Topic : acrylic troubleshooting

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Troubleshooter: Prepping to Prevent Lifting

March 1, 2002  | Article

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.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   Canadian nail techs   lifting   Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Protecting and Reinforcing a Split Nail

December 1, 2001  | Article

Applying a thin acrylic overlay to a vertical split on the nail can help protect it from further damage, while still allowing the client to wear her nails natural

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   nail repairs   natural nail repairs   splitting nails   Troubleshooter  

The Help Desk

August 1, 2001  | Article

Get tips on soaking off acrylic, changing primer, placing tips, and tricky whirlpool spa tubs. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   bath salts   nail tips   pedicure spas   primers  

Reader to Reader: How Do You Improve Your Acrylic Techniques When You Don’t Have Regular Fill Appointments?

June 1, 2001  | Article

When we’re not with clients, I practice different techniques on the other nail techs in the salon. We also ask our supplies for samples of new products so we can test them and see what we like.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting  

The Help Desk

April 1, 2001  | Article

Get the scoop on laying acrylic, product contamination, and wide nail beds.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   liquid-to-powder ratio   monomer   nail tips   product application  

The Help Desk

March 1, 2001  | Article

Get advice on stress area cracks and removing acrylics. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   product removal   The Help Desk  

The Help Desk

November 1, 2000  | Article

Answers to your questions on polish application, cleaning dappen dishes, acrylic brushes, and drill safety.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   damaged nails   salon cleaning   The Help Desk  

Step-by-Step

March 1, 2000  | Step By Step Demo

The following step-by-step was designed to help nail techs to make the transition from fingernails to toenails as smooth as possible. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   step-by-step  

The Help Desk

October 1, 1999  | Article

This month's Help Desk features the advice of Rima Kitsko, LaCinda Headings, Lin Halpern, Debi Waszut, and Mary Metscaviz. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   cuticle treatments   gel troubleshooting   peeling nails   special occasion nails  

What's Your Problem?

April 1, 1999  | Article

Whether you’re a beginner struggling to reduce thickness at the cuticle or a veteran whose C-curve is looking flat, this troubleshooting guide, put together by nail technician Shari Finger can help. Here are her tips to combat common acrylic woes.

 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   enhancements   smile lines  

When It Comes to Acrylic Brushes, Size Does Matter

August 1, 1998  | Article

Is bigger really better? Yes, say many nail technicians who claim that learning how to use a larger brush led to a more time-efficient service for their clients.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   business cards   Kim Patterson  

The Help Desk Responds to Your Technical Questions

February 1, 1998  | Article

This month readers ask about nail shapes, getting a crisp smile line, and whether or not to etch nails.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   Linda Champion   Michele Baker   nail prep   nail shapes  

Playing Fast Ball: Working Quickly With Acrylics

January 1, 1997  | Article

You can’t squeeze more hours in a day, but our experts can show you ways to fit more appointments into your schedule. How? By learning to do full sets in half the time.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   Kym Lee   nail prep   time-saving tips  

Tip of the Month: Cleaning Dirty Nails

August 1, 1996  | Article

Clean up discolored nails quickly and easily

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   OPI Products  

Filling In The Cracks on Acrylic Nails

July 1, 1996  | Article

Cracked acrylic nails send clients into a tailspin. Do them (and yourself!) a big favor by coming to the rescue with a quick repair that lasts. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting  

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