troubleshooting


Sealing Short Nails
  • February 18, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

After the video that addressed removal issues, a few things came up. I will do some follow-up blogs and videos to address your questions and concerns. The first one I'm going to help you with is

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Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
ISSE Long Beach 2014 Recap
  • February 7, 2014
  • Holly Schippers

How many of you made it to ISSE? The weather in Long Beach was a nice change from the below 0F that has been dominating the Midwest this winter. The show was interesting, and I enjoyed

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Keywords: Nail Art   troubleshooting  
What to Look for in an E-File, Experts Weight In
  • April 9, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

I sometimes get questions about how to choose an e-file. Not being an e-file user I don’t feel qualified to answer those questions and don’t like leaving questions unanswered! To solve the dilemma I asked three

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Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Do You Know What the True Cuticle Is?
  • March 6, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

What and where is cuticle? How sure are you about that? Some are taught in school what real cuticle is and some are not. Then you throw in another group of people who are given inaccurate

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Keywords: natural nail care   troubleshooting  
A Story About Improper Application and Removal of Gel-Polish
  • February 12, 2013
  • Holly Schippers

The repeated bashing Dr Oz gives nail services is frustrating to say the least. What he continues to fail to mention is that there is a difference in the services from one salon to another. Something

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Keywords: continuing education   gels   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Rebalancing/Filling Acrylic Nails
  • December 14, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Part of business building is client retention. It does not do a lot of good to put out the effort to get people in the door if you can’t keep them in your chair. Something I

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Keywords: acrylics   gels   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Don't Fear the Nail Form
  • September 17, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

I think enhancements can be more fun to do when sculpted because tipping requires the effort of match, fit, and blend if you are going to really do them up nice. What tends to stop a

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Keywords: acrylics   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Get Holly's Foil and CND Additives Nail Art Look
  • August 7, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

 I’m glad the gel video from last week seemed to be helpful to some of you! Lots of requests did come through for a video on how to do my nails in the video and I

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Keywords: Nail Art   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Sculpt Gels With Your Brush Instead of Your File
  • August 1, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Have you entered to win the body art kit yet? I wanted to be sure as many of you had the chance as possible so I will wait until next week to draw.I get asked a

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Keywords: gels   troubleshooting  
Watch Our Roundtable from the Smokies Event
  • July 2, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

This past weekend in Gatilinburg, Tenn., I had the honor of attending an amazing event — Nail Tech Networking Event of the Smokies. It was an amazing day of fun and learning preceded by a party

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
NAILS New Troubleshooter Video Series
  • May 16, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

One cat is officially out of the bag! Part of my March trip to the NAILS offices in California was to help start off the new NAILS TV Troubleshooter series designed to help techs no matter

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Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Practice, Practice, Practice
  • April 18, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Sometimes it feels like you will never do a great nail, especially when you are in school and all anyone ever does is tell you to practice — and then practice some more. Getting discouraged can

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Keywords: continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Polishing Tiny (or Bitten) Nails
  • April 10, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

As nail professionals we see nails in all shape, lengths, and conditions. The one several of you have been asking about lately is the dreaded bitten nail that has been cannibalized down to a little nub

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Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
E-File Q&A With Vicki Peters
  • April 6, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

When visiting NAILS a couple weeks ago, I was lucky enough to cross paths with Vicki Peters. I can remember reading advice she would post on BeautyTech when I was a newbie and absorbing her knowledge

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Keywords: continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Creating an Almond-Shaped Nail
  • March 15, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

Filing nails seems like an easy enough thing to do, however there are some shapes that pose more of a challenge than others. One such shape is the almond. I’m not talking about your Grandma’s style

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Keywords: natural nail care   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Tech-to-Tech: Do You Place Blame or Find Solutions?
  • January 31, 2012
  • Holly Schippers

When someone comes into the salon and has issues with their nails not wearing as they should, is your first instinct to look for blame or access the damages and hunt for solutions? So often I

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Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Talking to an OPI Educator about GelColor
  • December 15, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

There have been lots of requests in my e-mail and on my Facebook for more information on the new OPI GelColor. Since you could probably tuck what I know about OPI in a thimble it seemed

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Keywords: gels   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
A Good Analogy for UV Lamps
  • November 18, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

With all the discussion about UV lamps and now LED lamps Doug Schoon left a post on my page recently that made so much sense I knew it needed to be shared!“Finding a lamp with high

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Keywords: gels   troubleshooting  
Do You Read the Directions?
  • August 19, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you ever read the directions on nail products? Maybe a glimpse to be sure you’re using it properly or just full steam ahead because how hard could it really be anyway? Sometimes you can get

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Keywords: client issues   healthy working   troubleshooting  
Embedding in Rockstar Toes
  • July 28, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Thanks so much to all who answered the call for help on embedding things in enhancements! Your comments and video links were so helpful and much appreciated. Some of us tend to shy away from embedding

