November 25, 2013
Akzentz educator Gina Silvestro shows a 45-minute gel fill using Akzentz Classic UV gel and Luxio gel polish, finished with Akzentz Shine-On no wipe top gloss. This is an advanced fill with no finish filing and no hand filing, it is completely done using an E-file with time-saving techniques. Note: If you are not trained and/or certified to use an e-file you can use a hand file instead.
Keywords: advanced nail art Akzentz electric filing techniques filing techniques fills
May 2, 2013
Nail tech and salon owner Maisie Dunbar provides tips on proper cuticle care and dead-skin removal when manicuring.
Keywords: cuticle care education filing techniques Maisie Dunbar manicures
April 3, 2013
In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Young Nails educator Tracey Reierson shows the final step toward creating the innovative "Galaxy Nail" design.
Galaxy Nails Part 1 | Galaxy Nails Part 2
Keywords: acrylics filing techniques nail art Troubleshooter
January 16, 2013
In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, OPI educator Dawn Sharp shows how to finish file an acrylic enhancement in the final step of a traditional acrylic pink-and-white manicure.
Acrylic Pink-and-Whte Part 1 | Acrylic Pink-and-Whte Part 2
Keywords: acrylics filing techniques pink-and-whites Troubleshooter
August 1, 2012
The FingerNailFixer Holly Schippers shows you how to reduce your finish filing time on gels by using your brush, instead of your file to sculpt the nail.
Keywords: filing techniques FingerNailFixer gels Holly Schippers learning new techniques
May 16, 2012
Vicki Peters and Holly Schippers show you how to hand file four common nail extension shapes into form: Square, Soft Corners, Squoval, Oval, and Almond.
Keywords: filing techniques Troubleshooter
March 15, 2012
FingerNailFixer Holly Schippers shows you how to file a slimming almond-shaped nail.
Keywords: filing techniques FingerNailFixer Holly Schippers learning new techniques nail shapes
December 30, 2010
The word squoval is a hybrid of two words: oval and square, and it's designed to define the nail shape that has rounded edges on a squarish nail. It is a very popular shape.
Keywords: filing techniques nail shapes
April 1, 2010
When nails are weary, weak, and inching toward the eponychium, a modified nail tip can be a great way to protect nails and encourage them to grow.
Keywords: acrylics applying enhancements to unhealthy nails CND eponychium filing techniques
February 1, 2010
Though many technicians prefer to sculpt, a pre-made nail tip that can be adhered to the natural nail can give newbie nail techs a nice runway to learn the delicate craft of gel and acrylic sculpting, while providing great-looking results.
Keywords: adhesives filing techniques glue learning new techniques nail tips
December 1, 2008
We asked techs to tell us what their ideal situations are for using hand files or e-files.
Keywords: electric files files filing techniques
July 1, 2008
A guide that is needed for every nail tech when choosing nail files.
Keywords: files filing techniques tools
June 1, 2008
John Hauk, OPI technical advisor, award-winning competitor, and salon owner, speaks about a common problem that is slowing down services in salons.
Keywords: filing techniques John Hauk OPI Products
April 1, 2008
There are key differences between soak-off and regular gels that every nail tech should know about before performing the service.
Keywords: acetone/removal products colored gels filing techniques Gelousy gels
March 1, 2008
Filing is so important to nail appearance, and with the advent of e-files, the techniques for hand-filing can be easily forgotten. Excellent hand-filing skills can help a competition tech rise above the pack, while everyday techs can woo clients with a deft hand and light touch.
Keywords: filing techniques natural nail care natural nails Tom Bachik