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Going primerless

June 1, 2006  | Article

Techs trained to include the third step of the acrylic application process -- primer -- may have a hard time dropping the insurance of this tried-and-true old friend. But many who have dared to explore this new, primerless world made the transition without missing a step. Is primerless the future of nails?

Keywords: acrylics   learning new techniques   primers  

Easter's On Its Way

February 28, 2006  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Mary Seitzinger of Nail Sensation in Columbus, Ohio.

Keywords: acrylics   advanced nail art   animal print nail art   colored acrylics   Easter nail art  

Easter's On Its Way

February 28, 2006  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Mary Seitzinger of Nail Sensation in Columbus, Ohio.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   Easter nail art   holiday nail art   intermediate nail art  

Easter’s on its Way

February 28, 2006  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Mary Seitzinger of Nail Sensation in Columbus, Ohio.

Keywords: acrylics   beginner nail art   colored acrylics   Easter nail art   holiday nail art  

Poland: Acrylic Nails Dominate

December 1, 2005  | Article

Though fairly young by American standards, the Polish nail industry is well on its way to becoming a bigger player in the international nail market.

Keywords: acrylics   international   nail art  

Halloween Haunt

October 17, 2005  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Lysa Comfort, Encino, Calif.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   Halloween nail art   holiday nail art   nail art  

Halloween Haunt

October 17, 2005  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Lysa Comfort, Encino, Calif.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   French nail art   French twists   Halloween nail art  

NSI Sea Gems

September 1, 2005  | Demo

New Sea Gems crushed shells from NSI allow nail techs to easily create luminous, dazzling nail enhancements using Attraction liquid and powders or Balance UV Gels.

Keywords: acrylics   embedded acrylics   French nail art   French twists   nail art  

The Need for Speed

January 1, 2005  | Article

Mastering the art of nail enhancement application is downright frustrating. Follow my 5-step program and you to will be doing sets and fills in an hour.

Keywords: filing techniques   hand filing   Shari Finger   time management  

Colored Acrylics with Reverse Application

January 1, 2005  | Article

Colored and glitter acrylics are beautiful, but many of us do not do them in the salon because it is too time consuming for us and too expensive for the clients to change the color. Use a reverse application to make it easier. 

Keywords: backfills   colored acrylics   fills   step-by-step  

What to Do When Extensions Just Won’t Stay Put

January 1, 2005  | Article

Depending on what products you have tried, you may need to consider whether the product type is compatible with your client.

Keywords: acrylics   cyanoacrylate   lifting   methacrylates   nail prep  

Get Ready to Compete

January 1, 2005  | Article

Technicians are often afraid or intimidated when it comes to entering a nail competition. Oftentimes, it is simply because they don’t know what to expect. These helpful tips are exactly what a new competitor needs to rise to the challenge.

Keywords: competitions   Patricia Yankee Williams   Top 25 Competitors  

Wrapped for the Holidays

December 1, 2004  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by Mary Seitzinger, Nail Sensation in Columbus, Ohio.

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

Fall Paisley

September 1, 2004  | Step By Step Demo

Nails by MaeLing Parrish of Columbus, Ohio.

Keywords: acrylics   beginner nail art   color fades   colored acrylics   glitter acrylics  

Color Chameleon

August 1, 2004  | Article

Colored acrylic powder is as versatile a medium as nail art paint, if not more so. From incredibly detailed designs to abstract stylings, the nail art possibilities are limitless. In the first part of a two-part series meant to illustrate the versatility of colored acrylic and showcase the talent of nail techs, we start you off with a few designs to experiment with.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   colored acrylics   embellishments   nail art   rhinestones  

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