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Gel or Acrylic: Which Suits Your Client Best?

September 29, 2017  | Article

Should you use gel or acrylic? Tips or forms? These decisions aren’t simply a matter of guesswork. A few principles can be applied to determine which technique is most likely to benefit a particular client.  

Keywords: acrylics   forms   gels   nail biting   nail tips  

Official Bio-Swift Tutorial from Bio Seaweed Gel

July 28, 2017  | Video

Bio-Swift from Bio Seaweed Gel creates beautiful and natural looking gel extensions in half the time. With no glue, forms or artificial tips required; achieve professional nail enhancements with the most modern technique and gel products. This revolutionary system couples new techniques with BSG smooth, strong & self-leveling builder with no more heat spike shocks.

Bio-Swift: See our first-look demo from Cosmoprof

Here are the steps:
1. Prep natural nails by pushing back cuticles, buffing, and cleansing with alcohol.
2. Pick and size a Bio-Swift tip slightly larger than the natural nail.
3. Apply two beads of Bio-Swift Builder using the Bio-Swift Spatula.
4. Gently fill the tip to desired length with help of the length guide.
5. Attach gently starting from the cuticle in a downward motion.
6. Lightly brush away excess gel underneath to ensure a smooth and even application.
7. Cure nail surface for 60 seconds.
8. Flip hand and cure underneath for 60 seconds.
9. Swift-off and reveal your perfect nails every time.
10. Alcohol cleanse both the top and bottom of the tip.
11. Shape and buff free edge, no need to file nail surface.
12. Design your Bio-Swift extensions with colour and art or finish with applying BSG No-Wipe Top Coat to both surface and underneath tip.

 

Keywords: Bio Seaweed Gel   forms   gel nails   nail forms   reverse nail tip forms  

Young Nails Nail School: Proper Nail Form Application

July 19, 2017  | Video

Young Nails president Greg Salo demonstrates the easiest and simplest way to attach nail forms. 

Keywords: forms   nail forms   techniques   Young Nails  

How to Apply Nail Forms Like a Pro (Almond, Ballerina, Square, & Stiletto Shapes)

May 18, 2017  | Video

Kupa Inc.'s Ann Chang shows how to properly apply nail forms for the various nail shapes — almond nail, ballerina nail, square nail, and stiletto nail shapes.

Keywords: Ann Chang   enhancements   forms   Kupa   nail enhancement  

Profiles Nails Sculpting Forms

September 15, 2016  | Product

The forms feature C-curve memory, pinch tabs, wider centers, customizable cut guides, and come on a 500-ct. roll.

Keywords: forms   Profiles Nails  

Natasha's Secrets for Long, Strong Nails

September 7, 2016  | Video

Natasha Lee shows her favorite products, including professional gel, for building long, strong nails.

Keywords: files   forms   gels   nail forms  

How To Fit Your Nail Form Perfectly (for Many Nail Shapes)

July 21, 2016  | Video

Luciana McGee shows how she fits a form to create the perfect nail shape.

Keywords: electric filing techniques   forms   nail forms   stiletto nails  

Ballerina-Shaped Acrylic Holiday Nail Design

December 3, 2015  | Video

Kupa master educator Ann Chang shows how to create ballerina-shaped acrylics with an intricate holiday nail design.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   forms   glitter   Kupa  

Duality INM Nail Forms

August 26, 2015  | Video

Nail form application using Duality forms, Integrity clear forms, Custom Blue forms, Prep Step, and ONL Primer.

Keywords: forms   INM  

Nouveau Nail Dual Shape Nail forms

April 13, 2015  | Product

Dual shape nail forms from Nouveau Nail put versatility in your hands.

Keywords: forms   Nouveau Nail  

Sculpting on a Form with Entity One Gel

December 10, 2014  | Video

This video demonstrates how to sculpt on a form using Entity One Gel system.

Keywords: demo   enhancements   Entity Beauty   forms   gels  

Crinkle Form How-to

November 4, 2014  | Video

Elaine Watson shows how to create a Crinkle Form so you can sculpt Stained Glass Nails with a crinkle effect. Learn how to sculpt stain glass nails with the crinkle effect by clicking here.

Keywords: Cuccio   Elaine Watson   forms   gels  

Kupa Infinite Sculpting Forms

June 17, 2013  | Product

Infinite Sculpting Forms are thicker, longer, and stronger than the average sculpting form, with extra adhesion and a twist. 

Keywords: acrylics   forms   Kupa  

How to Properly Fit a Nail Form for Sculpting

September 17, 2012  | Video

Holly Schippers, the FingerNailFixer, shows you how to get a nice tight fit with your CND forms when sculpting enhancements.

Keywords: acrylics   CND   FingerNailFixer   forms   Holly Schippers  

Troubleshooter: Applying a Form

July 18, 2012  | Video

Holly Schippers and Vicki Peters give three techniques for applying forms. Schippers shows how to modify a form for a better fit, and Peters demonstrates how to apply a form for both a classic sculpt and a stiletto.

Keywords: forms   Troubleshooter  
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