February 27, 2013
In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Young Nails educator Tracey Reierson shows how to remove gel-polish using a safety bit, a bit designed with a smooth bald top to prevent nail techs from cutting their clients during the removal or refinement of enhancements.
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November 20, 2012
Painful grooves in the nail from improper drill use or over-filing by hand.
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June 27, 2012
According to Young Nails’ Greg Salo, the most ergonomic way to do this is with an over-grip.
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May 23, 2012
Whether you’re a left-handed tech yourself, have one as a coworker, or simply want to see nails from a different perspective, you can benefit from learning about how south paw nail techs adapt their set-ups to stay in their right minds and in the right career path for them.
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April 18, 2011
There are so many things you can do with your e-file, from getting nails to the perfect length and shape to backfill trenching and even a little callus filing. Nail techs share their most common e-file maneuvers.
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November 22, 2010
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When it comes to electric-filing, there are many ways to incorrectly apply a bit and do damage to nail plates. But with a little care, and a lot of practice, an efile can become a tech’s best friend.
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October 1, 2010
Top nail competitor Lynn Lammers offers an excellent description of filing grits, and how best to use them in this excerpt from her online NAILS blog, Competition Insider.
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August 1, 2010
E-filing expert and educator Robert Munkel has been doing nails for 20 years, and he has been honing his skills on the e-file ever since a shoulder injury 12 years ago left him unable to perform hand-filing motions. "I hurt my shoulder pretty badly, and I had to switch to e-filing because my shoulder just couldn’t hold up to hand filing. I was even worried I’d have to stop doing nails, but I got really good at using the e-file, and pretty soon I was making sets even faster than before."
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July 1, 2009
This method for backfilling pink-and-white enhancements takes only a few seconds to learn, but it can save minutes on your service times and give you beautiful, laser-crisp smile lines. Lammers says once you’ve mastered this technique, you’ll wonder why you did it any other way.
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June 1, 2009
Step-by-steps for doing a backfill, smoothing calluses, surface shaping, and natural nail work. Plus, e-file tips and tricks.
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July 1, 2008
Mix it up and try some bold, new colors for a change! Yes, polish can be changed easily and often, but changing colored acrylics can be done quickly and easily too.
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March 1, 2008
It’s been a couple of weeks since your client left the salon with a shiny new set of gel enhancements. Her busy fingers have washed dishes, made beds, surfed the Internet, and clicked the seatbelt, leaving her in need of your professional services to bring them back to their original beauty and balance. Embrace the ease and forgiveness of gel with this basic gel fill routine.
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March 1, 2008
Vicki Peters has redesigned the popular VP Safety bit for full nail contouring and cuticle work.
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January 1, 2008
Reduce your time doing colored acrylic fills by using this "Reverse Application" method.
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October 1, 2007
It’s hard to overcome a history of adversity, but today’s electric files have come a long way, baby. With some patience and practice, techs can get a lot of help from this handy tool.
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