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Q&A with Suzie: Acrylic vs. Gel

September 1, 2016  | Video

Suzie addresses three important questions asked by many non-professional viewers regarding Acrylic or Gel Nails.

Keywords: acrylics   communicating with customers   customer service   gels   reader questions  

Scheduling Time for Safe Removal

February 14, 2014  | Article

With the surge in gel-polish clients, it’s now crucial to seamlessly integrate no-damage removal into your service repertoire. Our gel-polish experts show you how.

Keywords: gels   product removal   removing gels  

Light Elegance Family Talks About Color

August 25, 2013  | Video

Just how do they come up with all those incredible gel colors? Light Elegance's Lezlie McConnell, Jim McConnell, and Lexy McLellan gives us the scoop.

Keywords: company profiles   gels   Jim McConnell   Light Elegance  

Premiere Orlando: Alessandro Enters U.S. Market

June 19, 2013  | Video

Alessandro International CEO/founder and style director Silvia Troska gives an exclusive interview to NAILStv about why this is the right time to bring the German-based brand to the U.S., the innovative new peel-off gel-polish Striplac, and other nail products from the company.

Read more about Alessandro's product line in our article: Top European Brand Comes Stateside

Keywords: Alessandro   gels   manicure products   pedicure products  

When They Can’t Get to the Salon

May 30, 2013  | Article

LeChat’s Gel Polish On The Go Kit is the perfect retail item for clients who travel frequently or just can’t make it into the salon now and then.

Keywords: gels   LeChat   retailing  

Conversation Starter

April 13, 2013  | Article

Artistic Nail Design has housed its latest Artistic Colour Gloss soak-off gel-polish collection in a manicure table display so as to spark conversation.

Keywords: Artistic Nail Design   gels   polish displays  

Nail Care is a Smart Biz

September 4, 2012  | News

Modern Salon's September 2012 issue discusses why the nail business, which has grown significantly since last year, is a smart one for hair salons to be in.

Keywords: business building   consumer press   Dashing Diva   gels   hair care  

European Nail Vacation

July 3, 2012  | Article

After several years of urging from Swiss-born, California-based nail tech Elsbeth Schuetz, Editor Hannah Lee hopped on a plane and headed first to Zurich, Switzerland, and then to Dusseldorf, Germany, to attend two European beauty shows.

Keywords: Elsbeth Schuetz   gels   German nail industry   Hannah Lee   international  

Acrylics are Not Dead

June 14, 2012  | Article

With the sudden rise of brush-on gel-polish bringing many new customers into salons, it seems nail techs are seeing fewer tried-and-true acrylic customers. With new products on the market, traditional acrylic users now have more options to choose from, but there is still a seat at the manicure table for them.

Keywords: CND   colored acrylics   consumer marketing   Gelish   gels  

Assistants Handle the Soak-Offs

November 28, 2011  | Article

The explosion of gel-polish means nail techs are busier than ever — and at the upscale Red Door Spas it means nail assistants are guaranteed a full day of soak-offs.


Keywords: gels   nail tech assistants   polish removal   product removal   soak-off gels  

Is Your Salon Shellac Certified?

October 28, 2011  | News

The CND Shellac Salon Certification program will assure salon customers across the U.S. that their Shellac services are authentic and of the highest quality.

Keywords: certification   CND   gels   shellac  

The Lola Lifestyle

July 15, 2011  | Article

Lola is the face of Jessica Cosmetics' GELeration; you may have seen her plastered on the company’s marketing materials for its new gel-polish line.

Keywords: gels   Jessica Cosmetics  

On the Road: Shine, Chicago

June 15, 2011  | Article

Answering the call for a boutique nail salon in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago, Shine offers a clean atmosphere, homemade scrubs, and is consistently on top of the latest nail trends. 

Keywords: boutique nail salon   China Glaze   CND   Essie   gels  

Greg’s Corner – ManiQ Upsell – Part 4 of 4

April 27, 2011  | Video

Greg shows how to remove ManiQ Color from an acrylic enhancement.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Keywords: gels   Greg Salo   Greg's Corner   Young Nails  

Greg’s Corner – ManiQ Upsell – Part 3 of 4

April 27, 2011  | Video

Greg shows how to prep the filled acrylic with Protein Bond and then apply the ManiQ Color.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Keywords: gels   Greg Salo   Greg's Corner   Young Nails  

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