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.
Keywords: advanced nail art Akzentz electric filing techniques filing techniques fills
November 20, 2012
Another term for fill.
November 19, 2012
A regular service required to maintain artificial nails; sometimes called a rebalance.
Keywords: backfills fills
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.
Keywords: backfills electric files fills pink-and-whites
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.
Keywords: backfills electric filing techniques fills Lynn Lammers pink-and-whites
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?
Keywords: fills reader surveys recession service pricing
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.
Keywords: curing gels electric filing techniques enhancements fills gels
January 1, 2008
Reduce your time doing colored acrylic fills by using this "Reverse Application" method.
Keywords: backfills colored acrylics electric filing techniques fills learning new techniques
November 1, 1995
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
April 1, 1995
The most important thing to remember when doing an acrylic fill is to not nip product if you don’t need to.
Keywords: fills learning new techniques lifting removing acrylics