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.
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March 15, 2012
FingerNailFixer Holly Schippers shows you how to file a slimming almond-shaped nail.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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July 1, 2008
A guide that is needed for every nail tech when choosing nail files.
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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.
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April 1, 2008
There are key differences between soak-off and regular gels that every nail tech should know about before performing the service.
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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 Tom Bachik
November 1, 2006
Because some clients are uncomfortable with the electric file, it's important that techs understand the incredible speed and control they can achieve when filing by hand. T
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January 1, 2005
Mastering the art of nail enhancement application is downright frustrating. Follow my 5-step program and you to will be doing sets and fills in an hour.
Keywords: filing techniques hand filing Shari Finger time management
September 1, 2003
Polishing is the last step to a perfect manicure and the last thing your client sees between visits here are five ways to apply polish.
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August 1, 2003
From filing to shaping, a nail file is one of the most important tools in any nail service. Use this guide to prep you on files — from grit types and what files are made of to what to look for in a quality abrasive.
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February 1, 2003
Safety, how to go about purchasing an electric file, and other helpful tips are important things to keep in mind when it comes to drills. Not only will you be up to date, it’ll also assure clients you’re giving them the best service possible.
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