Technique - Topic : acrylics

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Behind the Scenes: A Woman of Many Talents

December 1, 2010  | Demo

Vicki Peters has worn many hats in the nail world. And that’s to be expected since she’s a 30-year veteran of this industry she loves so much.

Keywords: acrylics   Behind the Scenes   pink-and-whites   Vicki Peters  

A Brush of Many Bristles

December 1, 2010  | Article

Having the perfect set of brushes for any type of application would be a nail tech’s dream come true, so Star Nail’s global education director Elaine Watson came up with the new Master Tech Tool Kit. Watson wanted something that could easily travel with her to international seminars for demos and teaching, and carrying a brush for each demo was just not working out for her any longer.

Keywords: acrylics   brushes   Star Nail Products  

Behind the Scenes: Leaving on a Jet Plane

November 1, 2010  | Demo

Elaine Watson, global education director for Star Nail International, sculpted this month’s autumn leaves for the cover. Because the nails were leaf-shaped at the free edge, she didn’t have to do any file-finish work, so the application was actually remarkably quick.

Keywords: acrylics   Behind the Scenes   nail art   Star Nail Products  

Stunning Stilettos and More

October 1, 2010  | Article

Intricate floral stiletto nails won the NSI Free-hand Nail Art Competition, an online photo competition that invited nail techs from around the globe to use NSI acrylic or gel to create nail art designs. The entries were judged by Vicki Peters, Denise Wright, and Debbie Doerrlamm, who looked for difficulty of design, use of color, originality, overall enhancement design, and first impression (or the “wow” factor).

Keywords: acrylics   competitions   contests   gels   nail art  

The St. Petersburg Stiletto

October 1, 2010  | Demo

Elena Maltseva is a nail artist from St. Petersburg, Russia, who educates all over the world. She is an expert in gels, acrylics, and hand-painting, and is especially good at combining all three together to make spectacular nail designs. Maltseva has chosen an acrylic design here that is simple, yet very expensive-looking and rather easy-to-complete.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   colored gels   gels   international  

Files, Buffers, and Grits, Oh My!

October 1, 2010  | Article

Top nail competitor Lynn Lammers offers an excellent description of filing grits, and how best to use them in this excerpt from her online NAILS blog, Competition Insider.

Keywords: abrasives   acrylics   competitions   electric files   electric filing techniques  

ASP Aspire Colored Pigment and Acrylic Mixing Kit

September 21, 2010  | Product

ASP Aspire Colored Pigment and Acrylic Mixing Kit is a great way to suit all of your clients’ tastes with a customized mix of color choices.

Keywords: acrylics   Cina   colored acrylics   nail art   nail art supplies  

Hand and Nail Harmony Prisms Collection

August 17, 2010  | Product

Hand and Nail Harmony has a new collection of colored acrylics called Prisms. The line offers 12 acrylic powders that can be mixed and combined to give technicians an endless array of color possibilities, and the kit includes a 2-oz. bottle of Fusion Monomer.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   Hand & Nail Harmony  

LCN USA Ultima Camouflage Powder

August 17, 2010  | Product

LCN’s newest Ultima Camouflage Powders can be used to cover irregularities of the nail bed in order to achieve a perfect result. The French design can also be reinforced and enhanced with Camouflage Powders due to the strong contrast between the nail bed and the free nail edge.

Keywords: acrylics   LCN  

CND Perfect Color Bolds Collection

August 17, 2010  | Product

CND’s Perfect Color Bolds Collection offers a vibrant core palette of color powders to custom blend the full creative spectrum, from fiery-hot to elegantly cool and everything in between. The kit also includes a custom blending color wheel to help create new color combinations.

Keywords: acrylics   CND   colored acrylics  

Idyllic Acrylics

July 1, 2010  | Article

Amidst the gel-craze, acrylics have steadily been reinventing themselves to come out with better performing powders, and with brighter colors than ever. Here’s a collection of the newest acrylic powders on the market.

Keywords: acrylics   Backscratchers   Cacee   Christrio   CND  

Entity Glitter Powders

July 1, 2010  | Product

Entity’s Glitter Powders are for sculptors who want a little more flash in their enhancements.

Keywords: acrylics   Entity Beauty   glitter acrylics  

Super Sharp Stilettos

July 1, 2010  | Demo

Stiletto styles are slowly sweeping across the country and many new clients are leaving local haunts in spiked-tipped nails just to try out this edgy, new look. With techs having such a fun time experimenting with the daring design, new art is popping up every day. Here’s how Tracy Clement, a Young Nails mentor and owner of Naturally Nails in East Greenwich, R.I., does her signature stilettos.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   stiletto nails  

Stle Envy Drama Designer Acrylic Powders

May 11, 2010  | Product

Style Envy’s Drama Designer Acrylic Powders feature bright, poppy glitter shades that sparkle on enhancements.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics  

By the Book

May 1, 2010  | Demo

Catherine Wong gives NAILS readers a peak into her step-by-step nail art books.

Keywords: acrylics   Catherine Wong   colored acrylics   floral nail art   nail art  

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