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Acrylic nails are worn to increase the length of natural nails and can be filed into many different shapes from classic square to a softer almond or daring stilleto.

Shell and Chrome Flakes Acrylic Inlay Nail Art

October 10, 2018  | Video

Suzie Moskal of Nail Career Education creates an acrylic inlay nail design with shell flakes, chrome flakes, and caviar beads.

Keywords: acrylic nail art   acrylics   embedded nail art   Suzie Moskal  

Ugly Duckling Sugared Rose Nail Art Tutorial

September 27, 2018  | Demo

Ugly Duckling master educator Christina “Chrystacle” Cronk created this acrylic stiletto nail design with a textured rose and lots of crystals. Follow her on Instagram @chrystacle.

Keywords: baby boomers   color fades   embellished nail art   floral nail art   nail art  

Behind the Scenes: Gothic Gold Acrylic Nails

September 18, 2018  | Article

Inspired by runway looks from CND for Libertine, Fortenberry created this glimmering gold set that calls to mind the intricate shapes and precious metals found in Gothic art and architecture.

Keywords: acrylics   Akzentz   Behind the Scenes   cnd   matte  

Color Blocking Design Using Dipping Powder

August 16, 2018  | Video

Learn how to create a color-block design using dipping powder from Polaris. 

Keywords: color blocking   dipping systems   nail art  

Dip Powder Tutorial with Kiara Sky's Recycling System

August 8, 2018  | Video

Kiara Sky’s Kim Quy Ho demonstrates how to use the brand’s dipping powder and new recycling tray, which allows techs to reuse powder sprinkled over nails during the service.

Keywords: acrylic dip powder   dipping systems   Kiara Sky  

Shifting Gears: Switching Between Acrylic and Gel Services

July 30, 2018  | Article

 

Alternating between gel and acrylic services during your busy workday requires refocusing your mind and modifying your technique. Here are some tips to make transitioning between mediums easier.

Keywords: acrylics   gels   product application   smile lines   techniques  

How to Achieve the Perfect Acrylic Mix Ratio

June 19, 2018  | Article

Getting the right mix of acrylic liquid and powder is crucial to creating long-lasting nails. Here are NAILS’ FingerNailFixer blogger and CND educator Holly Schippers top tips for achieving the perfect mix ratio.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   liquid-to-powder ratio  

How to File Five Nail Enhancement Shapes

June 18, 2018  | Video

Kirsty Meakin of Naio Nails demonstrates how to file five nail shapes: a pipe nail; a stiletto nail; an almond nail; a ballerina or coffin nail; and a traditional square nail.

Keywords: filing   filing techniques   nail shapes   Naio Nails   stiletto nails  

Young Nails Nail School: How to Use Dip Powder With Resin

June 18, 2018  | Video

Young Nails' Tracey Reierson shows how to use the brand's SlickPour system.

Keywords: acrylic dip powder   dipping systems   Young Nails  

Young Nails Nail School: Using Dipping Powders With Gel

June 14, 2018  | Video

Young Nails' Tracey Reierson explains how to use dipping powders with gel instead of resin.

Keywords: acrylic dip powder   dipping systems   gels   techniques   Young Nails  

Young Nails Nail School: Three Essential Nail Tips for Beginners

May 31, 2018  | Video

Young Nails' Greg Salo demonstrates three tips to help you increase your speed and stability during nail applications.

Keywords: new nail techs   newbie   product application   service speed   Young Nails  

Young Nails Nail School: How to Customize Nail Forms for All Nail Shapes

May 22, 2018  | Video

Young Nails' Greg Salo shows how to use nail forms with all nail shapes.

Keywords: enhancements   forms   nail forms   nail shapes   Young Nails  

The Art of Acrylic Nail Art Designs

May 22, 2018  | Article

Acrylic can be used for more than a classic French or a base for polish. The #notpolish hashtag on Instagram has become a popular way for nail techs to showcase amazing art created solely with acrylic powder. We asked skilled acrylic artists to share some of their favorite designs, tutorials, and acrylic tips.

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   3-D nail art   acrylic nail art   acrylics   embedded nail art  

Eye-Catching Acrylic Powders

May 21, 2018  | Photo Gallery

These vibrantly colored, glow-in-the-dark, and mood-changing acrylic powders will help bring a new twist to acrylic nail designs.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   glow-in-the-dark  

Key Tip Nail Art

May 15, 2018  | Article

Many nail artists love working with acrylic to create their masterpieces, but Cincinnati’s Marsha Lane (@da_nail_lady on Instagram) took it to the next level. 

Keywords: acrylics   nail art  

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