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Texting Thumbnail Syndrome

April 19, 2011  | Demo

Texting can put a damper on the edges of clients’ thumbnails and throw off the whole shape of the nail. Here’s a quick fix, in between fills and/or polish changes, from Dianna Medeiros of Woodbury Heights, N.J.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics  

smile line

January 3, 2011  | Encyclopedia

The smile line is the lengthwise point on a nail where the nail bed ends and the free edge starts, it is a half-circle that somewhat resembles a smile; also used to describe the artificial creation of the same line with acrylics, gels, or other enhancements. For many nail technicians, achieving the perfect smile line can be tricky.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   enhancements   smile lines  

backfill

January 2, 2011  | Encyclopedia

A backfill is a technical term for doing a fill on a set of pink-and-whites; it is usually done with an electric file and involves taking down the surface of the nail so the smile line can be “re-created.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   electric files   fills   pink-and-whites  

A Tale of Two Competitors

June 1, 2010  | Article

Tucked into the corners of dark ballrooms at nail shows, some of the best nail technicians in the world compete against one another, sculpting dazzling nail art designs and perfectly precise C-curves. But what is it like to be a competitor? NAILS takes a quick look at the competition schedule of one veteran and one novice competitor at ISSE Long Beach this past January.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   Akzentz   blogs   competitions   ISSE Show  

Masterworks' New Clear Forms for Gels

June 1, 2010  | Demo

Masterworks Innovations’ CEO and veteran nail tech Amy Becker has come out with a new clear form designed specifically for hard or soft gels from any manufacturer.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   Amy Becker   forms   gels   Masterworks  

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

October 1, 2009  | Article

INM's Rachel Mouritsen explains the difference between applying odorless acrylics and standard acrylics.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   INM   odorless systems  

Young Nails C-Curve Sticks

August 27, 2009  | Product

Young Nails’ C-Curve Sticks are designed to create the perfect C-curve in seven different shapes.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   implements   Young Nails  

The Lammers Method

July 1, 2009  | Demo

This method for backfilling pink-and-white enhancements takes only a few seconds to learn, but it can save minutes on your service times and give you beautiful, laser-crisp smile lines. Lammers says once you’ve mastered this technique, you’ll wonder why you did it any other way.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   electric files   fills   Lynn Lammers   pink-and-whites  

Quick Tips: Acrylic Backfills

April 1, 2009  | Article

OPI educator and guest artist Lynn Ackerson-Warren gives some quick tips on acrylic backfills.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   nail tips   OPI Products  

Acrylic Nails Pink and White Back-Fill, Part 2

December 30, 2008  | Video

Electric file tutorial by Joseph Pham, You Tube user doiamailbox.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   electric files  

Acrylic Nails - Drill 'n' Fill

December 30, 2008  | Video

Using an e-file to drill out new smile line after French tip has grown out by You Tube user nailzoo.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   electric files  

NSI Products - Creating Different Bead Sizes

November 6, 2008  | Video

Creating different bead sizes

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   mix ratio   NSI  

NSI Products - Mix Ratio Techniques

November 6, 2008  | Video

Mix ratio techniques

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   mix ratio   NSI  

Acing the C-Curve

June 1, 2008  | Demo

Used properly, a C-curve stick can help you create the ideal curve.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   enhancements   shaping nails  

Young Nails Reverse Application

May 14, 2008  | Video

Doing a no-fill-line backfill with Greg Salo

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   bridal nail art   Greg Salo   Young Nails  

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