Technique - Topic : acrylics

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Top Tips for Dips From Jess Alexander-Snyder

May 23, 2019  | Article

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

Keywords: acrylics   dipping systems   KUPA   techniques  

Easy Acrylic French Smile Line

May 16, 2019  | Video

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

Keywords: acrylics   French manicures   Kiara Sky   smile lines  

How to Shape the Perfect Almond Nail

May 10, 2019  | Video

Learn how to shape an almond nail.

Keywords: acrylics   Kiara Sky   nail shapes   nail tips   shaping nails  

Glitter Fade Acrylic Redesign Tutorial

May 2, 2019  | Video

Learn how to create a fun glitter nail art design using acrylic.

Keywords: acrylic nail art   acrylics   glitter   nail art  

How to Sculpt a Stiletto Nail

April 25, 2019  | Video

Ann Chang of The Nail Tips Show demonstrates how to sculpt a stiletto nail using acrylic. 

Keywords: acrylics   Ann Chang   nail shapes   sculpting   stiletto nails  

Spring Bling Acrylic Nails

April 22, 2019  | Article

Nail artist and teacher Katie Barnes is known for her mastery of extreme shapes. An international award winner, former NTNA competitor, and Scratch cover artist, she completed a photo shoot featuring blue and yellow edge nails with embellishments. 

Keywords: acrylics   crystals   embellished nail art   international   nail art  

Acrylic Fill With Broken Nail and Color Change in 30 Minutes

April 5, 2019  | Video

Young Nails' Tracey Reierson shows how to perform a fill, fix a broken nail, and change polish and nail design in just 30 minutes. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   fills  

Stop Service Breakdown: A Guide to Better Nails

February 27, 2019  | Article

Don’t let service breakdown give you a nervous breakdown. Regardless of what nail medium you’re using — polish, gel-polish, gel, acrylic, or gel-acrylic hybrid — problems are bound to crop up from time to time. Here are some troubleshooting tips aimed at making these common technical failings a thing of the past.

Keywords: acrylics   gel-acrylic hybrid   gel-polish   gels   lifting  

Try Out Candy Coat's Sweet New Acrylic Kit

February 8, 2019  | Article

Candy Coat is offering professionals a preview of its new acrylic line, Hard Candy, with a “try me” kit.

Keywords: acrylics   Candy Coat   starter kits  

NTNA S. 6 Challenge 2: Musical Safari Nail Art (Ashton)

January 28, 2019  | Video

For NTNA Challenge 2, sponsored by Mia Secret, contestants created safari-themed nail art using the brand's Pastel Macaroons and Gray Jungle collections. Here is Ashton Harlan's entry. See all 11 entries here. 

Keywords: 3-D nail art   acrylics   animal nail art   Mia Secret   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  

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  

Behind the Scenes: Gothic Gold Acrylic Nails

September 18, 2018  | Article

Inspired by runway looks from CND for Libertine, Halley 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  

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  

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  

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