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Light Elegance ButterCream Tutorial

by NAILS Staff | January 18, 2018

Lingen, Germany-based nail tech Maren Kalvelage demonstrates how to apply ButterCream, the highly pigmented hard gel from Light Elegance that allows easy, one-coat coverage. Follow Kalvelage on Instagram @mk_uniquenails.

1. File and prep the nails with the Zippy e-file.

2. Apply Vita Prime primer.

3. Apply Tack Bonding Agent.

4. Apply Natural Fiber Gel for the base.

5. Build up the nail with Cool Gel.

6. File the nail surface.

7. Apply one coat of Ride the Rails ButterCream.

8. Finish with Super Shiny top coat.

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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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