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Keywords: gels   Nail Art   pedicures   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
In Search Of Embedding Techniques
  • July 18, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you admit your shortcomings as a professional or are you basically good at everything? I like to think I can do everything decently, but am smart enough to know that my niche is in natural

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Keywords: acrylics   gels   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
A Summertime Nail Experiment
  • July 14, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you ever test things out that your clients complain about? There have been some mentions about water, chlorine, and generally common summer vacation activities causing challenges with nail coverings. It is not every day that

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Keywords: client issues   gels   troubleshooting  
Tech-to-Tech: How Did You Improve Your Service Times?
  • May 31, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

It seems that a lot of you did consider yourself slow! If you feel like you have the technique down, what can you possibly do to speed up? I’m sure you are tired of hearing it,

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Keywords: client issues   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Are You Slow or Just Meticulous?
  • May 25, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

I frequently hear in class that nail professionals think they are slow. What really defines slow? Does this mean someone else in the salon works faster, are you comparing to the industry average time, or a

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Keywords: troubleshooting  
True or False? Find Out if These Nail Myths Are Real
  • May 20, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

I’ve enjoyed reading your messages and have some answers for your myth questions that you can share with clients! Gel nails are better for your nails then liquid and powder.False. To quote Greg Salo from Young Nails,

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Keywords: acrylics   gels   troubleshooting  
What's Your Favorite Nail Myth?
  • May 13, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

We have all heard them, the informative tips that people have for stronger nails, longer nails, and how to let your nails breathe. I nearly hurt myself laughing this morning reading a post on Nail Tips,

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Keywords: tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Acrylic: Understanding Mix Ratio
  • April 29, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

We have covered great cuticle work as an option to help prevent lifting. If you work with liquid-and-powder products another culprit can be the mix ratio. The mix ratio can vary from company to company, so

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Keywords: acrylics   troubleshooting  
Tips for Working with Gel
  • April 28, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

 I’ve had some requests for help with gels. One of the most difficult things is getting the hang of working with it, especially if you are used to working with liquid and powder. It is a

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Keywords: gels   troubleshooting  
Perfecting Your Acrylic Smile Lines
  • April 26, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do liquid-and-powder smile lines elude you? Does it feel like a jigsaw puzzle and someone is playing a joke on you by withholding some of the pieces? Smile lines have always been a struggle for me

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Keywords: acrylics   troubleshooting  
Step Out of the Box for Continuing Education
  • April 22, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Do you ever feel like if you like one product you shouldn’t acknowledge other products? Or are you a big fan of closet chemistry mixing-and-matching whatever suits you? Sometimes nail professionals feel pulled in different directions

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Keywords: business building   continuing education   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Just in Time for Summer: New Rockstar Technique
  • April 13, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

 Summer is just around the corner and toes are peeking out of sandals more and more everyday! An easy add on for pedis is glitter work — you can even add it to manicures using the

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Keywords: gels   Nail Art   pedicures   troubleshooting  
A Little Help From My Nail Friends
  • April 8, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Hello out there in nail land. How are things going this week? For the blog this time I would like to get some feedback on a few things I have on my blog to-do list so

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Keywords: social media   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
Would You Be OK If Your Phone or Computer Crashed?
  • April 1, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

How much of a tech junkie are you? Could you live without your laptop? Is your cell phone nearly a lifeline? To that end what would happen if one or both of them crashed, were stolen, or

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Keywords: client issues   social media   tech-to-tech sharing   troubleshooting  
All Acetone is Not Equal
  • March 21, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

With acetone prices jumping at distributors everywhere in a response to growing demand, some salons are opting to purchase acetone from hardware or lumberyard type stores instead. Pure acetone is pure acetone, right?Not exactly. To find

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Keywords: troubleshooting  
Natural Nail Repair Video Using Fiberglass
  • March 2, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

Natural nail techs are on the rise as is their income with all the great nail options out there these days.  One of the things I find that some natural nail techs struggle with are nail

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Keywords: natural nail care   troubleshooting  
Caring for (and Understanding) the Cuticle
  • January 5, 2011
  • Holly Schippers

To start in on fulfilling your requests for help with preventing lifting, a good place to begin is the cuticle. Most likely we all go through the steps of cuticle work and everyone uses different tools,

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Keywords: acrylics   continuing education   gels   natural nail care   student issues  
Chasing the (Fill) Line
  • December 28, 2010
  • Holly Schippers

Do you notice at this time of year when everyone is busy celebrating and enjoying friends and family that they perhaps like wearing their enhancements a bit longer? Maybe they keep the length the same but

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Keywords: acrylics   gels   troubleshooting  
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