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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  

The Need for Speed

January 1, 2005  | Article

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  

Your Basic Manicure: Five Ways to Polish

September 1, 2003  | Article

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.

Keywords: filing techniques   lunula   manicures  

What’s in a File?

August 1, 2003  | Article

From filing to shaping, a nail file is one of the most important tools in any nail service.

Keywords: files   filing techniques   techniques  

Electric Filing Avenues

February 1, 2003  | Article

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.

Keywords: electric files   ergonomics   filing techniques   implement disinfection  

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: Working on the Natural Nail

February 1, 2003  | Demo

As long as it’s done properly and with the right tools, an electric file on the natural nail can be just as safe as a regular nail file.

Keywords: electric files   filing techniques   natural nail care  

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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