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Fill or Start Fresh?

April 1, 2005  | Article

To find out what circumstances do warrant a fresh full set, we asked two nail techs known for their high standards when they fill and when they remove.

Keywords: acrylic fills   acrylics   backfills   fills   Maisie Dunbar  

Kupa Bits for Backfills

April 1, 2005  | Step By Step Demo

Kupa inc., a leading manufacturer of electric files and carbide bits, has created a new bit that bakes backfilling easier and faster. This custom one-of-a-kind design comes in K Cut (silver) and Z Coat, which is a gold-plated finish. The barrel carbide bit is wider at the top, allowing the technician precision cutting with less pressure.

Keywords: backfills   fills   Kupa  

How to Use Kupa Bits for Backfills

April 1, 2005  | Demo

Kupa has created a bit that makes backfills easier and faster.

Keywords: backfills   electric files   electric filing techniques   Kupa  

Colored Acrylics with Reverse Application

January 1, 2005  | Article

Colored and glitter acrylics are beautiful, but many of us do not do them in the salon because it is too time consuming for us and too expensive for the clients to change the color. Use a reverse application to make it easier. 

Keywords: backfills   colored acrylics   fills   step-by-step  

Backfill Basics

September 1, 2004  | Article

Creating and maintaining a permanent French manicure for your clients doesn’t need to be intimidating. This step-by-step guide to mastering the pink-and-white backfill includes a list of common pitfalls to recognize and avoid.

Keywords: backfills   pink-and-whites  

Help Desk: What Can I Do About Elderly Client's Peeling Nails?

September 1, 2004  | Article

This month's panelists answer reader questions about nail conditions. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   backfills   effect of UV light   elderly clients  

NAILS’ Guide to Electric Filing

February 1, 2004  | Article

An electric file can be used in a variety of services — provided you know how to use it properly. Use this guide to help you master techniques and improve your use and knowledge of this handy tool.

Keywords: backfills   disinfecting electric file bits   drill bits   electric file safety   electric files  

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical Questions

May 1, 2003  | Article

This month our readers want to know about a shadown on a backfill, a client with a splitting thumnail, and yellowing acrylics. 

Keywords: backfills   polish drying   primers   yellowing   yellowing acrylics  

Electric Filing Techniques: Backfills

February 1, 2003  | Demo

Doing a backfill with an electric file can help you achieve faster and more accurate results.

Keywords: backfills   electric files   electric filing techniques  

Feel the Need for Speed?

October 1, 2001  | Article

Top competitors and educators share their tips and techniques for shaving time from the acrylic maintenance service.

Keywords: Alisha Sale   backfills   competitions   fills   nail prep  

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical Questions

October 1, 2001  | Article

How to keep an airbrush French fresh and doing backfills. 

Keywords: backfills   French manicures   how products work   nail strengtheners   pink-and-whites  

The Help Desk

December 1, 2000  | Article

Get advice on dealing with fill lines and the effects of sunscreen on enhancements. 

Keywords: acrylic maintenance   backfills   electric filing techniques   fills   lifting  

The Help Desk

March 1, 2000  | Article

Your technique questions answered by Melissa Carlini, Brooke Gilliam, Debra Marr-Leisy, and La Shaun Crown-Glenn.

Keywords: backfills   glue   male clients   nail repairs   silk wraps  

The Many Faces of a Backfill

October 1, 1998  | Article

By acquiring this advanced skill, nail technicians can earn more money per service and stay one step ahead of the game.

Keywords: backfills   pink-and-whites  

Re-Investing the Nail Tip

September 1, 1997  | Article

The latest tip styles are all about flexibility and of serving the needs of as many different clients as possible while making the nail technician’s job easier. Many of today’s designs are the result of suggestions from nail technicians themselves.

Keywords: backfills   Backscratchers   CND   Cuccio Naturale   European Touch  

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