Technique - Topic : C-curves

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How to Form a C-Curve

August 5, 2016  | Article

Building a structurally sound C-curve starts at the sculpting stage.

Keywords: C-curves   gel enhancement   gels  

Nail Terminology for Beginners

April 27, 2016  | Video

Naio Nails educator Kirsty Meakin goes over commonly used nail terms that she uses during her nail tutorials, such as sidewalls, smilelines, C-curves, and apex.

Keywords: C-curves   nail education   Naio Nails   smile lines  

Artistic Nail Design's Rock Hard Liquid-and-Powder Application

February 18, 2014  | Demo

Artistic recently launched its Rock Hard Liquid-and-Powder Kits for creating natural looks, crisp smile lines, or customizable nail art.

Keywords: acrylics   Artistic Nail Design   C-curves   demo  

The "Perfect" Pink-and-White Nail

March 15, 2012  | Article

What makes the perfect nail? How do you define the picture-perfect acrylic pink-and-white sculpt? NAILS combined contributions from CND education materials, Young Nails’ Greg Salo, and former NAILS Top 25 competitor Lynn Lammers to help draft guidelines for the quintessential “perfect nail.”

Keywords: acrylics   C-curves   cuticles   pink-and-whites   smile lines  

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  

Masterworks' New Clear Forms for Gels

June 1, 2010  | Demo

Masterworks Innovations’ CEO and veteran nail tech Amy Becker has come out with a new clear form designed specifically for hard or soft gels from any manufacturer.

Keywords: Amy Becker   C-curves   forms   gels   Masterworks  

Young Nails C-Curve Sticks

August 27, 2009  | Product

Young Nails’ C-Curve Sticks are designed to create the perfect C-curve in seven different shapes.

Keywords: C-curves   implements   Young Nails  

Acing the C-Curve

June 1, 2008  | Demo

Used properly, a C-curve stick can help you create the ideal curve.

Keywords: acrylics   C-curves   enhancements   shaping nails  

No Pinching

April 1, 2005  | Article

Simple tip to keep the creation of a great C-curve from hurting the client. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   C-curves   Doug Schoon  

[Un] Natural BEAUTY

April 1, 2004  | Article

Clients with common nail problems such as short nail beds, ski jump nails, and flat nails may never enjoy beautiful natural nails. But with the help of a little acrylic and the proper application you can create the illusion of flawless nails. Here we show you some techniques for camouflaging nail imperfections.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   C-curves   sculpting   ski jump nails  

Put on a Smiley Face

July 1, 1999  | Article

The pressure is on... whether you are giving client a French manicure, or you are at a competition attempting to create the perfect sculptured set... the smile line is always on your mind. Here are some tips to help keep you on your toes while making the perfect smile line.

Keywords: C-curves   CND   decals   French manicures   Galaxy Nail Products  

Making a U-Turn

July 1, 1997  | Article

Create a more natural-looking nail with a U-shaped free edge and sharper-looking C-curve.

Keywords: acrylics   C-curves   filing techniques  

Troubleshooter: How to Give Squares All the Right Curves

May 1, 1996  | Article

Whether your client wants oval or squoval nails, a squared nail is the best place to start.

Keywords: C-curves   CND   Doug Smith   filing techniques   nail shapes  

Troubleshooter: How to Get a Great C-Curve Using Nail Forms

September 1, 1995  | Article

The secret to creating a perfect C-curve lies in the placement of the form.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   C-curves   sculpting   Victoria Sozio  

Acrylics Can Add Arches and Curves to Flat Nails

December 1, 1993  | Article

Use a modified three-ball technique to add a natural C-curve and arch to flat nails beds.

Keywords: acrylics   C-curves   sculpting  

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