May 1, 2013
In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Young Nails educator Tracey Reierson shows the second step toward sculpting an almond-shaped nail using pink acrylics, filing the nail.
Almond-Retto Design Part 1
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April 24, 2013
In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Young Nails educator Tracey Reierson shows the first step toward sculpting an almond-shaped nail using pink acrylics, applying forms to short, bitten nails.
Almond-Retto Design Part 2
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March 15, 2012
FingerNailFixer Holly Schippers shows you how to file a slimming almond-shaped nail.
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April 28, 2011
Magnetic instructor Ingeborg Mensonides demonstrates how to create almond-shaped nails with acrylic.
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March 1, 2010
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.
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December 18, 2009
Shape's December issue shows readers 10, 20, and 30-minute beauty regimens for a night out, including tips for facial, hair, and nail care.
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November 1, 2007
Square, round, squoval — you probably have a specialty and a preference to how you think a nail should look. But you can’t just do cookie-cutter nails on every client who walks through your door. Some individual attention and customization will wow your clients and make them loyal for life.
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June 1, 2003
Our panelists this month discuss choosing the best brush for the job, the difference betwee\n MMA and methacrylic acid, and whether yellowed nails can be whitened with chemicals.
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February 1, 1998
This month readers ask about nail shapes, getting a crisp smile line, and whether or not to etch nails.
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May 1, 1996
Whether your client wants oval or squoval nails, a squared nail is the best place to start.
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