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A Hot Mess

January 16, 2015  | 

Maggie usually doesn’t mind doing a fill over someone else’s work, but this set of nails was a different story.

Keywords: backfills   fills  

Tammy Taylor How-to: Color Acrylic Nail Fill-in with Repairs

July 11, 2014  | Video

Tammy Taylor shows how to do fill-ins and repairs with color acrylic using Cashmere, a light Prizma Acrylic. "The only difference when doing fill-ins on Dazzle Rock's Prizma Acrylic, Dark Color Acrylic or Bright Color Acrylic is you will add one ball of clear acrylic over the top to seal these types of colors," she says.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   fills   Tammy Taylor Nails  

Troubleshooter: A 15-Minute Gel Fill

June 19, 2014  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Light Elegance educator Loni Preato shows how to create a quick 15-minute gel fill, perfect for the lunchtime client.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   backfills   fills   gels   NAILS Troubleshooter  

Gel Fill with Designs

November 25, 2013  | Video

Akzentz educator Gina Silvestro shows a 45-minute gel fill using Akzentz Classic UV gel and Luxio gel polish, finished with Akzentz Shine-On no wipe top gloss. This is an advanced fill with no finish filing and no hand filing, it is completely done using an E-file with time-saving techniques. Note: If you are not trained and/or certified to use an e-file you can use a hand file instead.

Keywords: advanced nail art   Akzentz   electric filing techniques   filing techniques   fills  


November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Another term for fill.

Keywords: fills  

fill or fill-in

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A regular service required to maintain artificial nails; sometimes called a rebalance.

Keywords: backfills   fills  


January 2, 2011  | Encyclopedia

A backfill is a technical term for doing a fill on a set of pink-and-whites; it is usually done with an electric file and involves taking down the surface of the nail so the smile line can be “re-created.

Keywords: backfills   electric files   fills   pink-and-whites  

The Lammers Method

July 1, 2009  | Demo

This method for backfilling pink-and-white enhancements takes only a few seconds to learn, but it can save minutes on your service times and give you beautiful, laser-crisp smile lines. Lammers says once you’ve mastered this technique, you’ll wonder why you did it any other way.

Keywords: backfills   electric filing techniques   fills   Lynn Lammers   pink-and-whites  

More Work, More Money?

September 1, 2008  | Article

The economy being what it is, it’s happening more and more. Clients are pushing their two-week fill appointments to three and even four weeks. Usually that means more work for the tech and longer appointment times. We asked NAILS readers: Do you charge more for a fill if it’s been longer than two weeks since the client’s last appointment? 

Keywords: fills   reader surveys   recession   service pricing  

Gel Fills by the Numbers

March 1, 2008  | Demo

It’s been a couple of weeks since your client left the salon with a shiny new set of gel enhancements. Her busy fingers have washed dishes, made beds, surfed the Internet, and clicked the seatbelt, leaving her in need of your professional services to bring them back to their original beauty and balance. Embrace the ease and forgiveness of gel with this basic gel fill routine.

Keywords: electric filing techniques   enhancements   fills   gels   nail prep  

Reverse Application Step-by-Step

January 1, 2008  | Demo

Reduce your time doing colored acrylic fills by using this "Reverse Application" method.

Keywords: backfills   colored acrylics   electric filing techniques   fills   learning new techniques  

Fill or Start Fresh?

April 1, 2005  | Article

To find out what circumstances do warrant a fresh full set, we asked two nail techs known for their high standards when they fill and when they remove.

Keywords: acrylic fills   acrylics   backfills   fills   Maisie Dunbar  

Kupa Bits for Backfills

April 1, 2005  | Step By Step Demo

Kupa inc., a leading manufacturer of electric files and carbide bits, has created a new bit that bakes backfilling easier and faster. This custom one-of-a-kind design comes in K Cut (silver) and Z Coat, which is a gold-plated finish. The barrel carbide bit is wider at the top, allowing the technician precision cutting with less pressure.

Keywords: backfills   fills   Kupa  

Colored Acrylics with Reverse Application

January 1, 2005  | Article

Colored and glitter acrylics are beautiful, but many of us do not do them in the salon because it is too time consuming for us and too expensive for the clients to change the color. Use a reverse application to make it easier. 

Keywords: backfills   colored acrylics   fills   step-by-step  

The Help Desk

November 1, 2002  | Article

"What can I do for a client with dry, rough, cracked hands?" asks our first reader. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   cracked skin   Doug Schoon   dry skin   fills  

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