Technique - Topic : French manicures

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“I Do” Nails: What nail look were you sporting at your wedding?

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Whether fashion-forward, classic, or trendy, nail techs share the nail styles they were wearing at their own nuptials.

Keywords: bridal nail art   embellishments   French manicures   Nail art   seasonal nail art  

Dashing Diva French Wrap Manicure

July 21, 2010  | Product

Dashing Diva’s French Wrap Manicure gives you a quick, easy, and perfect French that really lasts.

Keywords: Dashing Diva   French manicures   learning new techniques   manicure accessories   polish alternatives  

Smiles Come in All Shapes and Sizes

March 1, 2010  | Article

When it comes to that happiest part of the nail we all know and love, there’s no one right way to make it perfect. Smile lines can adapt to the nail to complement the shape and design of the nail. Akzentz educator Gina Silvestro of Gel Essentials in Cranston, R.I., shows her ideal smile lines for several different nail shapes.

Keywords: French manicures   gels   nail shapes   nail styles  

Dashing Diva French Tipped Tips

February 18, 2010  | Product

Dashing Diva’s French Tipped Tips provide textbook French looks quickly and easily.

Keywords: Dashing Diva   French manicures   tips  

Leading Men

January 1, 2010  | Article

At Extremedys2010 Hand & Foot Spa in West Hollywood, Calif., the French manicure isn’t just for women anymore. The salon offers a popular “Boy French” nail style that gives its male clients a “healthy-looking, groomed nail that doesn’t look like polish or a traditional French manicure,” says owner Naja Rickette.

Keywords: French manicures   men's services   pedicures  

Dashing Diva French Wrap Plus

December 29, 2009  | Product

Dashing Diva’s French Wrap Plus is an ultra-thin, high-quality professional-grade plastic that is applied with a bond or adhesive and makes French manicures simpler and easier than ever.

Keywords: Dashing Diva   French manicures   manicure accessories  

French Tip Dip Tool

December 1, 2009  | Demo

The French Tip Dip Tool is a new technique used to create a perfect smile line with minimal effort and hyper speed.

Keywords: French manicures   implements   manicure products   polish techniques  

Behind the Scenes: Matte About You

December 1, 2009  | Demo

With the new matte polish craze this fall, we used OPI’s matching matte and shiny versions of the same color to create a monochromatic French look. It’s a great understated but fun look for the holidays.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   French manicures   French twists   matte   OPI Products  

Dashing Diva’s Perfect French Manicure

October 1, 2009  | Demo

Dashing Diva’s French Wrap Plus has made it easier than ever to get that perfect smile line. The wraps are put on the nails using the easy application tab, and the ultra-thin French decal is left perfectly on the free edge, with smile line intact and free of brush strokes. The decoration can last after weeks of wear, and works best when combined with Dashing Diva’s Gelife Brush-On Glue and Soak-Off Gels.

Keywords: Dashing Diva   French manicures   gels   learning new techniques  

A Little Time (Line) for Pink-and-Whites

September 1, 2009  | Article

Feel like you could stand to sharpen up on your liquid-and-powder application times? Then check out the timeline breakdowns from four experienced pros, and compare your own personal bests (and maybe find a new technique or two along the way).

Keywords: acrylics   Backscratchers   EZ Flow   French manicures   learning new techniques  

Color Fades French Twist Nail Art

August 1, 2009  | Demo

Get the step-by-step for nail artist Lisa M. Santos’ signature style.

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

Light Elegance Fiber Gel

July 1, 2009  | Demo

Light Elegance has re-released an old favorite, Fiber Gel. Fiber Gel is a UV-cured gel that contains fiberglass mixed into the gel. The fiber is strong and can be used on fills and full-sets, and it is a self-leveling product. When cured, the fiberglass becomes locked together to form a blanket of strength.

Keywords: fiberglass wraps   French manicures   gels   Light Elegance   pink-and-whites  

NSI Balance UV Gel System Body Builder Cover Pink

June 1, 2009  | Demo

The Balance Body Builder gel has a thicker viscosity that allows for easy building of the upper arch. It cures to a high shine in 90 seconds and is perfect for warmer environments. Here’s how to do an extreme nail makeover with the Body Builder Cover Pink.

Keywords: French manicures   gels   NSI   pink-and-whites  

Nail Evolution by Star Nail

June 1, 2009  | Demo

Star Nail’s Nail Evolution, consisting of a liquid monomer and bonding acrylic powder, is engineered for maximum bonding of acrylic to natural nails. Primer is not required,and Nail Evolution is guaranteed to not lift or yellow.

Keywords: acrylics   French manicures   pink-and-whites   Star Nail Products  

Nailing the Perfect Smile Line

May 1, 2009  | Article

Having a crisp, deep smile line can set your work apart from other nail techs in your area. It’s one of the easiest ways to advertise yourself as an above-average tech who puts extra effort into her services. CND educator Kimberly Jones, of Patrick’s of Atlanta in Buford, Ga., explains how she gets these great-looking smile lines.

Keywords: acrylics   CND   French manicures   smile lines  

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