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How do you fill a full set of colored acrylics when a client wants a different design?

September 25, 2018
debris and dust, and dehydrate and prime the natural nail. To create the next design, I apply a thin

Why am I having lifting problems with my acrylic applications?

March 16, 2018
and water. With a cotton ball and 100% acetone, clean the nails and surrounding skin to temporarily

How can I avoid air bubbles in clear acrylic?

November 29, 2018
dry. After you place the bead on the nail, give it about three seconds to let it polymerize — don

How do I get the acrylic or gel to stick to pre-designed nail tips with art?

August 19, 2009
you work with a pre-designed tip, try using a rougher buffer, because a file will scratch the design

Acrylics bother my allergies and asthma. What can I do?

September 15, 2011
be successful as a natural nail artist. That would not have been true in the ’90s, but in today’s nail world you

How do I fix ski jump nails?

August 1, 2008
is an educator for Creative Nail Design based in Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Why is it that most of my acrylic clients are having lifting by the cuticle area?
Why is it that most of my acrylic clients are having lifting by the cuticle area?

August 30, 2010
could be over-filing. Using an 80-grit file on a natural nail would be way too harsh. When you over

When you use colored acrylics to create nail art, do you file the acrylic smooth? Can you use any liquid with colored powders?
When you use colored acrylics to create nail art, do you file the acrylic smooth? Can you use any liquid with colored powders?

December 1, 2004
a clear gel or acrylic.) With a 3-D design, I smooth and seal the underlying nail

I know you can you use primer with liquid-and-powder systems, but what about with UV gels?

September 11, 2007
-promoting layer applied to the natural nail plate. Primers are designed to improve adhesion to the natural nail

Does temperature have an effect on the way acrylic sets up?

October 5, 2006
. — Doug Schoon is vice president of science and technology for Creative Nail Design (Vista, Calif.).

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