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.
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July 11, 2014
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.
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June 19, 2014
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.
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November 25, 2013
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.
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November 20, 2012
Another term for fill.
November 19, 2012
A regular service required to maintain artificial nails; sometimes called a rebalance.
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January 2, 2011
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.
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July 1, 2009
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.
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September 1, 2008
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?
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March 1, 2008
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.
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January 1, 2008
Reduce your time doing colored acrylic fills by using this "Reverse Application" method.
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January 1, 2005
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.
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October 1, 2001
Top competitors and educators share their tips and techniques for shaving time from the acrylic maintenance service.
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December 1, 2000
Get advice on dealing with fill lines and the effects of sunscreen on enhancements.
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May 1, 2000
Where you send in the questions, and your fellow readers supply their answers. This month, you asked: Do you charge for nail repairs during fills?
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