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Radical Birthday Celebration Means Prizes All Around

October 1, 1997  | Article

Radical Solarnail Liquid’s fifth birthday celebration continues, with gifts and prizes from Creative Nail Design for participation by store managers and nail technicians. 

Keywords: acrylics   CND  

Making a U-Turn

July 1, 1997  | Article

Create a more natural-looking nail with a U-shaped free edge and sharper-looking C-curve.

Keywords: acrylics   C-curves   filing techniques  

When It's Time For a Change

June 1, 1997  | Article

Clients have their reasons for wanting to go au naturel—with their nails, that is. You can keep your former acrylic clients loyal to you with a good removal and post-removal care.

Keywords: acrylics   customer service   nail biting   natural nail care   removing acrylics  

Magical Nail Makeovers

February 1, 1997  | Article

We may not be magicians, but nail technicians can create what our clients think is "magic." The most dramatic illusions are achieved on clients with nails that are bitten, ski-jump-shaped, fan-shaped, or flat.

Keywords: acrylics   nail biting   ski jump nails   tip application  

Ready, Set, Sculpt!

April 1, 1996  | Article

A fast-set acrylic system simplifies and shortens the application process, allowing technicians to accommodate more clients in a day.

Keywords: acrylics   CND   Doug Schoon   Galaxy Nail Products   NSI  

A Tale of Two Techniques

February 1, 1996  | Article

Tips and forms each have their place in a successful nail service. Strive to do each one excellently for the ultimate in client satisfaction. 

Keywords: acrylics   forms   nail tips  

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  

Rumors of the Demise of Acrylic Are Greatly Exaggerated

July 1, 1995  | Article

There may be some confusion between ethyl methacrylate (a monomer used widely in acrylic systems today) and methyl methacrylate (a monomer formerly used in acrylic systems but banned for use today).

Keywords: acrylics   EMA   MMA   product safety  

The Nail Doctor Is In

January 1, 1995  | Article

The Nail Doctor answers your pressing questions about nail health, salon safety, and more. 

Keywords: acrylics   athlete's foot   effect of menopause on nails   fiberglass   fungal infections  

Nail Wearer Discusses The Long And The Short Of It.

January 1, 1995  | Article

If you want to convince clients they can learn to live with long nails, tell them about Lori Groves, a former nail technician whose long nails have actually stopped traffic.

Keywords: acrylics  

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  

A Pink and White Technical

July 1, 1994  | Article

Clients love the unpolished perfection of pink and white, and are willing to pay more for it.

Keywords: acrylics   pink-and-whites  

Understanding Liquid to Powder Ratios

June 1, 1994  | Article

Acrylic systems require a precise liquid-to-powder mix to assure a durable nail and to prevent clients from developing an allergic reaction.

Keywords: acrylics   beading   liquid-to-powder ratio  

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  

Acrylics Can Add Arches and Curves to Flat Nails

December 1, 1993  | Article

Use a modified three-ball technique to add a natural C-curve and arch to flat nails beds.

Keywords: acrylics   C-curves   sculpting  

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