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Gelish PolyGEL Natural Nail Enhancement

May 26, 2017  | Video

See the official Gelish PolyGel promo video.

Keywords: enhancements   Gelish   gels   nail enhancement   PolyGel  

How to Apply Nail Forms Like a Pro (Almond, Ballerina, Square, & Stiletto Shapes)

May 18, 2017  | Video

Kupa Inc.'s Ann Chang shows how to properly apply nail forms for the various nail shapes — almond nail, ballerina nail, square nail, and stiletto nail shapes.

Keywords: Ann Chang   enhancements   forms   Kupa   nail enhancement  

5 Brush Tips for Speed Sculpting

May 12, 2017  | Nail Bytes

Whether you're using acrylics or gels to sculpt enhancements, you can save time on finish filing by applying the product accurately. These tips will help you use your brush to save time.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   sculpting   sculpting gels   service speed  

Something to Talk About: Letting Nails Breathe

July 11, 2016  | Article

A notion persists in our industry that nails need to breathe. Learn why this seemingly logical idea is actually a fallacy.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   Something to Talk About  

Crowdsourcing: What terminology do you use with your clients to distinguish between the various types of gel (soak-off, hard gel, gel-polish)?

April 13, 2016  | Article

This month we asked nail techs: What terminology do you use with your clients to distinguish between the various types of gel (soak-off, hard gel, gel-polish)?

Keywords: crowdsourcing   enhancements   gel-polish   hard gel   soak-off gels  

How-To: Unicorn Nail Enhancement

March 28, 2016  | Article

Follow the steps below for a look reminiscent of the mythical creature.

Keywords: enhancements   gel enhancement   gels   textured nails   unicorn nails  

10 Common Causes of Nail Service Breakdown

March 14, 2016  | Article

When it comes to service breakdown, a handful of common slip-ups and mistakes are often at the root of the problem. Here's a list of ten common application mishaps to share with your students to help them keep their nail enhancement applications flawless.

Keywords: enhancements   instructors   nail school   student issues  

Something to Talk About: Acrylic Nails

June 24, 2015  | Article

Clients often view acrylic enhancements negatively, thinking they are harmful for the nails. Let’s educate the masses to the benefits of this tried-and-true technique.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements  

Sculpting on a Form with Entity One Gel

December 10, 2014  | Video

This video demonstrates how to sculpt on a form using Entity One Gel system.

Keywords: demo   enhancements   Entity Beauty   forms   gels  

Return of the Nail Wrap

February 19, 2014  | Article

As shorter nails trend, many nail techs are using nail wraps as a way to give their clients stability while still maintaining that natural look. And as nail wraps make their way back into the limelight, other creative product uses are emerging as well. 

Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   enhancements   fiberglass wraps   floral nail art   learning new techniques  

Troubleshooter: Nail Biter Tip Application

December 4, 2013  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, LaShaun Brown-Glenn, a U.S. business development manager and trainer for Alessandro, shows how to apply a nail tip enhancement on nail biter clients.

Keywords: Alessandro   enhancements   La Shaun Brown-Glenn   nail biting   step-by-step  

primer

May 14, 2013  | Encyclopedia

A substance used to improve adhesion between the artificial nail and natural nail.

Keywords: chemicals   DeEnterprises   enhancements   primers  

silk wrap

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A silk wrap is an overlay system where nail-size pieces of silk are bonded to the front of the nail plate with a nail adhesive; used to strengthen and repair natural nails or nail tips.

Keywords: enhancements   silk wraps   wraps  

self-leveling

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The property, usually used to describe gel products or some acrylic products, that allows it to even out on its own, without being pulled or patted or sculpted into form; products that are self-leveling usually require less filing than those that are not.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   gels  

sculptured nails

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Artificial nails created by fashioning or “sculpting” acrylic over the underlying natural nail or on a nail form without an artificial tip.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   gels  
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