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A Nail Biter's First Nail Fill: Step by Step Tutorial

August 22, 2016  | Video

A Nail Biter - Grant, visits Suzie Moskal for his first nail fill three weeks after she applied his first set of acrylic nails. Did he bite them off? Suzie takes us through a typical client appointment covering everything from gel polish removal, acrylic fill to final top coat, and has a lot of fun on the way!

Keywords: acrylic fills   acrylics   fills   nail biting   Suzie Moskal  

Gel-Polish Fill

July 8, 2016  | Video

Luciana McGee shows how she performs a gel-polish refill. She also uses the Aerovex Systems nail source capture system to remove nail dust and vapors during services.

Keywords: Aerovex Systems   fills  

fill or fill-in

May 9, 2016  | Encyclopedia

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

Keywords: backfills   fills  


May 9, 2016  | Encyclopedia

Another term for fill.

Keywords: fills  

Acrylic Rebalance After Four Weeks

May 9, 2016  | Video

In this video, Kirsty shows how to infill and re-balance an acrylic nail after 4 weeks of wear, making it look new again and removing any lifting.

Keywords: acrylic fills   fills   Naio Nails  

Something to Talk About: Working With Unknown Product

April 22, 2016  | Article

We all love to gain new clients, but sometimes that first appointment comes with a few surprises. What should you say when you see a potential problem from the product already on the nail?

Keywords: fills   MMA   product removal  

Blue Glitter Acrylic Refill (Time Lapse)

January 15, 2016  | Video

Bel of Bels Gels in Adelaide, Australia, shows how she creates a blue glitter acrylic fill.

Keywords: acrylic fills   acrylics   backfills   fills  

A Hot Mess

January 16, 2015  | Blog Post

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  


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  

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