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Acing the C-Curve

June 1, 2008  | Demo

Used properly, a C-curve stick can help you create the ideal curve.

Keywords: acrylics   C-curves   enhancements   shaping nails  

Let Your True Colors Come Shining Through

June 1, 2008  | Article

Want a fresh new take on color choices for your nail clients? With colored acrylics, your only limit is your imagination.

Keywords: adding new services   colored acrylics   enhancements   expanding your services   keeping your business competitive  

No Toenail? No Problem. Rebuilding Toenails

May 1, 2008  | Demo

You may be surprised to learn that scotch tape is a key ingredient when repairing badly damaged toenails. Athena Elliott, the owner of SPAthena in Houston and a certified Medical Nail Technician, describes her method of rebuilding toenails when clients have very little nail.

Keywords: acrylics   damaged toenails   enhancements   forms   nail prep  

Take a Tip From ... Charisma Nail Innovation's Lysa Comfort

April 1, 2008  | Article

Lysa Comfort, president of Charisma Nail Innovations Inc., gives
some tips on making nail designs.

Keywords: Charisma Nail   colored acrylics   enhancements   nail art  

The Mink Coat for Nails — Minx

April 1, 2008  | Article

Minx Nails of Oceanside, Calif., has created a new way to apply color and design to nails. Pre-made templates are sealed onto nails using heat, and the excess is simply filed off.

Keywords: enhancements   Minx   nail trends  

En Vogue Three-Step System

April 1, 2008  | Demo

Using a UV-cured resin bonding agent, En Vogue creates nails that are both strong and flexible.

Keywords: En Vogue   enhancements   French manicures   resin  

Gel Fills by the Numbers

March 1, 2008  | Demo

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.

Keywords: electric filing techniques   enhancements   fills   gels   nail prep  

Mastering the Mix Ratio

February 1, 2008  | Article

The ideal bead should be smooth, round, and plump, and suspended lightly on the brush hairs.

Keywords: acrylics   business cards   enhancements   liquid-to-powder ratio   mix ratio  

Masterworks Innovations Tip Application

October 1, 2007  | Step By Step Demo

Amy Becker’s Masterworks innovations line of gels gives you the consistency and maneuverability of an acrylic, only in gel form. The gels are easy to use and allow you to save time on each application.

Keywords: enhancements   gels   Masterworks  

Contest Winners Strut Into View

February 1, 2007  | Article

This entirely digital competition drew entrants from 19 states and five different countries.

Keywords:   competitions   enhancements   mixed-media nail art  

LCN Pedique Plus French Toes

October 1, 2005  | Step By Step Demo

Pedique plus by LCN is a one-component, light-cured resin that can be used to cosmetically restore damage toenails or simply create a permanent French look. It was created with high flexibility to follow the natural movement of the feet. A variety of color options makes it easy to achieve individualized color for each client, so Pedique Plus looks and feels natural. As an added benefit, Pedique plus is enhanced with an antimicrobial component.

Keywords: damaged toenails   enhancements   feet  

Kudos for Online Competitors

January 1, 2004  | Article

Best of Stuff winner Janet Martin of South Charleston, W.V. earns a NAILS cover shoot along with her share of more than $8,000 in prizes.

Keywords: competitions   contests   enhancements   nail art   nail art contests  

The Gel Menagerie

March 1, 2003  | Article

With the new technology being applied to gels there is a good range of options for techs looking to create pink-and- whites, correct damaged or misshapen nails, add shine and protection to natural nails or acrylic enhancements, or give a client durable and long-wearing nail color. The main thing to keep in mind when dealing with various forms of gel is that the primary difference between them is the viscosity.

Keywords: enhancements   gels   monomer  

Electric Filing Techniques: Finishing a Nail

February 1, 2003  | Demo

An electric file is the perfect tool to use on a nail when you’re trying to achieve a smooth, finished look.

Keywords: electric files   electric filing techniques   enhancements   filing techniques   finishing work  

Electric Filing Techniques: Repairing a Crack

February 1, 2003  | Demo

Cracks appear too often on acrylic nails, but with the help of an electric file they can easily be removed.

Keywords: electric files   electric filing techniques   enhancements   filing techniques   nail repairs  

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