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Enhancement Troubleshooter

June 1, 2011  | Article

You learned a lot in school, but once you start working full time with clients you’ll see that minor mishaps with nail enhancements will occasionally pop up to frustrate and challenge you. To help you out when they do, here's some handy troubleshooting advice on fixing the more common acrylic and gel problems.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   career handbook   C-curves   gel troubleshooting   lifting  

FingerNailFixer Discusses Proper Mix Ratio

April 29, 2011  | Video

When you work with liquid and powder, one of the key elements is mix ratio. Here Holly Schippers, our FingerNailFixer, some tips on figuring out how to check and perfect your mix ratio.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   CND   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers  

FingerNailFixer Helps You Perfect Your Acrylic Smile Lines

April 26, 2011  | Video

FingerNailFixer shows you how to perfect (and practice) your smile lines with acrylic.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   FingerNailFixer   French manicures   Holly Schippers  

Texting Thumbnail Syndrome

April 19, 2011  | Demo

Texting can put a damper on the edges of clients’ thumbnails and throw off the whole shape of the nail. Here’s a quick fix, in between fills and/or polish changes, from Dianna Medeiros of Woodbury Heights, N.J.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics  

smile line

January 3, 2011  | Encyclopedia

The smile line is the lengthwise point on a nail where the nail bed ends and the free edge starts, it is a half-circle that somewhat resembles a smile; also used to describe the artificial creation of the same line with acrylics, gels, or other enhancements. For many nail technicians, achieving the perfect smile line can be tricky.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   enhancements   smile lines  

Take a Tip From ... INM's Rachel Mouritsen

October 1, 2009  | Article

INM's Rachel Mouritsen explains the difference between applying odorless acrylics and standard acrylics.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   INM   odorless systems  

NSI Products - Creating Different Bead Sizes

November 6, 2008  | Video

Creating different bead sizes

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   mix ratio   NSI  

NSI Products - Mix Ratio Techniques

November 6, 2008  | Video

Mix ratio techniques

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   mix ratio   NSI  

En Vogue Geisha Nails

August 1, 2007  | Demo

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   En Vogue  

Help Desk

December 1, 2006  | Article

Why does my acrylic sometimes appear cloudy? Your technical questions answered! 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   air bubbles   The Help Desk  

No Pinching

April 1, 2005  | Article

Simple tip to keep the creation of a great C-curve from hurting the client. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   C-curves   Doug Schoon  

10 New Tech Troubles

January 1, 2005  | Article

Think nobody knows the troubles you’ve seen? In fact, the problems facing new techs are predictable and preventable. Read on for the cures to 10 common newbie nail woes.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   gel troubleshooting   lifting   time saving devices  

Help Desk: What Can I Do About Elderly Client's Peeling Nails?

September 1, 2004  | Article

This month's panelists answer reader questions about nail conditions. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   backfills   elderly clients   gel troubleshooting  

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical and Business Questions

April 1, 2004  | Article

This month, readers ask about sculpting, the difference between cuticle products, and the effect of medications on nails. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   cuticle oil   cuticle treatments   sculpting   yellowing  

[Un] Natural BEAUTY

April 1, 2004  | Article

Clients with common nail problems such as short nail beds, ski jump nails, and flat nails may never enjoy beautiful natural nails. But with the help of a little acrylic and the proper application you can create the illusion of flawless nails. Here we show you some techniques for camouflaging nail imperfections.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   C-curves   sculpting   ski jump nails  

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