lifting


Lifting is the separation of the artificial nail coating from the natural nail, usually at or near the cuticle, but also may be seen in other locations.There are many causes of lifting, including inadequate prep of the nail plate, over-priming the nail plate before applying product, or contaminated product.

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We Have Liftoff - Troubleshooting Lifting Causes

January 1, 2004

We’ve compiled the many possible causes of lifting along with some handy solutions to take some of the guesswork out of your work.

Troubleshooter: Prepping to Prevent Lifting

March 1, 2002

The most common problem nail technicians face with nail enhancement application — especially those just starting out —: is lifting. If it isn’t the client’s fault, it may be a simple problem like improper preparation.

Do Hormones Cause Artificial Nails to Lift?

September 1, 1998

Though doctors cite a lack of scientific evidence that hormones influence product lifting, some nail technicians say their clients’ experiences provide all the proof they need.

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