General FAQ's

How do I order products?
There are three ways of ordering Young Nails products. The first is through an authorized Young Nails distributor. Go to Locate Distributor on the web site and find the nearest dealer in your area. There is a telephone number or email address for you to get in direct contact with the right person. Second, is online shopping. For those areas in the United States where Young Nails in not offered, customers can register online and begin shopping after they have been approved by our customer service department. It usually takes about 1 day for online approval. Finally, the third way of ordering is by calling direct. Our toll free number is 1-800-777-9170. One of our friendly customer service representatives will be more then happy to assist you directly.


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There are two ways of achieving smile lines: Traditional application and Reverse application. The fastest and easiest way to learn is by mastering the Reverse technique. This is a Young Nails trademarked technique that had proven successful around the world. The greatest benefit of the technique is cleanliness. Glitter or colored powder can be applied without worrying about whether it will get on the nail bed. You are guaranteed a faster and sharper look all the time!

What is the right size of acrylic pearl to pick up for the Reverse Application?
The right size of pearl is about half the size of the nail plate. Placing the product at the cuticle area and letting it run towards the free edge is going to guarantee proper thickness at the stress area. You can get the product to self level toward the stress area if the finger is pointing down. If you are looking down the barrel of the nail after the application, the thickness should be the same across from side to side.

What is the difference in Core and Speed systems set times?
Finding the perfect consistency depends on how much liquid-to-powder is mixed. Getting a controlled application can prevent the product from running or drying too quickly. If there is too much liquid, press the back of the brush onto the paper towel for 1 second to remove any extra liquid. The pearl should not have any dry powder around the edges before application. If it’s too wet, the product will stick to the brush while pressing it into place. You should be able to press the product perfectly into place without the product sticking to the brush, running into the cuticles, or drying before bonding to the natural nail.

Acrylic Setting Times Core (Medium to Fast)
1:30 minutes before there is no movement
4:30 before the product can be filed

Speed (Fast)
1:00 minute before there is no movement
4:00 minutes before the product can be filed

When would you use one system over the other?
When performing a particular service in the salon, a nail technician may attempt to use one application to perform multiple tasks for which the application was unintended. Knowing which application to use on a client in any given situation can pose challenging questions. Most nail technicians will find that one application technique is insufficient to accommodate every situation. Young Nails will help you explore and understand in these situations, which techniques have proven effective and which have, after years of trial and error, failed to prove successful. Are acrylic nails the best choice in this situation? Or would gel be a better choice? Perhaps a combination of both? Remember, if a nail technician chooses the proper approach the first time, he or she will save time and win the loyalty of the client. Success has always been built upon a foundation of knowledge.

Recognizing the Need
Most often, the new nail client’s natural nails are not in good form. This is why the client is looking to you for a nail enhancement service. You will commonly encounter nail plates that are flat, splayed, or offer absolutely no free edge with which to perform your magic. Then there are the infamous nail biters! If this is the case, the application of an acrylic system enables you to cast or reshape the nail bed into an attractive first set of nails with good formation and strength. A client’s lifestyle can usually determine what system suits her natural nails. For example, if the client plays sports or tends to pick at her nails, she will have greater success with the durable acrylic. The tighter bond of acrylic may stand up better than that of gel. In addition to working on the nails, the technician’s job also becomes a process of keen observation in deciding whether acrylic or gel will provide the best bond and durability for the client’s lifestyle. In the new nail service, you will find that in some cases sculptured acrylic will be the best new nail application choice. Acrylic will let you reshape the nail plate, ensuring the strongest nail extension while having to work with little or no natural free edge. Once you have a good start of two or three nail fills and the results are favorable in the reshaping process, starting your fills with gel often works well. In many cases you may find gel bonds better than acrylic due to its flexibility and nonporous characteristic. With the chemistry Young Nails has to offer you in both our Acrylic and Gel systems, your options are limitless. Your choices will be based on which options you like to work with once the nail fills become the ongoing service. Remember Young Nails is about choices and we help you make good ones! Experiment, have fun, and always ask questions!

What is the shelf life of liquid and powders?
Young Nails acrylic liquid and powders have a shelf life of 12 months when stored in optimum conditions (Room temperature and no direct sun light).

Can you mix the powders to create custom blends?
That is the beauty of Young Nails, you can custom mix your own colors. Whether you customize the pink acrylics or colored acrylics, the possibilities are endless.

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What is the mix ratio for mixing glitter into acrylic?
The perfect mix ratio is 3:1. 3 parts Speed Clear to 1 part glitter. This is going to give you the best workability. Use a 1/4 oz(7g) jar and fill the Speed Clear just under the neck. Then, fill the rest of the jar with glitters of your choice. Its nice to choose colors that will work well together. For example, Jet Black, Rock Star, and Silver are a perfect combination for stunning black free edge.

How much of the liquid art drops do I use?
You can use as much or as little as you want. Our drops are pure pigmented monomer. You can use it almost straight or dilute it for a more sheer effect when used in combination with Clear powder. Make sure you use a separate Dappen Dish and brush to prevent color contamination between application.


Can I use Finish on top of Mani•Q?
You cannot use Finish on top of Mani Q because the seal is to hard. Mani Q is a soft gel. Because of its nature, putting a hard seal on the surface can create spider cracks on the surface.