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NAILS' Gel Handbook

March 1, 2003  | Article

It’s 2003. Do you know where your gels are? One of the fastest- growing salon services, gels still remain a mystery to many nail techs and their clients. Whether you are familiar with gels or just turning your attention to them, use this primer to help guide you through the multitude of uses, techniques, and troubleshooting tips associated with today’s gels.

Keywords: acrylics   gels   removing gels  

Troubleshooter: Shaping Acrylic Nails Oval

January 1, 2003  | Article

Some diehard fans of the oval nail remain - causing problems for some nail techs who can’t seem to get the same result they would with the square look.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   filing techniques   shaping nails  

Troubleshooter: Removing Acrylics Without Damaging the Natural Nail

October 1, 2002  | Article

Whatever the reason your client wants to go natural, it's a good opportunity to maintain her as a client by preserving her natural nail as only a nail professional can. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   product removal   removing acrylics   Troubleshooter  

The Help Desk

July 1, 2002  | Article

"I have been a nail tech for a little over two years and I still have trouble blending the tips so that they don’t show through the acrylic at all. Do you have any advice?"

Keywords: acrylics   callus   reader questions   techniques   The Help Desk  

The Help Desk Has Answers to Your Questions

January 1, 2002  | Article

This month readers want to know about triple-priming, how hydrogen peroxide works, and why polish stays longer on acrylics than natural nails.

Keywords: acrylics   Doug Schoon   lifting   polish adhesion   primers  

Try Cool Combo Nails

October 1, 2000  | Article

Milagros Hernandez devised an ingenious solution for clients with ski-jump nails.

Keywords: acrylics   French manicures   nail tips  

Big Sky Country's Secret Place

April 1, 2000  | Article

Montana’s The Secret Garden offers a spa-like atmosphere, therapeutic paraffin dips, and even nail art to the residents of this remote town.

Keywords: acrylics   Montana   nail art   pedicures   salon profiles  

Creative's Performance Forms

February 1, 2000  | Article

How to apply the new acrylic nail from Creative Nail Design.

Keywords: acrylics   how-to guides   product application  

Pink And White Toes Sweep The Middle East

February 1, 2000  | Article

As a sales and marketing executive for Protouch Beauty, a distributor of beauty products based in the Middle East, Tracey Findlay is happy to report that the nail business in the region is growing quickly despite a lack of training among local techs.

Keywords: acrylics   international   pink-and-whites  

Moon Struck

November 1, 1999  | Article

Now that sculpting with colored acrylic is so hot, why not make those nails even hotter by sculpting perfectly shaped moons?

Keywords: acrylics   moon manicures  

The Nail Doctor

October 1, 1999  | Article

Keywords: acrylic allergy   acrylics   lifting   splitting nails   The Nail Doctor  

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  

Competition Formulas Are Built to Win

December 1, 1998  | Article

Competition formulas can be used in the “real world” to give clients’ nails the competition look without sacrificing strength and durability.

Keywords: acrylics   competition products  

The Help Desk

August 1, 1998  | Article

Sometimes the best answers to technical questions are from your peers. In this bimonthly column, respected nail veterans from across the country tackle reader questions ranging from the cause of problem lifting to chronic nail pickers to proper paraffin equipment.

Keywords: acrylics   circulation disorders   lifting   nail discoloration   paraffin  

Behind the Scenes: Shari Finger

April 1, 1998  | Article

Shari Finger, owner of Finger's Nail Studio in W. Dundee, Ill., did sculptured acrylic nails on this month's cover model.

Keywords: acrylics   Behind the Scenes   salon sanitation  

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