Technique - Topic : French manicures

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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  

French Enhancements with NSI Attraction

January 14, 2009  | Demo

Go beyond french enhancements with NSI's Attraction Acrylic System.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   extending the nail bed   French manicures   NSI  

Quick Tips: French Manicures

January 1, 2009  | Article

Some tips on how to make this service run quicker and smoother and have a better-looking finish.

Keywords: French manicures   polish techniques  

Take a Tip from ... EnVogue’s Joanne Millar

January 1, 2009  | Article

EnVogue educator Joanne Millar explains how to make a perfect pink-and-white gel nail.

Keywords: En Vogue   French manicures   manufacturers educators  

Q-Buffers Q-French Triple Tips

September 1, 2008  | Product

Create those crisp smile lines with the help of Q-Buffers' Q-French Triple Tips.

Keywords: competition products   forms   French manicures   nail tip cutter   smile lines  

French Gel Bling Nails

May 14, 2008  | Video

Look at this lovely style with sparkle, pink and whites

Keywords: French manicures   gels  

Young Nails Perfect French Gels

May 6, 2008  | Video

Young Nails' Greg Salo shows you how to use the company's Gel System to create natural-looking nails.

Keywords: Forever French   French manicures   gels   Greg Salo   Young Nails  

En Vogue Three-Step System

April 1, 2008  | Demo

Using a UV-cured resin bonding agent, En Vogue creates nails that are both strong and flexible.

Keywords: En Vogue   enhancements   French manicures   resin  

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