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Maisie Dunbar's Manicure 101

May 2, 2013  | Video

Nail tech and salon owner Maisie Dunbar provides tips on proper cuticle care and dead-skin removal when manicuring. 

Keywords: cuticle treatments   education   filing techniques   Maisie Dunbar   manicures  

Troubleshooter: Galaxy Nails - Part 3 of 3 - Finish Filing

April 3, 2013  | Video

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  

Troubleshooter: Acrylic Pink-and-White - Part 3 of 3 - Finish Filing

January 16, 2013  | Video

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  

Reduce Filing by Sculpting with Your Brush

August 1, 2012  | Video

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: acrylics   filing techniques   FingerNailFixer   gels   Holly Schippers  

Troubleshooter: Filing Nails Into Shape

May 16, 2012  | Video

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  

Filing an Almond Nail

March 15, 2012  | Video

FingerNailFixer Holly Schippers shows you how to file a slimming almond-shaped nail.

Keywords: filing techniques   FingerNailFixer   Holly Schippers   learning new techniques   nail shapes  

squoval

December 30, 2010  | Encyclopedia

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  

A Bridge Over Bitten Nails

April 1, 2010  | Demo

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  

A Tip by Any Other Name

February 1, 2010  | Article

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  

Eclectic Electric

December 1, 2008  | Article

We asked techs to tell us what their ideal situations are for using hand files or e-files.

Keywords: electric files   files   filing techniques  

Piles of Files

July 1, 2008  | Article

A guide that is needed for every nail tech when choosing nail files.

Keywords: files   filing techniques   implements  

Take a Tip From...OPI's John Hauk

June 1, 2008  | Article

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  

To Soak, or Not to Soak: That is the question.

April 1, 2008  | Article

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  

Wile the Competition Like a Filing Magician

March 1, 2008  | Demo

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  

How to File By Hand

November 1, 2006  | Article

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

Keywords: filing techniques  

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Usually refers to the safer, long-wave UV-A (350-400 nm) portion of the spectrum and should not include the more dangerous short-wave UV-B light...
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