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I have heard so much about reverse application. I learned to do the free edge first and dont feel like its any more difficult than reverse. I just want to get an idea of which is more popular
In our town, there is one lady I know of who does the reverse. She seems to have picked up the reverse after a Young Nails class. It's the method I found easiest to do, maybe because turning the brush back toward me feels a little awkward. It's nice for the glitter French (especially multiple colors on one nail) because doing the glitter part last means I can keep using the same dish of monomer and brush without worrying about errant glitter.
it's a very good thing to master, it definitely has it's uses as LizzieEllis described. It takes practice to master, but it creates beautiful crisp smile lines and once you learn how they look, you'll automatically be able to tell who does reverse and who doesn't.
I dont do them very often because I need much more practice with them, but let me tell you my nails took on a whole new shape. They were beautiful but Im just not comfortable doing p&w with them yet. I say learn how to do them then you be the judge.
I use both techniques depending on what I want to accomplish or what colors I'm using. If I'm doing a really heavily pigmented color for the tip (like black), or a glitter, I like the reverse method, because it keeps the color out of the pink. But when I'm doing pink and white, I prefer the traditional method. I learned it first, and do it very well. I feel more in control of the shape of the smile line with it.

I also use the reverse, even with pink and white, when I'm sculpting a very short full set. I feel like I have better control of the thickness of the white that way. Usually. When it comes down to it, it just depends on what mood I'm in! Big Grin

So learn both! It's never a bad thing to have more than one tool in your tool kit!
I like to extend the nail beds on a lot of clients so for me is is the best. I also find it is faster for me to make a smile that way.
This is how I learned how to do it.
http://www.youngnails.com/videotutorials.aspx

BornToBling

I actually have a question about this, I heard that with this method there can tend to be a lot of breaking at the smile line...

Anyone experience this?
I only use the reverse method and have no problem with breakage at all. Been using this method for the past 10 years.
After reading I went on YN and watched. I think that after school I only want to do reverse. It looks so much better. We should learn this way instead! I'm going to give it a go this weekend.
I tired it last night with Greg's method of reverse but i didnt use YN. It wasnt that bad for my first p/w enhancement ever and i did it on the cheap sally's hand. So i need to practice forever before i can offer enhancements lol.
(02-08-2012, 02:32 PM)MitcheleSheree Wrote: [ -> ]I tired it last night with Greg's method of reverse but i didnt use YN. It wasnt that bad for my first p/w enhancement ever and i did it on the cheap sally's hand. So i need to practice forever before i can offer enhancements lol.

I'm sure I'll need plenty of practice. But that's where we begin! Smile