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Take a Tip From Tracy Vinson: Use Cupcake Toppers for Candy Ball Nails

by NAILS Staff | August 2, 2018

Orly education ambassador Tracy Vinson discovered a simple trick for creating the trendy candy ball or bubble flower for nails: She uses a cupcake topper instead of a dotting tool to make the candy ball. This makes it easier to grip and move the nail decoration as necessary. “The ‘teddy bear’ portion actually gives you something substantial to hold when you spin the candy ball inside the lamp,” Vinson explains. “Once you’re finished, simply take your nippers and cut off the candy ball and you can continue to reuse the cupcake topper.”

Nail tech Melba Mosley demonstrates reflexology techniques on colleague Apryl Moore, while...

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Foot Forward Summit 2019

by Staff

NAILS' second Foot Forward Summit was held in Atlanta August 11-13. Nail techs gathered for speaker presentations, advanced education, and networking.

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Up Your Acrylic Skills: Mix Ratio

by Tracey Lee

Even though mix ratio is fundamental to learning about liquid-and-powder acrylic application, it’s still one of the biggest challenges for nail professionals in the salon. The performance and longevity of our product is hugely affected by an incorrect mix ratio.

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What's The Difference? Clarifying Commonly Confused Nail Terms

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What's The Difference? Clarifying Commonly Confused Nail Terms

by Holly Schippers

You probably know the essential differences between the products and nails terms you use in the salon every day — like soft gel versus hard or LED light versus UV. But could you provide a clear explanation to a curious client? And what about those fuzzy terms that can mean different things to different people? Here's a terminology "cheat sheet" we hope will help keep us all on the same page.

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