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How to Correct Ski Jump Nails

Ski jump nails can be corrected with liquid-and-powder acrylic and an accurately sized tip.

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How to Sculpt an Almond Nail Using Acrylic

Katie Barnes explains how to use a nail form to sculpt an almond nail shape.

Crowdsourcing: Do you feel the term “acrylic” is out of date?

This month we asked nail techs: Do you refer to acrylics as “acrylics” or “liquid and powder”? Do you feel the term “acrylic” is out of date?

Video Tutorial: Perfecting Your Liquid-and-Powder Smile Line

I hope this tutorial video will help you unravel the mystery of the liquid-and-powder smile line.

Acrylic Application: Learn to Sculpt with Your Brush

Learn how to angle your brush when applying liquid-and-powder product so there is minimal need for filing.

Correct Acrylic Form Placement: How to Get Great C-Curves Without Pinching

Learn how to place your form correctly to create a liquid-and-powder acrylic extension that’s as sleek as possible.

Up Your Acrylic Skills: Mix Ratio

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.

What's The Difference? Clarifying Commonly Confused Nail Terms

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.

Top Tips for Dips From Jess Alexander-Snyder

Kupa educator Jess Alexander-Snyder has these tips for working with dip powders.

Easy Acrylic French Smile Line

Kiara Sky shares a quick tip for how to create perfect French smile lines.