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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  

Moisture Is Culprit on Green Nails

February 1, 1995  | Article

Readers ask about "little green monsters" and choosing the right product for specific clients.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   damaged nails   fiberglass   pseudomonas   The Nail Doctor  

How to Remove Air Pockets in Artificial Nails

July 1, 1994  | Article

You can get rid of troublesome air pockets by soaking off the client’s extension or filing down her nail.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   air bubbles   filing techniques   Troubleshooter  

Troubleshooter: Brush-on Tip Blenders Reduce Filing Time

February 1, 1994  | Article

Vicki Peters gives advice on how to properly use chemical tip blenders. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   shaping tips   tip blending   Vicki Peters  

Sculpting On Wide Thumbnails Requires A Custom Made Form

January 1, 1994  | Article

Splice two forms together and reinforce the stress area to sculpt on wide nail plates.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   sculpting   unusual nail shapes  

Repair a Cracked Acrylic Nail in Two Minutes

October 1, 1993  | Article

Encourage clients who crack a nail to call you immediately. If they pick at or pull on the crack they are likely to injure the nail plate or cause the artificial nail to lift.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   wraps  

How to Create the Perfect C-Curve

March 1, 1993  | Article

Perfect sculptured nails start with a perfect C-curve, and a perfect C-curve starts with a well-fitted form.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   C-curves   sculpting  

Prevent Product Crystallization During Cold Weather

February 1, 1992  | Article

Try electric mitts, heating pads, or even a mug warmer to keep acrylic from crystallizing during the winter.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   brittle nails   CND   effect of weather on nails   OPI Products  

Q&A With Nail Expert Lynn Parentini

January 1, 1988  | Article

In this new bimonthly column Lynn Parentini suggests possible approaches toward finding a solutions to your technical problems. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting  

Seven Secrets for Beautiful Tips

April 1, 1983  | Article

Katie Craddick goes over her tips for applying tips. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   nail tips   shaping tips   time-saving tips  
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