hot collection

July 24, 2011  | Product

The professional acrylic polymers from the Get Hot collection at Nubar come in nine wild colors.

Keywords: colored acrylics   Nubar   vegan products  

Recycling Nail Tips for Nail Art Practice

July 20, 2011  | Article

Colleen Ramsey of McKinney, Texas, shows how she reuses old nail tips to practice nail art.

Keywords: nail art   nail tips   recycling  

INM Canada Battle of the Brushes

July 12, 2011  | Video

The INM Canada gel educators battle against the acrylic educators.

Keywords: acrylics   contests   gels  

Summer Camp Step-by-Steps

June 30, 2011  | Article

Robin Moses from Florence, Ore. shares step-by-steps on creating her summer camp-inspired art.

Keywords: handpainted nail art   polish   seasonal nail art   summer nail art  

Nail Art: Welcome to Summer Camp

June 29, 2011  | Photo Gallery

With all the little kiddies heading off to camp this summer, we asked three nail artists to give us their take on the summer camp theme.

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   3D nail art   nail art   polish   seasonal nail art  

Tassel Nail Art Display: Showcase Your 3-D Art

June 29, 2011  | Demo

A nail art design, especially 3-D art, can be a great way to showcase just how talented you are as a tech.

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

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://www.nailsmag.com/blogpost/103860/run-for-the-roses-catherine-wongs-fantasy-nail-art

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  

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