Topic : acrylic troubleshooting

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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   drills   salon cleaning   The Help Desk  


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  

Troubleshooter: How to Get a Great C-Curve Using Nail Forms

September 1, 1995  | Article

The secret to creating a perfect C-curve lies in the placement of the form.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   C-curves   sculpting   Victoria Sozio  

Trouble Shooter: How to Sculpt Acrylic for Minimal Filing

August 1, 1995  | Article

Whether you’re using nail tips or forms, refining your sculpting technique greatly reduces your filing time.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   filing techniques   learning new techniques   time saving devices  

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