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Troubleshooter: Acrylic Corrective Powder

February 26, 2014  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, nail tech Lorena Marquez shows how to create acrylic nails with corrective powder.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   Lorena Marquez   NAILS Troubleshooter   smile lines  

Troubleshooter: Competition Smile Lines

February 19, 2014  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, nail tech Lorena Marquez shows how to create a competition-style smile line with acrylics.

Keywords: acrylics   competitions   Entity Beauty   Lorena Marquez   NAILS Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Smile Lines

May 30, 2012  | Video

Here Holly Schippers gives some tips on how to make smile lines in gel polish, traditional gel, acrylic, and polish.

Keywords: smile lines   Troubleshooter  

The "Perfect" Pink-and-White Nail

March 15, 2012  | Article

What makes the perfect nail? How do you define the picture-perfect acrylic pink-and-white sculpt? NAILS combined contributions from CND education materials, Young Nails’ Greg Salo, and former NAILS Top 25 competitor Lynn Lammers to help draft guidelines for the quintessential “perfect nail.”

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   cuticle care   pink-and-whites   smile lines  

Enhancement Troubleshooter

June 1, 2011  | Article

You learned a lot in school, but once you start working full time with clients you’ll see that minor mishaps with nail enhancements will occasionally pop up to frustrate and challenge you. To help you out when they do, here's some handy troubleshooting advice on fixing the more common acrylic and gel problems.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   career handbook   gel troubleshooting   lifting   newbie  

FingerNailFixer Helps You Perfect Your Acrylic Smile Lines

April 26, 2011  | Video

FingerNailFixer shows you how to perfect (and practice) your smile lines with acrylic.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   FingerNailFixer   French manicures   Holly Schippers  

Take a Tip From ... Nail Labo's Rumiko Nakaya

September 1, 2009  | Article

Rumiko Nakaya, educator and advisor for Nail Labo, explains how she fixes smile line imperfections in gels.

Keywords: gels   Nail Labo   smile lines  

Nailing the Perfect Smile Line

May 1, 2009  | Article

Having a crisp, deep smile line can set your work apart from other nail techs in your area. It’s one of the easiest ways to advertise yourself as an above-average tech who puts extra effort into her services. CND educator Kimberly Jones, of Patrick’s of Atlanta in Buford, Ga., explains how she gets these great-looking smile lines.

Keywords: acrylics   cnd   French manicures   smile lines  

Competitive Skills

September 1, 2008  | Article

Competition-level nails take practice, but mastering certain skills will get you in the game.

Keywords: acrylics   competitions   Lynn Lammers   smile lines   Top 25 Competitors  

Q-Buffers Q-French Triple Tips

September 1, 2008  | Product

Create those crisp smile lines with the help of Q-Buffers' Q-French Triple Tips.

Keywords: competition products   forms   French manicures   smile lines   tools and implements  

Make Smile Lines a No Brainer

May 1, 2008  | Demo

No Brainer Sculpted Nail Forms make forming the perfect smile line easy.

Keywords: acrylics   pink-and-whites   smile lines  

Smile Lines Causing Frowns?

April 1, 2008  | Article

Getting nice, deep smile lines doesn’t require years of laughter, but it does take practice.

Keywords: acrylics   learning new techniques   smile lines  

Put on a Smiley Face

July 1, 1999  | Article

The pressure is on... whether you are giving client a French manicure, or you are at a competition attempting to create the perfect sculptured set... the smile line is always on your mind. Here are some tips to help keep you on your toes while making the perfect smile line.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   cnd   decals   French manicures   Galaxy Nail Products  

What's Your Problem?

April 1, 1999  | Article

Whether you’re a beginner struggling to reduce thickness at the cuticle or a veteran whose C-curve is looking flat, this troubleshooting guide, put together by nail technician Shari Finger can help. Here are her tips to combat common acrylic woes.

 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   acrylics   enhancements   smile lines  

The Help Desk Responds to Your Technical Questions

February 1, 1998  | Article

This month readers ask about nail shapes, getting a crisp smile line, and whether or not to etch nails.

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   Linda Champion   Michele Baker   nail prep   nail shapes  

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