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Take a Tip From ... INM's Rachel Mouritsen

by Staff Writer | October 1, 2009

INM’s director of education Rachel Mouritsen explains the difference between applying odorless acrylics and standard acrylics. The trend toward odor free nail enhancements has spiked a demand for odorless acrylics.

Odorless acrylics require a much drier application than traditional acrylics. The ratio is 1:1, and if too much monomer is used you will get an application that is sticky and runny. To help solve this problem, rather than cleaning your brush in monomer and continuing your application, you should wipe your brush to remove the product and then gently pat your brush into the powder to give it a light coating. Then you can continue with the application and smooth your product out. With a correct application the tacky layer should be minimal and very simple to file off .

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