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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  

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. 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.

Keywords: files   filing techniques   Flowery   how products are made   how products work  

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