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Troubleshooter: Shaping Acrylic Nails Oval

January 1, 2003  | Article

Some diehard fans of the oval nail remain - causing problems for some nail techs who can’t seem to get the same result they would with the square look.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   filing techniques   shaping nails   square-to-squoval shaping  

The Techniques of Filing

November 1, 2002  | Article

Which type of file is better: the classic abrasive or an electric one? That’s a question that can have nail techs debating for days. One thing’s for sure, however— both do their duties well.

Keywords: electric files   electric filing techniques   filing techniques   hand filing  

Drill Bits and Pieces

July 1, 2000  | Article

Whatever filing need you may have, electric files can do the job.

Keywords: drill bits   electric file safety   electric files   electric filing techniques   filing techniques  

Filling with Finesse

October 1, 1997  | Article

Keywords: filing techniques   NSI  

The Ultimate File Guide

August 1, 1997  | Article

From functional to just plain fun, nail files come in hundreds of styles. Most are a matter of personal preference, but there have been some advancements that can make your work faster and easier:

Keywords: abrasives   buffers   DHS Industries   ESI Industries   files  

Making a U-Turn

July 1, 1997  | Article

Create a more natural-looking nail with a U-shaped free edge and sharper-looking C-curve.

Keywords: acrylics   C-curves   filing techniques  

Shave Time From Services With A Good Filing System

March 1, 1996  | Article

You can’t beat a good filing system for helping you to make consistently great nails in less time. The first step is to develop one that works best for the way you work.

Keywords: filing techniques  

10 Ways to Cut Precious Minutes Off a Fill Service

November 1, 1995  | Article

Whether you need a few quick tips to catch up when you are running behind schedule or you are trying to whittle down your fill service time to fit more clients in your appointment book, there are a few tricks to doing a fill in less time

Keywords: CND   filing techniques   fills   Kim Patterson   nail prep  

Trouble Shooter: Taking the Heat Off Clients’ Nails

October 1, 1995  | Article

If your clients experience a burning sensation during a nail service, chances are you’re preparing the nail improperly or applying the product incorrectly.

Keywords: electric file safety   electric filing techniques   filing techniques   gels   mixing monomers  

Trouble Shooter: How to Sculpt Acrylic for Minimal Filing

August 1, 1995  | Article

Whether you’re using nail tips or forms, refining your sculpting technique greatly reduces your filing time.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   filing techniques   learning new techniques   time saving devices  

How to Remove Air Pockets in Artificial Nails

July 1, 1994  | Article

You can get rid of troublesome air pockets by soaking off the client’s extension or filing down her nail.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   air bubbles   filing techniques   Troubleshooter  
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